Libby Hargreaves

Creative Writing

The Ugly Stepsister

She’s the coal that taints the snow-white skin,  A stray crimson lock in a head full of gold,  The open-mouthed drool ruining a sleeping portrait,   A croak in the throat of a mermaid’s bargain.  She’s the ugly stepsister,  Nameless save for her ill-favoured countenance.   Motivation for ballroom sabotage?  Well, if the shoe fits-  Ten crushed…

Arts

Norwich Street Art 

The heart of Norfolk, Norwich is an increasingly inclusive city and nothing better reflects this than the wide variety of street art it’s home to. Art both created and displayed in a public, otherwise mundane space, has a particular appeal to it in my view- a message that there is always a little extra in…

Travel

Working a summer sum

Perhaps the most intricate balancing act for many students is working part-time whilst studying and maintaining a social life. It becomes a particular concern over the summer break. Having maintained a part-time job since the age of 15, juggling responsibilities is no novelty to me. However, what is new is the feeling of isolation I…

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