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Megan Downing
Southampton, University of

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.

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Megan Downing explores the highs and lows of this year's Bestival.

Bestival 2014: The Highs and Lows

Megan Downing explores the highs and lows of this year's Bestival.

Frank Iero has been working on some music as well, and it’s origin is not from where you would expect.

Album review: Frnkiero Andthe Cellabration - Stomachaches

Frank Iero has been working on some music as well, and it’s origin is not from where you would expect.

What Royal Blood have done is not new by any means, but no-one else is doing it as well as them in the present day.

Album review: Royal Blood - Royal Blood

What Royal Blood have done is not new by any means, but no-one else is doing it as well as them in the present day.

FKA Twigs has been the name on everyone’s lips over the last twelve months. Featuring in many ‘sound of 2014’ lists, the 26 year old former dancer caused a stir in the music scene with her unique style of experimental trip-hop.

Album Review: FKA Twigs - LP1

FKA Twigs has been the name on everyone’s lips over the last twelve months. Featuring in many ‘sound of 2014’ lists, the 26 year old former dancer caused a stir in the music scene with her unique style of experimental trip-hop.

Announcement on Monday, tickets sold out within a minute on Tuesday, show time on Wednesday. Whoever kept Gerard Way’s first solo show a secret deserves a medal.

Live Review: Gerard Way @ Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth (20/08/2014)

Announcement on Monday, tickets sold out within a minute on Tuesday, show time on Wednesday. Whoever kept Gerard Way’s first solo show a secret deserves a medal.

James Franco is infamously known as a jack of all trades, but how do his writing endeavours compare to his acting successes?

In Focus: James Franco, the writer

James Franco is infamously known as a jack of all trades, but how do his writing endeavours compare to his acting successes?

Frank Iero has streamed his debut single, Weighted from his new solo project FrnkIero and the Cellabration. The track comes after the split of My Chemical Romance in early 2013.

Hear This: FrnkIero And The Cellabration - Weighted

Frank Iero has streamed his debut single, Weighted from his new solo project FrnkIero and the Cellabration. The track comes after the split of My Chemical Romance in early 2013.

Coldplay have teamed up with Cat Power for the lead track on the soundtrack of new movie Wish You Were Here. Listen.

Hear This: Coldplay & Cat Power - Wish You Were Here

Coldplay have teamed up with Cat Power for the lead track on the soundtrack of new movie Wish You Were Here. Listen.

Alt-J have revealed another track from upcoming album This Is All Yours titled 'Left Hand Free'.

Hear This: Alt-J - Left Hand Free

Alt-J have revealed another track from upcoming album This Is All Yours titled 'Left Hand Free'.

Kevin Spacey returns to the stage as notorious American lawyer and civil libertarian, Clarence Darrow.

Theatre Review: Clarence Darrow at The Old Vic

Kevin Spacey returns to the stage as notorious American lawyer and civil libertarian, Clarence Darrow.

Megan Downing discusses what all the fuss is about with McBusted's tour

Live review: McBusted at LG Arena, Birmingham (17/05/2014)

Megan Downing discusses what all the fuss is about with McBusted's tour

Megan Downing explores the veil of the American Dream in Oscar winning movie American Beauty.

In order to be successful, one must project an image of success: The veil of the American dream in American Beauty

Megan Downing explores the veil of the American Dream in Oscar winning movie American Beauty.

Lily Allen is back in the game with her third studio album Sheezus. She has succeeded in showing development from her previous efforts, whilst still keeping her trademark bite.

Album review: Lily Allen - Sheezus

Lily Allen is back in the game with her third studio album Sheezus. She has succeeded in showing development from her previous efforts, whilst still keeping her trademark bite.

Aussie producer, Harley Streten, aka Flume has released an official audio for his remix of Lorde's 'Tennis Courts'

Hear this: Lorde - Tennis Court (Flume Remix)

Aussie producer, Harley Streten, aka Flume has released an official audio for his remix of Lorde's 'Tennis Courts'

Kevin Spacey is notorious for playing intricately complex characters, those with so much depth that you forget that it is an act.

In Focus: Kevin Spacey, the actor

Kevin Spacey is notorious for playing intricately complex characters, those with so much depth that you forget that it is an act.

Megan Downing reviews Bombay Bicycle Club's recent performance at Portsmouth Guildhall.

Bombay Bicycle Club @ Portsmouth Guildhall (10/04/2014)

Megan Downing reviews Bombay Bicycle Club's recent performance at Portsmouth Guildhall.

TV
The hit American political thriller House of Cards is back with a second season that is more ruthless and blood filled than the first.

Review: House of Cards, Season 2, Episode 1

The hit American political thriller House of Cards is back with a second season that is more ruthless and blood filled than the first.

Megan Downing reviews Childish Gambino's sold out show at London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire.

Live review: Childish Gambino @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London (04/02/2014)

Megan Downing reviews Childish Gambino's sold out show at London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire.

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