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An Audience with Jimmy Savile at the Park

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The title of the play alone is enough to send chills down anyone’s spine. Is it too soon, can it be seen as glorifying Jimmy Savile’s crimes or too sick to be dramatized into a play?

[caption id=attachment_1641 align=alignright width=300] McGowen set to undertake Savile in play production.[/caption]

The first of a month’s run at North London’s Park Theatre a play created by Jonathan Maitland and sees a focus on 1991 –the year where Savile received a knighthood and his ‘celebrity status’ was at a height in the UK.

A narrative juxtaposing between a This is your Life forefront with the praising of Savile and his achievements, featuring voiceovers of Margret Thatcher and Cardinal Hume, while in reality the ‘saint like’ figure was being accused of sexual harassment and assault on the productions he worked on.  Both contexts of the play give a glimpse of the two sides to Savile’s life and in particular how controlling he was.

Leading the cast was impressionist Alistair McGowan, who plays the grotesque man in question with an eerie resemblance to Savile with his mannerisms, characteristics and distinctive accent being brought back to life. The production, which has already received controversy over the topic being too soon, stuck true to form by embarking on the full costume attire Savile was seen in – a metallic tracksuit, blonde wig and cigar kept McGowen’s performance mesmerising of being transformed into a truly monstrous man.

The first allegation sees a BBC researcher walk in on Savile’s dressing room, whom he was with a young girl, in which the researcher reports Savile to a BBC boss. Nevertheless begins the journey of how Savile got away with one of the biggest sex scandals, with the BBC boss simply responding ‘That’s Jimmy, that is who he is and what he does’ leaving audience members still in shock four years since Savile’s death.

The main allegation focused on Lucy, played by Leah Whitaker, whose performance is compelling with every audience member feeling empathy towards her character. Lucy’s story sees her come forward, on how she was abused by Savile in a hospital aged 12, reporting both to the police and an editor of a newspaper. The only person throughout the play to believe Lucy’s character is the editor until Savile manipulation is attained.

Savile’s celebrity status and power over the lawyers, police and several journalists were extraordinary by having ‘Friday morning clubs’ and discussing the allegations and claims that were made against him from that week, with victims had no chance of bringing Savile to justice.

The play features real events from Savile’s past by including his work at Broadmoor; Jim’ll Fix It and the marathons he ran. McGowen makes eye contact and interacts with members of the front row on why it was called “Jim’ll” rather than “Jim will” believing it would be more relatable to the public. Notably Savile’s persona was for the public and with the public with frequent references throughout the play of his charity work and how much money he has ‘raised for the little kiddies’.

The dark context divulges on Savile’s incidents discussing his visit to the hospitals late at night and how Lucy’s character describes her seeing Savile ‘jump on a woman before calmly walking out again’. These descriptions only contribute to the further chilling, indiscrete human being with the play not glorifying his crimes but proving how unsettling Savile really was.

An Audience with Jimmy Savile draws extensively from witness statements and police interview transcripts, with the attention to detail being notable in the production.  During police questioning and seeing Savile fidget- by hating not being in control of the situation and how close the victim’s stories were brought to the public attention.  As each allegation was listed Savile would respond with a repetitive “Out of the Question” remark –brazenly avoiding the claims.

Savile’s persona was undeterminably disillusioned  using charity work to abuse and assault hundreds of victims using elite people and organisations such as the BBC,  the Royals and the law to enforce his ‘clear conscience’ to the public and be made to believe he is a honourable and ordinary celebrity fundraiser.

Since the allegations were bought to light Savile has received extensive coverage through newspapers, TV and books. An Audience with Jimmy Savile does not glorify his crimes but tells a story and a report of the news on the extraordinary crimes he committed.  The purpose of the play is to present the ordeals his victims went through with the victim’s voices finally being heard.

Verdict  4/5
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Multimedia Package- 2015 General Election

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Can a digital democracy save the democratic decline? 

[caption id=attachment_1553 align=alignright width=300] Legal Voting Age of 18 in EU[/caption]

Electronic voting to be introduced in the UK by 2020, as voters’ numbers diminishes. Can online voting encourage citizen’s engagement with politics? Chloe Dobinson investigates.

Only 56% of 18-24 year olds registered to vote in the 2010 general election with political activist Russell Brand recently admitting to having ‘never voted’ believing most people are ‘disenchanted’ by politics.

