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Best independent cinemas: Glasgow Film Theatre

In the latest in our new series on the best independent cinemas across the country, Jamie Brotherston pays homage to the Glasgow Film Theatre. In Alexander McRobbie’s A Privileged Boyhood, an excellent novel about growing up in an impoverished tenement in 1930s Glasgow, he dedicates a major chapter of the story to Glasgow’s relationship with …

Guest Blogs February 18, 2014

An introduction to the Leeds music scene

Leeds has birthed and moulded countless music acts over the years, from Soft Cell and Scritti Politti to Kaiser Chiefs and Alt J – and everyone remembers the scariest of the Spice Girls, Mel B. As a Leeds lad born and bred, Thomas Leaning picks apart the booming music scene within the heart of Yorkshire …

Guest Blogs February 13, 2014

Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul turns up in Bristol band’s music video

Little-known Bristol band The Travis Waltons have pulled off quite a coup – by recruiting Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul and singer-songwriter Frank Turner for new music video ‘Homewrecker’. [Aaron Paul introduces the music video] Porn star Joanna Angel and bands Bloody Knees, Lonely The Brave and Kunt and the Gang also appear in the music video. Paul, who recently received a Golden Globe alongside …

Guest Blogs January 16, 2014

The knowledge: A local’s guide to the best of Dundee

It’s been shortlisted for the UK City of Culture 2017, its new Victoria & Albert Museum has been given the green light and yesterday the literary festival announced its strongest programme yet… Dundee is on the rise again. While its traditionally known for exporting jute, jam and journalism to the world, Literary Dundee director Anna Day …

Guest Blogs August 28, 2013

Will Franken: Opinions on Edinburgh

Edinburgh Festival Fringe guest blog by Will Franken: Opinions on Edinburgh? You better believe I have opinions on Edinburgh. What about our children? I mean, if we allow Edinburgh to happen, what’s next? Glasgow? Oh, sorry, you meant the festival. I thought you were talking about the new slang terms for gay marriage (Edinburgh) and …

The knowledge: Aberdeen Food Blog’s eating out guide

Published by a married couple – and self-confessed “serial diners” – the Aberdeen Food Blog is a reliable source of restaurant reviews and a font of foodie knowledge for those in the Granite City. We asked Kirstie to share her favourite places to eat out, from the best restaurants in Aberdeen to the hidden gems. …

The knowledge: Fran Villani’s guide to eating out in Brighton

Brighton is known as a popular seaside destination with a lively after-hours scene, but its dining options are just as attractive, with more restaurants per person than anywhere in the UK outside of London. Fran Villani runs The Graphic Foodie blog, a repository of her own family recipes (from the Abruzzo region of Italy), her …

Guest Blogs May 6, 2013

The knowledge: Emma Button’s family guide to Berkshire

Every week on WOW247 we consult one of our favourite bloggers around the country to give us ‘the knowledge’ on their part of the nation. Emma Button is based in Wokingham in Berkshire who runs the Mellow Mummy blog, where she shares tips on how to cut the stress out of parenting, through advice based …

Guest Blogs April 24, 2013

The knowledge: Danielle Smith’s guide to Blackpool

Every week we provide you with ‘the knowledge’ about a different UK town or city, from a local perspective. This time Danielle Smith, the fashion and lifestyle writer behind A Blog From Blackpool, shares her tips about going out, shopping and things to do in the famous seaside resort. [Fun in the sun at Blackpool’s …

Guest Blogs April 17, 2013

The knowledge: Ellie Burns’ guide to Nottingham

Every week we provide you with ‘the knowledge’ about a different UK town or city. This time Ellie Burns, the young blogger and fashion spotter behind Ellie’s Favourite Things, shares her tips about style, going out and eating out in Nottingham. My favourite areas for trend-spotting… Whenever I’m on the lookout for new outfit inspiration …

Guest Blogs February 21, 2013
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