Day: 19 July 2017

How influential are the Young British Artists today?

How influential are the Young British Artists today?

20 years ago, the infamous Sensation exhibition opened at the Royal Academy of Art in London. Most notorious for showcasing Marcus Harvey’s “Myra” painting—a portrait of Moors Murderer Myra Hindley, rendered in a mosaic of child’s handprints—it collected advertising guru Charles Saatchi’s numerous works by the Young British Artists. The ...

Restaurant review: Issho, Leeds

Restaurant review: Issho, Leeds

By Chris Moss  With two major city-centre retail developments completed over the past few years to compliment its historic arcades and renowned Briggate shopping street Leeds is quickly becoming the shopping capital of the north. Following the opening of the "outside-in" Trinity shopping centre which boasts 120 shops, restaurants, bars and ...

How to plan the perfect wedding and keep it within your budget?

How to plan the perfect wedding and keep it within your budget?

All brides love the stage of wedding preparations. Choosing every detail is a feeling of happiness without explanation. It's like making a dream come true little by little, while becoming more and more anxious as the big day approaches, right? Preparing a marriage is indeed one of the best phases ...

Game of Thrones nut transforms his toilet into an Iron Throne

Game of Thrones nut transforms his toilet into an Iron Throne

A former squaddie has cemented himself as the world's number two Game of Thrones fan - by transforming his TOILET into an Iron Throne. Chris Fleet, a former sniper, remodelled his bog to look like the iconic Iron Throne from the series, which relaunched for its seventh series on Monday. The ...

Fjord focus: Kayaking and trekking in peaceful Norway

Fjord focus: Kayaking and trekking in peaceful Norway

By Joey Tyson There’s a sense of complete calm out in the middle of a fjord. Gliding along in a kayak among towering cliffs and thundering water falls, the only real sound is the soft white-noise of distant cascading water and the slosh of my oar as it propels the little ...

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Beer of the Week: Hop Stuff Renegade IPA

Strength: 5.6% ABV Brewed: Woolwich, London Starting life within a humble unit at Woolwich’s Royal Arsenal in 2013, Hop Stuff Brewery has since become one of the fastest growing craft breweries in London. Now with a team of 22 brewers and over 600 investors, Hop Stuff produce over 400 kegs of beer each week, available from ...

Wine of the week: The King’s Favour Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Wine of the week: The King’s Favour Sauvignon Blanc 2016

One thing you're always guaranteed of when buying a Brent Marris wine is a good story. A descendent from the noble De Marisco family, whose members variously fell in and out of "favour" with the English monarchy in the 12th and 13th centuries, he named his Sauvignon Blanc bottle "The King's Favour" because ...

Incredible pics of an Osprey diving into a Scottish Loch

Incredible pics of an Osprey diving into a Scottish Loch

Plunging into a Scottish loch, this majestic Osprey emerges triumphant with a big fish supper. These spectacular pictures capture the moments the majestic bird of prey folds its wings and plunges down into the water. The pics were taken by former poacher turned wildlife photographer Bill Doherty. The 62 year ...

Non-league in London: St Albans City FC

Non-league in London: St Albans City FC

St Albans City FC (nicknamed "The Mighty Saints") was founded in 1908 and plays its home matches at Clarence Park stadium which is situated in a Victorian park, about 800 yards from the city centre, and a 5 minute walk from the City train station (which is just 18 minutes ...

LISTEN: Soft Fangs Releases ‘Elephant Girl’

LISTEN: Soft Fangs Releases ‘Elephant Girl’

Soft Fangs has shared his new single, 'Elephant Girl', taken from forthcoming sophomore album, Fractures out 1st September on Disposable America. Gold Flake Paint premiered 'Elephant Girl' calling it "a gorgeous haze of a track, crafting a half-dream shadowiness that recalls Sparklehorse in his most linear form and balancing just the right amount ...

TLE Meets: Michael Showalter – The Big Sick

TLE Meets: Michael Showalter – The Big Sick

By Anna Power Excited about upcoming US indie comedy smash The Big Sick coming to UK cinemas? You should be. It's feel-good, laugh out loud charm is a real treat for film lovers. Director Michael Showalter answered some questions on working with Kumail Nanjiani and race and its place in ...

In pictures: London hit by epic lightning storm

In pictures: London hit by epic lightning storm

London was hit by an epic lightning storm last night, and with the humid weather conditions set to stay forecasts believe more could be on the way. The capital was hit by the storm which had moved in from the south coast, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake. ...