Isabelle Siddle


Damian Barr at the 2019 Spring Literary Festival

Damian Barr is introduced by James Robert Carson, a senior lecturer for drama here at UEA, with a quote from a review of his new book and third published work, You Will Be Safe Here – ‘only someone who is wise and kind could have written such a book.’ Carson describes Barr’s accomplishments over the…


Upcoming: Damian Barr at the 2019 Spring Literary Festival

Damian Barr is an award-winning British writer and columnist who will be appearing at this year’s Spring Literary Festival on May 2nd. He will talk about his new novel, which debuted early April, entitled You Will Be Safe Here. This will be Barr’s third published work, but his first fictional novel – he has previously…


Spring cleaning our wardrobes

With graduation looming, I find myself looking at my room in my student house with dread; I’ve accumulated a lot more possessions – including clothes – over the past three years, and now I’m tasked with trimming that down so it will all fit back in one car at the end of the year. Cue…


UEA celebrates women through theatre

Roaring Women: American Writers opens on 4 December after months of preparation by the third-year students on Drama courses at UEA. The festival consists of two main plays, and three curtain raisers written by oft-overlooked female playwrights of the early 20th century. Two weeks before the opening, I sit down with assistant directors Toby Skelton,…


Booze and boos

Fancy a pint in the spookiest taverns in town? We’ve got the low-down. Adam and Eve Built in 1249, this is the oldest pub in Norwich. The most commonly sighted ghost, affectionately referred to as ‘Sam’ by the regulars, is thought to be the ghost of Lord Sheffield, who died in the building after being…


Film is not dead

It has been over forty years since the invention of the first digital camera back in 1975. Despite it being only 0.01 megapixels, it started a revolution; it began the age of digital photography. Gone were the days of having to develop the film in a darkroom – instead, images were immediately stored to the…

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