Beth Bacon

Arts

Review: Stacy at London’s Etcetera Theatre

Inkwell Productions set up by UEA students Seàn Bennett and Keelan Swift-Stalley with their friend Ruby Lambert, staged Jack Thorne’s Stacy, at Etcetera Theatre, London. Ned Caderni and Caoimhe Blair both made their debuts, in producing and directing respectively. The one-man play follows Rob, played by Peter Hardingham. In his twenties and working as a…

Features

Beth Bacon revisits the NeverOK campaign

How do you follow up with someone that has been sexually harassed or assaulted in the LCR? There’s a number of ways that we can follow up with someone – almost all of what happens next is down to the survivor to define what they want to happen. Students can anonymously report any incident so…

Comment

Technology damages children’s language skills

The Guardian recently released an article revealing that Clarks, the British shoe shop chain, has a new initiative for employees to engage in conversation with children in their stores. This resonated with me because my mother is a primary school teacher and for years has highlighted the noticeable drop of children’s communication skills. I interviewed…

News

UEA cleaner becomes author

Jim Moore, 72, has been working at UEA for 11 years and has recently self-published two books, and a third is pending. He hopes to complete the trilogy by the end of this year. The books are a mix of fantasy and history. He was first inspired to write them when he would tell his…

Travel

Apps to map your trip

Travel companies give advice and provide inspiration for planning a holiday. However, which ones can we rely upon? Recently, a number of new travel startups have been created. This could be due to the influx of blogging and travel content on social media, Instagram being a prime example. For students looking to travel, budget and…

Features

Publicly speaking about private school

I attended a Catholic boarding school for most of my education – from the age of 10 to 18 – and recently decided to write about this period of my life on social media: ‘Today I visited my old school and college for the first time in years. I had forgotten how privileged I was…

Fashion

The Rise of the Oat Milk and Keto Diets

Oat Milk Dairy alternatives have been on the rise for a few years now, particularly soya, coconut, and almond milk. However, oat milk has risen in popularity exponentially in the last year. This has mainly been due to a growing awareness of the ethical issues surrounding dairy and a greater understanding of environmental damage caused…

News

UEA’s The Favourite Oscar nomination

UEA’s Creative Writing graduate, Deborah Davis’ latest screenplay, The Favourite, has been nominated for the Best Original Screenplay at this year’s Oscar’s. The film stars Olivia Colman (Peep Show), Emma Stone (La La Land), and Rachel Weisz (Disobedience). Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite is set in the 18th century when England and France are…

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