NIB Brockwell Park Winter Fair

The chance to support local business and cut your spending in large corporate stores is coming to Herne hill with the Brockwell winter fair over Christmas. The fair will take place on the 3rd of December in Brockwell hall, with local gifts and handmade items and food available to buy in a Christmas environment.

 

NIB The Herne Hill Piano

The piano in Herne hill has inspired and become part of a documentary about street pianos, made by film and documentary makers Maureen Ni Fiann and Tom Rochester. The film took three years to make and has screened in South Korea and Los Angeles. The first London screening will happen on the 9th of December in Holborn.

Cavaliero Finn Exhibition – NIB

On December 9th and 10th Cavaliero Finn, the contemporary art and design gallery will be hosting a whole range of contemporary artists and their work, including names such as Caroline Popham and Gill Rocca, a recent feature in observer magazine. The exhibition will feature up and coming artists along with Cavaliero Finn exclusive and regular artists. Such as Tony Beaver, Jessica Thorn, Sandra James and Daniel Reynolds.

The artwork on display will be different than in previous exhibitions showing not just paintings but a whole collection of paintings, ceramics, sculptures and textiles. The exhibition will consist of all one of a kind designs by a collection of the UKs top artists.

Caroline Popham is a London based graphic designer, according to her website a portion of her work is based on human habits and routines, and during her career as a graphic designer she has worked with a range of high profile clients such as Louis Vuitton, due to her highly sought-after work.

Gill again is a London based artist specialising in landscape oil paintings, having studied fine art at Leeds university. On her website, she describes her work as aiming to create “a dreamlike tension between reality, memory and the imagination”.

The gallery will be open to the public, and artwork can be purchased in store or online.

 

 

 

Can Fake News Really Swing an Election?

Fake news has been popping up all over the place in recent years, spreading from websites specifically set up for the purpose of fake news, seeping onto our social media and causing chaos on what we can and can’t believe.

When scrolling through our Twitter or Facebook we will at some point come across a link to an article that someone has shared. If it links to the BBC, ITV, SKY or any of the general official news channels we can be almost 100 percent certain that the news is accurate and reliable, however fake news sites such as empirenews.net aim to trick readers into thinking the content they post is real.

This can appear harmless, until readers begin to form negative opinions of people based on facts presented in fake news, ruining reputations and in some cases having the ability to swing an election.

The US election was a prime example of this. With an abundance of fake news sites posting about the election and each candidate, those who viewed these articles would run the risk of having there views on each candidate swayed by the information in those articles. Bringing forward the question can fake news swing the outcome of an election by making the public biased towards a certain candidate?

 

 

 

The Audio Production Awards 2017

The Audio Production Awards were bigger and better this year, being presented by MBE Trevor Nelson and supported by celebrity guests such as politician Ed Miliband and Nick Grimshaw.

With 23 award categories to get through the night kicked off with the award for ‘creative documentary feature maker’ won by Hanna Walker Brown. Followed by ‘Best Comedy Producer’ with the award going to Matt strong, his work being described as “mastery of both established and new programs” with the runners up, Benjamin Partriqge taking the silver and David Tyler coming up third with bronze.

A heart felt speech followed from Dotun Adebayo, a regular presenter on BBC radio 5, who thanked his wife and children for helping him with his career and helping him win his first award, before leaving the stage teary eyed.

The final award was presented to PRA Productions for the ‘indie of the year’ award.

Despite the event running out of the complimentary food and drink before we arrived and the slightly rude presenter Sonali Shah who insulted a percentage of the audience with her jokes about students, the night ran smoothly with entertainers such as Richard jones, a Britains got talent winner, performing magic tricks on stage and the winners and runners up leaving with smiles and sparkly glass awards in hand.

Journalism is changing and an uprise in citizen journalism is the reason

Social media is dominating the news world. Stories are breaking on social media through tweets and videos taken on mobile phones by the public. As a journalist this has both its perks and fall downs.

With the public having such a useful tool, contact with journalists is easy, making the stories easier to find, the days of being out searching for a story are practically over with citizen journalism taking over and finding the stories for those in the news business.

For photojournalists however the ease of taking a photo off social media doesn’t make there job easier but in fact practically renders it redundant.

With the publics photos and videos being easy to access, and able to be used quickly in breaking news situations that need to be aired quickly, the need to wait around for pictures from photojournalists is simply no longer there. Bringing back the argument of speed vs. accuracy, or in this case, speed vs. quality.

The need for bigger news companies also seems to be fading slowly with user generated content popping up everywhere, the ability for anyone to create a blog, start producing videos and content across a wide range of genres.

In a new generation aspects of journalism can be found across the internet.

Jauz at Electric Brixton

Jauz played at electric Brixton last Friday supported by Sente, Holy Goof, Grand Theft and Darkzy, in an event run by the popular UKF music brand.

For anyone who has a love for bassline this was the place to be and it didn’t disappoint, with the artists playing from 10pm until 4am, despite the event having been advertised to run until 6 am, a crowd of over 1000 people, and a mass of cheap drinks, the atmosphere was described as “insane” on Skiddle reviews along with being rated 5 star.

Having queued for over an hour to get into the arena, we were able to catch the last 20 minutes of holy goofs set, where remixes of Katy B’s ‘on a mission’ were played and holy goof originals such as ‘eyes on you’. Following this was the artist grand theft, who despite being announced as a special guest was practically shunned off stage at the end of his set with the crowd’s huge anticipation for the main artist Jauz to get on the stage and play his set.

Matching the audience’s anticipation Jauz took to the stage with confetti and exploding from the ceiling onto the crowd as the beat dropped in the first song, sending the audience bouncing and flying in all directions in the mosh pits that opened up. Despite Darkzy being a favourite artist of mine sadly his set just couldn’t follow that of Jauz being slightly dull in comparison, with a fair amount of the crowd heading home during the middle of his set.

Restaurant Wahaca – Review

Wahaca, a Mexican street food restaurant founded by Master Chef winner Thomasina Miers. Being located on the South bank directly facing the river Wahaca offers beautiful river side views while you dine on authentic Mexican street food, accompanied with music, out door seating and probably the best guacamole you will ever taste.

Being made up of huge metal shipping containers the unusual exterior of the restaurant unlike any place I have encountered before is possibly the reason for drawing in so many customers, with waits of up to an hour for a seat, completely worth it however as the food and cocktails match up to the restaurants reputation, offering all traditional Mexican street food such as enchiladas, burritos and a creamy guacamole made with fresh avocado, salt limes onions and a mix of herbs.

Inside the multi-coloured storage exterior lies an abundance of fairy lights, posters and buntings all following the Mexican theme, with friendly and fast service from experienced waiters, a drinks list ranging from tequila shots, to cocktail pitchers, to wines, beers and spirits, practically any alcohol that takes your fancy.

All courses and drinks are reasonably priced, a starter, main course with extras, and a drink can cost under £20 and guarantee to have you completely stuffed by the time you leave.