• Pale Waves’ Heather Baron-Gracie On The Power Of Art, 2021 And Avril Lavigne As A Feminist Icon

    As the release of the glittering forthcoming record Who Am I? looms, Pale Waves’ brazen skipper, Heather Baron-Gracie, talks creativity, Covid, and crushes with Impact’s Nieve O’Donnell. ...
  • Burnham Knows Best: Should The Government Pass The Baton To Local Authorities?

    In the 2019 General Election campaign, Conservative candidate Boris Johnson made a commitment to ‘levelling up’ Britain’s regions, should he be elected. They for too long had been left behind the progress made in London and the South East. Johnson presented himself as the man to change this....
  • Dot To Dot Festival 2019

    Dot To Dot Festival landed in Nottingham on Sunday 26th May for the last leg of the festival, having been to Manchester and Bristol for the May Bank Holiday. Since I reviewed the festival last year and was blown away, I had high expectations for the day ahead, and...
  • Home Run: Manchester, England

    Though I was born across the Pennines in the depths of Yorkshire, for most of my life I (like nearly half a million others) have been proud to call Manchester, the self-appointed capital of the north, my home. Geographically, the city is ideal. It’s a large city with everything...
  • Gig Preview: The Blinders, Rough Trade (02/12/12)

    Following their performance at Leeds festival and the release of their debut single ‘Swine’ on Radio 1, The Blinders hit Nottingham on Friday the 2nd of December. Born and raised in Doncaster and currently stationed in Manchester, The Blinders are the north’s best export since Yorkshire Tea. Expect noise,...
  • Interview: Samm Henshaw

    In a bar crammed with 10 people, music was blaring and the weather was cold but Impact couldn’t let the Manchester weather stop us from talking to the talented Samm Henshaw after he opened up for Chance the Rapper in the Manchester Academy. “It’s not about you trying to...
  • Top 5 Christmas Markets

    It’s that time of year where we’re all getting excited for the big day: we’ve cooked flat Christmas dinners and done Secret Santa, now we’re drinking mulled wine and running around trying to find the perfect gifts for everyone. One of the best parts of Christmas is undoubtedly the Christmas markets....