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Music

Rag’n’Bone Man LCR Concert Review, 1 November 2021

With the release of his 2016 hit-single Human, and the record-breaking launch of his 4x Platinum debut studio album of the same title, the multi-Brit award-winning artist Rag’n’Bone Man has established himself as one of Britain’s most successful contemporary Pop artists of the decade.  On Monday 1 November, Rag’n’Bone Man’s Life by Misadventure 2021 UK…

TV

The Cultural Phenomenon of Squid Game

456 players. Six ruthless survival games. An unimaginable prize pot that could magnificently change their lives. Debt-ridden and desperate, there’s little opportunity for the players to make better lives for themselves on the streets of Seoul in South Korea until they’re given an invitation to the games. If the majority chooses to compete, their lives…

TV

Crossovers in Television Episodes

After fans were left disappointed following the cancellation of Netflix’s magical Archie Comics teen-drama reboot The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which was announced after the release of its fourth season, all hopes were lost for the Greendale and Riverdale crossover that was rumoured to be in the works for Season Five. However, on October 7th,…

Books, Venue

Translated Texts

If you’re fascinated by all aspects of modern and traditional Japanese culture – from the bustling cities and picturesque countryside, the decadent cuisine and beautiful architecture, and the exuberant world of the performing arts to the quirky contemporary fashion scene – but you haven’t yet experienced the magnificent culture for yourself, these translated texts might…

Film, Venue

Why ‘About Time’ Is My All-Time Comfort Film

Sometimes there’s nothing better than indulging in a top-notch comfort film when you’re feeling down – films have the power to heal and restore. For me, the best comfort films are British romantic comedies. Not the cheesy cliché rom-coms which dominated the early 2000’s, but rather the light-hearted romantic comedies that make you feel warm…

TV

A Rewatch of… How I Met Your Mother

A beloved American sitcom following the ups and downs of love, friendship, and adulthood, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ triumphed in charming fans for more than 200 episodes within its nine series run. With its relatable characters and storylines, unique structure and mix of humour and drama, audiences could not help but fall in love…

Travel

Why Mountains Are Better than Beaches

Incredible picturesque landscapes, clean fresh air, peaceful and tranquil; the mountains are full of unmatched beauty. They offer you the chance to disconnect and escape from the hustle and bustle of life. When you’re up in the mountains, all your worries will ease away as time stands completely still. Whether you’re exploring close to home…

TV

Colour-blind vs colour-conscious casting on TV

Embracing inclusive casting means that we can finally target the inequalities of opportunity for marginalised groups within the television industry, whilst increasing the diversity of representation we see on our screens. It’s an important method for preventing the whitewashing and straight washing of characters. It provides actors from the LGBTQ+ community, and actors with disabilities,…

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