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Songsmith, Wordsmith, Jorja Smith. 11.10.18

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To introduce Jorja Smith as a Mercury Prize nominee and Brit winner would be unnecessary, one need only listen to her music to understand the gravity of her talent. The extent of this talent, however, was not glaringly clear to me until I saw her live. Seeing an artist, particularly … Read More

Books and Bevs: The Importance of Your Academic Society

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This week our Society Editor, Rose Crees, caught up with the LUU English Society to suss out why getting involved with your School’s society is so important. Connie Lawful, the society’s President, and Don Pickworth, one of the Social Secretaries, explained how handy academic societies can be for those new … Read More

Preview: Jorja Smith to headline two nights at Manchester’s Albert Hall – 10th and 11th October 2018

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The name Jorja Smith might spark recognition in some for its association with contemporary trailblazers like Stormzy, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Kali Uchis. But, increasingly, the name Jorja Smith is gaining its own, much deserved, command and momentum. From her impressive early SoundCloud work to her 2018 studio album, Lost … Read More

LUU Societies Coming Up Trumps

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With over 300 societies, Leeds University Union caters to every need. Whether you want to find a new hobby, get involved in your subject, connect with your cultural or religious group, or even raise money, Freshers’ Week is the perfect time to find a society with a place for you. … Read More

Heartless Heartthrobs

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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