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Act of the Week: Katey Brooks

Entirely apt that Katey Brooks is Venue’s final Act of the Week. We vividly remember first seeing her years ago, when she was 17, and thinking she boasted just about the most precocious voice we’d heard. Well over a decade later…
26.11.2013 READ MORE
  • Band of the Week: Kosheen

    It’s a fair old time since Kosheen’s ‘Hide U’ gave notice to the world at large that another bass-leaning Bristol dance act was at hand. Debut album ‘Resist’ went on to sell a million, and the trio - Sian Evans, Darren Decoder…
    19.11.2013 READ MORE
  • Sounds of the city

    When Bristol Music Trust took over the running of Colston Hall a couple of years back, we had a good old chinwag with the Chief Executive, Louise Mitchell. Today, with the announcement of the Bristol Plays Music scheme (“bringing…
    01.11.2013 READ MORE


  • Don't be-grieve the Hype!

    Hype Williams may be no more, but 50% of that late, brilliant duo plays Bristol this very weekend. Adam Burrows celebrates the incoming Dean Blunt. Dean Blunt is best known as the male half of Hype Williams, his recently annulled…
    28.11.2013 READ MORE


  • Rave on Javeon

    Adam Burrows salutes the unstintingly splendid 51°27′, returning this week with Bristol ace Javeon, and the inspired eclecticism of Paul Woolford. Where do these people find their energy?  While most decent club nights take place…
    21.11.2013 READ MORE


  • Halcyon days

    The team behind award-winning short film, Passengers, is aiming high with feature-length sequel, Halcyon Heights. First, though, there's some crowd-sourced funding to be done. Julian Owen gets the lowdown from writer and…
    09.08.2013 READ MORE


  • Time of the season

    If it's autumn, it must be time for the RWA's extraordinary Annual Open Exhibition, selected from 2,000 submissions. Steve Wright leafs through some of the 500 pieces that made the cut. Late autumn is an exciting time for art…
    22.11.2013 READ MORE


  • Fear of a wracked planet

    Let's get to saving the world, shall we? Or perhaps simply save you some money? Either way, you might like to enrol in Greeniversity. We spoke to Bristol & South West Regional Co-Ordinator, Chris Richards. Greeniversity? How did…
    26.11.2013 READ MORE


  • Be.In there

    A quick word with the marvellous Lady Nade, newly installed as live music coordinator for the city's latest bar, Be.In Bristol. For those not yet familiar, tell us a little about Be.In Bristol. It’s the newest space on…
    14.11.2013 READ MORE



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