• November Book of the Month: Pride and Prejudice

    Jasmin Lemarie reviews 'Pride and Prejudice' for November's Book of the Month....
  • Film Locations In The UK To Visit After Lockdown

    Alex Tyndall Film and television has been a wonderful escape for many people over this past year. It has allowed us to immerse ourselves in different realities, away from current stresses and less than pleasant situations, providing much-needed comfort and distraction. From towering castles and idyllic landscapes, to the...
  • Book to Film Adaptations – Is This The Same Character?

    Córa-Laine Moynihan The film industry has been taken by storm by book adaptations in recent years, however, while many of these have succeeded, others remain forgettable.  Film genre after film genre has jumped on the book adaptation bandwagon and experimented with this creative inspiration. From teen-fiction, to taking on...
  • 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...
  • Pride and Prejudice @ Nottingham Playhouse

    Few productions manage what Sara Pascoe manages in her reimaging of ‘Pride and Prejudice’. She remains fiercely loyal to the spirit of the original text, conveying all the sincerity and depth of the original characters, and provides a critical commentary that placates the modern audiences in the face of...
  • Arty Outings: Christmas at Chatsworth

    After drowning in deadlines, dissertation preparation and having to think about *shudder* the future all semester, when my friend invited me on a Christmassy outing to Chatsworth House in Derbyshire to see their themed decorations, I downed the books and jumped at the chance. If you’ve ever dreamed of...
  • Arty Outings: Hathersage

    If you’re looking for something better to do with your weekends than post-Ocean, all-you-can-eat vegetation sessions (as great as they are), you should head up into the Peak District for a day of strolling, pie-eating and a bit of culture. This ‘bit of culture’ can be found in Hathersage,...