Review

Emilia Review: ‘Clever Women’ Shine

Near the opening of the LSESU Drama Society’s production of Emilia, the oldest version of the title character proclaims: “we are only as powerful as the stories we tell.”  The telling of Emilia Bassano’s incredible life story features an all-female…

Your guide to December: film, tv, theatre, music, and books

Christmas is coming, and we’ve got the perfect guide of upcoming films, tv shows, theatre productions, music and books to entertain you on a cold winter’s night.  FILM For all the Star Wars fans out there, Star Wars: The Rise…

Frozen II – Stuck in the shadow of its predecessor ★★★

The only act of true love I need is my boyfriend taking me to see Frozen II on its opening night. In that truly magical way that only Disney can master, I spent nearly two hours lost in Idina Menzel’s…

Your 2019 musical Advent Calendar, sorted

Advent calendars might be the best thing about December. The childlike joy of getting that daily chocolate is a reminder of home. As you move through each day, take a listen to these songs. Each has been tailor-fitted to the…

Arlo Parks: Arlo will go far(lo)

For our sad generation, Arlo Parks could be a shining light. She’s an emerging London-based artist who produces dreamy tunes that are perfectly compatible with London skies. While it may not be sad enough for your ‘sad boi hours’ playlist,…

Patsy – A heartbreakingly restorative story of sacrifice ★★★★

Nicole Dennis-Benn’s vivid portrayal of motherhood, racism, womanhood, and sexuality is the timely story of an undocumented immigrant, Patsy, who leaves her daughter behind in search of new opportunities in America, and hoping to reunite with Cicely – her former…

Into the Night: cabarets and clubs in modern art at the Barbican Centre

“One day we will carpet life with the scattered petals of new songs” proclaims an inscription over a painting by Alva de la Canal of El Café de Nadie, a club in 1920s Mexico City. In many ways, the new…

All around the world: queer films you absolutely have to see

There’s something for everyone on this list. I spent my closeted youth indulging in some of these films, and I’m glad I finally have people to share them with. One thing I’ve made sure NOT to put on this list…

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga: a rickety paving stone

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (How I Felt When I Saw That Girl) gets its title from a classic 90s love song, sung from a man’s perspective. It revels in earnestly romantic imagery, comparing his lover to a…

Gay London – where to go out in the big gay capital

When it comes to going out LGBTQ+, London is the place to be. From wild, scandalous nights out with your friends to funky drag shows and comedy nights, the capital has nightlife to suit all interests. However, navigating the scene…

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