Lounge On The Farm 2013 – Review

Month: July 2013

Lounge On The Farm 2013 – Review

Back from 2012’s success and more eclectic than ever, Merton Farm’s Lounge On The Farm 2013 edition was an event not to be missed. There had been some criticism from fans regarding the line-up of this year’s event, with headliners Seasick Steve (7/10), Jessie Ware (8) and Soul II Soul (6) not necessarily thought of as outright headline material, yet all three pulled off superb shows to prevent the crowd from feeling disappointed. Also on the Main Stage across the weekend were Man Like Me (7), who brought the party atmosphere to the masses, as well as Tribes (8), perhaps throwing…

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Talent Show Stars Headline Town’s Festival

On the outskirts of Kent, before heading into bustling London, lies the town of Dartford, which last weekend (20-21July) hosted its annual festival. Headlined by Britain’s Got Talent’s Jordan O’Keefe, X Factor’s District 3, and Rolling Stones tribute act ‘Not The Rolling Stones’ (superb!!!), the festival attracted an audience from far and wide to the local park, where the event took place. Event organisers had drawn criticism from locals because of changes to the format of the festival which saw the removal of the Circle Arena, which held local acts and smaller events (such as dog acts and kid…

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The World’s End Review

Films made for our generation, I find, often simulate an atmosphere, or a feeling, or even a form that has little to do with cinematic storytelling. Borat, for example, simulated the delight in cruelty and pranks that no doubt many of its fans enjoyed inflicting on their school fellows; Man of Steel, in turn, plays out more like a video game. And Kutcher and Timberlake ‘rom-coms’, while fairly innocuous, are called date movies for a reason. The World’s End, the new film co-written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, and the last in the ‘Cornetto trilogy’, simulates the weekend…

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Royal Baby Blues? We’ll BBC About That!

For those less than awestruck by the birth of Royalty, I can inform you that Britain is still full of the right sort of cynicism, negativity and sarcasm that we have all come to love it for. And by love, of course, I mean ‘loudly tut in approval of’. The Guardian newspaper’s website made use of a “Republican”/”Royalist” option, which gave people the choice to remove Royal baby news from the homepage; Private Eye magazine simply had “Woman Has Baby” on their front page, and Twitter even managed to fit some Royalty-related hashtags on to the current Trends, shoulder-barging…

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Kent Police Votes

  The poll results from this year’s Kent Police Open Day and Kent County Show are in, with it plans and expectancies for the future regarding budget cuts, a development in the Community Support Officer scheme, Mobile Police Stations, and increased implementation of a Neighbourhood Watch. In light of a further cut in Kent Police’s Government funding by another 4.9% this year (equivalent to about £8 million), 90% of voters showed displeasure at that Kent Police is facing further cuts after major ones were already implemented in 2011. While the cuts are sure to affect policing done in Kent,…

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