• Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance.

    Last week I visited the Contemporary’s newest exhibition, Still I Rise. Displayed across four galleries, Still I Rise has over 100 exhibits, including new commissions as well as previous work not often exhibited here in the UK. Each gallery offers a different thematic perspective and are all open for...
  • Nottingham Poets: Psst! at the Jamcafe

    Upon entering the venue, the vibe was very relaxed and easy going. The lights were low and the door wide open, welcoming any and all passers by to come inside and enjoy what the evening had in store. The Jamcafe has a very retro feel to it, abundant in...
  • Light Night at the Nottingham Contemporary

    Nottingham Contemporary held two separate displays last Friday night which played with the use of ‘Sound’ and ‘Light’. Natasha went along to see what the exhibitions were all about… Just outside the gallery was the ‘Illumaphonium’: a giant multi-sensory, music making sculpture. The installation was massive, having chime-bars fitted...
  • Art-y Outings: Virginia Woolf’s Writer’s Eden

    Monk’s House sits in the tiny rural village of Rodmell, carefully tucked away behind the rolling Sussex downs. The first time I visited the area, I completely missed this lovely gem. Although there were plenty of other beautiful places to visit, admittedly I was thoroughly disappointed to have missed...
  • Arty Outings: East Side Gallery, Berlin

    At the beginning of February, I had the pleasure of going on the English/Mechanical Engineering Society trip to Berlin. During my time in Berlin, I was overwhelmed by the plethora of art, history and culture before me. Of all these cultural treasures, I found East Side Gallery the most...
  • Arty Outings: Christmas at Chatsworth

    After drowning in deadlines, dissertation preparation and having to think about *shudder* the future all semester, when my friend invited me on a Christmassy outing to Chatsworth House in Derbyshire to see their themed decorations, I downed the books and jumped at the chance. If you’ve ever dreamed of...
  • Arty Outings: The North and South of Christmas Markets

    From bright and sunny Leeds to dark and rainy Bath: you wouldn’t expect it, but I experienced it! Leeds On a cold, but Sun-smiling day in the first week of December, I went to visit a friend from home in Leeds. The Christmas market itself was relatively small, but...