• Creative Corner: ‘Pride’ Showcase

    To mark the LGBT+ pride celebrations occurring across the UK in July, this month Impact's poetry showcase explores pride with poems submitted by a range of students. Whether inspired by current affairs or personal experience, calling out homophobia or exploring queer desire, the showcase celebrates pride and highlights the...
  • Ariana Grande and Manchester Pride Live 2019: the Right Person to Headline?

    I remember reading the news the night of the terrorist attack on Manchester Arena. I stayed up into the early hours until it was clear that this was a directed act of terror on my hometown in which twenty-two people lost their lives. This isn’t an article about the...
  • The Sexual Offences Act: 50 Years On

    It can be hard to believe that it was only 50 years ago that homosexual acts were decriminalised in England and Wales: this July marked the anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act. On this anniversary, Impact looks back at the lives of four men who altered the way gay...
  • 2014 – A Year In Review

    Ambition. The driving force of all the arts, ambition was as much the subject of 2014’s cinematic output as it was the modus operandi. From the pseudo-philosophical posturing of Interstellar to the Achilles heel of tragic protagonists (Inside Llewyn Davis, Starry Eyes), ambition has proved a millstone just as...
  • Review – Pride

    Much like The Full Monty or Billy Elliot, the tone and depth of Pride is simplistic in its historical analysis and triumphalist in its conclusions, but it is a well-crafted, beautifully acted, infectiously heartwarming tale, and it works a treat. It’s 1984 and the Miner’s Strike is in full...