Open Up, a report submitted by Speaker Jon Bercow, plans to encourage young adults into the political system through online voting, following the 80% turnout of 18-24 year olds in the Scottish referendum.

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We can shop, bank and socialize online so why is e-voting not in place?

Saying goodbye to polling stations, by voting through the click of a mouse, can boost the youth turnout to 1.8 million, up to 70%. (Viral Voting)

Campaign group WebRoots Democracy believes accessibility, to those with disabilities and visual impairments will boost the turnout to 79%.

Online voting has the potential to enfranchise voters who are ‘currently locked out the current voting methods’, helping to connect with an audience who are becoming an ‘increasingly digital’ population in the UK.

But it is not only convenience. According to the think tank Viral Voting, an organisation offering advice on political issues, removing the paper ballot by a third of the cost involved. Paper saving and the decline in voting numbers could save up to £12.8 million.

Piloted in countries such as Estonia, Belgium and the US; why is the UK not keeping up in a digitally literate world?

The democratic decline, of fewer voters going to the polls and introduction of online voting, would ensure convenience with 65% of the public in favour of the new voting process. (Viral Voting)

Banishing polls cards and moving online ‘isn’t the battle’ in why  electorate’s should vote, as founder of WebRoots Democracy Areeq Chowdhury believes ‘taking the time’ to voice the public’s citizenship can make a difference.

There is still resistance in e-voting as Professor Bob Watt, who gave evidence at the Open Up Commission, believes there are still flaws in security.

He continues, online voting will not ‘permit’ with the public, with the influence of others in their political decision.

Despite widespread public support, Watt believes revolutionising the voting process cannot deliver a ‘secret and secure’ system, with electronic devices leading electorates to ‘making unconsidered decisions’.

Left or right wing? Voters are still undecided as polling firm Iposos MORI suggests 50% of voters are open to changing their minds.

Columnist for The Guardian Polly Toynbee, suggests the government have ‘gone out of their way’ to make it difficult for 18-24 year olds to vote.

She continues, by registering young adults to cast their ballot ‘automatically’, through debates at colleges and universities can get them into the ‘habit’ of voting.

A system of where 18-24 year olds could vote and register on the same day would dismiss the democratic decline.

The work and pensions benefit, taxation and winter fuel allowance are policies swaying the over 65’s in a voting turnout of 76% in the 2010 general election; with growing concerns over young adult’s disengagement to politics.

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A manifesto for technology, from Labour Digital, favours an online democracy with party leader Ed Miliband planning to trial digital voting in 2020, if elected May 7.

Writing the foreword to the document, Labour’s policy co-ordinator Jon Cruddas, sees young people invited through sixth forms and colleges into the political conversation through creating ‘consultations digitally’ about the right to vote.

 

https://youtu.be/1s9lDDg7adQ

The youth manifesto, which will be released in time for the 2015 General Election on May 7, sees the online voting process aligned with how digitally literate the public live.

He continues, the transformation of politics through online voting would be more ‘accountable and demanding’ for politicians, by insuring young adult’s voices are heard across the nation.

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Music Video of the Week: On and On, Charlotte O’Connor

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Music Video of the Week: On and On, Charlotte O'Connor

 The sultry and emotionally charged video, directed by Hunger TV’s Creative Director Vicky Lawton, features O’Connor in a much darker light than we’ve seen her before. The stripped-back visuals are interspersed with images of animals including a scorpion, snake and crow, giving a dark and eerie quality to the song’s narrative.



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 On and On is a melancholy ballad taken from O’Connor’s Burning EP, which was released earlier this year through Polydor Records. With a reputation for putting on fierce live performances, O’Connor’s US and UK tour dates should see the singer gain an even bigger following.


