Apr 08, 2016
Back rooms in pubs, churches and one of the stickiest venues in Sheffield: the best gigs are sometimes in the most unlikely places. The PRS for Music Heritage Award celebrates the places some of our best-known musicians first played. Karen Campbell picks her favourites.
Mar 11, 2016
Great songs and unforgettable performances: Adele, Lily Allen and Duffy all get a big up as Karen Campbell celebrates The Ivors.
Feb 29, 2016
Self-care should be at the top of our to-do lists. Is it? Is it buggery. Still, today is a bonus day – the perfect excuse to make it all about you, says Karen Campbell.
Feb 12, 2016
Released in the US on 14 February 1991, Jonathan Demme’s film adaptation of Thomas Harris’s horror novel won Academy Awards in all top five categories. Karen Campbell sees if it still stands up. And wonders why her mum let her watch it so much.
Jan 07, 2016
Giving up the demon drink for January is a bona fide thing these days. Three of our writers reflect on their different decisions. Karen Campbell does so while enjoying a G&T.
Nov 13, 2015
More to the point, how could anyone NOT ❤️ Alan Bennett? The Lady in the Van is in cinemas today, giving Karen Campbell the perfect excuse to wax joyous about this gem of a wordsmith.
Sep 22, 2015
Bristol’s Old Vic has brought Sally Cookson’s production of Jane Eyre to The National. Karen Campbell went to see if it does Charlotte Brontë and her fierce, bold heroine proud.
Sep 21, 2015
Today is World Gratitude Day. Pop your negative knickers off, says Karen Campbell, and start a gratitude book (don’t worry, nobody needs to read it).
Aug 05, 2015
Life coaching: WTF, right? Karen Campbell was similarly full of good, honest, British cynicism – until it turned her life around.
Dec 11, 2014
As the largest retrospective of Elvis Presley ever to hit Europe – Elvis At The O2: The Exhibition of his Life – opens in London on Friday, long-term Elvis nut Karen Campbell explains why he’ll always rule her heart.