• Inside The Dance Industry: An Interview With Dancer Órla Baxendale

    Impact recently spoke to Órla Baxendale, a 23-year-old dancer from Manchester, about her experiences in the dance industry. A rare opportunity to gain a glimpse into this clandestine and often highly elitist art form, we were keen to hear about Órla’s personal journey within this cutthroat world. ...
  • The RSC At 60

    Laura Sherratt This year marks the 60-year anniversary of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. The company was formally established on 20 March 1961, following Peter Hall’s creation of a summer Shakespeare festival and has since achieved global acclaim. The RSC is at the forefront worldwide of performing Shakespeare...
  • Romeo and Juliet @ Theatre Royal

    The Theatre Royal hosted the Royal Shakespeare Company’s recent adaptation of William Shakespeare’s timeless love story Romeo and Juliet. Despite being more than 400 years old, Director Erica Whyman has managed to transform this classic into a fresh and engaging play about our world today. From the set, music,...
  • Valentine’s Locations: Europe

    As Love Actually once stated, “love, really is all around us” or, if not, the competition to book a restaurant for the infamous ‘V-Day’ definitely is. Valentine’s Day is one of the most diversely celebrated events around the world, but where are the most romantic places to travel in...
  • Style Icon – Leonardo DiCaprio in Romeo + Juliet

    I don’t know about you, but I’m still hung up over Baz Lurhmann’s 1996 masterpiece, Romeo + Juliet. Young Claire Danes and a pre-Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio? Exquisite cinematography? An amazing 90’s-inspired soundtrack? A love story intertwined with a mafia crime family narrative? Original Shakespearean dialogue in a contemporary setting?...
  • Five Things – Best Film Sequels

    Sequels are risky business in the film world. Some perfectly good films have crashed and burned after the release of bad sequels, leaving nothing but a carcass behind. Despite this, not all hope is lost. There have been some very successful sequels that mirror the appeal of their origin...
  • Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre London

    If you’ve ever been for a stroll down London’s South Bank, whether to visit the Tate Modern, take photos of the tourist-enthralling skyline, or just for a breath of fresh air, you’ve probably walked past the neat, almost-round, mock-Tudor Globe theatre, a near-perfect replica of the one that the...