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Heartless Heartthrobs

7 months ago / 0 comments

Arts Editor, Rose Crees, discusses whether Zac Efron portraying Ted Bundy is potentially problematic. 2017 was a year of unprecedented bizarreness. Its twelve months included events such as: Kendall Jenner attempting to initiate world peace through the sheer power of Pepsi, the Babadook’s much celebrated coming out (thank you Netflix) … Read More

Glad I Crashed The Wedding: OperaSoc’s Marriage of Figaro

8 months ago / 0 comments

LUU Opera Society’s performance of The Marriage of Figaro is a vibrant source of laughter, lechery and love. OperaSoc’s Marriage of Figaro is a refreshingly styled and hilariously adapted take on Mozart’s masterpiece. Cramming witty remarks and humorous subtleties alongside elegant portrayals of emotion, the performance achieves a perfect balance of the … Read More

Three Billboards Strikes a Chord

8 months ago / 0 comments

Akin to watching a William Faulkner novel (albeit several decades late) being brought to life before your very eyes, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri delivers in its poetic comeuppances, sharp-witted screenplay and conflicting characters. Straight to the point, this film expresses important messages of vengeance and forgiveness in an effective … Read More

Look no further for festivity than Nativity! (the Musical)

9 months ago / 0 comments

Arts Editor Rose Crees tells us why this nativity scene must be seen. Nativity! the Musical triumphs at every twist and turn, jazz hand and box-step, sad moment and smile. While usually cautious of anything based on something else (be it film, book or musical), this show, it’s cast, script … Read More

InTheMiddle with David Shearing

10 months ago / 0 comments

Arts Editor, Rose Crees interviews David Shearing, an award winning Leeds-based artist and lecturer in the University of Leeds’ School of Performance and Cultural Industries. His immersive piece, Christmas With Us, is being revived this December as part of the #ChristmasInLeeds initiative. In December 2016 an unassuming, plywood box appeared … Read More

#ChristmasInLeeds with LeedsBID

10 months ago / 0 comments

Following the success of Christmas in Leeds last year, the LeedsBID (Leeds Business Improvement District) team have kicked off their calendar of #ChristmasInLeeds events for 2017, with the theme of ‘Winter Moments’. The aim for this year is to guide visitors and locals alike to parts of the city centre … Read More

Teapigs: An Infuse-iastic Response

10 months ago / 0 comments

  Tea. The nation’s favourite drink. Offered in times of joy and sadness, shared between strangers and friends alike. Some like it hot, some like it iced. Some like it milky, some like it strong. Everyone has their own idea of what comprises the perfect cuppa, but one thing we … Read More

Ian Mckellen Stars in Chichester’s Formidable King Lear

11 months ago / 0 comments

Chichester Festival Theatre’s 283 person capacity Minerva Theatre, a stage-less studio theatre, seems a strange and slightly underwhelming location for the theatrical and onscreen powerhouse Sir Ian McKellen to perform. After graces the stages on the West End and Broadway, and starring in Beauty and the Beast, The Hobbit trilogy and … Read More

Loving Vincent: a picture says a thousand words but I wish this one would shut up

11 months ago / 0 comments

Prepare to disappoint your inner dilettante. Even to amateur critics of culture, Loving Vincent is well and truly naff. As a piece of art this film is a sensational display of talent, hard work and touching tribute to someone who had little-to-no platform at his creative peak. I will not … Read More

Leeds Beckett and the Leeds 2023 Bid

12 months ago / 0 comments

In early August, Leeds Beckett University announced its plans to build a £75 million arts building to house its Schools of Film, Performing Arts and Music, due to open in 2020. The building will be located close to Leeds Civic Hall, a centre of performance itself, and will act as … Read More