• Rishi Sunak And The Arts – Should Performers Be Retraining?

    Katherine Davey Over “…adapt and adjust to the new reality. That is what we all must do” says Rishi Sunak – but to what extent can the arts and cultural industries adapt and adjust without sustaining significant, possibly detrimental change? It might be a little presumptuous to describe our...
  • Government Scraps Teaching Bursaries For Arts Students

    On Tuesday, the government announced the withdrawal of bursaries for certain post-graduate teacher training courses....
  • Scenic Spots To Create Art Around Campus

    Phoebe Raine If you didn’t apply to Nottingham purely for the vast green expanses, gorgeous little gardens and glistening lake, then you certainly stay in Nottingham for these things. Whilst the geese are terrifying in their swarms, and the Trent building a confusing maze, both are still beautiful in...
  • Please Take Your Seats (In The Comfort Of Your Own Home)

    Matthew Bird There’s a special feeling when the houselights dim and the curtains lift. There’s a stirring in your stomach and a prickling of goosebumps as the orchestra performs the overture as a taste of what’s to come. The show is about to begin. Sadly, the pandemic has led...
  • Interview With Rob Temple – Author Of ‘Born To Be Mild’

    Melina Williams Rob Temple, an alumnus of Nottingham University, found his success through his So Very British Twitter page and subsequent Very British Problems publications. Born to be Mild is his most recent work: a slightly different piece in the form of a humorous, relatable memoir taking the reader...
  • Summer Creative Corner

    Welcome to Impact's latest showcase of creative writing! These three beautiful pieces were submitted by our writers over the summer. ...
  • Historically Adequate? The Importance Of Period Accuracy In Costume

    Whether it’s the raunchy kilts of Outlander or the leather armour in The Musketeers, there is always some debate about the accuracy of period costume. This is sometimes down to a lack of information about certain periods, but is also often due to the negligence of designers. There has...