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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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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Art & Culture

Making Sustainability Sexy

Last week, I had the incredible pleasure of attending Leeds’ most sustainable supper, the Elemental Bistro! This 3-course (which felt more like a 6-course!) Pay-As-You-Feel Vegan dinner not only made my taste-buds do the happy dance and sing but also deeply inspired me. Leeds Elemental Bistro at All Hallows Church was definitely the highlight of my week. I wouldn’t be […]

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Art & Culture

Lippy Review: LUU Theatre Group’s Birdsong

I saw LUU Theatre Group bring to life Rachel Wagstaff’s stage version of Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks, which traces the protagonist as he faces the grim reality of a love affair during the First World War. The adaption opens to a recreation of the trenches, the dark stage laid with barbed wire and dotted with […]

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Art & Culture

Old Skool Disney vs New Skool Disney

There is nothing wrong with childhood nostalgia. In fact, it should be encouraged in a world where childhood classics are constantly being compared with the so-called new and improved model. It is becoming increasingly difficult to cherish my favourite Disney classics without the new live-action remake trying to overshadow it. Now don’t get me wrong, […]

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Art & Culture

Lippy Review: Arcadia at Leeds International Film Festival

As part of the Leeds International Film Festival 2017, Arcadia, Paul Wright’s new film, was projected on the screen of the Victoria Hall. The ‘Wesandersonian’ architecture of Leeds Town Hall, articulating both the past and modernity, set the perfect scenery for this film, provoking questions about our relationship to the past, present and future. The […]

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