Sea Change festival additions

Sea Change fes­ti­val takes over the town of Totnes in south Devon over the August Bank Hol­i­day Week­end. The event finds its way into mul­ti­ple his­toric venues in the town. Found­ed and curat­ed by Totnes’s own Drift Records, Sea Change presents spe­cial guests beneath the beau­ti­ful gold leaf ceil­ing of the Bar­rel House Ball­room, St. Mary’s Church,…

Read More

Bluedot 2018: out of this world music and science mashup

Blue­dot fes­ti­val moves into its third year with its unique brand of music, sci­ence and space mashup. There is prob­a­bly no oth­er fes­ti­val like it: music fans can take their fill of sev­er­al stages and sci­ence geeks have a wealth talks and work­shops with experts, although its fair to say most fes­ti­val goers dip into…

Read More

Is Bluedot the UK’s most planet-friendly festival?

It has tak­en a huge effort for fes­ti­vals to adopt an eco-friend­­ly approach. But the days of walk­ing over a crunchy car­pet of beer cans to get to the main stage is well and tru­ly over. None more so than at Blue­dot fes­ti­val, which, in its own words, ‘will be send­ing 0% waste to landfill…

Read More

Port Eliot festival 2018 – the first lineup

Pic­turesque Port Eliot fes­ti­val, set on the South East Cor­nish coast, has built a rep­u­ta­tion for its thought­ful­ly curat­ed line­up, a mix of music, com­e­dy, work­shops and talks. Food, fash­ion and lit­er­a­ture also fea­ture. The beau­ti­ful estate is buzzing from dawn to mid­night and beyond with a huge vari­ety of events, so one minute you…

Read More

Sea Change festival adds Dartington Hall as a venue

Sea Change fes­ti­val in Totnes has estab­lished quite a name for itself in its two years of its exis­tence. Start­ed by Drift Record shop, its knowl­edge­able own­ers have enticed a raft of stel­lar names both emerg­ing and estab­lished, to play at a host of quirky venues around the town. There’s the restored Totnes Cin­e­ma, two…

Read More

Gill Landry and Ian Felice at The Borderline

Gill Landry and Ian Felice at The Bor­der­line. The Bor­der­line used to be an endear­ing­ly scruffy lit­tle venue, not out of place amongst the shab­by streets around Soho. As devel­op­ment began in earnest, the base­ment venue became increas­ing­ly frag­ile look­ing so its smart over­haul in March this year is very wel­come, espe­cial­ly the cosy seating…

Read More

Deltiron festival in Cadiz

Things have been a bit qui­et at Gourmet Gigs while I’ve been vis­it­ing south­ern Spain. But as chance would have it, we were invit­ed to a local music fes­ti­val called Deltirón in the breezy, friend­ly coastal city of Cádiz. I swapped a life­time of damp fes­ti­vals on home turf for one with palm trees, enviably…

Read More

Here We Are Burberry photo exhibition

There is bare­ly a moment, whether it be a fash­ion move­ment or a colour­ful cake, that does­n’t find itself Insta­grammed to death these days. How dif­fer­ent were those post-war decades as British soci­ety dust­ed itself down and embraced a chang­ing world – build­ings, fur­ni­ture, tribes, fash­ion, music, food and hol­i­days, so much was tempt­ing­ly on…

Read More