Jess Barrett

#BLM, TV, Venue

I May Destroy You: an eye-opening watch

Michaela Coel is such an amazing creative force. She’s completely unapologetic and tells it like it is. Her portrayal of sexual assault in I May Destroy You is no different. The main character, Arabella, is a young Black woman who is struggling to finish her novel when she is date-raped on a night out. The…

Arts, Venue

‘Missing live theatre’: The arts cry for help as coronavirus ravishes industry

On Tuesday 21 July, tape reading “missing live theatre” was draped across the entrance of Norwich Theatre Royal. The appearance of the tape highlights the devastating effect of the coronavirus pandemic upon the performing arts, particularly live theatre performances. Theatres across the UK are currently shut as they are unable to run performances over safety…

Music, Venue

Music Highlights of the Year: Blossoms – what a blooming good time!

One of my most treasured memories from before lockdown was a Blossoms concert in the LCR. Since seeing the band perform on their last tour, I became an avid listener of the band. I loved their EP, ‘Girlfriend’, and listened to ‘Foolish Loving Spaces’ on repeat when it was released.  I remember constantly refreshing the…

Science

Up-roar at tiger parks in the US

The recent Netflix documentary, ‘Tiger King’, provided an enlightening insight into the wacky and wild world of tiger parks, particularly showing how many tiger parks’ treatment of the animals they claim to care for is poor, and possess a risk to the welfare of the exotic animals they keep in captivity.  There are more tigers…

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    Is this author 14 years old with absolutely zero knowledge on music? Has to be. Two out of three songs are irrelevant. Both by shitty bands. Who paid for this?…
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    Wonderful article! Very insightful and brilliantly communicated. I wasn't aware of this issue before, but this article has really brought it to light for me. Thank you very much!
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