30th Aug 2015
Our brothers and sisters at Get Comedy have won big at Edinburgh Festival’s Comedy Awards, with Sofie Hagen nabbing the best newcomer award! Full details below.
The winners of the 35th Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards were announced today at a ceremony at the Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh.
The Awards were presented by last year’s Best Comedy Show winner John Kearns and special guest, cricketer Freddie Flintoff.
24th Aug 2015
MR SMILEY: My Last Pill and Testament
by Howard Marks
The last pill and testament from Britain’s most famous and well-loved drug smuggler, Howard Marks
Published by Macmillan on 24th September 2015, £18.99 • Hardback • 9781509809660
Howard Marks is the most famous drug smuggler of his age, and a hero to a generation. On his release from one of America’s toughest prisons, Howard made a promise to himself to go straight. No more drugs, no more smuggling, no more fake passports. He would retire to a quiet life with his family in the Balearic Islands of Spain. It didn’t quite work out that way.
This was the mid-nineties, the height of the ecstasy and clubbing boom, and Ibiza was at the very centre of the vortex for the ‘E generation’. Pills had taken the place of marijuana, Paul Oakenfold had replaced The Rolling Stones as the music of the masses, but some people are just born for life on the other side of the law.
10th Aug 2015
NORMAN JAY MBE PRESENTS GOOD TIMES GOES EAST SATURDAY 29TH AUGUST – 4PM -11PM
St Johns Hackney – London
Tickets: Limited Early Bird Offers £10 / £15. £20 on the door
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This August will see a landmark event in the east London music scene as the mighty Norman Jay brings the Good Times to east London for the very first time.
Unquestionably one of the greatest DJs to have emerged from the UK, Norman was pivotal in the birth of UK clubbing as we know it, cultivating the country’s rare groove and nascent house scenes and bringing dance music to the masses.
31st Jul 2015
ANOTHER NEW ATTRACTION FOR 2105:
A CELEBRATION OF OUR SUMMER OF LOVE
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Celebrating our Summer of Love in the very finest style we have yet another brand new area, The Commune, coming to Bestival as a very special one-off this year. An ocular spectacular resonating with the spirit of Bestival, The Commune will not only be the bedrock of the soul of our Summer of Love, but will also create a jaw-dropping eyeful visible far and wide across the site, featuring our incredible Flower of Fire, a nine-petalled 15 and half metre pyro-installation radiating peace and love from the centre of the Magic Meadow all weekend long. Entwining brand new ideas with ancient philosophy, The Commune is the essence of our ideals and the hotbed of our Summer of Love, designed by Josie da Bank and programmed by long-time Bestival cohort, Lost & Found’s chief facilitator of the unusual, Bobby Lost.
Commune Programmer Bobby Lost says: “The Commune is a place where you can just be you, whether that’s dancing like no one is watching, hugging, connecting with others and becoming nourished, or sharing deep experiences with strangers, getting assigned missions to spread more love around the festival like to hug 100 strangers, joining a drum circle, or just sitting and being. I’d like the commune to be a home for ‘Hedonism with Heart’, a joyful celebration of life, embodiment and freedom of expression. I wanted to provide a space to come and move outside your comfort zone without getting off your chops”.