I’m Megan Downing, an English Literature graduate from University of Southampton. I work for MTV as a Digital Media Intern.
I am the Music, Arts and Culture Editor for The National Student. I am the Membership and Communications Officer for the Student Publication Association, I write about music for 7BitArcade, and contribute regularly to The Culture Trip.
I have a passion for live music and this is where I began in student journalism. Reviewing a gig or festival is still where my heart lies four years on.
One thing you should know about me is that I have an unhealthy obsession with Kevin Spacey.
Live review: Royal Blood @ Portsmouth Guildhall - 03/03/2015
Royal Blood filled Portsmouth Guildhall with their raucous stadium-sized rock.
Bestival announce first wave of acts for 2015
Bestival announce first wave of acts for this year's 'Summer of Love' themed festival
Comedy Review: Simon Amstell - To Be Free @ Nuffield Theatre, Southampton
To Be Free is an honest show full of provocative social comment and enough borderline-offensive jokes to keep up his Buzzcocks reputation.
Common People launch competition to perform at festival
Common People launch competition for budding South Coast bands and artists.
Album Review: Sleater Kinney - No Cities To Love
Sleater Kinney are back after their "indefinite hiatus" with new record No Cities To Love.
Bestival's Common People announce first wave of acts
Common People have announced the first wave of acts including Saturday headliner Fat Boy Slim
Theatre Review: The Sound of Music at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton (22/01/2015)
The Sound of Music is a delight for all ages, so whether you are heading there with a loved one or taking your children to see it, I can assure you it will be a fantastic evening for all involved.
Opera Review: Carmen by the Welsh National Opera at the Mayflower Southampton
WNO's performance of Carmen was enthralling and musically fantastic.
Theatre Review: Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense is an innovative and charming production that is brought to life by an excellent cast and wonderful venue in the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton.
Album review: The Ting Tings - Super Critical
The Ting Tings are back with a disappointing follow up record to Sounds From Nowheresville.
Album Review: Azealia Banks - Broke With Expensive Taste
Banks self-released the debut album that was meant to be her initiation into becoming a major force in the pop world. But is there anyone left to care?
Comedy Review: Katherine Ryan at the Nuffield Theatre
The Nuffield Theatre’s comedy line up this year is stunning, and what better way to dive right into it than an evening with the tour-de-force that is panel show legend, Katherine Ryan.
Theatre Review: ENB's Coppélia at Mayflower Theatre (15/10/2014)
The English National Ballet's performance of Coppélia is the most light-hearted of romps, and suitable for all the family.
Theatre Review: Othello at the Nuffield Theatre (14/10/2014)
Frantic Assembly turn Shakespeare's Othello on its head in a passionate reworking of the classic.
Arts Review: Grupo Corpo at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton (07/10/2014)
Grupo Corpo came to the Mayflower in Southampton and demonstrated their beautiful merge of ballet and Brazilian dance.
Live review: FKA Twigs @ Hackney Empire
FKA Twigs stunned Hackney Empire with her smoulderingly sexy performance of debut record LP1.
Theatre Review: Singin' In The Rain @ Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Mayflower Theatre is currently playing host to Singin’ In The Rain, the stage adaptation of the 50s classic. Megan Downing headed down to review it.