Category : Arts

Greig’s Play Europe WIll Make You Reevaluate What Home Means

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Set in a train station without any trains, David Greig’s border-town drama delves into issues of global conflict and local identity. Through the exploration of relationships and borders, those that are new, old, secure and otherwise, contemporary concerns of internal and external displacement are brought to light within Europe and … Read More

Do Art Galleries Cost Too much?

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There is no doubt that public art comes at a price. But when this price leaves you little change from £100 for a family day-out, are we costing young people more than just their creative development and community engagement? Tristram Hunt, director of the V&A, doesn’t seem to think so. … Read More

Mandy Is A Hit & Miss Thriller That Keeps You Guessing

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Mandy is, truly, one of the strangest films I have ever seen. Taking inspiration from the quirky yet dark beats of Darren Aronofsky, this second cinematic entry from writer-director Panos Cosmatos does not hold itself back from pushing the boundaries of the modern thriller genre. The brave steps taken in … Read More

Banksy In The Bin: The Infamous Shredding Picture

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Banksy is arguably the most iconic street artist of our time, who still remains anonymous, (although is probably Robert Del Naja, 52-year-old member of trip-hop trio Massive Attack, sorry for the spoilers). International headlines have recently been captured by his latest anti-capitalist controversy. At Southeby’s Auction House on Saturday 6th … Read More

Matangi/MAYA/M.I.A. Is A Deep-Dive Into Both Music And Activism

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M.I.A. released her first single ‘Galang’ via XL Recordings in the early 2000s. The track was met with great acclaim, both in England and America: who was this loud South Asian girl using garish beats and clashing graphics to throw Sri Lankan culture into the British music scene? Over a … Read More

Is Poetry Really Dead?

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We all like to come up with witty and clever Instagram captions. But would we consider the said captions to be poetry? Ariel Bissett, an English Literature graduate and Youtuber, released her documentary #poetry at the beginning of the month. The documentary explores the links between poetry and online social … Read More

Why There Are No Theatre Celebrities

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I love the theatre. I am what one may call a ‘theatre nerd’. I pride myself on knowing cast lists, touring dates and musical scores off by heart. My Instagram feed is full of Broadway actors, directors and local theatre houses. These are my celebrities, but it has become blatantly … Read More

Is Vlogging Enhancing Our West End Experience?

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In the West End world, a number of actors are sharing their lives through vlogging. Heathers the Musical’s Carrie Hope Fletcher is a prime example, publishing The Veronica Vlogs almost every week, keeping fans updated in all aspects of her life as a lead actress. So does this behind-the-scenes footage … Read More

A Star Is Born Is A Dizzyingly Breathless Story

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Music is essentially 12 notes between any octave’ explains Sam Elliott towards the end of A Star Is Born. ‘It’s the same story told over and over, forever. All any artist can offer the world is how they see those 12 notes.’ The line is just shy of a wink … Read More

Afro-futurism: Slowly Filling the Black Hole at the Heart of Sci-fi

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‘Afrofuturism is me. Us. Black people seeing ourselves in the future, being as magical as we want to be.’ The word’s of Janelle Monae serve to respond to the words of Mark Dery’s ‘Black to the future’ article questioning ‘can a community whose past has been deliberately rubbed out… imagine … Read More