• Album Review: Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1

    Oxford indie-rock favourites produce their best work to date on a monumental fifth record which brims with creativity whilst commentating on global disarray.  ‘In their well-established career to date, Foals have become both a bands-band and a group for all’ When Foals first emerged on the British indie-rock scene...
  • Nationalism and national pride: should we celebrate St. George’s Day?

    National pride is something that many people find deeply divisive in the UK, especially when it comes to England. You’d think it divides quite neatly down the middle of the political spectrum. You expect it from UKIP and the right, all the painting faces red-and-white and draping a St...
  • Let’s Articulate #14: If Book Covers Were Honest…

    We’ve been told to never judge a book by its cover. But what if they were honest? What if book covers, and incidentally their titles, actually told us the truth about the stories they held? Would you pick them up? Impact Arts have chosen their top ten book covers, and...
  • Nationalism: A Naïve Foreigner’s Perspective

    Last Thursday I had a conversation with a friend that left me feeling distressed. With it being the queen’s birthday, my friend had cheerfully informed me (the naive foreigner) that this was only one of them. She has her official birthday in June. This is an odd state of...
  • Northern Ballet – 1984 @ Theatre Royal

    Very rare is it that two Nottingham venues will put on the same show in the same week. However, Northern Ballet’s version of George Orwell’s 1984 at The Theatre Royal is as disturbing as it is beautiful – a word never normally associated with this production. 1984 follows Winston,...
  • 1984 @ Nottingham Playhouse

    Innovative, intelligent, and in places, nail bitingly scary. These are just a few of the many words to describe the refreshing, new production of George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel, 1984. The production grapples with the complex ideologies that the novel presents, such as Newspeak and doublethink, with incredible skill...
  • Pink Floyd: Five Prequels and Sequels

    Pink Floyd are one of the greatest bands of all time. When they briefly reunited in 2005 for Live 8 one critic famously described their arrival, amongst the Madonnas and Robbie Williams’ of the world, as being like the seas parting and the mothership landing. Not unsurprisingly they’ve influenced almost all rock...