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Performance Review: Dr John Cooper Clarke @ Exeter Corn Exchange

Legend of punk poetry, Dr. John Cooper Clarke, stuns Exeter Corn Exchange with an absurd tirade of one-man showmanship. From the open-mics of his native Salford and the iconic haze of the Old Grey Whistle Test to the pop-disorder of 8 Out of 10 Cats and the closing verses of the Arctic Monkeys’ platinum-selling, ‘AM’, the acerbic punk-poetry of Dr. John Cooper Clarke has met … Continue reading Performance Review: Dr John Cooper Clarke @ Exeter Corn Exchange

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Album Review: Skinty Fia by Fontaines DC

The Irish quintet are no longer the underdogs who were crying about being ‘Boys in the Better Land’. Despite the musical stardom that has come since Irishness gladly remains at the beating heart of their illustrious discography. The rich and heartfelt lyrics of Grian Chatten combined with catchy bass lines has resulted in their best work yet and proves that their fame is well deserved. … Continue reading Album Review: Skinty Fia by Fontaines DC

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Review: The Weekend Away (2022)

*trigger warnings for abuse, emotional distress, death, cheating etc.* *contains spoilers* What if you went on holiday with your best friend for a weekend and during that time, everything changed? That is exactly what happens in the movie The Weekend Away, inspired by the book by Sarah Alderson.  When Beth, played by Leighton Meester, goes on holiday to Croatia with her best friend Kate, they … Continue reading Review: The Weekend Away (2022)

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Reading Corner: House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

It has been a while since a book swallowed me up whole. House of Hollow did just that, opening wide into a dark, sweetly perfumed world of rot, decay, and sharp beauty. Krystal Sutherland’s novel tells the story of three sisters, each angular and devastatingly enchanting, with crescent silver scars stitched into their necks, black eyes, and strange white hair. However, they weren’t always that … Continue reading Reading Corner: House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

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Review: Eastern Angles’ Production of ‘The Ballad of Maria Marten’

 Please note that this play covers themes which some viewers may find disturbing and therefore, this review also considers issues such as abuse, domestic abuse and murder. We would always suggest researching the play before attendance to ensure you feel comfortable and safe.  The Ballad of Maria Marten is a terrific play written by Beth Flintoff and directed by Hal Chambers. I started going to … Continue reading Review: Eastern Angles’ Production of ‘The Ballad of Maria Marten’

Review: Bridgerton (Season Two)

Netflix’s hit series Bridgerton turns over a new leaf in season two with fresh gossip and swoon-worthy romance. Although you may expect a Regency era romance series to attract only seasoned fans of period dramas, season one of Bridgerton drew huge audiences because it was fresh, unashamedly raunchy and beautifully diverse. When it came out, I found myself enjoying a period drama for the first time in my life; … Continue reading Review: Bridgerton (Season Two)

Reading Corner: American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

Recently, I finished reading American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld, and I never imagined this day would come for two reasons: one, I forgot I had this book, and two it was 640 pages long. Was it worth it? Yes. I think I’m somewhat sentimental about this book because I found it in a little independent bookshop in London. The name of said shop eludes me … Continue reading Reading Corner: American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

Singles’ Round Up: “No Romeo” by Dylan

Depending on the side of TikTok you are on, you may or may not have heard this song already. “No Romeo” is an upbeat pop song by upcoming artist Dylan who has recently released her EP on Spotify. The lyrics are jam packed with all the things your friends tell you when you are ignoring the red flags in a relationship – the kind of … Continue reading Singles’ Round Up: “No Romeo” by Dylan

Review: Emily in Paris (Season 2)

Emily in Paris is about a 29 year old marketing professional who moves to Paris, France. It follows both her work life and her internal life, and, surprisingly for a show so camp and heavily exaggerated in places, it actually has some fairly relatable elements. For example, Emily’s inability to switch off from work and her anxiousness about doing her job perfectly are common real-world … Continue reading Review: Emily in Paris (Season 2)

Review: High Fidelity: New Rob, Same Feel?

“Rob, I agreed that what really matters is what you like, not what you are like… Books, records, films – these things matter…”  (High Fidelity 2000, 2020) High Fidelity (2000) has been revamped for a new audience twenty years on. Before watching the TV series, I decided to watch the original film (*gasp* I know, I don’t know how I haven’t watched High Fidelity already!). The film gave me … Continue reading Review: High Fidelity: New Rob, Same Feel?