Affairs and Opinions

Will the Fashion Industry Ever Be Fur-Free?

Following our last ‘Five Ways to Wear: Fur’ feature and the recent backlash on social media against fashion blogger and “influencer” Sarah Ashcroft for promoting real fur from the online brands Twentyfall and Noughtsandkisses, it seems like high time to talk about the use of real fur in the fashion industry. Whilst wearing real fur […]

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LEEDS

LRFS X LIPPY: The LRFS Wine and Cheese Night

Earlier this week, I represented Lippy at the latest instalment of the Leeds Rag Fashion Show fundraisers: their “wine and cheese night” at the Hyde Park Book Club. The fashion show and the fundraising events surrounding it raise money for their two chosen charities, ‘Leeds Mind’ and ‘Dementia UK’, both of which do incredibly important […]

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Art & Culture

Ot[her] Review

From learning how to bake bread to talking about sleeping issues, as well as gaining a deep insight into childbirth: Ot[her] was definitely not your typical Saturday evening play. Ot[her] was the final year project of Leeds Uni’s School of Performance and Cultural Industries students. After attending this extremely unique one-to-one immersive piece of theatre, […]

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Art & Culture

4 Strong On-screen Women Who Shaped Me

During the past twenty years or so, the entertainment industry has seen more and more incredible women take over the screen and viewers’ hearts. These women have led armies, saved lives, and fought off mythical monsters in a mission to save the planet. Sure, there have been plenty of men who have done this and […]

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LEEDS

Basis Yorkshire: Small Charity, Big Heart

Trigger Warning: This article contains delicate information about sexual violence. Basis Yorkshire is a small charity based in Leeds that divides into four main services: Basis Sex Work Project supports female and transgender sex workers that work in all sectors of the Leeds sex industry, including those working indoors & online. Basis Training which provides […]

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L.O.L: Ladies of Leeds

L.O.L: Nostalgia Issue

In view of Lippy’s Launch Party tomorrow for the Nostalgia Issue, we have teamed up with our members to find out what makes them nostalgic… Laura, 25, Creative Writing, Masters What’s a nostalgic song that comes to mind? Shaggy – Angel… makes me think of being at school and school discos. What period do you […]

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Music

Recognising Female Music Executives

Billboard annually publish a list of ‘Women in Music – the 100 Most Powerful Executives’. The question is why do none of these executives share the title of being one of the ‘100 Most Powerful Women in the World,’ according to Forbes’ list? In Forbes’ list of ‘The World’s Most Powerful Women 2017’, Beyoncé and […]

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Affairs and Opinions, Art & Culture

Get Out: Redefining Genre

Are the HFPA wrong for entering the racially-charged film into the ‘best comedy’ category of the 75th Golden Globe awards? If pressed to name a film that was anything like Jordan Peele’s 2017 film ‘Get Out’, you would understandably struggle. The genre bending film is so bold, so nuanced, and yet so (frightfully) on the […]

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