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Skinny Lister’s guitarist swaps Shanty Punk for Indie Rock as he debuts with an apocalyptic track penned in lockdown sounding like its time travelled straight out of 1998!

London, UK – 17th September 2021 – Skinny Lister’s electric guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, Sam Brace makes a major departure from the Skinny sound with an epic take on the apocalypse and loose comment on the current state of the world. Launching through California based Stay Free Recordings on limited edition 7” Vinyl with two colour runs, Panic sees Brace step out on his own for the first time as a solo artist.

This is something I’ve been wanting to do for years but just never had the time to sit down and actually make it happen” commented Brace, “The process has been liberating and I’m absolutely thrilled to be able to get back to making music which I truly resonate with, although it has been endlessly fun running with Skinny for all these years, my influences are very much more on the David Bowie, Arcade Fire, Kate Bush, Elliot Smith and Radiohead side of things which I hope you’ll hear sprinkles of in the record. A full 11 track album is finished and I just can’t wait to release it!”

After spending most of the last 10 years on the road playing major festivals, headline world tours, as well as supporting the likes of Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly and Chuck Ragan with Skinny Lister, Brace was ready for a break, and as Covid struck in early 2020, he was able to finally start work on writing a solo record.

Brace continued: “The songs have all been written and recorded by myself with my old mate co-writer, Adam Tarry who I used to be in bands with at school back in the day, at the start of lockdown one quite out of the blue, he sent over a video of him playing a Longpigs track and we got to talking about doing some originals together, he sent me a very basic verse and chorus which, over the course of the next couple of weeks, I turned into a fully formed, Panic. We’ve continued to work together and now have 11 tracks finished and ready to release later this year or early 2022.”

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A New Frontier Awaits; STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town Blazes a Trail onto PC Today

25th Anniversary Celebrations with Free Sakuna Costume for PC and Nintendo Switch™ Versions

London, United Kingdom – 15th September 2021 – Marvelous Europe Limited, in partnership with XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., has announced that the farm/life sim game, STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town, is sprouting up on a new platform today with its release for Windows PC via Steam. Previously released on the Nintendo Switch™ system in North America on 23rd March 2021 and in Europe on 26th March 2021, both the Nintendo Switch™ system and Windows PC versions have also unveiled the ‘Princess Sakuna’s Heavenly Garb’ costume DLC, which will be available for free download until 30th March 2022.

STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town arrives on PC today with visual updates and customization options familiar to PC gamers, and includes all available post-launch patches from the Nintendo Switch™ version. The title is currently available with a standard edition priced at £34.99 / €39.99 / $39.99 and an ‘Expansion Pass Set’ bundling the game with the ‘Expansion Pass’ priced at £52.98 / €59.98 / $59.99, both with a 10% launch week discount. The ‘Expansion Pass’, which grants access to 14 DLC sets with new costumes, characters and mini-scenarios, is available separately for £17.99 / €19.99 / $19.99. The PC version also releases with additional DLC costumes including the Buffalo, Fox, and Panda costumes as well as ‘Neil’s Jacket’—allowing you to dress up as everyone’s favorite anti-social marriage candidate—priced at £1.79 / €1.99 / $1.99 each.

STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town is a brand-new adventure in the original farming simulation series that drops eager explorers in Olive Town, a charming seaside community on the edge of the untamed frontier, where they will work to breathe life back into their grandfather’s dilapidated farm. Though it may at first appear to be a sleepy burg, Olive Town is home to dozens of unique characters to befriend when players are ready to take a break from building their dream farm—a farm where further exploration can yield magical lands where seasons never change, an island in the sky and even a unicorn(?) to ride!

Features:

▪ Tame the wilderness of the peninsula and build your farm from the ground up! — Gather and process materials to fulfil requests and improve Olive Town’s infrastructure, upgrade tools, or commission new outfits and accessories
▪ A Farm of Endless Possibilities — Clear the land, repair old facilities, and place new buildings wherever you see fit and level up farming skills to craft a variety of decorations and facilities, from fences and automatic feeders for livestock to sprinklers for crops
▪ Participate in local festivals as the town comes to life with over 200 unique events! — Get to know your neighbours better and you may even find love with a special someone among them
▪ Simple Mechanics, Deep Gameplay — Greenhorn farmers can rest easy with the return of Seedling Mode and Normal Mode while veteran players will find familiar features and facilities with new twists on classic gameplay elements

Developed by Marvelous Inc. and published by XSEED Games globally on Windows PC via Steam, STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town launched for PC on 15th September 2021, and on Nintendo Switch™ in North America on 23rd March 2021 and published by Marvelous Europe Limited In Europe and Australia on 26th March 2021. The title has been rated “E for Everyone” by the ESRB for both platforms and is also rated PEGI 3, USK 0, and ACB G.

