Jay Blades is the star of BBC's 'The Repair Shop', in his new book 'Making It', he opens up about his troubled youth and experiences of racism, and how he turned his life around to become a leading restorer and national treasure in this warm, inspirational memoir. 

Here, Jay talks about his childhood, how he got his TV break, making mistakes and what he loves about The Repair Shop. We also have a chance for you to win a copy of 'Making It'. 


Retailer Interview

We speak to Mathias Landwehr of 45 Southside

Each issue, we interview an independent retailer to talk about their business, plans for the future and how they have coped with the Covid pandemic. This month, we speak to Mathias Landwehr of 45 Southside.

One Big Summer

John Hassall of 

The Libertines

Prior to The Libertines coming to Plymouth as part of '1 Big Summer', we spoke to bassist, John Hassall, about being back on the road, going back to their roots and watching the Euro's in an Italian campsite.



Derren Brown, the popular multi-award winning master of mind control and illusion, brings his new show 'SHOWMAN' to the Theatre Royal Plymouth (31 Aug - 4 Sept), his first new live show for six years. This will be followed by a mammoth 8-month second leg of the tour from March 2022 – October 2022.

Here, Derren talks about getting back on the road, his new book and his love of painting.


Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world – star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back!


One of the most sought after joke writers, Gary is ready to bring you a brand new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft. If you’re hunting for snark, Gary’s got it covered!

We speak to  Gary about the new tour, how he got into comedy (with the help of a famous TV presenter),  and why writers block is a myth.

Pavilions Interview

Mad Dog Mcrea

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. We speak to the band ahead of their Pavilions Introduces show, on August 29th, about playing Covid-safe gigs,  getting back to live audiences and what they get up to in their leisure time.