Tag: writing

Creative Writing, Venue

Remembrance

The balloon burst and all the air escaped  too quickly for Jill to catch. She sighed as she saw the wrinkled skin, because there was  a hole that was Jim shaped.    The balloon was as big as their love had been with multicolour patches to match.  Golden memories and silver highlights,  picnic days of…

TV, Venue

The return of Peaky Blinders

Looking now at Steven Knight’s passion project, sold to the BBC as a four-season presentation of the gritty violence of 1919 Britain, ‘Peaky Blinders’ is now in its fifth season with no signs of an end close; but I honestly wished it had. What, in the past, came off as good writing depicting Birmingham’s underbelly…

Features

The Great Rise of ‘Studytube’

The back to uni rush is coming to an end, marking the start of a new academic year, and the most popular time of year for the new YouTube phenomenon which has been dubbed ‘StudyTube’.  In the same way that there are online communities for fans of make-up, games, and books, a community has sprung…

News

Working with Words conference

The university’s annual Working with Words conference will be held this year on 2 March. The event hosts over 40 speakers and the opportunity to sign up is available via CareerCentral. Working with Words seeks to give insight to students looking to work in the creative industries, as well as tools to maximise their employability….

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…

Creative Writing

Little Intimacies

The body is fragile. Skin soft, a pillow for the weary to lay their heads. Cheek to cheek a warm cushion. Hair entangles lovers in its web, Bridging the space of dreams To thread itself with another. Somewhere, two tears roll silently together, In collision. Damp and Damaged by the hands of others. Twisted bodies…

Creative Writing

For me?

I know things are meant to fade But promise – for me – just them you’ll save As we rack up new people new faces hours unslept Promise – for me – your eyes will be kept Follow Concrete on Twitter to stay up to date

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