L.O.L: Ladies of Leeds

Meet the team!

HERE ARE SOME OF OUR LOVELY NEW SECTION-EDITORS FOR THIS YEAR! Janie Gonsalez, 22, Masters in Communication and Media, First Year (Co-editor of Leeds section) What’s your favourite thing about Leeds? I love how diverse Leeds is. The people are really friendly and there’s always something going on! It really is a home away from […]

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LEEDS, Music

Bongo’s Bingo Review

The Bongo’s Bingo Oktoberfest special did not disappoint. Normally held at Leeds favourite Canal Mills, the new location at South Bank Depot made for a more spacious event – and more room for steins! As usual, the lively DJ announced each number with enthusiasm, this time flanked by energetic assistants whose blond wigs couldn’t conceal […]

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Art & Culture

First Same Sex Kiss on ITV’s Victoria

This article contains Victoria spoilers. This autumn, I was one of the 6.1 million people who was pleased to see Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes back on my TV screen, with the return of the ITV series ‘Victoria’, depicting the life of Britain’s famous Queen. The new season brought with it a host of new […]

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Music

Equaliser (or How to Dance for Equality)

Saturday 30th September 2017, 7pm to 5 am, Wharfs Chambers: Equaliser is born. This Leeds-based organisation aiming to ‘promote diversity and unity’ had its very first event. The Launch Party was anything but a painful operation, with free DJ workshops for female, trans and non-binary people and providing a ‘Party for everyone’. This weekend, Leeds […]

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Affairs and Opinions

An Illusion of Growth

Liberal viewpoints have always existed, yet recently there has been a spike in the prominence of such views beyond the genuine ‘believers’ and into the mainstream media and wider society. Corporations are especially keen to ride on this forward-looking wave of thought, creating the impression of progressive growth within society without actually diving any deeper. […]

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Music

Review: Slam Dunk Festival North – 28/05/2017

By Olivia Woollam Leeds, the founding city of Slam Dunk, hosted the festival for its 11th year as the Northern member of the three-day tour. The festival hosted a number of incredible bands such as headliners Enter Shikari, who are celebrating 10 years since the release of their debut album Take to the Skies, Neck […]

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Music

SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL PREVIEW

May is upon us, which only means one thing: it is Slam Dunk month! Returning to Leeds for its 11th year, and the anticipation is heating up for Slam Dunk Festival North. Kicking off on Sunday 28th May with huge names in rock and pop punk, the festival is set to be one hell of […]

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Art & Culture

The Responsibility of Art

Barack Obama said to Jake Gyllenhaal, “You have a job as an artist to help people through difficult times, to illuminate things through art”. As an Arts undergraduate, I often get the impression that my degree isn’t taken to be as ‘serious’ or ‘important’ as a BSc. However, I’d like to argue the case that […]

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