Archant’s Pure Weddings 2015/16 has hit the shelves and as well as my feature on cake painting (check it out here) I’m pleased to have also written one of their real wedding feature on Claire and Richard Down of Upton Barn. The couple converted their barn and walled garden, a renovation which took two years, so that they could marry at home and have since had it licensed – it’s now one of the most beautiful and exclusive venues in the South West. I do love a good wedding story!
The June Issue of One Magazine, the South West regional lifestyle magazine which I edit is out now. I thought I’d share a piece I wrote on Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, which I simply can’t recommend highly enough.
I’ve got my fingers and toes crossed for more good weather this month – we all need a good ‘ol dose of vitamin D here at 247 Towers – we all look better with a tan. Plus, we’d really like a reason to treat ourselves to some of the delectable beach essentials and maybe even some of the awesome new swimmers in this month fashion shoot.
We have loads of great interviews for you in this issue: read what our cover star, Bastille, had to say before they headline Oceanfest this month and we find out what inspires the personal lyrics of solo sensation Josh Curnow. We also have a welcome chat with the Patrick James Pearson Band and meet Oxford-based solo artist Lewis Watson before he comes to the South West for the first time this month to play gigs in Exeter and Yeovil.
Of course, you’ll find all of our regulars inside this month too – music reviews, local restaurant reviews, Style Hunter and the biggest music and clubbing what’s on guide in the region – click here to read the magazine online and enjoy!
247 Magazine – July Issue
Who cares if the weather’s gone schizophrenic (we’re sticking to the all-weather nautical look as seen in this month’s fashion shoot), there’s so much to be excited about in the South West this month (and lots to fill a magazine with…) – Ed Sherran, Dizzee Rascal, Zane Lowe, Pulled Apart By Horses, Modestep (read our interview with these electronic rockers here) and so many more at Boardmasters and the first ever Electric Beach festival – which is bringing De La Soul to the South West! In this issue we catch up with the hip hop icons for a UK exclusive interview… We’re got lots of other interviews for you in 247 this month, including a glimpse into the world of talented young surfer, Sophie Hellyer and a chat with Yes Sir Boss – who have just been signed to Joss Stone’s label.
Read 247 Magazine online here.
Here are some sample spreads from this issue:
This month at 247 towers, we’ve been refusing to participate in premature Christmas activities and besides we’ve been far too busy getting to know up-and-coming South West bands, Melosa and The Rise. We also interview the endearing Josh T Pearson and the Iration Steppas, as well as Faltown founder and all round brilliant skateboarder, Alex Brinnen. Add into the mix our opinion of the regions best Mexican restaurants, graffiti inspired fashion shot and all the listings of the best events taking place this month and I hope you’ll agree it’s a killer issue.