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Posts by Memoonah Hussain

AFL: AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE- HAWTHORN HAWKS VS ESSENDON BOMBERS

Australian Football, better known as Aussie Rules, footy, or football, is huge Down Under. First played in Melbourne in 1858, Australian Football is Australia’s most popular sport to watch and play with 1.1 million participants. Hawks vs Essendon (first AFL game I ever watched) was attended by a staggering 68,857 people but the Grand Final …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



How to Make it in the Music Industry

New Street Records is a student record label set up by students from The University of Birmingham four years ago. They sign student artists and bands and wanted to tell us the secrets of how to enter and succeed in the exclusive world of music. They invited four big names who have gained access to …Read More


Kiri – Review

Kiri: middle-class white privilege, no justice, no ending. [Spoilers] The four-part thriller series Kiri stars award winning BAFTA actress Sarah Lancashire as job loving social worker Miriam. Miriam is caught up in the abduction and murder of Kiri Arkindele, a black 9-year-old girl who is about to be adopted by a white middle-class family. As …Read More


Match Report: W1 Hockey v Durham

The might of the Lion’s W1 Hockey team prevented Durham from breaking their winning spree as they drew 1-1 with Durham. The Lions immediately pounced as the whistle signalled the start of the game. Possession was predominately in the hands of Birmingham, but Durham did put up a good fight. Early in the first half, …Read More


Match Report: M1 Rugby League v Loughborough

The University of Birmingham’s Men’s Rugby League team showed their sheer determination as they triumphed against Loughborough. The game began in the hands of Loughborough who scored a try and converted it within the first five minutes of the match, 6-0 to Loughborough. The ball continued to remain predominately in the hands of Loughborough. It …Read More