Having previously played at The Great Escape, SXSW and Field Day, Charlotte O’Connor has announced a handful of dates across the summer:

06.06.15 Governor’s Ball – NYC, US

12.06.15 Bestival – Toronto, Canada

13.06.15 Bushstock – London, UK

04.07.15 Barn On The Farm – Over, UK

10.07.15 Pohoda Festival – Trencin, Slovakia

24.07.15 Tramlines – Sheffield, UK

26.07.15 Secret Garden Party – Huntingdon, UK

01.08.15 Standon Calling – Hertfordshire, UK
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Music Video of the Week: Regret, Everything Everything

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em Regret em from four piece Everything Everything is this week s music video of the week The video was directed by frontman Jonathan Higgs who described it as a display of power It sees a charlatan and his supporters falling into madness and bedlam https youtu be RDSEtWt9u A em It s supposed to be a look into the minds of extremists and what if feels like to really believe something regardless of how deep or dark it goes em says Higgs of the video concept em Regret em is the second single to be taken from Everything Everything s third album em Get To Heaven em which will be released June 15 The band is heading out on a UK tour in November with tour dates at venues in London Manchester and Glasgow Everything Everything s tour dates are as follows Sat 7 Nov Cardiff Great Hall Sun 8 Nov Bexhill De la Warr Pavillion Mon 9 Nov Portsmouth Pyramid Wed 11 Nov Nottingham Rock City Thu 12 Nov Glasgow ABC Fri 13 Nov Newcastle Academy Sat 14 Nov Birmingham Academy Mon 16 Nov Sheffield Leadmill Tue 17 Nov Cambridge Junction Wed 18 Nov Bristol 02 Academy Fri 20 Nov London Brixton Academy Sat 21 Nov Manchester Apollo
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Giving Young Adults A Voice: The Resurgence of British Councils

Giving Young Adults A Voice: The Resurgence of British Councils | The Meaning of Citizen Journalism | Scoop.it
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hopefully help them feel like voting is worthwhile a href http bitetheballot co uk Bite the Ballot a and NUS are some of the organisations who are campaigning for the reengagement which saw only 51 of 18 25 year olds vote during the 2010 General Election direct gov UK Youth have designed a href http www ukyouth org latest news hidden item 878 youth count VPSUkPmsWeh The Democracy Challenge Toolkit a which introduces democracy and voting to people aged 16 and over through fun and educational activity sessions Arguably not all 16 17 year olds are politically aware some not knowing their left from their right wing with GCSE politics not being compulsory in schools Joining pressure groups and Youth Councils help make an impact on our political choice West Sussex Youth Member Greg Cox who is about to vote for the first time this election suggests how more young adults can get involved with their local youth council by offering better support to local authorities in educating 16 17 year olds about local government of how it works and what it is responsible for by managing groups locally and specifically for youth engagement The support of other Youth Council members helps create debate and interest as Greg knows To encourage young people to have an understanding and an interest in their community society and county with youth councils by showing how a group of individuals regardless of their political view can influence change in their local community Building social skills and personal development benefit Youth Council members as Ellis further explains bringing 16 17 year olds together to be more social and have fun by training members to be more confident and including them in the planning and decision making can help their voices to be heard Ellis continues By making politics about issues they are interested in issues affecting them or people they know can move politics away from the politicians grey suits and old people to current challenges that young people face on a daily basis
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Russell Howard Live at Camden’s Lock 17

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Russell Howard performed to a mere 300 lucky comedy fans at Camden s Lock 17 last night in preparation for his brand new TV show which is set to be featured on Comedy a href http chloedobinson co uk wp content uploads 2015 02 timthumb 291 jpg img class size full wp image 1147 alignright src http chloedobinson co uk wp content uploads 2015 02 timthumb 291 jpg alt timthumb 29 width 220 height 135 a Central Prior to the show audience members were asked to contribute questions or dilemmas to the 34 year old Bristol born comedian allowing the audience to have some input When Howard took to the stage he dipped in and out of the questions which also featured some from the internet breaking up his new material and giving fans a treat of what to expect in the new TV show Howard was his usual cheeky chappy self interacting with and showing an interest in the audience members The show s highlights included a Polish man using self promotion to plug his own business and a Canadian who thought massages were meant to be painful contrary to Howard s recent massage of awkwardness There was a no holds barred approach for Howard s set as the comedian discussed topics such as Jimmy Savile politics and Nigel Farage Walking the edge of what s deemed appropriate is something that Howard is well versed at after years on the comedy scene Fans were also treated to two supporting acts on the night American comedian John Kearns who won the Best Show at Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014 His short yet sharp performance saw him live up to the award as he engaged with the audience and kept them entertained with his tales of working in KFC His viewpoint on distancing himself from other Americans since living in the UK provided a humorous but slightly true view of how the British in particular Londoners ignore other people on the train As the other special guest comedienne Holly Walsh provided a light hearted and timely set by discussing relationships the dreaded Valentine s Day and her own personal romantic experiences Howard s Lock 17 show was a great opportunity to see one of the UK s favourite comedians in an intimate venue With two amusing supporting acts and a heap of audience interaction there were smiles all round when the show ended
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Giving Young Adults A Voice: The Resurgence of British Councils

