No one could ever say that us Brits don’t know how to throw a good soiree. From nostalgic wartime street parties to classic social club shindigs – not to mention more dance routines than you can shake a stick at – having a good time will forever be up there as a great British past...Read More
Open to the public for the first time in 2006, Mayfield Lavender is a 25 acre organic lavender farm offering a beautiful and often much needed escape from the bustling centre of London. The fields which can be found in Banstead, South London, were planted in 2002 to revive and honour the Victorian heritage of...Read More
In venues as large as the O2 Arena you arrive expecting to be just a tiny one in the thousands, a blurry dot amongst the many faces – and this has been the case with so many of the live concerts and performances I’ve attended over the years. However much like the way John Mayer...Read More
Nominated for a staggering 14 Oscars La La Land is the film on everyone’s lips right now. Words like “Incredible!” “Glorious!” and “Magnificent!” have been bounded about by critics who got to glimpse this supposed masterpiece before it hit theaters worldwide this month. But once La La Land reached the masses, moviegoers the world over...Read More
After a two year break Kings of Leon are back from their hiatus in a big way. The break that was originally meant to last for only 6 months, had fans across the globe wondering if they’d ever make a comeback at all, but with the announcement of their new album WALLS and a US,...Read More
I used to say to my team that August is a month that doesn’t exist. I encouraged people to come in slightly later, go out for coffee and generally use the time to tidy up. I’m not quite sure when August became a month that did exist at Semple but it is now as busy...Read More
I’ve just run the London Marathon, yes the actual London Marathon all 26.2 miles of it from Greenwich to the Mall in 4 hours and 13 minutes. I ran the entire way and didn’t stop or walk, even with the most horrific cramp, which reared its ugly head around mile 17 and by mile 20...Read More
Famous for being the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare’s work spans the globe, earning his work the most performed of any other playwright. His own story however, laced with mystery and clouded by the time in which he lived has made him one of the most beloved figures of our time. He...Read More
Joining De Rigo in January 2016, one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of eyewear, I just knew I was making an exciting decision. But after a month of planning and anticipating De Rigo’s stand for February’s 100% Optical event, I was in for a real treat. De Rigo announced an exclusive license agreement...Read More
Troubled soul, drug addict, victim; regardless of your opinion of Amy Winehouse there was no denying her extraordinary talent. And it is this, amidst the tragic drug fuelled performances and public breakdowns, that ultimately shines through when watching the Amy documentary. I am sure that most reviews of this documentary will devote their words to...Read More
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