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The ultimate festival packing list: Don’t forget these essentials!

You’ve got your tickets and you’re ready to go! Festivals are a blast, but a little planning can help you have the best experience possible. Here’s your essential guide to festival must-haves.

 
Theatre review: A Streetcar Named Desire

Not knowing much of the play before-hand, I was going in with no expectations which allowed me to appreciate the performances in their entirety. To call the play phenomenal would be an understatement. From starring in the hit BBC show ‘Normal People’ to performing in front of a live audience as such an iconic character in theater, Paul Mescal did Stanley’s character incredible justice. I was terrified while also enthralled when watching him.

 
In conversation with: Millie Manders and the Shutup

“Those who get used to it, end up quitting”, when there is no more care or excitement in what you’re doing, then why are you doing it? It was really insightful talking to Millie and she definitely changed my opinion on a lot in regard to underground punk music and generally having a passion for something. I stayed around to watch her perform and the energy in the room was electric. The venue was packed out with people wearing her merch, someone was even wearing LED ‘billboard-like’ glasses.

 
New release: DMA's - Something We Are Overcoming

Australian rock-band DMA’S have shared new song titled Something We Are Overcoming from their highly anticipated fourth album How Many Dreams?

 
Surviving The January Blues

January is said to be the most depressing month of the year with the 24th being the most depressing day. Perhaps because the excitement of Christmas is over but it’s still cold and dark? The short wintery days seem to make sense when we’re surrounded by beautiful twinkling lights and sitting in the knowledge that soon there’ll be no university for about a month. But now it’s not so joyous, is it? December was fun, a good excuse to go shopping, buying gifts (for ourselves) with an unrelenting amo

 
Gig Review: The Vamps at the BIC

With a setlist crammed full of hits from ten years in the industry, the Vamps celebrated this milestone with a performance at the Bournemouth International Centre (The BIC) as part of their ‘Greatest Hits World Tour.’

 
Film Review: The Banshees of Inisherin

When I saw the trailer for The Banshees of Inisherin 2 months ago, it instantly had me intrigued. The trailer was really funny and the plot seemed to be remarkably quaint: lifelong friends abruptly fall out after no explanation. Starring Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell, two actors whom I love alongside some breath-taking cinematography on a fictional Irish island.

 
Pale Waves embark on UK tour this week

Manchester based indie rockers Pale Waves are crashing back onto the UK scene after a summer of main stage festival slots and supporting 5 Seconds Of Summer’s massive US tour, Manchester based indie rockers, Pale Waves are back with a new tour this week.

 
Film Review: Black Adam

15 years ago, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson threw his hat in the ring to play the anti-hero Black Adam. The movie of the same name has finally been released. I must state that I am by no means a DC expert, I’ve played the LEGO games and watched a couple of the animated shows in my time but I’m absolutely an MCU fan first.

 
10 reasons why you should holiday solo

In today’s world we are always making sure we are pleasing others, whilst keeping ourselves happy. Compromising is a part of everyday life, whether this is with friends or within romantic relationships. There is always a feeling we must meet in the middle and consider others.

 
A brief history of Overwatch 2: A shambolic launch to an incredible game

Almost three years ago, on November 1, 2019, Blizzard Entertainment announced the bold, ambitious sequel to their wildly popular first venture into the First Person Shooter (FPS) genre, ‘Overwatch 2.’

 
Spiderr album review

Once you develop a cult following on the level of Bladee and Drain Gang, it can sometimes be easy to fall into the trap of ‘giving the fans what they want’, perhaps sidelining your own artistic vision and progression in the process. However, Bladee continues to be a champion of the soft-spoken and introverted while simultaneously keeping his sound fresh and unique almost 10 years into his career.

 
What to wear on a Winter night out

Do you need some guidance on how to style your winter clothes for a night out? This article gives you all the ideas and tips to look dressy and warmer for the colder nights!

 
Review: Vistas live in Southampton

In the thick of their headline tour “The Beautiful Nothing”, Edinburgh based indie band Vistas visited The Loft in Southampton to play old favourites and new releases all in the run up to festival season.

 
In conversation with DMAS's guitarist Matt Mason: “The live experience is the most important thing.”

“The live experience is the most important thing.” As DMA’s make their return with their fourth studio album How Many Dreams, we sat down with guitarist Matt Mason to chat about the recording process, armadillos, and what it means to “do a shoey.”

 
The Oscars 2023 Predictions

The most prestigious, classy and often-times controversial film awards take place this weekend. This is, of course, The Oscars, or the 95th Academy Awards to be technical. Stirring performances, bold films and sharp scripts from the last year of cinema are all awarded with the famous golden statues. For some, awards season is more than just the news articles and red carpet photos. Some of us spend hours watching the nominees and theorising who will take home which awards. If you want to be right

 
Album Review: DMA's: How Many Dreams?

Australian 3-piece rock band, DMA’s are back with their latest album How Many Dreams? set for release later this month.

 
Ballroom’s Blackpool success

Bournemouth’s Ballrom and Latin Dance Society now has new National Champions after travelling to the home of Ballroom and Latin for their latest competition.

 
HOW TO KEEP YOUR NEW YEAR’S FITNESS RESOLUTIONS

In the approach up to Christmas, motivation dwindles away, and we indulge on yummy food. As January approaches lots of us start to think about our resolutions and ways to better ourselves, with the most popular resolution being the aim to be healthier.
42% of gym membership sign-ups are in January, over half of those are unused after only 24 weeks.

 
The DMA'S: new single, album and tour

With THE GLOWing successes of their last album dimming down, Aussie alternative trio DMA’s are back with their newest single Everybody’s Saying Thursday’s the weekend. This is the second offering from the upcoming album How Many Dreams? set for release on March 31, 2023

 
Book review: A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future

This book is a masterpiece and international bestseller in educating a nation of the true extent of what humans have done to this planet. The damage we have done and continue to do may reach a point of irreversibility, and the 96-year-old continues trying to give hope and ideas into what we can do so that we can mitigate the climate crisis.

 
Either Way She Has No Choice – The lack of women’s bodily autonomy and the hijab

The hijab has been around for centuries, if not millennia, in many cultures and religions, it is a form of veiling, mainly practised by Muslim women and it has been quintessential to many of their identities.

 
Beabadoobee: Live at Southampton Engine Rooms

Indie rock singer-songwriter Beabadoobee took to the stage of Southampton Engine Rooms as part of her ‘Beatopia Tour.’

 
What’s happening: Poole Harbour Festival this weekend

Poole Harbour Festival will return this weekend and is expected to see larger crowds than ever before.

 
Student Fashion: Yay or Nay?

Students love to express themselves and who they are through their clothes across the campus. But what's hot...and what's not?