Build a new life and explore the dark secrets that lurk in the dungeons beneath “Len’s Island” coming to Steam Early Access for PC & Mac, 5th November 2021

Build the home of your dreams and tend crops OR throw on a backpack and grab a sword to explore the mysteries within… Len’s Island is an action-adventure / island sim game packed with intense combat and dungeon battles!

Brisbane, Australia – 13th September 2021 – Following a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2020, Flow Studio is proud to announce that action-adventure island sim mash-up, Len’s Island will launch on Steam Early Access for PC and Mac on 5th November 2021 for £19.49 / $24.99 / €20.99. $24.99 USD.

In Len’s Island, players can pick their own playstyle, choose a simple life or pick up a sword and head for the mysteries that lurk below. The vibrant and engaging world has been lovingly crafted to appeal to all kinds of audiences whether they’re hardcore dungeon-crawler fans, home-builder and decorators, explorers and completionists, farming fanatics, collectable hoarders, or people who just want to live a simple life chopping trees as the sun goes down, there’s something for everyone to discover on Len’s Island.

The Early Access version of Len’s Island is just the start of the journey for Flow Studio. With an already packed feature list for EA, plans are well underway for major expansion including full multiplayer co-op by 2023 alongside many other updates slated for very soon after Early Access launch. This includes elements such as new quests and NPC’s, more dungeons and a final boss of the island. Flow Studio will also expand on lore and story, add more content for building and farming as well as augmenting combat content by adding new weapons such as bows and other special items.

“I started on Len’s Island as a solo project 4 years ago with the ambition of developing my vision of the perfect game!”, commented Julian Ball, owner of Flow Studio. “Following the Kickstarter campaign, we’ve been able to build an international team who have helped me bring this vision to life. The guys have injected so much love and energy into Len’s Island, I believe that together we’ve crafted a beautiful, immersive, captivating and meaningful experience which we just can’t wait for people to discover.”

Len’s Island features:

▪ Build the home of your dreams – Build wherever you want, make it as big as you want, and choose from a range of materials to let your creativity run wild! Len’s Island uses a unique modular building system that allows anyone to feel like a seasoned home designer.
▪ Looking for some action? – Len’s Island is a fast-paced, skill-driven dungeon crawler with a strong focus on engaging a wide range of combat types and loadout combinations. If you’ve built the perfect pad, tended enough crops and met the local townsfolk, there are deep, dark caves below the island with plenty more to explore.
▪ Tend to your crops – Use farms to grow the food that fuels your ventures into the dungeons and long days exploring the Islands; as well as grow exotic plants and flowers to sell back to the villagers for gold. Grow large-scale farms throughout the forest, or care for small garden beds on your balcony. Or if you’re not the green-thumb type, place some pot plants and call it a day.
▪ Explore the world and rebuild your surroundings – Len’s Island focuses on rewarding adventurers, whether it’s finding a long lost sword to claim as your own, rebuilding an old broken bridge or finding hidden rooms in the dungeons. There are many secrets to uncover on the island and below it.

Find Len’s Island online:

▪ Steam
▪ Twitter
▪ Youtube
▪ Flow Studio

Wenlock Olympian Short Story Competition 2021

Wenlock Olympian Society

(providing access to sport and the arts since 1850)

In collaboration with Much Wenlock and District U3A

‘Writers on the Edge’

Short Story Competition 2021/2022

      

  • Prizes: £150, £50 and £25 plus a Gold, Silver or Bronze Wenlock Olympian Society (WOS) medal
  • Deadline for entries: Midnight on Monday 15th November 2021
  • Length of story: max 2,500 words
  • The judges are looking for originality, flair and creativity on a theme of the writer’s choice
  • All genres of stories are welcome (excluding Children’s and Young Adult Fiction)
  • Entry Fee: £5 (£8 for 2 entries,  £12 for three entries)

 

Char March, a multi-award-winning short fiction writer, poet and playwright with plays broadcast on Radio 4, will judge and identify the medal winners from a shortlist drawn up by a panel of judges 

Winning stories will be published on the WOS website

First prize to be read at a WOS social evening in March 2022

The competition is UK based but International entries are welcome

 

To enter, please go to:

 www.wenlock-olympian-society.org.uk/creative

Our September Issue is out Now!

