Louis Cheslaw

Arts, OldVenue

Alan Johnson at UEA Literary Festival

Alan Johnson has had enough of a life for two men – or more. A Labour Party MP since 1997 (for the constituency of Hull West and Hessle), he served as Home Secretary from June 2009 to May 2010, having previously served as both Health and Education Secretary, before becoming the Shadow Chancellor of the…

Music, OldVenue

Review: Meghan Trainor’s Title

The confidence was always there. Throughout even her first forays into media and television appearances, as well as in the video for debut single All About That Bass, Meghan Trainor exuded a winking, “ready-when-you-are” sense of belonging. This self-assuredness, coupled with a mastery of the new world of album-release Twitter campaigns and Instagram teasers, ensured…

Arts, OldVenue

Review: ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ at Norwich Theatre Royal

One unfortunate truth about theatre is that, unlike film and music, it rarely crosses the radar of those who don’t choose to seek it out. Even if you’re an avowed chart avoider, you’ve probably heard Happy and Fancy. If cinema does nothing for you, you’re still probably aware that Interstellar is currently filling seats across…


No-shoe November

This week, Concrete spoke to someone you may have noticed around campus recently – second-year Jessica Bruce, who’s partaking in ‘No-Shoe November’ this month with two friends. What is it? Read our interview below for the facts… To start, what is ‘No-Shoe November’, and why are you taking part? No Shoe November is basically a…


An interview with Jess Glynne

Jess Glynne, I am told, is not feeling too well, and therefore needs to postpone the interview for half an hour. Her ailment, which I learn is sheer exhaustion, comes as no surprise; in the sixth months since Rather Be debuted, Glynne has sung on two Number One hits, and played a constant rotation of…

Arts, OldVenue

Stephen Fry at UEA’s Autumn Literary Festival

At 7pm this past Wednesday, October 9th, UEA’s campus was functioning as normal. The last dishes of the day were being served at the campus kitchen, the sun was setting over the lake. Crowds of sports teams filled the Blue Bar, hollering chants and call-and-response tunes at the top of their lungs while others, working…

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January 2022
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