Kanpai

The UK’s first-ever Sake brewery, Kanpai- meaning ‘cheers’ in Japanese- has been on my radar since it first launched in 2017. So when an invite to the trade and press tasting of their limited ultra-premium Junmai Ginjo Sake hit my inbox, I leaped straight on the train to Peckham Rye…

Hack Pompey

Hack Pompey, what is it? and how can you get involved? Well, it is one of the biggest hackathons on the south coast and offers an exciting weekend where all kinds of people join together for two days to come up with innovative ideas and plans to make something they have been wanting to for ages and never got around to! From fashion to game jams, product design to architecture, the choice is yours as to what you want to be involved in. It’s completely free which is an added bonus and this year’s theme is sustainability. Offering this theme gives people a chance to think about how the design or build they make today will have an impact on their environment or community tomorrow.

Baffled About Cicchetti

If you’ve been to Italy you’ll be familiar with the awesome cultural tradition of a cheeky drink with outrageously moreish nibbles before dinner; outside in the evening sun or in a bustling bar and always bloody good fun. Aperitivi drinks are generally on the bitter side and designed to stimulate your taste buds, making the enjoyment of a little Cicchetti (tasty finger foods) all the more pleasurable.

Art

Playdead 4 years!

Samo, owner of Playdead studios, is necking coffees at a rate of 3 to my 1….and I drink a LOT of coffee. We’re discussing the retrospective of PlayDead’s work surrounding the 4th anniversary and I need the coffee because I’m exhausted just hearing about all the hard work.

Art

Beer Is Art

The air was hot and thick, the half-light of sunset illuminating the bodies as they rhythmically packed box after box, glinting off cans. The room was silent but for the scrape of cardboard, shuffling bodies and the sound of hammering from the next room. Everyone had their head down focused on their own essential role in the production line. This was no sweatshop in Asia but the scene of launch night final prep for the second installment of the mighty JurasSIX collaboration.