Preview: ‘Colour and Light’ BSO Concert

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s 2017/18 season continues its much-anticipated run in Exeter on Thursday this week, and from now until the end of the season, I’ll be bringing you previews and reviews of each performance. This Thursday, the award-winning orchestra, celebrating its 120th year, will perform two pieces by Debussy, and one by Chopin and…

Interview: Baltic Beauty

Co-founders Bartozs Wozniack and Sally-Ann Dunn set up their online business Baltic Beauty in 2014 (www.balticbeauty.co.uk), which sells stunning amber jewellery pieces. In a time of disposable fashion, they are dedicated to creating beautiful, one of a kind jewellery that can show off your individuality and last a lifetime. I spoke to them about what inspires…

Get the Look for Less: Red

Paint the Town Red! One of the key AW17 fashion trends that has been everywhere during multiple Fashion Weeks over the past month has been the colour red. Big names in the fashion industry such as Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Prada, Fendi, pretty much everyone to be honest, have sent various tones of crimson, burgundy and…

Review: Women of the World Festival

Last weekend the Women of the World Festival (WOW) came to Exeter for the first time and it was two days full of incredible talks and panels featuring a range of inspiring women. WOW was created by Southbank Centre Artistic Director, Jude Kelly, in 2010 to mark the centenary of International Women’s Day and is…

Review: Exeter Contemporary Open 2017

With artistic knowledge limited to a GCSE in art and having (rather ashamedly) a slight tendency towards responding to contemporary art with the kind of hostility that gives way to muttering “I could have done that” under my breath, I was naturally surprised at the excitement I felt upon entering the Exeter Phoenix and being…

Review: The Cauldron Inn

Exeter’s newest themed bar hasn’t had the most magical of starts. A disappointing 26% of TripAdvisor users marked the Cauldron Inn as “Terrible”, and a further 20% a half-hearted “Average”. Is the Cauldron Inn really just a few sickles short of a galleon? I headed down to 15 Gandy Street to find out. Stepping into…

Travel Diary: Summer in Skiathos

With autumn underway, a hot weathered, blue-skied escape is most needed, especially when met with consecutive days of cloud and a forecast that tease the possibility of showers. Having reached this time of year, I feel a longing to return to the Greek island of Skiathos, which I visited for the first time this summer….

Autumn Treats!

With the disappearance of sunshine for probably the entirety of the next nine months, it’s understandable how one could be down when facing the realisation that summer has come to an end. Whilst there were but a few, the joyous sunny days spent with an ice cream in each hand are but a mere memory….

Interview: Liv Dawson

Liv Dawson has been making waves in the music industry recently, playing at UK festivals this summer, producing music with electronic giants Disclosure, and even earning herself a Facebook shout-out from Ed Sheeran. Her new single ‘Painkiller’ combines soulful vocals and an enticing dance beat. I had the opportunity to chat with the 19-year-old about…

The New Lush Store Has Arrived!

The new Lush store in Exeter has officially opened and Razz were lucky to be there at the opening last night. The cool evening failed to place a damper on the enthusiastic mood of the bloggers and writers waiting outside the closed doors of the new Lush store in Exeter. Founded in 1995 by Mark…

Restaurant Review: Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Earlier this month, Razz were invited to experience Gourmet Burger Kitchen’s Exeter branch. GBK was established in 2001 when three friends from New Zealand, including chef Peter Gordon, brought the concept of posh burgers to a restaurant in Battersea. Sixteen years later, the chain now boasts 80 restaurants across the UK, opening one here in…

Preview: Nick Mulvey @ The Lemon Grove

Nick Mulvey will be visiting Exeter next week to perform at The Lemon Grove on Monday 2nd October. Embarking on a 15-date UK tour with his new album Wake Up Now, released on 8th September 2017, Mulvey’s return to Exeter is hotly anticipated after the huge success of his first album, First Mind, nominated for…