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Single Review: Foals – ‘Exits’

Music Editor | Charlie Catmull Though the world is in potential chaos and Brexit, or whatever March actually entails, looms over us, 2019 promises to be a great year in music, hopefully one a bit more eventful than last year. Luckily January has already looked set to fulfil that promise with the return of one of the best bands Britain has to offer; Foals and … Continue reading Single Review: Foals – ‘Exits’

The Song of Achilles Review

Student | Charlie Mills Madeline Miller’s novel The Song of Achilles was in fact her first, but the vividness and emotion in her writing suggests writing skill far beyond that of any ordinary debut. From the very first page I was hooked, and immediately read the first seventeen chapters over the course of a two-hour train journey. I could barely put the thing down, so … Continue reading The Song of Achilles Review

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‘The Hate U Give’, by Angie Thomas: How one book is changing the publishing industry

Arts Editor | Mimi Markham Every so often, a new publication shakes the waters of the usually quiet internet book community. In February 2017, Angie Thomas’ ‘The Hate U Give’ did just this and its ripples have resonated across the publishing industry, inspiring a recent film adaption. The story follows Starr Caster’s journey towards activism after she witnesses the police shooting of her childhood friend, … Continue reading ‘The Hate U Give’, by Angie Thomas: How one book is changing the publishing industry

London Literature Festival

Student Writer | Tasmin Fatodu For the twelfth year running, the London Literature Festival returned this autumn to the London Southbank Centre with more riveting and diverse Hollywood speakers, poets, authors and artists. The festival was full of lively discussions and talks, with live readings and workshops for all literature interests. Over twenty days, events ranged from a whole weekend of Young Adult fiction to … Continue reading London Literature Festival

What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?

Student Writer | Noëlle Spillmann Perhaps the most overlooked form of government intervention is its involvement in the food industry. Despite coming into contact with or worrying about food on a daily basis – meal plans, diets and counting macros or calories dictating when what is being eaten and where – few people question how the government may have been involved in what is landing … Continue reading What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?

The Appeal of Short and Sweet Poetry

Dep. Sports Editor | Jack Wright One of the greatest consistencies within literature is variety. Naturally, this extends to poetry. Genres and themes fade in and out of fashion as cultures evolve and public interest shifts. Homer’s epic poetry, passed on through oral tradition, differs in tone and content from Emily Dickinson’s quatrains. While spotting the differences between one “big” literary name and another, the … Continue reading The Appeal of Short and Sweet Poetry

10 Films To Watch for LGBT+ History Month

Film Editor | Graciela Mae Chico   Two years after the abolition of Section 28, an act which stated that local authorities “shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality” in February 2003, the month was declared LGBT+ History Month. The awareness month, led by Sue Sanders and Paul Patrick (Schools OUT UK Project), continues to this day. While … Continue reading 10 Films To Watch for LGBT+ History Month

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This month will see the country turning red, not for Valentine’s day, but in support of Congenital Heart Disease awareness.  Established in the U.K. by the Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire based Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, the day helps to raise awareness and funding to help children and adults born with congenital heart disease – funding equipment and further research. Congenital heart disease – also referred … Continue reading #WearRedDay