Kirsty MacColl: Not Just The Girl From Fairytale Of New York

Every time ‘Fairytale Of New York’ rolls around, someone pipes up with that classic Kirsty MacColl comment. However, she had a hugely interesting and eclectic career in her own right, exerting influence on some of the biggest names in indie rock. Jonathan Tonge looks at her career in depth. TRIGGER WARNING: This article contains reference to the homophobic slur in the aforementioned song.

What Next? Destinations That Need Your Help to Survive the Coronavirus Crisis

We’re all getting used to the familar phrases, “tiers,”, “lockdowns” and “social distancing.” What about the venues in limbo that need our support to get through the current crisis? Here’s a rundown of some cultural destinations that need help.

Zero Waste shopping in Dennistoun, Glasgow

Trying to get more environmentally conscious? Scotland has plenty of choices. Here’s our review of the fantastic Zero Waste Market in Dennistoun, Glasgow.

Any Witch Way: Lancashire Witch Country (Part One!)

Missing that Halloween magic whilst you’re stuck at home? Here’s Jonathan Tonge with a real life ghost story, complete with analysis of a country ravaged by religious division. The story of the Pendle Witches has captivated scare hunters for years – start your journey through 1600s Lancashire witch country here.

Black History – Mary Seacole

The problem with history is that a lot of what we consume is written by white people. As such, we often fail to acknowledge the achievements and special qualities of immensely influential black people – a lot of whom pop back into the public consciousness a century or two later as one of history’s forgottenContinue reading “Black History – Mary Seacole”