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Interview with Adam Hargreaves

James Gilmore interviews does a rare interview with Mr Men author and illustrator about his new collaboration

Interview with Adam Hargreaves

In the late 60’s, Adam Hargreaves (at the time, just seven years old) asked his father an impossible question: What does a tickle look like?. Ever since then, that very question has dominated his life.

In 1971, Roger Hargreaves (Adam’s father) published a book called ‘Mr. Tickle’, and from that the Mr. Men franchise was born.


Adam Hargreaves took over his father’s children’s book empire in 1988 and ever since then has been entertaining children around the world with the Mr. Men and Little Miss series – as well as creating one-off pieces such as Little Miss Princess in 2011 for the Royal Wedding.

Now, for the first time ever, the world of Roger Hargreaves and Mr Men collides with the world of Doctor Who for a series of books which sees some of the most famous Doctor Who characters materialised as Mr Men!

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Music

Review: Hey Violet at The Garage

Hey Violet are the next global band that you shouldn't ignore. And it won't be long until they're so big that it'll be impossible to.

Hey Violet have been on quite a journey over the past few years.

The band, made up of sisters Rena (lead singer) and Nia Lovelis (drummer) along with friends Casey Moreta (guitar), Miranda Miller (keys) and Iain Shipp (bass), have gone from being angsty rockers to making their own sound, their own image and their own fans.

Even before their unofficial ‘new image unveiling’ in mid-2016 a lot had happened. They had changed their name from ‘Cherri Bomb’ to Hey Violet, they had been discovered by, then signed by, and then toured with 5 Seconds of Summer - but in 2016 everything changed. Suddenly Rena’s black, emo-like hair was short and pink; Nia had a black bob; Iain was in the band… and they were cool.


The first time we heard ‘Pure’… the first time we heard the sun-soaked bubblegum pop… there was something different…

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Myles McCaulskey's Top 5: Wednesday 10th May

Myles McCaulskey's picks this week include J Hus, Desiigner and more.

Every week, Myles McCaulskey picks his Top 5 favourite hip-hop tracks that he's been listening to over the past week. We reveal the list right here, every Wednesday.

1. J Hus – Common Sense

The title track from his album which drops on Friday. The live instruments and punchy lyrics from Hus work together perfectly. It’s got that Rick Ross Maybach Music feel to it.


2. Sona – Ginger

Sona is on fire this year and we’re only in May! Ginger is catchy, energetic and definitely a song that I will be vibzing too this summer!


3. Desiigner – Thank God I Got It

Desiigner doesn’t get enough credit for his music. He’s released good music since Panda and this one is an example of that. I’m looking forward to his project this summer.


4. Adian Coker…

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