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The Millennial Railcard is a Poor Compromise for Millennials in Crisis

11 months ago / 0 comments

One of the measures announced in the 2017 Autumn Budget was the extension of the 16-25 railcard to now include those aged 26-30. This will affect up to 4.6 million people when it comes into effect in spring 2018. The measure, nicknamed ‘The Millennial Railcard’, appears, on the surface, like ... Read More

Daddy’s Home 2: ‘does itself no favours’

12 months ago / 0 comments

Arriving just in time for the Christmas season, the Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg-led comedy Daddy’s Home 2 hopes to recapture similar laughs as its first iteration, while adding comedy legend John Lithgow and the recently rebounding Mel Gibson as Ferrell and Whalberg’s character’s fathers, respectively, in the hopes of bringing even … Read More

West Brom were right to sack Tony Pulis: Opinion Piece

12 months ago / 0 comments

 “Actually wanted us to lose the last few games, so it would speed up his departure, never thought I’d see the day when I wanted my own team to lose, that’s the extent of how bad things got”.   This was a tweet from a West Brom fan in the aftermath … Read More

The Pink Sari Revolution: ‘Put down your shame and pick up your stick.’

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sampat Pal formed the Uttar Pradesh’s Gulabi Gang in 2006 and Mira Mookerjee review’s the play, The Pink Sari Revolution, over a decade later. Based on the novel by Amana Fontanella-Khan, this play discards idealism for truth and grit. ‘Pink is not just the colour of a sari, pink is … Read More

To Be Or Not To Be? That Is The Mystery

1 year ago / 0 comments

Arts writer, Eleanor Smith, discusses the Shakespeare Authorial conspiracy theory and the playwright’s significance in today’s society. William Shakespeare is often regarded as Britain’s greatest playwright. Four centuries after the composition of his works, he is still celebrated on school curriculums, in television, film and theatre, and in everyday life. … Read More

Newton Faulkner at LBU in Photos

1 year ago / 0 comments

On a rainy Friday night, Newton Faulkner brought his laid-back ‘acoustic pop’ to Leeds Beckett Union. Our photographer Sílvia Blanco was there to capture the evening. All images by Sílvia Blanco (@silviablanco_)

Louis Theroux: Talking to Annorexia

1 year ago / 0 comments

Did we actually just see the deadpan documentarian, Louis Theroux with a tear in his eye? Delving into two of London’s biggest eating disorder treatment facilities, Theroux takes a sensitive approach in providing us with a saddening insight into the insidious and destructive illness that is anorexia. He describes the … Read More

Junior Doctors: Blood, Sweat and Tears

1 year ago / 0 comments

BBC Three’s new documentary series, Junior Doctors: Blood, Sweat and Tears, was first broadcast on 25th October 2017. The series is set in New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, and follows the hospital’s newest recruits: the fresh-faced, newly qualified junior doctors who are just beginning their work placements. On top of being … Read More

Celeb Style File: Cressida Bonas

1 year ago / 0 comments

Leeds alumna Cressida Bonas may be best known for being an ex of Prince Harry’s, but she’s also an actress, dancer, and model in her own right. Moreover – she’s also got one of the most eclectic yet classy styles I’ve come across. Quintessentially British with a unique blend of … Read More

#MeToo: Sexual Harassment and the Music Industry

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sexual harassment of any sort is condemned by society, however the topic is also widely stigmatised and often kept quiet. Following the overwhelming response on social media to the ‘Me Too’ campaign, it’s important to consider the extent to which sexual harassment has plagued our society. This in particular is … Read More