David Attenborough eat your heart out, this week on Keeping it Vague: Wildlife SpecialRead More
Kings Place was rammed on Friday as the Kings Place Festival began in earnest. We were there, tucked away in Hall Two, for our debut Night Shift in Kings Cross.Read More
In honour of the upcoming Night Shift featuring the music of Henry Purcell, we present you with some little known facts about the composer and the future musicians he inspired.Read More
Today is World Beard Day.Read More
We know many of your summers have been spoilt as you’ve been fretting over when our next events will be, and our inboxes have been literally deluged with emails pleading for news. We know it’s been tough guys so we’re pleased to be able to reveal to you details of our next gigs…Read More
In this week’s arts blog: the Beatles, theft and levitation…Read More
Keeping it Vague is all about books this week. Books and monkeys.Read More
This week’s Keeping it Vague (and probably the majority of future editions) comes courtesy of Charles Lewis, our new Marketing and Press Officer. Expect video games, fashion and rubbish off the street.
The first item comes on a recommendation from our digital man, Zen Grisdale (you can read his Keeping It Vague blog from a couple of weeks ago here). It is simply this: man plays along to Super Mario on the violin. It’s a great idea, but it sounds horrible.
Silly Arse Broke It
That’s the name of a photography project by artist Jason Wilde. Well, less a photography project, more a collection of scraps of paper found on a housing estate in Camden. He’s been picking rubbish off the streets since 2003 and reckons he gets 10-12 good ones every year.
You can see more of the project on Jason’s website, or at the Guernsey Photography Festival 2014.
What is the best way to defend yourself from shark attack? Kevlar? Harpoons? Dressing as a bigger shark? Surf entrepreneurs Hamish Jolly and Craig Anderson have paired up with The Oceans Institute at the University of Western Australia and they suggest these:
Apparently a human dressed in black is more appetizing to a shark than a human dressed as Beetlejuice. But ask yourself this – is it really worse to get mauled by a shark than spend £300 on one of these and then have to wear it in public?Read More
Hey there, we’re back with some more highly concentrated vagueness, courtesy of Zen Grisdale (digital content officer aka renderboy) – this week we feature a drone-cat, slow-motion commuters, expandable paper sculptures and some owls looking a bit wiped out.Read More
Double Bass Player Cecelia Bruggemeyer joins us for The Night Shift: E1 at Village Underground on 18 June. She spoke with us about how she got into music and Ms. Dynamite.Read More
Next week we’re making a return visit to the fantastic Village Underground, an amazingly atmospheric venue hidden in the heart of Shoreditch. We can now reveal some more details of the event, which is a bit different to your normal Night Shift…Read More
In today’s Keeping it Vague, controversy, Star Wars, cats and pugs.Read More
We spoke with clarinettist Katherine Spencer who joins us on 18 June for The Night Shift: E1 at Village Underground, as part of Spitalfields Music Summer Festival.Read More
In this week’s Keeping it Vague, we tell you what different people in the office have been looking at. It’s like a box of Celebrations, minus the Bountys – because everyone knows they’re rough.Read More
We’ve been very busy this week, drinking beer, playing music, drinking beer, playing music. It’s not easy…. but thankfully you (our amazing Night Shift audience) were there with us the whole time.Read More
Darren Brooker of Idle Fret join us tonight to close The Night Shift at Wilton’s. Here he answers some of our questions…Read More
Tonight we head to The Doodle Bar, Battersea for some drinks and insanely good opera. Then tomorrow we’re off to Wilton’s. Click on the link below for a taste of the music we’ll be playing…Read More
Over the last three years Idle Fret have put on shows at The Lock Tavern, The Social, The Shacklewell Arms and The London Palladium and have released records by Stealing Sheep, We Were Evergreen and Listing Ships.
Singer-songwriter Olivia Chaney joins us on Wednesday to opened The Night Shift. We spoke with her about her approach to writing and what she fears most.Read More
Multi-instrumentalist and accomplished lyricist and vocalist, the London-based singer-songwriter Olivia Chaney has built a loyal and growing audience, both in the UK and internationally, following her eponymous debut EP in 2013.Read More