Tag : LUU

King Krule @ The Refectory, 23/11

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From Zoo Kid to King Krule, to Archy Marshall and back to King Krule again. Marshall’s rich and distinctive sound has captivated us under many pseudonyms since 2010. His voice, textured with a South East London accent, has a soulful depth far beyond his years. You could remark that Marshall … Read More

Milky Chance @ Leeds University Stylus, 9/11

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“Are you okay? Are you alright? Are you having a good time?” It was on the 9th of November that Clemens Rehbein, lead vocalist of the indie-folk group Milky Chance, asked these at once sincere and imposing words. The trio, consisting of Rehbein, guitarist Antonio Greger and producer Philipp Dausch, from … Read More

Musical Theatre’s Criminal and Thrilling ‘Bonnie and Clyde’

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Musical Theatre Society’s production of “Bonnie and Clyde” whisks us into a thrilling criminal world of 1930s Dallas, Texas. The reckless ambition that joins Clyde Barrow (Michael Ahomka-Lindsay) and Bonnie Parker (Eilish Convery) draws us into the show from their first meeting. Supported by a strong and select ensemble, the … Read More

The Gryphon Meets Jack Straw

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Branded “a troublemaker acting with malice aforethought” by the Foreign Office after a student trip to Chile, elected LUU President, and later banned from the Union building, Jack Straw is not your average Leeds Alumni, before you even consider his stint as Home Secretary. The Gryphon got the chance to … Read More

Union Condemned For Cultural Appropriation

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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

dodie @ Leeds University Stylus, 28/10

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No word describes dodie’s gig better than wholesome. Not only in her performance, but the purity and engulfing sense of goodness that radiates from her and her fans was just awe inspiring. I felt like I was attending a family gathering of people who had never met, yet were anything … Read More

Living Dead gets Groovin’

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Halloween’s spookiest club night production, the Living Dead Festival, descended on Leeds University Union on the 31st of October, ready to flip the Leeds student favourite of Fruity on its head, placing its own unique spin on the well-known space of the union with its plethora of chart music gems … Read More

Open Theatre’s intriguing and comedically touching A Safe Place to Hide

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Louise Johns’ A Safe Place to Hide sees the banality of office life at Silchester Publishing Ltd disturbingly suspended upon the entrance of a gunman to the building. With only an office door and makeshift barricade between the seven team members and the madman outside, the staff’s vulnerability exposes the intimacies … Read More

Birdsong: A ‘touching commemoration of the lives lost during the war’

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LUU Theatre Group’s production of Birdsong was haunting to say the least. It defied time by slipping seamlessly between Stephen’s horrific struggle through the war and his time spent in the house of factory owner, Rene Azaire, in France. This lack of chronological order was easy for me to understand, … Read More

‘Constellations’ Looks For Love in an Infinite Universe

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Not so much a typical tale of romance, Nick Payne’s Constellations is a boy-meets-girl two-hander that explores the infinite outcomes of a relationship. A meeting, an intimate night, a betrayal, a reunion, a parting. The audience is constantly challenged to imagine every potential result of the situations presented while the … Read More