Anastasia Christodoulou

Music

What do you miss most about live music?

For this issue, we asked three of Venue’s writers what they miss most about live music. Enjoy! There’s nothing that can make you feel more alive than the incredible atmosphere of live music. Of course, there’s the building excitement as you queue outside the venue, waiting to buy a t-shirt of your favourite band’s logo….

Books

Do we like romantic subplots in books?

I don’t think authors should incorporate romantic subplots into books which are non-romantic. It drags the reader away from the main plot and may leave them confused if they begin to read about a character’s love life in a thriller or a horror novel. Readers like to be able to follow a story and not…

Books, Venue

Banned Books

There are plenty of books that children shouldn’t read. In fact, there are an abundance that adults probably shouldn’t read – but does that mean we should ban them? At its core, the practice of banning books is a form of censorship – whether from a political, legal, religious, moral, or even a commercial standpoint….

Fashion

Dr Martens: A love letter

Dear Docs, I was nine when I purchased my first pair of you. Having had a growth spurt pretty young, and being 5’7 with size eight feet, relatives kept explaining to me that I had to dress more ‘femininely’ and wear dainty shoes to minimise my stature. I scoffed at this. I spent the formative…

Books

The best bookshops of Norwich

Norwich (a certified UNESCO City of Literature) is full to the brim with bookshops, so if you’re feeling overwhelmed on where to get your literary fix, here’s a handy guide. My personal favourite Norwich bookshop is City Bookshop on Davey Street, as it contains an abundance of bargains. Most of their brand-new classics will only…

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