The appeal of John Otway remains largely inexplicable. He performs the same songs, interspersed with the same patter, and does so with a self-deprecating acknowledgement epitomised by one of the last songs of the night - I Don't Know What I'm Doing, but I Shouldn't Be Doing This. Yet there's something so unremittingly joyous in the chaos and cacophony of an Otway gig, that once you join the cult, it's nigh on impossible to let go. He may not be the Messiah, but he is a very silly boy.
A unique talent, and one worth making the effort to discover.
Sundara Karma are truly one of those must-see bands who simply will not fail to set alight everyone’s indie rock flames.
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Can you describe the feeling of performing your own work to all those people?......The fact that people show up is so validating for me as an artist - they care! You feel like a real musician, it’s a great feeling.
Despite ambitions to be the enfant terrible of British art when he won the Turner Prize in 2003, Grayson Perry is officially a National Treasure. His recent reinvention as an investigative explorer of countercultures and communities, albeit in his civvies, offered a clue as what to expect from his live show. What I didn't expect was for him to break into full throated song.Read full Article >
In these days of real horror and turmoil around the world, perhaps an occasional dose of Rodgers and Hammerstein's theatrical escapism is no bad thing.
The theatrical experience is witty and well-paced, with a tone that lies somewhere between 'Six' and 'Fascinating Aida'.
First staged forty years ago, Michael Frayn's Noises Off continues to be performed all over the world, and continues to have audiences howling with laughter. With Norwich only its third outing, I got the sense the cast had not yet entirely settled into their roles, but for most part this was a thoroughly entertaining, and mercilessly funny, night at the theatre.
We had the pleasure of being invited to Putt Putt Noodle in Norwich last week. Whilst it’s been in Castle Quarter for over a year now, it’s had a recent revamp to the entire menu, and I cannot express how impressed we were with the overall quality of the food and vast menu.Read full Article >
I recently popped into Brix and Bones, located upstairs at Gonzos, for a chat with their head chef, George Wood, about what the restaurant world has been like post pandemic, what got him interested in food, and what it’s like to be part of the Norwich scene.
In summary, the Barbie film delivered on all fronts, combining a well-crafted story, compelling themes, and a fantastic cast to create an unforgettable cinematic experience.Read full Article >
"From the sun-beaten soil of Malawi, to the expansive and arid pastures of rural America, climate change continues to make its mark across the globe. However, this change hasn’t gone unnoticed, and Anita Chikaya, resident of a small Malawian village, understands that something must be done.
What the hell is Outline up to you may well say.......... Well we got an invite so why not go along, thought we would send our Jessica along
I usually try to surmise at the end of a review, but let’s put our cards on the table: what is to follow is an attempt to do justice to one of the most exciting, most exceptional meals I’ve had in a long time.
A month in but Danomey kitchen are serving beautiful plates with a whole heap of great tastes.
Blue's kitchen made their name with their impressive lockdown takeaways, now this was my chance to go out, into the real world, and try it ........