Category : Spoken Word

Leeds 2023: a cultural loss by popular vote

10 months ago / 0 comments

After 4 years of hard work, a million pounds worth of investment, and the submission of ideas by hundreds of residents, Leeds has been dealt a devastating blow.  It’s aspirations of becoming European Capital of Culture in 2023, along with those of Belfast, Dundee, Milton Keynes and Nottingham, lie in … Read More

Intersectional Feminism in The Hijabi Monologues

12 months ago / 0 comments

Newsflash: Muslim women have ‘normal’ interests and also do ‘everyday things’. The shock! The horror! Recently there has been a growth of media commentary about Muslim women. Believe it or not, most of this has been showcasing their victories rather than contributing to the usual stereotypical ramblings. We have seen … Read More

What’s what with Arts Socs

1 year ago / 0 comments

Leeds University Union has a wide variety of societies, each one different, interesting and inclusive. Whether you want to try out something new, or hone a new talent and skill you never thought you would master, you will surely find your place here at Leeds. With over 30 different societies … Read More

Review: Headingley Lit Fest – I Am Alive (I Guess)

2 years ago / 0 comments

This year’s Headingley Lit Fest focuses on the topic ‘ The Edge’. Literary figures have been challenged with the task of expressing how ‘The Edge’ plays a significant role in their work and the ways in which they express this. On Wednesday 8th March, I attended the fascinating event, I … Read More

LUU Spoken Word Society Poetry Slam @ Wharf Chambers

2 years ago / 0 comments

Having never been to an event like this before, and being able only to draw from memories of Jonah Hill awkwardly forming staccato-ed emphasis on the name Cynthia, I had no realistic expectation for what a poetry slam was even going to be like. Save for my initial overwhelming awe … Read More

The Scribe GIAG – society spoken word talent

2 years ago / 0 comments

What started as a typical artsy student sit-in, laden with anarchy and questionable talent, morphed into a showcase of raw emotion and immense depth. This was The Scribe’s first GIAG of the semester at LS6, The Clock Café in Hyde Park. The show kicked off in a cosy upstairs room … Read More