Megan Furr

Arts

Review: Guys and Dolls at the Norwich Theatre Royal

The opening performance of Norfolk and Norwich Operatic Society’s classic, and dare I say predictable, interpretation of ‘Guys and Dolls’ was not necessarily a well-oiled machine. Originally based on the stories of Damon Runyon, ‘Guys and Dolls’ is a traditional ‘Broadway fable,’ which combines classic romance with the gambling underworld. As Nathan Detroit struggles to…

Travel

Does colonialism affect tourism?

In answer to the question ‘why do people travel for history?’ I would argue the answer to be ‘why do people travel at all?’ It is impossible to fully appreciate a new place without first recognising the significance of its history; both the good and bad contribute to the make-up of a country’s culture. Each…

Global

Women’s rights on global agenda

International Women’s Day has this year been propelled into public discourse, a result of the myriad of events and movements instrumental in publicising the degree of sexism that women face. From the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements, prompted by the uncovering of mass sexual harassment in Hollywood, to debates and referendums surrounding abortion in Ireland…

Travel

Buenos Aires: a Latin American paradise

The Latin American metropolis of Buenos Aires is fast becoming a go-to place to visit.  The shaky Argentinian economy has led to a push in expanding their tourist industry and thus this is a destination which has only really been explored within past decade. Being divided into neighbourhoods, each with their own unique perspective and…

Travel

The “Gibraltarian bubble”

Located at the gateway to the Mediterranean, Gibraltar offers a kind of magical uniqueness lovingly encapsulated within its own little Gibraltarian bubble. This British outpost encapsulates a significant quantity of fascinating culture, which is somewhat surprising given that Gibraltar, in essence, is dominated by a large rock. Looking beyond the territorial dispute regarding sovereignty, Gibraltar…

Travel

Dublin down on the perfect weekend getaway

In the new year, weekend getaways are perfect for term time. A short hop by plane, Ireland has invested much in its cultural identity, represented within the microcosm of its capital city, Dublin. Dublin offers a wide array of attractions to suit almost everyone. And of course, drinking. One aspect of Dublin worth exploring is…

Travel

Whitby: wonderful and wintry

Located one-hundred-and-ninety-nine steps above the old town, Whitby Abbey is perched in the rugged clifftops of the North Yorkshire coast. Serving as the inspiration behind Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’, the Abbey ruins illuminated against the cold and glowing northern skies certainly provide a dramatic setting for the picturesque coastal town below, which is adorned with traditional…

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