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Tramlines Festival Announces Outstanding 2023 Lineup

Tramlines Festival, Sheffield’s Biggest Party, have    finally revealed their 2023 lineup.  With huge names including Richard Ashcroft, The Courteeners, and Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott all set to headline The Sarah Nulty Main Stage in the celebratory 15th edition of the three-day event at Hillsborough Park, Sheffield from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd July.  Also amongst the first lineup announcement are: Blossoms, DMA’s, Kaiser Chiefs, Sugababes, Bloc Party, Beabadoobee, Kate Nash, Katy B, Sea Girls, Pale Waves, special guests The Enemy and The Zutons plus many more, including the full comedy lineup featuring Omid Djalili, Jonathan Pie and Paul Smith. Day tickets will now go on sale plus the FINAL batch of Weekend tickets on Friday 3rd February at 12pm and are available from . The appearance of Richard Ashcroft will be bringing down the Main Stage curtain on Friday night, followed by The Courteeners’ return on Saturday in a historic year where the band’s classic d

Pamela Anderson is iconic, but not for the reasons you think

by Isabel Weeks Hankins Trigger Warning: Sensitive topics of a sexual nature  Pamela Anderson is the woman who seamlessly defined the 1990s. The curly blonde updo and sensually smokey cat eye made her the it-girl of the decade, and many mimic the iconic look on social media to this day.  But the world behind the beauty, glamour and wealth of the Baywatch star isn’t a life of serenity or bliss. Ultimately, it’s of strength and speaking out.   Ⓒ Netflix  Molested by her babysitter as a young child and raped by a 25-year-old when she was 12 and again at 14, Anderson always wanted to take back the power of her sexuality. She achieved this with countless covers for  Playboy,  her 11-season stint on  Baywatch  and the 1996 film,  Barb Wire .  However, in 1997, the little control she had on the reigns of her own life were stolen along with the release of the infamous sex tape. Plummeting both Anderson and her then-husband, Tommy Lee, into the eye of the publicly scandalous storm.  Anderson wa

A Look Back on Vivienne Westwood’s Most Iconic Fashion Moments

by Phoenix Atkinson Vivienne Westwood will always be remembered as one of the most important and iconic designers of the 20 and 21st centuries. From epitomising the sense of rebellion and anarchy of the 1970’s punk movement to codifying the fashion of the New Romantics, to, championing human rights, androgyny, and speaking openly on topics including climate change and free speech. As we acknowledge one month since the designer's passing, we take a look at her top fashion moments: 1: Let It Rock Malcolm McLaren might always have a bad name amongst fans of the Sex Pistols, a band that has a story with more villains than a slightly muddled pantomime, but it was alongside him that Vivienne Westwood became such an icon of counterculture and rebellion. Originally called “Let It Rock” and specialising in second-hand clothes and items inspired by the mid-1950s subculture of Teddy Boys, 430 King’s Road soon became a hub for the burgeoning punk scene. After “Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Di

Collars, Neon and Androgyny: Did Haute Couture Week Take Us Back to 2012?

by Rebecca McPhillips This Thursday (26th January) marked the end of Haute Couture week in Paris. With shows by Fashion's most cherished designers, the week featured also major celebrity appearances from the likes of Kylie Jenner, Timothee Chalamet, Anne Hathaway, Doja Cat and many more which created an increase in fashion buzz on social media.  Each garment displayed during the infamous week are hand made from start to finish with meticulous attention to detail, so it’s no surprise that the cost of these items begin anywhere from $10,000 to $40,000 depending on the piece.  While it seems like the average person without the budget for these items need not pay attention, the trends on display actually play a vital role in presenting the current affairs of that year - from economic to social issues. Trends seen in each show are enormously significant as they eventually trickle down into high-street fashion. We all remember the monologue from Miranda Priestley on cerulean blue, right?

Where are the Women? - The Brits Need to Do Better

by Emily McIntyre For the second year running, the Brit Awards’ categories for best artist and best international artist have remained gender neutral. This was a movement that was introduced into the awards ceremony as a way to keep things “as inclusive and as relevant as possible”.   However, I’m sure it comes as no surprise that the idea to scrap these gendered categories has proven to be a classic example of one step forward, and two steps back - and the nominees for 2023 Artist of the Year truly demonstrate this. Now the show may still be weeks away, but if we can be sure of one thing, it’s that the winner of the best artist award will be a man.   The finalised list of nominees are as follows: Central C, Fred Again, Stormzy, Harry Styles and George Ezra. Not a single female artist in sight, and if anyone’s listened to the radio recently, they’ll know that it’s not exactly like the UK is struggling when it comes to female talent. Ⓒ The Brit Awards A category that scrapped gendered r