• 5 Musicals You May Never Have Heard Of But Should Have

    Even avid musical fans can sometimes forget the brilliance of the more obscure musicals, and in the shadow of huge showstoppers like Les Miserables and Wicked, it’s easy to see how some have gone unseen by the public. Here, in no particular order, are the top five musicals that...
  • 5 Things: Anti-romance Novels

    It’s February, which means only one thing: Valentine’s Day. If you haven’t yet found ‘the one’, or are just sick of pink love hearts everywhere, then this list is for you. Here are five books that are certainly not romance novels – they’re anti-romance. You won’t find any happy...
  • 5 Best Romantic Quotes

    As Valentine’s Day approaches, some of us are trying to think of those perfect captions to put into our cards and what to say to our loved ones. Often, nothing else captures exactly what we mean to say quite like writers and their magical uses of language. Coincidently, love...
  • The impact of opening lines

    Children’s books are a brilliant blend of simplicity and life lessons. They can be funny, touching, poignant or charming but ultimately, they are just the books that we really love. That is why they often stay with us well into adulthood: they create an escape for readers to be...
  • Five Finest Shakespearean Actors

    Shakespeare is definitely a name that, when mentioned, makes some people groan. In fact, some performances of Shakespeare would send even the most avid Shakespeare lovers to sleep. Luckily, there are some extraordinary actors that have, for decades in some cases, managed to do something really exciting with the...
  • Five Favourite Christmas Presents for an Arts Lover

    After much deliberation and scouring of websites, Impact Arts have finally narrowed down our top five Christmas pressies for the arty person in your life! So if you’ve left it to the last minute, or are spoilt for choice, then check out our ideas below and get buying!  5. Book...
  • Five Best Arty Halloween Costumes

    With Halloween fast approaching, Impact Arts brings you the five best arty Halloween costume ideas, for when going as a vampire or a zombie just won’t cut it. #1 – V: V for Vendetta First on this list; a little something for those who have grown tired of the...