Category : Arts

Suicide Squad 2: James Gunn and the Ethics of Hiring Someone in the Digital Age

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After weeks of speculation, DC have finally confirmed that James Gunn, previous director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, will be writing the sequel to David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. The first Suicide Squad was released in 2016 and despite the onslaught of critical backlash the film … Read More

Jenny Saville Sets Record at Frieze Week

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Jenny Saville’s nude self-portrait Propped (1992) sold for an impressive £9.5 million at Sotheby’s ‘Frieze Week’ sale of contemporary art. This sets a landmark record for a work by a living female artist and significantly exceeds the painting’s estimated worth of £3-4 million. The painting was originally purchased by Charles … Read More

Paint, Pot, Print: How Art and Mental Wellbeing are Connected

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Georgia Thompson provides a look at Paint, Pot, Print, an exhibition Swarthmore Café are currently running in association with Love Arts Festival. Celebrating creativity and mental wellbeing, the exhibition includes the works of Beth Smith and Neil Thompson, two local Leeds-based artists who incorporate social and political issues into their … Read More

Bad Times at the El Royale Review

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An impressive cast brings to life this visually stunning mystery-thriller set in a unique hotel, the El Royale, during paranoid 1960’s America. The El Royale prides itself on the gimmick of having half the hotel in the state of California, the other in Nevada, but has fallen on tough times. … Read More

One Small Step: First Man Review

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First Man chronicles the life of Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) during the 1960s in which he began his journey to the moon. This is the fourth feature from Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, La La Land), a talented young filmmaker who is rapidly establishing a brilliant and eclectic body of work. Gosling … Read More

Nappily Ever After Review

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In a world that is being called out for cultural appropriation, black women’s hairstyles are praised when other races have them, but on a black woman they are often criticised.  Nappily Ever After tries to focus on the societal beauty standards placed on black women, especially when it comes to … Read More

Passionate and Political: ‘New Nigerians’ Comes to Leeds

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For one night only Oladipo Agboluaje’s political satire of Nigerian politics came to Leeds and the theatre filled predominantly with students ready for an evening of humour. Although advertised as a comedy it is fair to say that generally we learned more than we laughed, which was unexpected yet did … Read More

Women in Isolation: Semiramis at The Tetley

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Semiramis, an exhibition by Tai Shani, explores human concepts of patriarchy and how the female sex can exist in isolation throughout nature. It is currently running at The Tetley art gallery, a 5 minute walk from Leeds train station. Walking over the Leeds Bridge, it is noticeable how different this … Read More

Mark Wallinger and Francis Butterfield: Leeds Art Gallery Celebrates its 130th Anniversary With Two New Displays

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In light of its 130th Anniversary, Kate McCaughey reviews two new exhibitions at Leeds Art Gallery. Mark Wallinger – Threshold to the Kingdom, 2000 Video, projection, colour and sound [stereo] Threshold to the Kingdom, comprised of various slowed down shots of the International Arrivals doorway at City Airport, London, is a … Read More

Meet the New Presidents of LUU’s Theatre Group and Open Theatre

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Views Editor Ed Barnes talks new projects and daunting audition processes with Theatre Group‘s Katie Austin and Open Theatre‘s Eve Walton So first of all, to any readers who haven’t heard of your societies, what is it that you do? EVE: So Open Theatre (OT) is an experimental theatre society. … Read More