• Who’s Story? The Government Struggles Against Uncomfortable Truths

    Myron Winter-Brownhill Last week, a meeting between twenty-five UK heritage groups and the Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, highlighted concerns over potentially harmful interference by the government in the vital work of museums. It’s the latest in a series of push-backs from the government against renewed interest in re-evaluating British...
  • ‘Bleak’ – February Creative Showcase

    Georgia Hamblett In the midst of the cold season, with snow on the ground and rainy days, Georgia Hamblett reflected on the word ‘bleak’ for our February Creative Showcase. BLEAK She enjoyed cycling. The majority of the time, at least. Sometimes she went out and hated it; she hated...
  • Shakespeare And Gender On Stage

    Maisie Jane Garvin Imagine visiting the theatre and seeing your favourite Shakespearean heroine: Desdemona, Ophelia, Lady Macbeth or Hermia, being played by a man. Perhaps there would be uproar. Yet, it is interesting to note that in the contemporary performances of these plays, the leading ladies would have in...
  • What Is The True Worth Of Artwork?

    Alex Tyndall For as long as humans have existed, we have been innately drawn to works of art (pun very much intended). Cave paintings and carvings dating back tens of thousands of years are a testament to the universal language of images and their age-old significance. So it’s no...
  • Ancient Theatre Through Modern Eyes – Looking At Medea, Circe And Helen From A Feminist Perspective

    Jasmin Lemarie Throughout the history of theatre, plays have been dominated by white, middle-class men who always have the space on the stage to tell their stories. Stretching back to Ancient Greece, where democracy was first founded, it’s easy to see that women had a specific role to play;...
  • ‘Les Miserables’: The Staged Concert – Do we need yet another cast recording?

    Emily Fletcher Les Misérables is one of the world’s longest running musicals, featuring on West End stages for 32 years in various re-imaginings with a variety of musical theatre stars across its time. This past week the latest cast recording of the musical has been released, recorded live from...
  • ‘Obscure’ – November Creative Showcase

    Maddie Craig, Georgia Hamblett, Sarah MacAllan, Cora-Laine Moynihan & Alex Tyndall With the winter months closing in and the temperature getting colder, our contributors reflected on the word ‘obscure’ for our November Creative Showcase. OBSCURE My thoughts are written in white, My mind is like a Rubik’s Cube refusing...