The Rise of Pop Music at Glastonbury

There’s always much debate about the headliners at Worthy Farm, but has the heavy pop influence in recent years had a worrying knock-on effect further down the bill? 

As another outdoor music season draws to a close, it’s fair to say that the festival industry in the UK is at a pivotal position. The last decade has seen an incredible rise in the number of smaller festivals popping up, but this year the tide is turning.

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Reasons to: Design, Code & Create 2017 – Conference Review

Brighton, September 4, 5, 6 – 2017

While the suffix of ‘Reasons to…’ may have changed from ‘be Creative’ to the now more direct ‘Design, Code & Create’, it’s still very apparent that the talks – and the leading emphasis behind John Davey’s conference – is inspiration.

Indeed, John’s spirit is the driving force behind the event in the heart of Brighton, and, as he points out on more than one occasion over the three days, he chooses speakers not just because of their fame or hierarchy in the industry, but often simply because their work inspires him.

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The Crystal Maze

With the reboot of The Crystal Maze now in full swing after mixed reviews at the start, how is it fairing against the original version of the show? Here’s a rundown of the worst and best of the new series.

The Bad.

1. Ayoade is far too meta

Sure, it’s his usual style (see Gadget Man and Travel Man), but having the host constantly referring to ‘the show’, mentioning the editing and the game show format, shatters all the illusion of the original.

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My iPhone 6s Home Screen

Two years ago I first shared my iPhone 4S Home Screen, shortly before upgrading to the iPhone 6s. With my usual biennial update due soon – whatever the new iPhones may be called – it’s time to look back at how my home screen has changed over the period.

The Main Players

Not one for dramatic changes, my dock has remained steadfast. The four key built-in iOS apps Phone, Mail, Safari and Messages, still fill the fixed bottom row.

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