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Music

Music Videos – Are They Necessary?

Growing up with a teenage sister in the early 2000’s, MTV ruled our television screen. Counting down the top charts while we fought over whose turn it was to take over the control, we spent the weekends dancing to music videos in the living room. But in an age where Spotify and TikTok now take…

Arts, Venue

OUTPOST: Norwich’s Imminent Loss

OUTPOST has been a vibrant hub for the arts community in Norwich since 2010. An artist-run charity committed to promoting contemporary art, the OUTPOST gallery facilitates a programme of five exhibitions a year, in addition to managing offsite projects and events and running two artistic programmes.  The OUTPOST Core Programme is designed to support emerging…

Features

The Stigma of the Resit

In the beginning we were first year students, away from the comforts of home, attempting to settle in. In March 2020, Covid-19 sent us into a national lockdown. We had moved beyond the ordinary stresses of being a university student and entered the realm of a global pandemic. Some of us managed, while others struggled….

Film

Robert Pattinson’s Filmography

Strolling down the magical hallways of Hogwarts as handsome Hufflepuff Cedric Digory, sparkling in the sunlight as heart-throb vampire Edward Cullen, Robert Pattinson has successfully leaped between big budget blockbuster productions. These have included Harry Potter and Twilight, alongside notable art-house indie films. Spotlighted for his incredible acting capabilities, taking on versatile roles and collaborating…

Arts

Exploring Art and Eroticism: A Timeline

A visual expression of physical passion and sensuality, art has always been a means for creative sexual exploration. Sexual desire is inherent to the human condition, being the glorified performance of the natural naked body. Throughout history, our hunger for depictions of human sexuality and eroticised bodies has been reflected within the art world. Here…

Fashion

The Looks of Paris Fashion Week

Various A-list celebrities were spotted at the fashion extravaganza that was Paris Fashion Week from the end of February to the beginning of March, as luxurious fashion brands introduced their dramatic fall collections from Dior, Chanel and Valentino to Louis Vuitton, Balmain, and Saint Laurent. Sitting front row and sauntering the fashion shows in their…

Creative Writing, Venue

TV SAG Award Winners

On 27th February, the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards was presented and broadcast live at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California in celebration of the best performances in film and television for 2021. With the nominees announced in early January by Rosario Dawson and Vanessa Hudgens, there was much to look forward to…

Features

Why we should all be cheerleaders

In early February I attended the UEA Angels’ Cheer Squad event ‘So You Think You Can Cheer Dance’, a competition in which members of both women and men’s UEA sport teams can voluntarily compete, taking part in the challenge to learn a cheer routine choreographed by cheer coaches which they must perform on stage to…

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