Tag : political

Passionate and Political: ‘New Nigerians’ Comes to Leeds

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For one night only Oladipo Agboluaje’s political satire of Nigerian politics came to Leeds and the theatre filled predominantly with students ready for an evening of humour. Although advertised as a comedy it is fair to say that generally we learned more than we laughed, which was unexpected yet did … Read More

Tosca: An Opera for Right Now

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Georgie Burgess reviews Opera North’s production of Tosca, an opera written by Giacomo Puccini that first premiered in 1900. Too many people assume the Opera is not for them. I believe Tosca will prove them wrong. This production is the fourth time that Opera North has staged Puccini’s political thriller, … Read More

Social Media – The New Spin Doctor?

1 year ago / 0 comments

As the impact of social media grows stronger by the minute, political campaigns are being manipulated by internet influence. The Gryphon explores the impact of fake news on the public. Rising internet and social media usage has enabled millions of people around the world to become more interconnected and gain access to … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: A political statement on the runway

2 years ago / 0 comments

Fashion has always been a theatre for politics, but most recently, with Brexit and Trump’s election as president, political statements on the runway have increased monumentally. At the AW17 fashion weeks, there was scarcely a show that didn’t make an open political statement on the catwalk. New York Fashion Week … Read More

English Tapas by Sleaford Mods

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I owe a snug 2.1 to Sleaford Mods thanks to their lyrics being the basis of an essay last semester. Their lyrical content in that respect did not slack at all. This pairing of tinny lo-fi beats with Jason Williamson’s scathing spoken-word should not be marketable at all, but everything … Read More

Political Party Clash: Central for Corbyn?

2 years ago / 0 comments

MP for Leeds Central, Hilary Benn, has long been an opponent of the ever-popular Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn. Hilary Benn was one of the first casualties of Corbyn’s clean-up of his party, sacked as shadow foreign secretary and prompting a wave of MPs to resign in protest to Corbyn’s … Read More

In The Spotlight: PIN Students Leeds

3 years ago / 0 comments

This week, the Gryphon spoke to one of LUU’s newest societies, PIN (Practical Initiatives Network) Students, founded by President Catarina Tuvagnatti. What is PIN all about? PIN is basically a global development themed society. The Practical Initiatives Network is an online platform for development organisations to connect and exchange knowledge, … Read More