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Celebrating Diwali Far From Home

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Srika Nambiar tells us about her experience celebrating Diwali in Leeds as an international student. Being an international student is quite possibly one of the most daunting experiences I’ve ever faced. In addition to facing culture shock, it also takes quite some time to get used to the foreign land … Read More

Love Arts Festival 2018

1 month ago / 0 comments

The Love Arts Festival is an annual celebration of creativity and mental well-being in Leeds. In its 8th year, the festival aims to get people talking about mental health. The festival is made up of exhibitions, performances, gigs, films, workshops, discussions and more and all taking place in different venues … Read More

Why Green Man has Sold Out this Year

5 months ago / 0 comments

With Green Man Festival less than two months away, we take a look at all the things to get excited about this party in the mountains. With so much going on, Green Man really is more than just about the music. They had a pre-fest party on a boat Green … Read More

Festival season kicks off in Heaton Park with Parklife 2018

5 months ago / 0 comments

You’re caught between the heavy bass magnetising you from one stage and intoxicating indie-pop coming from the main stage. You’re four Smirnoff Ices down, with Mancunian spirit sending your serotonin levels off the scale. You’re at Parklife 2018, and there is not a care in the air. 80,000 donned their … Read More

Parklife Launch Petition to Make the Festival a Bank Holiday Weekend

8 months ago / 0 comments

The boss of Parklife Festival in Manchester is calling for the festival weekend to be a bank holiday. He argues that it would be better for the economy to spread out the May bank holidays, so that the late-May holiday could be moved to June. Changing the date would mean … Read More

REVIEW: Festival of the Dead Meets Leeds

9 months ago / 0 comments

There could not have been a more apt setting for Festival of the Dead’s debut in Leeds than Church. If I’m sure about one thing, it’s that the Festival of the Dead was anything but dead. A concoction of music, laughter and elaborate costumes greeted us in a smoky room … Read More

World Island announce flawless 2018 line-up

10 months ago / 0 comments

Take one look at the World Island 2018 line-up and your jaw will drop. Headliners Sampha, Loyle Carner and Unknown Mortal Orchestra destine this weekender at Southbank Depot to be something truly special. Crafted by Super Friendz, the line-up is a curation of the best of the UK’s rising musical … Read More

Union Condemned For Cultural Appropriation

1 year ago / 0 comments

Leeds University Union have been plunged into controversy regarding their Halloween event, which, despite being marketed as ‘The Living Dead Festival’, was populated by decorations emblazoned with the phrase ‘Day of The Dead’. This has provoked accusations of cultural appropriation from some members of the student body, who feel that the … Read More

50 Years of Summer: the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love

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In San Francisco, 1967, a cultural revolution was taking place. Teenagers were questioning and challenging the values of the previous generation; conservatism, monogamy and tradition were rejected in favour of vibrant music, sexual liberation and psychedelia. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. In light of … Read More

Bestival 2017: the summer finale

1 year ago / 0 comments

Ah, Bestival. The summer finale. The icing on the cake. The glistening cherry on top of the proverbial ice cream sundae. Only Bestival can truly mark the end of British summertime. As we unpack our towering, still slightly damp backpacks, we should probably put away the pink wigs and orange … Read More