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…

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