Tag : anastasia kennedy

Blue Eyes: Political intrigue in Sweden

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Nobody ever thought Sweden would become right wing. Not the haven of neutrality, meatballs and rotten fish. But alas it has and, with the Sweden Democrats polling at around 20%, Sweden needs to come to terms with the way it views and presents itself. This crisis is not unfamiliar, and … Read More

The A Word: Is autism a spectrum or a label for life?

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Lake District provides a stunning backdrop to BBC’s The A Word, as the extended Hughes family gather for Joe’s fifth birthday party. As much as this family try to be perfect, nobody can avoid the fact that Joe (Max Vento) is disinterested and avoids people and emotionally charged situations. … Read More

Review: It’s Turtle Bay all the way down

3 years ago / 0 comments

February might be the shortest month of the year, but the wind and rain seem never-ending, and the glowing windows of the new Turtle Bay restaurant were a welcome sight that promised warmth and shelter. And they did not disappoint; the mismatched interior and reggae music welcomes you like an … Read More

Review: LUU Pantomime Society – Sleeping Beauty (Untucked)

3 years ago / 0 comments

Christmas isn’t Christmas until you’ve seen a pantomime, and LUU Pantomime Society have got us covered on that front once again. With all the slapstick humour, posh southern jibes and drag queens you could ever dream of, Sleeping Beauty (Untucked) – an original pantomime – is just what the doctor … Read More

Magic returns to York with Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

3 years ago / 0 comments

Magic hasn’t been performed in England for over 300 years, but two magicians are about to change all that. BBC’s adaptation of Susanna Clarke’s novel Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell places the return of magic against the backdrop of the Napoleonic War and Regency society, with BBC’s trademark use of … Read More

Postcard from Abroad – Uppsala University Sweden

3 years ago / 0 comments

Anastasia is a third year History and English Literature student currently spending her Erasmus year in the picturesque Swedish city of Uppsala. Sweden has shown her that there’s no escaping her Russian descent, with every silver birch tree reminding her of the Motherland. Although she may come across as condescending … Read More

Postcard from Abroad – Uppsala University Sweden

4 years ago / 0 comments

Anastasia is a third year History and English Literature student currently spending her Erasmus year in the picturesque Swedish city of Uppsala. Sweden has shown her that there’s no escaping her Russian descent, with every silver birch tree reminding her of the Motherland. Although she may come across as condescending … Read More

Mr Selfridge: the beginning of the end

4 years ago / 0 comments

Jeremy Piven reprises his role as charismatic American-born British entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge, founder of the Oxford Street Department store. Whilst the first two series focused on the glitz and glamour, this third series sees the beginning of the end; the unravelling of Selfridge’s business venture. The show returns with … Read More

Postcard from Abroad – Uppsala University Sweden

4 years ago / 0 comments

Anastasia is a third year History and English Literature student currently spending her Erasmus year in the picturesque Swedish city of Uppsala. Sweden has shown her that there’s no escaping her Russian descent, with every silver birch tree reminding her of the Motherland. Although she may come across as condescending … Read More

The Missing is raw, uncompromising and utterly human

4 years ago / 0 comments

With autumn setting in, and the cold pushing us closer into the warm embrace of our trusty TV screens, BBC1’s The Missing is just what the doctor ordered – a sadistic doctor with a penchant for emotional trauma. While vacationing in France, Tony and Emily Hughes’ (James Nesbitt and Frances … Read More