Tag: Experience

Books

The absurdity of the male gaze in literature

Unfortunately, it seems that even in this day of age, women still can’t be expected to be treated equally to men. This time, specifically, it is the representations of women (constructed by certain male authors) within modern literature that emphasises this difference. However, this has certainly not gone unnoticed and uncommented on by female readers….

Travel

In favour of booking alone

When I was younger, we used to go on all-inclusive trips as a family. It was all we knew, until my parents decided to organise everything ourselves. That trip was such a success and we’ve never gone back to traveling through all-inclusive packages.   The appeal of all-inclusive packages is when you find crazy deals and…

Arts, Venue

‘Secrets, trust, and danger’: the three promises of Rachel Sargeant’s new novel

Rachel Sargeant is quickly rising the ranks in psychological thrillers, with her novel ‘The Perfect Neighbours’, becoming a top ten Kindle bestseller. Now she talks to us ahead of the release of her upcoming novel, ‘The Roomates’.  Sargeant’s new novel revolves around a university campus and explores the story of a stalker. Packed with darkness…

Travel

Best and worst airline food

I don’t know about you, but I look forward to meal times during flights. Not only does it pass the time, but I am always excited to receive the little trays and finding out what is in each of the compartments. If you’re like me, airline food can really determine the whole flight experience, so…

Arts

Review: Stacy at London’s Etcetera Theatre

Inkwell Productions set up by UEA students Seàn Bennett and Keelan Swift-Stalley with their friend Ruby Lambert, staged Jack Thorne’s Stacy, at Etcetera Theatre, London. Ned Caderni and Caoimhe Blair both made their debuts, in producing and directing respectively. The one-man play follows Rob, played by Peter Hardingham. In his twenties and working as a…

Travel

7 ways to make travel more ethical

By now most people are aware of the myriad of ethical issues involved in anything we do, not least travelling, but how can we help this? What can we do to make travelling better for people and the planet? There’s a common misconception that being ethical is expensive, but I strongly believe this is mostly…

Features

Updates to the RSE curriculum

2020 is set to see the introduction of a new and updated RSE (Relationships & Sex Education) curriculum in primary and secondary schools in the UK. Primary school children are to be taught about their own wellbeing through acts of simple self-care, such as teaching the importance of sleep and spending time outside with friends…

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