Category : In The Middle

‘The Kite Runner’ Review

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The stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s globel bestselling novel, The Kite Runner, by The Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse continues its tour this week at West Yorkshire Playhouse. Matthew Spangler’s stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s world-renowned novel bleeds bookish nostalgia – it teaches us to read our own lives in … Read More

‘IT’ Review

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Is It a bad film? No. But it is a very faithful adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, and as a result it does inherit a lot of the flaws of King’s writing. It ends up being a worse film than it could have been, and it’s largely to do with … Read More

Queen of Chapeltown Review

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Chloe-Louise Saunders investigates the beginnings of Leeds West Indian Carnival through West Yorkshire Playhouse’s performance of Queen of Chapeltown.  As Colin Grant’s Queen of Chapeltown reaches its climax, Elexi Walker flaunts a sparkling feathered dress against a jaw-dropping background. It is not only a bold and charming tableau, but a … Read More

An Interview with Annie Errez

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Leeds’ most exciting festival, Mint Festival, arrives on September 23rd to finish the season with a bang. Poppie Platt had a chat with Mint Club and Mosaic records resident Annie Errez ahead of her set at the festival. Hi, Annie! I thought I’d begin with a few questions about Leeds, … Read More

Single Review: Too Much To Ask by Niall Horan

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Niall Horan’s solo career thus far has been unpredictable, to say the least. His first single – the nostalgic and entirely lovely ‘This Town’ – was acoustic and simple, and set him up to move in a direction away from pop. This comes as no surprise to fans, who have … Read More

ArcTanGent 2017: Thunder Strikes

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Another year, another muddy music festival. Well, I say that, but this was actually my first time at ArcTangent. With the festival currently in its fifth year, ArcTangent – run by the same people who put on acclaimed fete 2000 Trees – has seen its fair share of music giants … Read More

In The Middle with Wolf Alice

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In 2012, Wolf Alice first gained airplay on Radio One after releasing a free download on Soundcloud. Five years later, and the band have had a UK number 2 album, sold out shows in 10 seconds, and have a film about them set to be released. But, despite this, “we … Read More

Bestival 2017: the summer finale

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Ah, Bestival. The summer finale. The icing on the cake. The glistening cherry on top of the proverbial ice cream sundae. Only Bestival can truly mark the end of British summertime. As we unpack our towering, still slightly damp backpacks, we should probably put away the pink wigs and orange … Read More

Carnival Messiah: Proof that We Need Art

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Following her summer of research, investigating why this explosion of culture and vision is so important, Anna May tells us more about Carnival Messiah preceeding its showing tomorrow at West Yorkshire Playhouse. When I applied to do a summer research project on ‘The Impact and Legacy of Carnival Messiah’, I never imagined … Read More

In the Middle with SOPHA

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Sarah Ashford-Brown talks to up-and-coming French band SOPHA about their work, their creative process and what it’s like to be in a band. Present yourselves in a few words. Seven: I’m 19, I was born in Paris but spent much of my time travelling in South America and Africa with … Read More