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Caribbean Cruising – Haiti & Jamaica | Royal Caribbean

It’s not often that you can claim to have woken up in a different country four days in a row but that’s exactly what happened when Adam and I took to the seas and embarked on our first full length cruise, courtesy of Royal Caribbean. A quick plane ride (please note the sarcasm as this plane […]

Jill Scott At Somerset House

posted by on 18/07/2012

Gathered in the grounds of Somerset House on a (luckily) mild summer’s evening were an excited group of diverse Jill Scott fans, young and old. I say group, because unlike London’s other music venues, Somerset House doesn’t pack out their grounds like a Tesco Value sardine can…instead there was plenty room to breathe, dance and mime along to the multi Grammy award winner, and her support act Daley. A mix of seduction, comedy and soul, hit the jump to find out how Jill Scott made everyone (men and women) want to marry her…but made me “want that old thing back”!

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Josh Osho – L.I.F.E | Album Review

posted by on 02/07/2012

To call twenty-one year old South Londoner Josh Osho an old soul is an easy, if not lazy moniker. His debut release, Redemption Days, spoke of finding atonement from your mistakes, “you’re a soldier, you’re a fighter…” His Childish-Gambino featuring follow-up, Giants, had equal depth as we were implored to reflect on ourselves. Therefore, I accurately hazarded a guess that his album, L.i.f.e was going to delve way deeper than girls and clubbing.

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The Voyage | Performed at Victoria Square

posted by on 30/06/2012

In conjunction with the London 2012 Festival, both Motionhouse and Legs On The Wall teamed up to create a piece in order to encapsulate the spirit of the up and coming Olympic games. The Voyage explores various themes from departures and arrivals to hopes and fears to expectations and disappointments. There was certainly a buzz in the air as audience members questioned and awaited the goings on of an elaborate 3 tier ship that had been placed at Victoria Square’s centre.

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Rhinegold | The Yard Theatre

posted by on 28/06/2012

Rhinegold is a modern retelling of Richard Wagner’s Das Rheingold, the first of four operas that constitute Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). Rhinegold is a story of broken contracts, greed and corruption. Gods, mortals and mythical beasts battle for possession of a ring that contains the power to rule the world.

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Nicki Minaj At The Hammersmith Apollo | Review

posted by on 27/06/2012

I must admit I’m not the biggest Nicki Minaj but it was curiosity that called me to the Hammersmith Apollo instead of catching England in the quarter finals. The first thing I noticed is her fan base, with a predominantly white, young audience, I felt like I was in line for a Justin Bieber concert.

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History Boys | Sell-A-Door Theatre

posted by on 25/06/2012

Written by playwright Alan Bennett, History Boys, set in the 1980s is centred on the pupils of Cutler’s Grammar School, a fictional all boys’ school. The piece focuses on the pupil’s preparation for the Oxford and Cambridge entrance examinations and shines a light on the array of teaching styles offered by the likes of Hector, the school’s headmaster consumed by the idea of moving up on the league tables, Irwin a conservative and cautious supply teacher and Hector, an enthusiastic teacher driven by thoughts and poetry.

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Saturday at Lovebox: Dancing at the Mainstage

posted by on 23/06/2012

Saturday at Lovebox arrived with sunshine and chilled out vibes, following a Friday evening that was all about raving to the sounds provided by the disc-jockeys. Lovebox’s most commercial day, Saturday’s line-up brought the more favourable side of the current Top 40 with Maverick Sabre, Emeli Sande and Friendly Fires all on the line-up.

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Friday at Lovebox: The Night of the DJ

posted by on 22/06/2012

A week after the event and just about a recovering from the weekend of festival raving at Lovebox, we recap on the highlights starting with Friday night. Opening Lovebox’s 3 day weekend in a soggy Victoria Park – it’s not a real festival without a night of rain to muddy up the grounds good and proper – was Friday’s ode to the people who make the party happen; the DJ.

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Eastpak – Spins Black | Review

posted by on 17/06/2012

The good folks at Eastpak sent us over this crazy functional luggage that’s ideal for a weekend escape away from the city. I’m mostly impressed by it’s functionality; so many different pockets and compartments for all of our junk plus it can be carried around or worn as a backpack using the straps. Though saying that, I don’t think it’s big enough to fit all your luggage for a proper holiday and it’s way too big to carry on board a flight as hand luggage. Hop on after the cut for more details and on how you can buy.

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Usher live at HMV Hammersmith Apollo for Amex UNSTAGED | Review

posted by on 16/06/2012

Earlier this week, R&B superstar Usher celebrated the release of his 7th studio album Looking For Myself (read our review here) with a one-off, intimate London show at HMV Hammersmith Apollo – while streaming it live around the world on Usher’s VEVO page as part of American ExpressAmex UNSTAGED series. Y&Y were in the building to watch the icon do his thing.