Affairs and Opinions, Art & Culture

Dystopian fiction turned fact?

Sales of dystopian novels have soared since President Trump’s inauguration in January. After Trump’s counsellor Kellyanne Conway used the term “alternative facts”, it was noted by many that the phrase seemed like something straight out of George Orwell’s 1984, causing sales of the classic dystopian novel to skyrocket, selling out on Amazon four days into […]

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Art & Culture

Our Favourite Childhood Books

The recent news that Philip Pullman is releasing an ‘equel’ to the His Dark Materials novels is a welcome reprieve from the other bleak headlines that are dominating the news. As a teenager, I remember getting lost in the streets of Oxford with Lyra, wishing I could make friends with the fearsome polar bears, and […]

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Art & Culture

Convicts and Lunatics: An Interview With Gracefool Collective

This week, Lippy was lucky enough to meet Gracefool Collective, one half of feminist comedy production Convicts and Lunatics. Produced together with Red Ladder theatre company, Convicts and Lunatics spans 100 years of feminism, from suffragettes to the modern woman. We discussed Gracefool’s latest performance piece, This Really Is Too Much, their inspirations and what […]

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Art & Culture

Review: Theatre Group’s Rules For Living

Cheerful Christmas tunes, glittering tinsel and a bedecked Christmas tree – I could feel the festive spirit as soon as I entered the theatre. Theatre Group had transformed the Alec Clegg studio into Sam Holcroft’s Rules for Living, a contemporary play about a family Christmas dinner that “starts off simple and descends into madness”. Crude […]

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Art & Culture

Hamilton, A Review

The hit Broadway show, Hamilton, is coming to the UK in November 2017 at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London. In just over a year of being on Broadway, the musical has won 11 out of the 16 Tony awards it was nominated for as well as a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album […]

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Art & Culture, LEEDS, Music

Preview: HBAC17 @ Milo Bar, Leeds

Something fresh is emerging this Saturday, as creative collective Higher Bound Arts Club take on their debut event at one of Leeds’ best rock and roll venues, Milo Bar. HBAC17 describe themselves as ‘an open invitation’ to creative individuals. Whether your passions lie within art, music, or other expressive mediums such as spoken word and […]

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Art & Culture

Are the Times A-Changin’?

On the 13th October 2016 Bob Dylan, aged 75, became the first musician to win the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature, sparking huge confusion within the literary community. Some have seen this as the recognition of Dylan’s lyrical impact within American music traditions, but many writers still present that his work is far from the […]

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Art & Culture

Women in Literature: Lippy Chats To Rachel Joyce

Rachel Joyce’s debut novel, ‘The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry’, was published in the spring of 2012 and quickly became hugely popular and a critical success. Joyce went on to win New Writer of the Year in the UK National Book Awards, and her four subsequent novels also became international bestsellers. Joyce’s work often features […]

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Art & Culture

Light Water, Dark Sky: We Visited Leeds Light Night

Last weekend ‘Light Night’ illuminated Leeds City Centre. It was a spectacle; from a forest of glowing, gigantic dandelions that towered over the heads of spectators to the projections on the city’s art gallery, Leeds was radiating with contemporary installations that illuminated historic buildings and celebrated Leeds’ cultural diversity. The installation ‘Light Water, Dark Sky’ […]

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