Category : Arts

Out of This World Performance: One Giant Leap

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Student-produced shows can be a mixed bag of low production value, amateur performances, and poor storytelling, but every once in a while, there is a hidden gem. A show that completely exceeds expectations and reminds you of the extreme talent possessed by young creatives. One Giant Leap definitely falls into … Read More

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is a Masterclass in Blockbuster Cinema

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I was raised on superheroes; on the top shelf of the wardrobe in my bedroom there sits thousands of issues of classic comics, collected by my dad during his youth and devoured by me and my siblings during ours. This, of course, means that the films of the MCU have … Read More

Does Talent Trump Abuse In Hollywood?

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Following her 2016 Best Actress Oscar win for her portrayal of a sexual abuse victim in Room, Brie Larson had to present the award of Best Actor at the 2017 Oscars to alleged sexual predator, Casey Affleck. It was thought that to prevent another uncomfortable encounter, the Academy would take … Read More

‘Isle of Dogs’ Toes the Line Between Cultural Appropriation and Cultural Appreciation

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Wes Anderson’s newest stop-motion film, Isle of Dogs, opened at cinemas last month amid both praise and controversy, as it has been criticised by many for its presentation of Japanese society. Cultural insensitivity is an issue that continues to plague Hollywood, but is Isle of Dogs really a case of … Read More

Is It Time We Forget About ‘The Breakfast Club’?

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“How are we meant to feel about art that we both love and oppose?” This is the question put forward by actress and author Molly Ringwald in her recently published essay, and, at a time when films of the past are constantly being brought to new audiences through the popularity … Read More

Selfies: Art or Millennial Narcissism?

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The newly-opened California Museum of Selfies places an ostentatious pinpoint on the timeline of the digital age, marking the moment where the selfie is treated with artistic respect. This exhibit allows visitors to explore the selfie right back to its 40,000 year-old roots and contains primarily interactive instalments that reinforce … Read More

#Project84: Sparking the Conversation Around Male Suicide

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On March 26th, 84 men appeared on the roof of the ITV studios in London. 72 figures were positioned on the ITV studios tower and 12 stood on the roof on the This Morning studio. Although the ominous figures were only life-like sculptures, they represented a shocking statistic – that … Read More

Vertical Fitness Cabaret Showcase

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After the phenomenal success of our first ever showcase in 2017, Vertical Fitness are moving out of the Riley and holding a bigger, better event for 2018! We’re ending the year with a glorious showcase of talent, in a cabaret showcase raising money for Basis Yorkshire. Vertical Fitness have only … Read More

Frida Kahlo Fans United and Divided Over V&A’s Upcoming Exhibition

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From the 6th June to the 4th November 2018 there will be an exhibition of some of Frida Kahlo’s personal artefacts and clothing at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. After Kahlo’s death, her husband, Diego Rivera, locked many of her possessions in a bathroom at their home in … Read More

Preview: Deadpool 2 Trailer Promises To Live Up To Its Hype

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“From the studio that brought you 27 Dresses and The Devil Wears Prada” boasts the new trailer for the highly anticipated sequel to 2016’s Deadpool, trumpeting a return of the style of humour that helped skyrocket the “Merc’ with a Mouth” to cinematic success.  It would seem that despite the … Read More