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implementing online voting a href https www facebook com yourspacewestsussex YourSpace West Sussex a whose members are currently re forming and formulizing themselves have developed an action plan to increase the group membership West Sussex County Council offer support through group sessions enabling young people to tackle issues for themselves and affect meaningful change by putting their community first Pandora Ellis who works for West Sussex believes Youth Councils are important in a political society with young people learning they are valid members of society with rights and responsibilities h5 class blockquote text h5 blockquote h5 class blockquote text Volunteering and raising awareness to Youth Councils can help influence and understand how local governments work h5 blockquote Former minster a href http www damiangreen co uk Damian Green a opposed Cameron s view of keeping the voting age at 18 and expressed support in reducing the voting age to 16 They are 16 17 year olds a proportion of the electorate The reason I am in favour would be to get people into the habit of voting at an early age I d hope they would carry on and do that for the rest of their lives It is a really important decision in their lives explaining that we are engaging and can express their own views in politics a href http www ukyouth org gclid CJDSiu2liMQCFfQZtAodeRcA5A UK Youth a a national charity who reach 693 000 young people through a network of youth clubs and projects enable members to learn about the political process Communications Manager with UK Youth Joanna Birch Phaure believes Many young people get to take part in youth parliaments youth council s young mayor and other practice opportunities that might help them engage in politics and democracy She continues UK Youth have designed a a href http www ukyouth org latest news hidden item 878 youth count VMkizWjkc2A free resource a which can be used with groups of young people to engage them with the idea of democracy and hopefully help them feel like voting is worthwhile a href http bitetheballot co uk Bite the Ballot a and NUS are some of the organisations who are campaigning for the reengagement which saw only 51 of 18 25 year olds vote during the 2010 General Election direct gov UK Youth have designed a href http www ukyouth org latest news hidden item 878 youth count VPSUkPmsWeh The Democracy Challenge Toolkit a which introduces democracy and voting to people aged 16 and over through fun and educational activity sessions Arguably not all 16 17 year olds are politically aware some not knowing their left from their right wing with GCSE politics not being compulsory in schools Joining pressure groups and Youth Councils help make an impact on our political choice West Sussex Youth Member Greg Cox who is about to vote for the first time this election suggests how more young adults can get involved with their local youth council by offering better support to local authorities in educating 16 17 year olds about local government of how it works and what it is responsible for by managing groups locally and specifically for youth engagement The support of other Youth Council members helps create debate and interest as Greg knows To encourage young people to have an understanding and an interest in their community society and county with youth councils by showing how a group of individuals regardless of their political view can influence change in their local community Building social skills and personal development benefit Youth Council members as Ellis further explains bringing 16 17 year olds together to be more social and have fun by training members to be more confident and including them in the planning and decision making can help their voices to be heard Ellis continues By making politics about issues they are interested in issues affecting them or people they know can move politics away from the politicians grey suits and old people to current challenges that young people face on a 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Russell Howard Live at Camden's Lock 17

Russell Howard performed to a mere 300 lucky comedy fans at Camden’s Lock 17 last night, in preparation for his brand new TV show, which is set to be featured on Comedy Central.
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Giving Young People a voice:The resurgence of Youth Council’s

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The resurgence of Youth Councils has contributed to the political process engaging and encouraging young adults to get involved with politics, following the 81% turnout of 16-17 year olds in the Sc...
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The best London venues for new comedy

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Booking my fourth comedy gig for the year, barely in the second month of 2015, it looks as if it's going to be another busy comedy schedule. But I'm not following comedians on their nationwide…
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All Hail the Work in Progress

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Booking my fourth comedy gig for the year, barely in the second month of 2015, it looks as if it’s going to be another busy comedy schedule. But I’m not following comedians on their nationwide UK t...
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Live Music Review: The Vaccines at the Village Underground

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Live Music Review: The Vaccines at the Village Underground Last night The Vaccines played a storming set at The Village Underground in Shoreditch. The intimate, sold out show marked the return of t...
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Dublin -Cordial

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Memorized by the stunning and beautiful city of Dublin. Definitely worth another visit and recommended for anyone who loves to travel.    
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An Audience with Jimmy Savile at the Park

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The title of the play alone is enough to send chills down anyone’s spine. Is it too soon, can it be seen as glorifying Jimmy Savile’s crimes or too sick to be dramatized into a play?

