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Opinion: ‘Outstanding Achievement for Popular Film’ or the Oscars participation award equivalent?

‘And who’s your date tonight?’ Asked the red-carpet interviewer. ‘This is controversy. We’re inseparable.’ Replied the Oscars. This could describe almost any of the annual Oscars ceremonies from recent years. #OscarsSoWhite. #TimesUp. Admittedly not as culturally significant as the movements stated prior, but lo and behold, it’s happened again. It’s been just over three weeks …Read More

The Kite Runner – Review

Having missed the opportunity to watch The Kite Runner back in 2014 (courtesy of my AS English teacher) and hearing how amazing the production was from my friends, I knew I had to see it this time round. Having intensively studied Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner for two years and having watched the film adaptation, …Read More

Thai Express – Restaurant Review

On Thursday the 14th of June, Birmingham’s Grand Central station was brought to life by the exciting launch of new restaurant Thai Express. After arriving in the UK in 2012, Thai Express has quickly risen to become the leading Thai quick-service restaurant in the UK, with Thursday’s launch a testament to why. At around 6 …Read More

Panto Soc: Sleeping Beauty – Review

Despite the time of year, I was eager to see how the Pantomime Society would stage this classic fairy tale. Beforehand, I read that it had been given several twists by writers Harriet Waller and Rhian Maria Paolella (also director). You could not miss members of the cast in their glimmering costumes, wandering around the …Read More

Review – Live Art Society Presents: I Can (Still)

Attending Live Art Society’s production ‘I Can (Still)’, I had no idea what was in store for the next hour. I had been told by friends that it would be an immersive piece centred around the themes of love and family, but this brief description belied what was an engaging, challenging, and unique viewing experience. …Read More

The Importance of Being Earnest by 3 Bugs Fringe Theatre – Review

This was the second 3 Bugs production I saw all year in the Guild. Staged in the Dance Studio (underground), the crew did very well to create the world of a bachelor’s flat and later country house. Audience members were kindly greeted by Algernon’s manservant, Lane (Charles Michael), and this immediately told me that there …Read More

Made in Dagenham – A GMTG Review

Just two weeks after the UK celebrated 100 years of women having the right to vote, I was immersed in the musical spectacular, put on by the Guild Musical Theatre Group, feminist festival that is ‘Made in Dagenham’. As a massive fan of the gritty film, I was thrilled to be seeing this epic tale …Read More

The Lion King – Theatre Review

Everyone raved about The Lion King being a must-see and as it was my child-hood favourite movie I thought it was about time I went and saw it.  And it was AMAZING! It being the highest grossing stage show in history does not surprise me. I’m sure you all know the story and if you …Read More

The Darkness of Robins – Comedy Review

★★★★★ 5.0 stars   Never before have I left a comedy show feeling so much sympathy and remorse for the comedian. This harrowing, emotional and poignant piece of stand-up, at times induced grimacing reactions from the audience, and others, raucous laughter. John Robins himself has been in the comedy scene since 2005, before which he …Read More