Turner Sims’ Summer Festival returns this month

Festival fans looking for affordable entertainment this summer will find plenty to enjoy at Turner Sims’ Summer Festival from 28 – 30 June. Live music, food stalls and free family activities will spill out of the venue and across the gardens of the University of Southampton’s Highfield Campus. Incredible...

October Books marks Independent Bookshop Week

October Books is Southampton’s main independent bookshop. Next week is Independent Bookshop Week, 15th – 22nd June and October Books is celebrating the occasion with a special event and by offering savings for everyone through the week. On June 17th, they will will be joined by Brazen Books founder...

Divorce have a date set for Southampton’s Joiners

Divorce have recently shared new single ‘My Room’, the second new song to emerge from the Nottingham quartet this year. ‘My Room’ follows March single ‘Gears’ . The band also recently shared news of a full UK tour which will take place through October, kicking off with a sold-out...

DIIV come to Southampton in December

Image: DIIV by Coley Brown. Following the release of their critically acclaimed new album Frog In Boiling Water, DIIV will go on a run of EU / UK tour dates to take place in winter 2024, bringing them to Southampton’s Engine Rooms. Frog In Boiling Water has received critical acclaim...

Review: Pride in the Park, Southampton – Day #1

By Mabel Wellman. The two day Pride In The Park event has started today on the 8th June, and will continue into the evening of 9th June. The day started fairly quietly, but the live performances soon grew a  crowd to sing and dance along to many queer classic...

Opinion: Resisting the Rwanda Act

By Manthan Pathak. It’s a Monday morning like any other for most of us, but not for everyone. Outside Portswood police station dozens of men and women seeking refuge queue to ‘report’, a regular commitment they must make if they have claimed asylum. For many, they know that every...