Talk like a pirate

Aaarrr me harty! Language is an important part of our daily life, but how many do you feel comfortable speaking? English, check, Spanish, un poco, pirate…excuse me? Set sail on the high seas and get your pirate lingo up to scratch because today (19 September) is talk like a pirate day. 💀 Join in with […]

Road to happiness with Deaf Havana

After a four-year hiatus, British alternative rock band Deaf Havana are back and bigger than ever. Singer James Veck-Gilodi reveals how the band have risen from the ashes. Tell us a little bit about your new album, All These Countless Nights. It’s pretty much straight-up rock music – some of the songs are a bit […]

New on Netflix…September 2017

Narcos 1 September Back for a season three, the high action, edge of your seat viewing of Narcos is here to consume your free time. Despite the death of real-life kingpin, Pablo Escobar, in season two, this time round you will get all the juicy drama of the Cali Cartel – expect new and old […]

Let’s go to the movies… September 2017

Patti Cake$ 1 September Wannabe rapper Patricia Dombrowski (Danielle Macdonald), aka Killa P aka Patti Cake$, is after fame in her small-town New Jersey home. As a white woman, it’s not the most straightforward of journeys. The critics loved it, and Amy Schumer is also a fan. Good for fans of Hustle & Flow and […]

Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park

Forget T in the Park, Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park is where it’s at. The charity is working to end homelessness in Scotland by hosting the biggest (outside) sleepover ever – featuring some pretty cool names. Grab your sleeping bag and sleep rough in Edinburgh’s West Princes Street Gardens to raise some serious dolla […]

The return of Taylor Swift

A post shared by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Aug 23, 2017 at 9:39am PDT One massive world tour, a nasty public break-up, a sexual assault case (where she came across as a total boss – and got justice) and total disappearance from social media later, and Taylor Swift is back. In the middle of the […]

YOUR VIEW: Why we need a reading revival

We live in an age of instant gratification. And I’ll be the first to admit, as an Instagram addict, regular tweeter, and serial Netflix-binger, that I am a victim of this. Yet it saddens me all the same, because not only has this new lifestyle negatively affected our self-esteem and attention spans (and that’s only […]

5 of the best movie remakes

From the Lion King to IT, it feels like Hollywood is on a mission to remake every film ever made. But while the trend of destroying previously good, classic films continues, in no particular order, here are just a few of the best film rehashes that were, in fact, better than the original. 1. Alice […]

Remembering Robin Williams

It is hard to believe three years ago today the world lost one of the greatest comedic movie stars – Robin Williams. The chameleon of film, Robin brought the world an array of memorable characters that will live on for years to come. Remembering one of the funniest and most genuine celebrities out there, we […]