[caption id=attachment_1641 align=alignright width=300] McGowen set to undertake Savile in play production.[/caption]

The first of a month’s run at North London’s Park Theatre a play created by Jonathan Maitland and sees a focus on 1991 –the year where Savile received a knighthood and his ‘celebrity status’ was at a height in the UK.

A narrative juxtaposing between a This is your Life forefront with the praising of Savile and his achievements, featuring voiceovers of Margret Thatcher and Cardinal Hume, while in reality the ‘saint like’ figure was being accused of sexual harassment and assault on the productions he worked on.  Both contexts of the play give a glimpse of the two sides to Savile’s life and in particular how controlling he was.

Leading the cast was impressionist Alistair McGowan, who plays the grotesque man in question with an eerie resemblance to Savile with his mannerisms, characteristics and distinctive accent being brought back to life. The production, which has already received controversy over the topic being too soon, stuck true to form by embarking on the full costume attire Savile was seen in – a metallic tracksuit, blonde wig and cigar kept McGowen’s performance mesmerising of being transformed into a truly monstrous man.

The first allegation sees a BBC researcher walk in on Savile’s dressing room, whom he was with a young girl, in which the researcher reports Savile to a BBC boss. Nevertheless begins the journey of how Savile got away with one of the biggest sex scandals, with the BBC boss simply responding ‘That’s Jimmy, that is who he is and what he does’ leaving audience members still in shock four years since Savile’s death.

The main allegation focused on Lucy, played by Leah Whitaker, whose performance is compelling with every audience member feeling empathy towards her character. Lucy’s story sees her come forward, on how she was abused by Savile in a hospital aged 12, reporting both to the police and an editor of a newspaper. The only person throughout the play to believe Lucy’s character is the editor until Savile manipulation is attained.

Savile’s celebrity status and power over the lawyers, police and several journalists were extraordinary by having ‘Friday morning clubs’ and discussing the allegations and claims that were made against him from that week, with victims had no chance of bringing Savile to justice.

The play features real events from Savile’s past by including his work at Broadmoor; Jim’ll Fix It and the marathons he ran. McGowen makes eye contact and interacts with members of the front row on why it was called “Jim’ll” rather than “Jim will” believing it would be more relatable to the public. Notably Savile’s persona was for the public and with the public with frequent references throughout the play of his charity work and how much money he has ‘raised for the little kiddies’.

The dark context divulges on Savile’s incidents discussing his visit to the hospitals late at night and how Lucy’s character describes her seeing Savile ‘jump on a woman before calmly walking out again’. These descriptions only contribute to the further chilling, indiscrete human being with the play not glorifying his crimes but proving how unsettling Savile really was.

An Audience with Jimmy Savile draws extensively from witness statements and police interview transcripts, with the attention to detail being notable in the production.  During police questioning and seeing Savile fidget- by hating not being in control of the situation and how close the victim’s stories were brought to the public attention.  As each allegation was listed Savile would respond with a repetitive “Out of the Question” remark –brazenly avoiding the claims.

Savile’s persona was undeterminably disillusioned  using charity work to abuse and assault hundreds of victims using elite people and organisations such as the BBC,  the Royals and the law to enforce his ‘clear conscience’ to the public and be made to believe he is a honourable and ordinary celebrity fundraiser.

Since the allegations were bought to light Savile has received extensive coverage through newspapers, TV and books. An Audience with Jimmy Savile does not glorify his crimes but tells a story and a report of the news on the extraordinary crimes he committed.  The purpose of the play is to present the ordeals his victims went through with the victim’s voices finally being heard.

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The Best of Camden Rocks 2015

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 Camden Rocks 2015 saw over 200 bands from all varieties of rock take to stages across twenty of Camden’s music venues. The one-day festival, which was headlined by acts including Bullet For My Valentine, New Model Army and Funeral For A Friend, was a sold out event and one not to be missed if you’re a fan of watching rock ‘n’ roll in intimate venues. Here are four of my highlights from Saturday’s festival.



