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Sport

UEA Cheer Dance achieve national success!

On Saturday 9th March, the UEA Angels Cheerleading Dance Competition Teams headed off to Manchester where we stayed overnight in preparation for ‘Future Cheer’, a national competition which we took part in the following day. Future Cheer has a reputation for being a tough competition, in which we have struggled to place in previous years….

Music

The Indie Genre

In the second of his three-part celebration of indie’s 40th year, Lewis Oxley discusses how it left its DIY roots and established itself as a popular genre. As the 1980s dragged on, the independent music scene was flourishing more than its founding fathers could ever have imagined. The success of Factory and Rough Trade’s lead…

Music

40 years of indie: enter Mr Shankly

To celebrate 40 years of indie music, Lewis Oxley explores the history of the most British of genres, charting the four decades of indie over three issues. 40 years ago, an undercurrent was gently starting to rumble in the UK music scene. The next generation of youth, facing the torrents of unemployment that marked the…

Travel

What to do during a layover

We all run the risk of a long layover between flights when flying to far away destinations. There are numerous things to do to pass the time both inside the airport and outside. I asked the Twitter travel community what they do in a layover, and they were more than willing to share their experiences….

Sport

UEA Football Frustrated by Easton

UEA 0-1 Easton FC UEA’s footballers were frustrated by a strong Easton FC at Colney Lane in their fourth fixture of the season in the local Anglian Combination Division 1. The visitors, one of the league’s early pace-setters, were looking for a reaction after a 6-1 League Cup defeat the previous week while UEA, who…

News

UEA students show solidarity with Manchester

A vigil was held in UEA’s square on Wednesday evening to show solidarity with the people of Manchester, following a terrorist attack which killed 22 people on Monday night. On 22 May 2017 a nail bomb exploded outside Manchester Arena as concert-goers attending an Ariana Grande show were leaving the venue. In addition to the…

Music, OldVenue

Review – Happy Mondays Live

[su_quote]You’re twistin’ ma melons man![/su_quote] Friday 27th November 2015, 25 years to the day since their release of Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches and Happy Mondays chose to mark the occasion by gracing the stage of the LCR with their Mancunian accents and a crowd littered with bobbing bucket hats. The band packed the union…

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