Category : Lifestyle & Culture

Keeping a Diary: A Real Form of Art

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This year, turn over a new leaf, take up a new hobby and start writing a diary. Lifestyle and Culture Editor, Bella Davis, offers some pointers on getting started.  The beginning of the year is often characterised by the setting of goals and resolutions, and the consequential fallout from the … Read More

Treat Your Shelf – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night

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A book which manages to be effortlessly simple yet incredibly poignant is a rare find, but it is a feat reached by Mark Haddon’s modern classic. Beginning with the murder of a neighbourhood dog, the story centres upon Christopher Boone, the 15 year old protagonist who happens to have severe … Read More

Books to Look Out for in 2018

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The novelist and essayist, Christopher Morley, once wrote: ‘When you sell a man a book you don’t sell him just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life.’ This year, liberate your minds from your reading lists and take a gander at … Read More

Don’t Worry, It’s Only The End of the F***ing World

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When “The End of the F***ing World” popped up as suggestion on Netflix, I did not think I would like it and merely put it on as something to watch in the background, as something that would not distract me from all the things I needed to do. I was … Read More

The Return of The Crown: A Jewel of Netflix

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The return of The Crown was highly anticipated and it didn’t disappoint. It was just as well-acted as season one, with Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth, Matt Smith as Prince Philip and Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret to name a few of an excellent cast. The script and storyline were … Read More

Peaky Blinders Episode 6: End of the Road

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The final instalment of Peaky Blinders was widely expected to be an eye-opener for many an audience, and it was. It dealt with a number of recurring issues that have been raised throughout the series and was wholly satisfying in its conclusion. One issue to raise would be Luca Changretta’s … Read More

‘Vengeance is Yours’: Peaky Blinders Episode 5 Review

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Episode 5, the unfortunate penultimate chapter of season 4, was humorous and continues to build the tension of the overall plot while simultaneously providing some of the expected violence. After yet another cliffhanger at the end of episode 4, it was with baited breath that the audience watched as Tommy … Read More

‘We’re Never Free’: Dark Review

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The recently aired Netflix show ‘Dark’ is quite simply incredible. It was perhaps the ten most confusing hours of my life and, even while questioning core concepts like time and the universe, it was a startling introduction into the lives of four families after two boys go missing. It’s set … Read More

Chocolate Yule Log Recipe

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This oozing chocolate desert cake is the perfect thing to enjoy this Christmas! Complete with a spiced buttercream filling and covered in double chocolate ganache this calorific delight certainly requires a spot on your table. You might be a little cautious about baking your own swiss roll for the first … Read More

‘A Wasp in a Glass’: Peaky Blinders Episode 4 Review

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Tensions and plotlines begin to finally culminate, spinning a thread of revenge since the beginning of the series. A number of notable scenes are acted throughout the episode, one of the first entailing Changretta’s thirst for Shelby blood. It seems as if Polly’s cunning plan falls short but swiftly reveals … Read More