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Written by Jake Searle //   This week I had a listen to the second EP of The Strange Days – titled “Music For Pleasure”. A gritty indie-garage band, formed by frontmen Declan and Ash, self described “wart-covered stalwarts hailing from the bosom of Brexitland”. Patrick and Isabel joining them on drums and bass, the […]

   Written by Charlie O’Brien “Is it possible that this hugely disorientating and challenging upheaval we’re all now navigating, separating ourselves off from each other on a local and global scale, will actually bridge some of the distances between us in the long run? Theatre is brilliant at exploring this kind of big question. Contemplating […]

By Sam Whitehouse.   On the 9th of March 2020, Sasha Velour brought her one woman drag show to the Palace Theatre, Manchester. Part bootleg magic show, part sexy Ted talk, Smoke and Mirrors combines 13 lip-sync performances previously performed in nightclubs and translates them to the big stage. Velour stands before a large screen […]

Written by Jake Searle Last Monday I saw King Nun at Soup Kitchen. Loud, energetic and bold, they created a powerful atmosphere despite the cold Monday evening. Early in the night I spoke with Theo, the lead singer. We talked about the tour’s success, despite illness, the process of recording their latest album – Mass, […]

Written by Louis Goulding Since 2016, the United (for now) Kingdom has lived a soap opera existence. Arguing factions of Remain and Leave, both in parliament and the public, have divided the nation. We have seen the emergence of some incredible political characters and now, four years after the referendum, have reached a point where […]

Written by Maisie Woodford // 2020 has had the most traumatic start of all years of my life so far, and it’s only April! We’ve seen devastating wildfires, floods, a global pandemic and I’ve lost my debit card 3 times already. It’s easy to focus on the negatives amidst a national lockdown, but these past […]

By Charlie O’Brien.   On Sunday evening the university’s Comedy Society presented Shamrock ‘n’ Roll, a show of ‘sensational sketches, stupendous stand-up and drunk-prov’ to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Our MC and humble guide for the night was Josh Towler, who navigated proceedings deftly and supplied the musical numbers. PhD student Chris Waugh kicked things […]

Written by Charlie O’Brien Calm With Horses is the first feature from Nick Rowland and in a hundred minutes it constructs an enthralling, authentic narrative. It is a fine debut. On the surface it is an Irish crime drama, but the result is greater than the sum of its parts. The performances, score and production […]

 Written by Rahul Chahul Insane Animals delivers something which can be best described as the bastard child of a TED Talk and a cruise ship cabaret, something one must- and should– see to believe. Roughly seven minutes into this musical I sipped some non-alcoholic tap water to quell my cough when it immediately dawned upon […]

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