God Damn

God Damn played two sets at Camden Rocks, with a show at the Electric Ballroom earlier in the day. I was lucky enough to catch the band as a surprise unannounced act at the intimate The Barfly. Consisting of Thom Edward on guitar/vocals and Ash Weaver on drums, God Damn is a band with bags of potential and clear Black Sabbath/The Pixies influences.

Highlight of the Set: Where the Wind Blows is snarly and atmospheric, drawing comparisons to Royal Blood with its relentless heavy rock.

Jaws 

Indie-pop band Jaws formed in 2012 and they caught my attention at Camden Rocks with their modern take on grunge. They’re a relatively young band eager to make a statement and their performance at Dingwalls has hopefully gained them some more fans.

Highlight of the Set: With hazy guitars and a grungy nostalgic sound, Bad Company made Jaws stand out from a lot of the other bands on show.

The Graveltones

Following The Graveltones’ first set of the day (they played at the Jazz Café at 4pm), the band performed at The Barfly for a memorable evening slot. Delivering slick guitars and thunderous drums, this is a band that deserves even more recognition than it’s received so far. If there’s one thing that you can commend Jimmy O and Mikey Sorbello on, it’s their ability to produce loads of glorious noise.

Highlight of the Set: The Graveltones played dance-along tracks Forget About The Trouble and Bang Bang, but it was Catch Me On The Fly that saw the bluesy Australian duo shine.

Turbowolf 

The final highlight of the festival was another set at The Barfly, this time from Turbowolf, who had a lot to live up to after The Graveltones’ rollicking gig. Thankfully the band more than rose to the challenge, pulling in a sizeable audience despite clashing with the likes of Bullet For My Valentine. Returning to Camden Rocks for another year, the Bristol band took control of the stage with bags of charisma and showmanship.

Highlight of the Set: From the head-banging Ancient Snake, to the less heavy Nine Lives, to firm favouriteRabbits Foot, Turbowolf’s entire set-list was the main musical highlight of the day.

Another year and another roaring success, Camden Rocks remains the most rock ‘n’ roll one-day event on the UK music calendar.
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How to bridge the gap in over 65’s and 18-24 year olds in the voting turnout?

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Radio 1’s Big Weekend Line-Up Announcement

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Muse and Foo Fighters will headline a href http www bbc co uk events ewh8q9 performances lfbj3d BBC Radio 1 s Big Weekend a which takes place in Earlham Park Norwich on May 23 and 24 Other acts who have been announced are DJ superstar David Guetta BBC Sound of 2015 winners Years and Years and hip hop giant Snoop Dogg who will join the Devon trio Muse on the Saturday line up img class wp image 15833 aligncenter src http culturefly co uk wp content uploads 2015 04 bbc radio 1 big weekend jpg alt bbc radio 1 big weekend width 384 height 544 Fighters will be joined on the Sunday line up by Olly Murs Sam Smith and Imagine Dragons with Taylor Swift already announced earlier this year for the free annual event 50 000 tickets for the 2 day festival sold out in under 40 minutes but with extensive coverage featured across BBC platforms including BBC Three Radio 1 and online nobody will have to miss out on the musical goodness
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Music Video of the Week: Regret, Everything Everything

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em Regret em from four piece Everything Everything is this week s music video of the week The video was directed by frontman Jonathan Higgs who described it as a display of power It sees a charlatan and his supporters falling into madness and bedlam https youtu be RDSEtWt9u A em It s supposed to be a look into the minds of extremists and what if feels like to really believe something regardless of how deep or dark it goes em says Higgs of the video concept em Regret em is the second single to be taken from Everything Everything s third album em Get To Heaven em which will be released June 15 The band is heading out on a UK tour in November with tour dates at venues in London Manchester and Glasgow Everything Everything s tour dates are as follows Sat 7 Nov Cardiff Great Hall Sun 8 Nov Bexhill De la Warr Pavillion Mon 9 Nov Portsmouth Pyramid Wed 11 Nov Nottingham Rock City Thu 12 Nov Glasgow ABC Fri 13 Nov Newcastle Academy Sat 14 Nov Birmingham Academy Mon 16 Nov Sheffield Leadmill Tue 17 Nov Cambridge Junction Wed 18 Nov Bristol 02 Academy Fri 20 Nov London Brixton Academy Sat 21 Nov Manchester Apollo
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Giving Young Adults A Voice: The Resurgence of British Councils

