• A Striking Global Milestone: The World’s Population Hits 8 Billion

    On 15th November, the world’s population reached 8 billion people. Impact's Lorenzo Capito takes a look at the severity of rapidly rising (and declining) populations across our continents, and the various consequences that this new figure can be expected to have....
  • Remi Weekes ‘His House’: Portraying The Immigrant Experience Through Film

    Annabelle Underdown Remi Weekes debut feature film, His House (2020) graced our screens after its Netflix release at the end of October. The film centres around south-Sudanese asylum seekers, Bol (Sope Dirisu) and Rial (Wunmi Mosaku), as they navigate their new home in a dilapidated Essex town. After watching...
  • Mercy Baguma: A Need For Change

    Abi Kara-Fernandes  On Saturday the body of Ugandan refugee Mercy Baguma was discovered through the sounds of the cries of her malnourished one-year-old son lying next to her. Although the death was initially treated as “unexplained” by Scotland Police, the true cause of this tragedy quickly became evident; the...
  • Citizens of Nowhere? @ Lakeside Arts

    Written by Ming Ho and directed by David Jiang, Citizens of Nowhere? makes a powerful statement on contemporary racial issues whilst disguising itself as a fly-on-the-wall domestic comedy. The play came to the Nottingham Lakeside Arts for one night only on the eve of Chinese New Year as part...
  • The People’s Vote: An opportunity for young adults to reclaim their future

    Flashback to the 23rd of June 2016. It is our final school assembly, the same day we wave goodbye to our British headmaster, who had guided the school for 25 years. I am gripped to my phone, so is my friend to my left, and a few other Year...
  • Theresa May is definitely a robot

    Only two days after the Conservative’s Annual Party conference, the new Blade Runner film (set in a dystopia populated by human-like robots) was released. Shockingly appropriate, it seems, as our country’s most prominent robot attempted to punch the right keys with the general public in a well written, empty...
  • Film Sans Frontiers: Lending a Helping Hand

    At a time when borders are becoming increasingly more talked about than unison, The Nottingham Alternative Film Network put together an evening dedicated to the understanding and celebration of immigration. On March the 19th, at The White Lion Bar and Kitchen pub in Beeston, the Nottingham Alternative Network put...