The Birmingham Riots: One Year On – by William D. Green

It was little over a year ago, on 12th August 2011, that an article appeared in Splendid Fred magazine entitled ‘The 2011 Riots According to William D. Green’. We’ve come on a long way since then – we’ve heard the verdict of the courts on those accused of spreading mayhem and destruction across several English …

Oh what a Night! – A Review of Jersey Boys The Musical by Rachel Huggins

“Oh what a night”, Franki Valli once sang, and that’s certainly the reaction you will have after seeing Jersey Boys the Musical at the Prince Edward theatre in London. Jersey Boys tells the tale of how Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons made it to the big time, and the trials and tribulations they faced …

A London 2012 Retrospective – By Luke Irwin

Today I wake up a free man; no longer am I shackled by the rhythmic gymnastics qualifiers that I have to watch this morning, the women’s pole vaulting, or that 3000m steeplechase that I just can’t miss.  While I understand that nobody ever forced me to watch these events, what kind of sports fan would …

The Vivacious Mrs Dunn: A Remarkable Life Remembered – Part 1: An introduction- By Kelly Jordan

As my first year at Winchester University drew to a close I felt the panic building. I was relieved to have made it through; proud in fact as it had been a tough year as a mature student with two children, living off campus and going through a relationship breakdown mid-semester. Relaxing on the beach, …

Keane: Perfect Symmetry (2008) – Reviewed by Glenn Fosbraey

Rating: 2/10 Best Tracks: - Keane's 2004 debut album Hopes and Fears was fantastic, and this was for one reason only: it had exquisite melodies from beginning to end. The so-so lyrics and vocalist Tom Chaplin's asthma attack inhilation style could be tolerated because the tunes were just so good. At some point, however, it was decided that Keane weren't …