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caption id attachment 1501 align alignright width 150 a href http chloedobinson co uk wp content uploads 2015 04 IMG 1535 e1430780262503 jpg img class wp image 1501 src http chloedobinson co uk wp content uploads 2015 04 IMG 1535 180x300 jpg alt Houses of Parliament copyright ChloeDobinson width 150 height 245 a Houses of Parliament copyright ChloeDobinson caption Youth Councils are a forum which gives younger people a voice in representing their views in a decision making Since the emergence of the a href http www youthforum org European Youth Forum a in 1996 Youth Councils have re emerged in supporting members through youth clubs and educational programmes Growing internet campaigns such as a href http www byc org uk campaigns votes at 16 aspx Votes at 16 a have improved political education in schools by having a positive effect on teenagers According to Votes at 16 1 5 million 16 17 year olds are currently denied the vote while changes to the voting arrangement have been proposed by implementing online voting a href https www facebook com yourspacewestsussex YourSpace West Sussex a whose members are currently re forming and formulizing themselves have developed an action plan to increase the group membership West Sussex County Council offer support through group sessions enabling young people to tackle issues for themselves and affect meaningful change by putting their community first Pandora Ellis who works for West Sussex believes Youth Councils are important in a political society with young people learning they are valid members of society with rights and responsibilities h5 class blockquote text h5 blockquote h5 class blockquote text Volunteering and raising awareness to Youth Councils can help influence and understand how local governments work h5 blockquote Former minster a href http www damiangreen co uk Damian Green a opposed Cameron s view of keeping the voting age at 18 and expressed support in reducing the voting age to 16 They are 16 17 year olds a proportion of the electorate The reason I am in favour would be to get people into the habit of voting at an early age I d hope they would carry on and do that for the rest of their lives It is a really important decision in their lives explaining that we are engaging and can express their own views in politics a href http www ukyouth org gclid CJDSiu2liMQCFfQZtAodeRcA5A UK Youth a a national charity who reach 693 000 young people through a network of youth clubs and projects enable members to learn about the political process Communications Manager with UK Youth Joanna Birch Phaure believes Many young people get to take part in youth parliaments youth council s young mayor and other practice opportunities that might help them engage in politics and democracy She continues UK Youth have designed a a href http www ukyouth org latest news hidden item 878 youth count VMkizWjkc2A free resource a which can be used with groups of young people to engage them with the idea of democracy and hopefully help them feel like voting is worthwhile a href http bitetheballot co uk Bite the Ballot a and NUS are some of the organisations who are campaigning for the reengagement which saw only 51 of 18 25 year olds vote during the 2010 General Election direct gov UK Youth have designed a href http www ukyouth org latest news hidden item 878 youth count VPSUkPmsWeh The Democracy Challenge Toolkit a which introduces democracy and voting to people aged 16 and over through fun and educational activity sessions Arguably not all 16 17 year olds are politically aware some not knowing their left from their right wing with GCSE politics not being compulsory in schools Joining pressure groups and Youth Councils help make an impact on our political choice West Sussex Youth Member Greg Cox who is about to vote for the first time this election suggests how more young adults can get involved with their local youth council by offering better support to local authorities in educating 16 17 year olds about local government of how it works and what it is responsible for by managing groups locally and specifically for youth engagement The support of other Youth Council members helps create debate and interest as Greg knows To encourage young people to have an understanding and an interest in their community society and county with youth councils by showing how a group of individuals regardless of their political view can influence change in their local community Building social skills and personal development benefit Youth Council members as Ellis further explains bringing 16 17 year olds together to be more social and have fun by training members to be more confident and including them in the planning and decision making can help their voices to be heard Ellis continues By making politics about issues they are interested in issues affecting them or people they know can move politics away from the politicians grey suits and old people to current challenges that young people face on a 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Music Video of the Week: Disconnected, Jennifer Davies

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Our selection for music video of the week is Jennifer Davies’ Disconnected. The video, which was directed by long-term collaborator Maxx Peter, features fashion pieces from designer Nabil Nayal and...
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Dublin -Cordial

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Memorized by the stunning and beautiful city of Dublin. Definitely worth another visit and recommended for anyone who loves to travel.    
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The best London venues for new comedy

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Booking my fourth comedy gig for the year, barely in the second month of 2015, it looks as if it's going to be another busy comedy schedule. But I'm not following comedians on their nationwide…
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