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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Art & Culture

Women of the World Festival

March is known as Women’s History Month, and girl, do we have SOME history. For the past three years I have spent the weekend of International Women’s Day at the Women of the World festival in London’s Southbank centre, and it has no competition in being my favourite event of the year. The festival was […]

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LEEDS

L.O.L: Ladies of Lippy

Charlotte, 23, Masters in Modern History, Second year (Editor-in-Chief) What does strength mean to you? Strength means looking after yourself, knowing yourself and putting yourself first, when you can. Who would you say has given you strength? Michelle Obama because she is fierce and fabulous and I love her! What should we look forward to […]

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Art & Culture

Lippy Review: Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet West Yorkshire Playhouse 10/03/17 Romeo and Juliet is a difficult play to perform, at risk of falling into tropes of tired convention and Shakespearean stereotype. However, the ongoing production at the West Yorkshire Playhouse was youthful, diverse and managed to capture some of the themes and motifs often left out of performances […]

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Music

PREVIEW: Sifaka Sessions #001 – St Paddys

On this Friday 17th March, you can find a safe haven from most of the drunken Irish craziness of St Patrick’s Day at Hyde Park Book Club for the first – hopefully of many – Sifaka Sessions. Established by local Leeds band Sifaka, who played an amazing set in Book Club’s very small performance room […]

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LEEDS

L.O.L: Ladies of Leeds

Rachael, 21, Final Year French What’s your favourite piece of clothing today? My dress is from zara, I really like the uniqueness of the sleeves – it’s floaty – very 70s! What is your favourite album? A tribe called quest – newest album called “we got it from here”, it has such a great vibe […]

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Art & Culture

Female Nudity on the Big and Small Screen

Our favourite Downtown Abbey star and Hogwarts professor Maggie Smith has recently said during a conversation at Tricycle Theatre that she feels she wouldn’t be able to make it as a young actress in today’s industry, considering how they have to “strip off every second”. But how much have these attitudes to female nude scenes […]

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