There’s no denying that history repeats itself. All you need to do is open a copy of Vogue and see our parents’ fantastic clothes in the photographs they’ve shoved under their bed in embarrassment. Or, you could walk into a fluorescently-lit Murano flat and hear a multitude of students standing on the table projecting “Annie, … More No-one puts the 80s in the Corner!
Here’s our guide to the most spectacular, superstitious and bizarre New Year’s Eve traditions. We’ve tried to avoid the most well-known rituals, instead we’ll focus on lesser-known gems. These might give you the inspiration to try something a little different to round off the year. Well perhaps not, but they’re funny anyhow. Rural Québec – … More New Year’s Eve Across the Globe
Winter doesn’t have to be all mince pies and tinsel… have a look at these alternative winter festivals… The Festival of Santo Tomás, Chichicastenango, Guatemala On the week leading up to the 21st of December the Guatemalan town of Chichicastenango becomes captivated with an electric mix of Catholic and Native Mayan traditions in honour of … More Far-Flung Festivals
I have been asked before why I celebrate Christmas as a non-believer and someone who doesn’t associate themselves with Christianity in any way. Many of my earliest memories of Christmas are linked to it as a Christian holiday – singing Christmas carols in the village square on Christmas Eve (We Three Kings was always my … More Taking the Christ out of Christmas?
Winter is descending on Glasgow; with shorter days, colder nights and the inevitable same festive songs playing over and over again in shops. If you’ll be stuck in a retail job over the holiday period, or shudder at the thought of hearing the same tired and worn out ‘Now That’s What I Call Christmas’ tunes … More G-YOU’s Indie Festive Take Over
I don’t know how most people meet the love of their life, but I think even for the 1930s my grandparents story is unusual. My grandparents met in 1938 aged eleven; my grandfather recalls vividly being taken by ‘a fair-haired girl with golden skin’ to see the newts in the pond and he claims he … More The Caldecott Community
It’s half past six on a Friday night, you’re sat on the end of your bed, all the clothes you own scattered around on the floor. Feeling deflated you think for the one hundredth time, I have nothing to wear, and eventually opt for the usual black top and jeans you wore last week, promising … More Cruelty Is Never Fashionable