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10 Weird New Year’s Eve Traditions from Around the World

2016 is drawing to a close and one of the biggest nights out of the year is just on our doorstep. New Year’s Eve is here! Most of us go to house parties, nights out, be them in your local hometown club or a hugely anticipated event you’ve been waiting for. However, across the globe …Read More


Review: Watch This Presents ‘Saturation’ by Jonathan Chadwick

Birmingham’s very own theatre society ‘Watch This’ has come together for their second original play of the year, presenting us with Jonathan Chadwick’s creation ‘Saturation’. The premise of the play focuses on four deep sea divers who lose contact with their handlers, and how they continue, trapped in the walls of a saturation chamber. The …Read More


BBC Good Food Show 2016

Good food. It was something I was unfamiliar with on a daily basis, living on a student budget and not being one to be especially creative or adventurous in the kitchen. With my repertoire ranging from ‘anything you can put in a bagel’ to ‘is it microwavable’; you could say I was a blank canvas …Read More


Review: ‘Shakespeare, his Wife and the Dog’

The touring two-hander, ‘Shakespeare, his Wife and the Dog’ played the REP’s smallest space this week. Despite being contained within an hour’s play time and the intimate stage, the play grew beyond these bounds to a larger than life, fun look into the imagined life of the bard and his wife. Both cast members were …Read More


Review: Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Walk’

In The Walk, Robert Zemeckis illustrates the unbelievable story of Philippe Petit, the mad Frenchman that plans to do the impossible and quite outstandingly achieves – walking on a tightrope across the World Trade Centre towers.  Zemeckis pushes us to the edge of our seats as he forces the audience to look down from the …Read More


Review: Infinity Stage Company presents ‘The Prisoner’s Dilemma’

Infinity’s production of Matthew Lynch’s The Prisoners’ Dilemma was a captivating affair, creatively and insightfully directed by Ben Evans and Dan McKee. The thought provoking ‘moral’ of the play was evoked through a clash of characters within a fatal environment – a prison, no less, characterised by sparse, minimalistic setting. The audience were seated ‘in …Read More


Review: ‘The Crucible’ by Article 19

‘In the Puritan New England town of Salem, Massachusetts, a group of girls are caught dancing in the forest. One of the girls falls into a coma-like state and the whole town fear that she has been bewitched. Following questioning by Reverend Hale, an expert in witchcraft, they confess to communing with the devil, and …Read More


Review: ‘Looking for John’ at Birmingham REP

‘Looking for John’ is on at the REP’s smallest space, The Door, as part of Shout Festival. The play, written and performed by Tony Timberlake, is about one man’s fascination and love for Olympic gold figure skater, John Curry, and his rise and fall in fame. Part biography and part autobiography, ‘Looking for John’ is a …Read More


Interview with a Film Maker – Myles Wheeler (itsamemyleo)

Myles Wheeler, or, ‘itsamemyleo’ as he may be better known, has been making content on Youtube, including video blogs (vlogs) and short films, for over five years. He speaks to the Arts Team’s Co Head of Film, Ella Wright, about his work, the relationship between Youtube and the creative arts, and Charlie Kaufman. E: Your …Read More


Stuck on Repeat: Why Are We So Obsessed With Remakes?

One of the most anticipated cinematic releases of 2015 was Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which saw the re-emergence of eternally loyal Star Wars fans, and a profit of almost $1,000,000,000 in the USA by May 2016.  Brands went crazy to profit from the release, with Star Wars merchandise appearing everywhere, and people queued for …Read More