Tag: History

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International Women’s Day : a brief history

International Women’s day is celebrated each year on the 8th of March with the aim of ensuring a bright, equal, safe and rewarding future for women. It is seen as one of the important days of the year in regards to celebrating the achievements of all women, raising awareness about equality, lobbying for an acceleration…

TV, Venue

Is Historical Accuracy that important?

Yes, but it’s not everything. I love historical fiction, it’s one of my favourite genres. There is so much to love about it: intriguing storylines, beautiful costumes and extravagant houses and castles we can only dream of living in… but I also love history, so I’m known to nit-pick every time a show deviates from…

#BLM, Arts, Venue

The unheeded Black muses of art history

Black subjects in fine art have often been overlooked by art historians’ Eurocentric focus on White subjects. In Western art, Black figures integral to our history have been grossly underrepresented. The descriptions of paintings which do feature Black subjects often outrageously belittle their significance, and sometimes even leave them unidentified. Black subjects have also historically…

#BLM, Comment

Tearing down statues is the right thing to do

Protests erupted throughout the United States and countries across the world as a result of the senseless killing of unarmed Black man George Floyd on May 25th. Some protesters resorted to defacing and removing historical statues as a clear message of intolerance towards racism within our society, beginning in Bristol on June 7th with the…

Arts, Venue

What I’m looking forward to seeing in theatres

After social distancing, and when the theatres open again, I’m looking forward to seeing ‘Six: The Musical’. I was originally meant to see this show on April 7, but luckily, it has been postponed, rather than cancelled. ‘Six’ tells the well-known, bloody, church-reforming tale of the six wives of Henry the Eighth, from their perspective,…

Film, TV

My Favourite Horror: (The Haunted Place) 1963

It is near impossible to declare a favourite in a genre so heterogenous. Does one choose an example of body horror, or celebrate the nostalgia of slasher films? Should we recognise a cult classic, or applaud the slew of modern horror reclaiming some seriousness? I feel inclined to give the vied-for-top-spot to 1963’s ‘The Haunted…

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