Hattie Griffiths

Fashion, Venue

Last Minute Looks

How many times have you left Halloween until the last minute? You’re invited to a party on the 27th. Great! So far away; weeks, even. A good few stacks of reading and a couple of kitchens worth of washing up later, and we fast-forward to the day before the party. Shit. All your friends are…

Music

The importance of being well scored

Often, we barely notice them. Sometimes, the odd track moves us enough to search for its source online. Then there’s that one film. That one film where the soundtrack surpasses the content of the actual film itself, or at the very least completely enhances your experience of the feature. Picture a film with no sound….

Features

Fiveways, one pub

It’s alright, in a roundabout sort of way… Earlham’s Fiveways pub has in the past suffered something of a chequered reputation among locals. Under new ownership and with a recently designated student night, Features editors Hattie Griffiths and Tony Allen visited to see what has changed… “You know, The Fiveways isn’t named Fiveways because of…

Features

Charity spotlight: Mind

What is Mind? Mind is the UK’s leading independent health charity. According to Mind, one in four people in Britain experience mental health problems at some point in their lives. The charity aims to improve upon the existing mental health services available in the country through methods such as collaboration with national and local government,…

Music

LCD Soundsystem – American Dream Review

Most followers of modern indie disco would call themselves LCD Soundsystem fans. Personally, James Murphy could record ten fingernails dragging themselves down a glittery blackboard backwards with two tomcats battling to the death in the background and I would consider it auditory spun gold, so perhaps I’m not the most impartial reviewer. However, I do…

Features

Under the radar…

One of the things UEA prides itself upon is its huge number of societies offering something for everyone, whether that is continuing a longstanding passion with new people or trying a new hobby. Here are some of Concrete’s favourite underdogs… Spoken Word  Ever wondered how to make the leap from page to stage? This society…

Film, Venue

10 great spy films

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Originally derided, OHMSS has been steadily reappraised down the years and is now (rightly) considered one of the best Bond films. With Diana Rigg stealing the show, an amazing alpine location and the most emotional conclusion to a 007 adventure, it was ahead of its time and blew us away….

Global

Summer hurricane devastation

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, both high category storms, have devastated parts of South America, the Caribbean Islands, and the Southern United States over the last three weeks. Deaths directly caused by Hurricane Harvey are believed to exceed 83, almost all of which are in the US. At the time of writing, the death toll from…

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