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One of our favourite artists at the moment is David Spiller whose eye catching pieces mix pop art with deceptively simple expressionism.

Inspired by everything from Picasso to Dubuffet and Warhol to Disney, Spiller takes an already iconic image and adds another layer of informal freehand texts and drawings over the top. 

Often included are evocative lines from his favourite songs by the Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Pogues and other lyrics like those featured in this brilliant Popeye themed masterpiece Dreams Can Come True, priced £850.

To view the work of David Spiller visit


If you’ve been enjoying the scorching temperatures at home this summer and not yet managed to escape, then this might just be the autumn break you’ve been waiting for.

If Only Holidays are offering 5-star all-inclusive getaways to the Maldives in October from £2,859pp.

Oblu Select at Sangeli offers an all-encompassing, carefree beach holiday experience in the Indian Ocean paradise with meals, drinks, activities and plenty more thrown in.

Return flights from Manchester, Gatwick or Glasgow, speedboat transfers and seven nights in a beach villa sounds just about right to us. 

Contact your local travel agent at to book.


If you’re looking to reduce those heating bills this winter whilst also rocking the fashion stakes, the latest range of parkas from Pretty Green might tick the box. One of our favourite brands have just brought out their new season collection and we’re mad for it. At £225 this Khaki Freeman Parka is sure to come in cheaper than your next energy bill and guaranteed to keep you a lot warmer.


Featuring the artworks from Bob Dylan’s latest retrospective exhibition, submerge yourself in the world of Dylan and his incredible work through the pages of this beautiful hardback book.

Boasting more than 180 of his paintings, drawings and sculptures, Retrospectrum spans six decades of his life and is a must for any Dylan fan.

Bob Dylan Retrospectrum is available at priced £85.


One Yorkshire bolthole very much on our radar this year has been The Alice Hawthorn in the charming village of Nun Monkton. The much-loved country pub with beautiful rooms was recently shortlisted for the Great British Pub Awards 2022 and has been receiving rave reviews for its incredible menu, newly refurbished accommodation and stunning gardens. If you’re looking to escape for a night, the Alice will take you to a wonderland you’ll fall in love with. Check it out at


Renowned chef Marco Pierre White will be hosting a three-day food festival in Harrogate later this year.

The ‘Great White Food Festival’ will be held at Harrogate Convention Centre and is expecting to attract around 15,000 visitors.

Inspired by and centred around the celebrity chef who began his career in Harrogate, Marco will be hosting the festival alongside his family and friends, from 28th-30th October 2022.

For details and tickets, please visit


When it comes to quirky drinking dens, Blind Tyger in Leeds is undoubtedly one of the most unique bars in the city. From its opulent interior- and Victorian theme down to its creative cocktails, this treasure of the Northern Quarter is home to classy drinks and skilled mixology.

With its Harry Potter-sounding address of 5 1/2 Cross Belgrave Street, Blind Tyger is a hidden gem tucked above its sister bar Sandinista. Advertised with just a small sign above a door, the cosy hideaway has an eclectic cocktail menu and also hosts cocktail masterclasses.


Three albums getting some serious airtime in the beyond office this month, are Jamie T’s number one hit The Theory of Whatever, Hot Chip’s Freak Out and the debut solo album Self-Titled by Marcus Mumford which is released on September 16th by Island Records.

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