Our September 2021 Issue is now on sale, this month it’s all about ending summer in style!

In this months issue, you’ll find value and engaging content and advice, we’ve got some great recipes for seeing the summer out including:

🍴Zena’s Norwich Food News and Very Sticky Ribs Recipe – Zena Leech-Calton is one of the best food writers in Norwich, this month just for you she gives you a Norwich Food News Update along with her delicious recipe for Very Sticky Ribs.

🏎Interview with Bart Horsten – Our Editor Melissa interviews Bart Horsten GB3 DRiver following his recent race at Snetterton, as part of the GB3 championship. Always exciting to watch on track, and a pleasure to interview a must for GB3 fans.

🎮Dawn talks about the new Sims 4 extension pack Cottage Living – Who doesn’t love the Sims, Dawn breaks down playing the new pack in her usual brilliant straightforward style.

September’s issue also contains these great features, there’s something for everyone!

💝Theatre Talk, Melissa Talks about theatre, 

💝Introducing STYKK ™ Not Vanilla V*DKA – the UK’s first non-alcoholic Vodka including some great cocktail recipes.

💝Melissa’s talks about toxic skincare and how to find out how toxic your high street brand is?

💝10 Easy steps to create a successful plan to pay off your student loans

💝The Japanese Budgeting Method

💝Melissa interviews Love Norfolk Holiday Barns

🍲Melissa’s Quick Fix Prawn Linguine

We can’t wait to share this month’s issue with you get your copy

Nights Magazine September 2021 issue | Etsy

Christmas Gift Guide

I know its a little early to be talking about Christmas But..

I’ve decided to do something a little different this year I’m opening submissions for the Gift Guide and setting a fee of £1.00 all monies raised will then be donated to charity/charities who help feed families in poverty – we are still looking into charities so now’s the time to suggest a group or charity that you think might deserve a donation, send entries to info@nights-magazine.com

Stars of TV and some of the UK’s standout stand-ups join The Garage’s Comedy Fest

We could all do with a laugh right now, which is why we’re holding our first Comedy Fest this autumn – packed with stars of TV and some of the best stand-ups touring the UK right now.

Altered Feast, Norwich’s favourite alternative comedy cabaret night, takes over The Garage with Clutterbuck’s Comedy Club (1 October). Organised and hosted by Tom Clutterbuck, Altered Feast ran at The Birdcage for five years before moving to Norwich Arts Centre in 2021. Expect the witty, the weird and the wonderful.

Previous acts include Rachel Parris (The Mash Report), Garrett Millerick (Conan O’Brien), Bec Hill (8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown), Alasdair Beckett-King (Mock the Week), Athena Kugblenu (Sketchtopia) and many more.

Britain’s Got Talent star Jonny Awsum is Coming to Town (7 October). Shooting to fame with his performances of This Is A Musical with Ant and Dec and The Triangle Song with David Walliams, his performances have been watched more than 50million times online. He’s gone on to enjoy a sell-out five-star run at the Edinburgh Fringe and supported Lost Voice Guy and Tape Face on their UK tours.

Spend an evening with some of the best stand-ups touring the UK at the Comedy Club Night (22 October).

The impishly sarcastic Dana Alexander draws from her diverse lifestyle, her gay friends and her crazy Jamaican family. Gary Tro is known for his off-centre
observations and hilarious audience chat. Keith Farnan goes where other comics don’t, placing him in the lead of investigative comedians. You may’ve seen him on BBC shows Most Annoying People, One Night Stand and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. Javier Jarquin is a circuit regular and performed on the same bill as the likes of Jimmy CarrStewart LeeJo Brand and Paul Daniels.

Run Wild! (23 October, 2pm) is the first of two shows from the stars of Britain’s Got Talent and The One ShowThe Noise Next Door. Take control of this family-friend performance full of songs, scenes and gags where anything can happen. The quartet return for In Charge (23 October, 8pm), their sixth national tour of finely tuned anarchy where you’re, once again, in charge. The Noise Next Door are 12 time sell-out veterans of The Edinburgh Fringe, appeared on various TV shows and alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Katherine Ryan, Romesh Ranganathan and Harry Hill.

Comedian Carl Hutchinson (26 October) returns with a new show after two consecutive sell-out years. Expect captivating stories, observations and audience interaction from what critics call a “joyously funny” and “an all-round comic”.

