Category : Arts

Senga Nengudi Exhibition: The Henry Moore Institute

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It was the utmost pleasure to be invited to the opening exhibition of Senga Nengudi, one of the world’s leading avant-garde artists last week at the Leeds Henry Moore Institute. Open until February 2019, it’s an exhibition that showcases some of the vital aspects of Nengudi’s life through the years. … Read More

Are the university’s Arts and Humanities courses still stuck in the past?

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Coming to university, you are told that you will be moving away from the spoon-fed nature of a school curriculum to one that encourages critical thinking and expands your knowledge even further. However, broadening your academic horizons proves not to be so easy if you happen to study a course … Read More

Utøya: Should Filmmakers Continue to Depict Terrorist Attacks?

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With the news of the release of two separate films depicting the events of the 2011 Utøya attack in Norway, Mailies Fleming explores the moral implications of depicting terrorist attacks on screen. As the month of September ushered in the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in 2001, it seems … Read More

Fresher’s Week Special: Coming Of Age Films To Watch With Your New Flatmates

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Starting or returning to university is daunting, so why not make this time less stressful by sitting down and bonding over some crowd-pleasing movies with your flatmates? Here are just a few to get you started: Ladybird (2017) Set in 2002, the film follows Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) … Read More

‘Her own words in her own writing:’ Ophelia Muse, Elizabeth Siddal, to be Finally Given a Voice in New Poetry Collection

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Frequently referred to as the Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel, even those who do not recognise Elizabeth Siddal’s name will know her pale oval face and flowing red tresses. The famous muse of Dante Rossetti, Siddal posed for quintessential paintings and sculptures of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, the most famous of which is undoubtedly … Read More

Fresher’s Week Special: Leeds University’s Hidden Gallery Treasures

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In time for Fresher’s Week, Arts editor Stephanie Bennett explores the University’s own art attractions that are right here on campus. Leeds is abundant with activities related to arts and culture, but there are two galleries within the Parkinson building that are free to enter and have amazing materials within … Read More

Review: Searching

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When his daughter goes missing, a distant father (John Cho) must unravel her sprawling online world in an incisive, unofficial investigation which provides the basis of Searching. This is a missing-person thriller which at many points feels like Prisoners remade as an Apple advert, however, thanks to solid work from … Read More

Disney Live-Action: Nostalgic or Uncreative?

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It appears that Walt Disney Company has struck yet another goldmine: live-action adaptations of animated classics. This recent Disney trend has already produced several successes, including the likes of Cinderella (2015) and Beauty and the Beast (2017), which earned a grand total of $544 million and $1.3 billion respectively in … Read More

An Introduction to Hyde Park Picture House

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If we told you that the UK’s only remaining gas-lit cinema sits right on our doorstep in the form of a charming and relaxed grade II listed building would you believe us? The infamous Hyde Park in Leeds is home to the unique and quirky Hyde Park Picture House located … Read More

The RSC’s New Shakespeare Learning Zone: Another Tiresome Plight?

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Investigating the RSC’s newly-launched Shakespeare Learning Zone, and I’m transported back to the days of using absolutely any website I can find in order to avoid actually having to read Romeo and Juliet. It’s the classic formula of our beloved SparkNotes and GradeSaver: a couple of clicks in and I’ve … Read More