In April I was invited to visit the historic Palé Hall in Northern Wales to experience their luxurious Victoria 200 package, which they put together in order to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth — an opportunity I

LSTD is a festival I return to year after year. Why? I couldn’t really put my finger on it… But after speaking to Festival Director Tom Paine, the details that make the festival oh so enticing became clearer to me,

It's seven days until this year's Great Escape festival, when new music aficionados from all over the world descend on Brighton to experience 450 of the most hotly tipped acts playing in 30 venues across three days. In previous years it's

With the seasons changing swiftly and the cold winter weather finally starting to creep in, people aren’t quite steering away from their heavy-duty coats just yet.  Staying warm is very much still at the forefront of everyone’s minds when choosing an

How many times have you walked into a store and walked out almost immediately because they did not have what you wanted? Probably pretty often. Now, how many times have you walked into a store, bought something and left because

1883 arts editor sits down for a chat with Milanese duo Urbansolid to discuss their 3D installations taking over east London. In a world gripped by fear and paranoia, art can't but be political, helping us decipher the complex

At only 1hr 30 minutes drive from London lies The Gallivant, a Sussex costal retreat with a Californian twist. We escaped the big smoke to stay at this gem of a hideaway to forget aboutthe stresses and strains of modern life. Situated across

On August Bank Holiday weekend, we took to The North in search of a new festival experience, and that is exactly what we got – introducing: Lost Village. After the last half decade, experiencing the same cycle of UK festivals

During the height of the bank holiday weekend and right at the beginning of the highly anticipated Fringe Festival, Brighton had never seemed so busy and jubilant! So it was a pleasure to meander through the exuberant fun-lovers and divert down

A self-confessed obsessive left-field pop diva, Olympia has already gained a huge following in her native Australia. Naturally she was all over the Great Escape, but we managed to catch-up with her for a quick chat. A self-confessed obsessive left-field pop

The Great Escape starts to resemble SXSW as it gets bigger every year and sprawls further afield across Brighton.  In this journey of discovery, the diverse and eclectic program is where you are most likely to discover the hottest new

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