He’s cooked gourmet food using hotel room appliances and tools from his shed. In Movable Feast (6 NovemberGeorge Egg turns his attention to stuff you’d find on planes, trains and automob-meals.

Rifle through all the noise and self-promotion of modern life with comedian Jayde Adams’ The Ballad of Kylie Jenner’s Old Face (19 November). The Snackmasters and Crazy Delicious host was recently seen learning how to sing opera before performing live in front of the whole nation for Comic Relief. Her first stand-up special on Amazon was critically acclaimed, amassed 60million views across social media and was longlisted for the Best Variety Special Emmy in the Hollywood Reporter Predictions.

Carrie Mansfield, The Garage’s Executive Producer, said: “We could all use a laugh right now. What better way to put a smile back on everyone’s faces than by staging our first ever Comedy Fest. It’s a fantastic line-up featuring faces from TV and some of the best stand-ups currently touring the UK comedy circuit. It’s all part of our packed performance programme, which we can’t wait to finally share with audiences this autumn.”

Looking ahead to next year, Steve Bugeja Tried To Start His Own Nickname (17 June, 2022) features one of comedy’s most exciting rising stars. You may have heard him hosting BBC Radio 4’s Economics with Subtitles or seen him on TV shows like The Russell Howard HourLove Island: Aftersun and Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central. He’s also a prolific writer, co-creating new ITV sitcom Buffering with Ian Stirling and contributing to shows like Stirling’s CelebabilityMock the Week and 8 Out of 10 Cats.

Celebrate 25 Years of STORY OF SEASONS with Familiar Friends on New Platforms

25th Anniversary Celebrations with STORY OF SEASONS on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC

London, United Kingdom – 1st September 2021 – Marvelous Europe Limited are today excited to announce that the beloved life simulation and farming franchise STORY OF SEASONS, known as Bokujou Monogatari in Japan and previously known as HARVEST MOON in the west, is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this month.

As part of this anniversary celebration, Marvelous Europe Limited have today confirmed that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town, a title that made its Nintendo Switch debut in July 2020, will launch physically and digitally on the 15th October 2021 within Europe and Australia.

Marvelous Europe Limited has also today announced that the previously released STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town will be making its Windows PC debut on 15th September 2021 via Steam. The release of STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town on Windows PC marks the first time that an entirely new entry in the STORY OF SEASONS franchise will be released onto the platform and only the second game to do so within the 25 year history of the franchise.

In addition on 15th September 2021, STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town will receive a brand new costume DLC inspired by the Harvest Goddess, Sakuna. This costume DLC will be available to download for free for a limited time from the Nintendo eShop and Steam.

About STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town:
Originally released for the Game Boy Advance in 2003, STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town is a complete remake that will let series fans revisit the charming world of Mineral Town, while also introducing it to a new generation of farmers. In this peaceful setting, players will grow crops, take care of animals, and build relationships with villagers.

About Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town:
Embrace the pioneer spirit to shape the untamed wilderness, discover new animals and produce, and help them flourish on your farm. Customize every inch of your new homestead to impress a new cast of marriage candidates from Olive Town, an aspiring tourist hotspot that grows and thrives along with your farm.

September Issue Out Now!

Nights Magazine is the all-new lifestyle Magazine. It’s a magazine for people entertainment and making the most out of life. In each issue, you’ll enjoy all the gaming, food, lifestyle, business and theatre we can pack in. recipes, tips and information are all designed to help you live your best life in the city whatever you’re into.

Inside this month’s issue:

  • Norwich Food News and Zena’s Sticky Ribs Recipe,
  • Introducing the first-ever non-alcoholic vodka,
  • Theatre round up
  • How Toxic is Your Skincare, Melissa talks us through her challenge to find non-toxic skincare?
  • Gaming with Dawn,
  • Interview with GB3 Driver Bart Horsten,
  • 10 easy steps to create a successful plan to pay back your student loans
  • Interview with Love Norfolk Holiday Barns
  • The Japanese Budgeting Method

Get Your Copy Now

Changes to opening hours

As from September 1 2021 our new opening hours will be:

Monday – 09.00 – 17.00

Tuesday – 09.00 – 17.00

Wednesday – 09.00 – 17.00

Thursday – 09.00 – 17.00

Friday – 09.00 – 17.00

Saturday – 09.00 – 17.00

Sunday – 09.00 – 17.00

These are our office hours, the website, Etsy shop, and social media will be unaffected.