Tag: Important

Film

Oscar Bait: The Death of Cinema?

The Academy Awards, or more simply known as Oscars, were first awarded in 1929, and now their 91st annual ceremony is right around the corner. Awards are given out for the year’s best film, acting, directing, writing, editing, cinematography… and the list goes on. Despite the Academy’s “dedication” to the filmmaking art, the real cultural…

Fashion

Spring cleaning our wardrobes

With graduation looming, I find myself looking at my room in my student house with dread; I’ve accumulated a lot more possessions – including clothes – over the past three years, and now I’m tasked with trimming that down so it will all fit back in one car at the end of the year. Cue…

Features

Anniversary of our sanctuary status

23 January 2019 marked one year of the University of East Anglia being a ‘University of Sanctuary’ and saw several events take place on the day to celebrate. The title was awarded by City of Sanctuary, a movement promoting the support of asylum seekers and refugees, as UEA had been recognised for its ability to…

Arts, OldVenue

Do we need art?

This statement may be hammered into the little kid who wistfully proclaims that he wants to be an artist, or it may be subtly imbued into the minds of thousands, if not millions of kids as they attend school each day. School is meant to prepare us for life, and if being an artist –…

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Is Drama Important?

For thousands of years, drama has been an instinctive part of human nature. The Greeks encouraged the art of storytelling, an essential part of life that has provided us with a source of entertainment. Today it has evolved to films, television and theatre- all of which are regarded as primary functions of a society in…