Employable Me on BBC2

This is just something that I wanted to give some special attention to at the moment, it’s on BBC2 and it’s called Employable Me. It’s about people with various disabilities who are struggling to find work. The people in the featured programme suffer from a wide-range of problems from tourettes, partial sight and Autism. I myself have a disability called Asperger’s which is a mild form of Autism so have first-hand experience of how challenging it can be to live with a disability which can affect numerous aspects of your life. From socialising, making friends, work to basic living. I’m thoroughly proud that the BBC allowed for a programme that challenges one of the biggest social taboos of our time. I myself have friends with various disabilities and have met people with various disabilities so have seen first-hand of how much of a hurdle it can represent for them, and how some people in society both view and treat them. All I ask is that that next time you see someone with a physical or learning disability don’t view them like they’ve escape from some mental institution or some strange weird being, but view them as a person. People with disabilities are no different from those whom are able-bodied or no learning disability and deserve your love, respect, care, time and attention as much as the next. For further reading on disability head to the Autism and the Arts page

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Blasting News UK: The Vinyl Revival

An article I did for Blasting News UK last year about vinyl sales, more to come soon. Have a read and enjoy

http://uk.blastingnews.com/entertainment/2015/04/the-vinyl-revival-rise-of-the-record-sales-00353703.html

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The vinyl revival: rise of the record sales It’s a comeback – sales of vinyl records surge at their fastest rate in fifteen years

 

 

 

MacMillan Fest 2016@ various venues, Nottingham 3/9/16

The annual event known as MacMillan Fest returned for another year and both Rock City and Rescue Rooms played host to event this year. With 67 acts on the bill the event organisers have pulled out all the stops to make this the best event to date yet. MacMillan Fest is organised by IKE Promotions, courtesy of its head organiser, Kris Davis. The event attracts big names every year to headline its festivals.

This years’ main headlining acts consisted of Seafret and Sikth, whom individually, managed to pull full crowds on both the main stages. Headlining duo Harry Draper and Jack Sedman who make Seafret have only been on the music scene since 2014 and have been making a name for themselves since, closed the night at the Rescue Rooms. Over at the main stage at Rock City, rock metal veterans, Sikth, helped bring the night to a close.  

Other acts that appeared were High Tides, Chasing Dragons, Continents, The Mocking Jays, Inme, The Mitherhead and Black Cats & Magpies raised the roof, you could practically smell the sweat, adrenaline and energy. Returning bands were Our Saving Day and Eyre Llew. Over at the acoustics area at the main bar were Billie, Joseph Knight, Bethany Jowett and Ellie Keegan, who proved that acoustics are just as good as rock/metal bands.

Overall it was a successful day with many musicians, both local and from further afield, playing at all seven venues with plenty of food, drink and merchandise to go around, and oddly enough people willing to get their hair cut for the cause. Don’t ask.

The annual music event which takes place every year in September is to raise both awareness and money for the MacMillan Cancer charity and also helps support local artists at the same time.

 

 

 

 

  

 

Subba-Cultcha review piece

An article I did for online magazine/website Subba-Cultcha; MacMillan Fest 2016. Have a read and enjoy at your own leisure.

http://www.subba-cultcha.com/reviews/1833

The infamous single-day-event otherwise known as MacMillan Fest has returned to Nottingham again, this can only mean one thing, two of the town’s best known venues; Rock City and Rescue Rooms, will be heaving with non-stop rock all day long with a mixture of new and returning bands, and some pretty good headliner to. With 67 bands listed on the band bill for the music crammed day the organisers have put everything they’ve got to make this date a must-see event in your dairy. MacMillan Fest is hosted ever year by Kris Davis, who has undeniably worked very hard to make this day one to remember. Over its’ past few years MacMillan Fest has pulled in numerous big names such as Bleed from Within to help it become extraordinary. This time around, two of the headlining acts that got the people packed into the main venues were Seafret and Sikth, whom managed to fill both venues on both the main stages. Seafret, who only came onto the music scene two years ago but have been building momentum ever since they clo

WhatsOn: Beyoncé dominates MTV Award Nominations

This was written in the run up to the MTV Awards in the U.S on the 28th August. To all those who have been nominated and to all those who will also be in attendance have a great night. Have a great night America. Good luck Adele, all the way from the UK

http://uk.whatson.uk.com/beyonce-dominates-the-mtv-award-nominations/

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Global superstar leads the way in the MTV Awards with an astounding 11 nominations, though

Massacre at LGBT nightclub in Orlando

This is an article I did for WhatsOn in response to the horrifying homophobic shooting at the Pulse nightclub in June, and I say homophobic because that’s what it was. And I say this as unashamedly as a member of the LGBT community, to all those affected by the ordeal you have my full love and sympathy. If you’re living in America or Canada feel free to Like and Share this article.

http://uk.whatson.uk.com/massacre-at-lgbt-nightclub-in-orlando/

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There will be no doubt you’ve all heard about the massacre at Pulse gay club in the state of Orlando, Florida, which has left the region in a state of shock and …

 

 

 

 

Elton John to arrange meeting with Putin

A small article I did for WhatsOn to do the with Elton John wanting to meet up with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss LGBT issues in Russia. In my honest opinion, I don’t know why he’s even bothering.

http://uk.whatson.uk.com/elton-john-to-meet-vladimir-putin-over-gay-rights/

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Elton John wants to meet up with Vladimir Putin to discuss LGBT rights in Russia on how they can improve.