Arts / 02/03/2021 Three must-see plays written by women

One of the things that I feel most personally robbed of by the pandemic is the cosy ritual of going to the theatre. Having always been a theatre kid at heart, I’ve found comfort in reading the plays I so desperately miss seeing live. Here are three iconic plays by female writers to keep your...

Arts / 02/03/2021 The feminist movement in India: A history in Sheba Chhachhi’s photographs

Sheba Chhachhi is an Indian artist best known for her role in documenting and participating in the Indian feminist movement of the 1970s and ’80s.  Her work ‘Seven Lives and a Dream’ is perhaps her best-known collection of photographs and includes nineteen black and white images of prominent Indian feminist figures, notably including the likes...

Arts / 02/03/2021 This artwork made me reconsider the female+ experience

Content warning: mentions of assault I’ve always liked Renaissance art and, in particular, Renaissance sculpture, but it wasn’t until I took an Art History module on the Renaissance in the second year of my degree that I began to consider the darker side of the movement that I loved. With the artistic canon being overpowered...

Arts / 02/03/2021 Environmental art: is it worth the effort?

Artists have been creating art connected to nature since the dawn of time. The desire to connect to the world we live in and to return to our roots are instinctive. However, within that category exists art with more of a crucial edge: art that confronts the environment and the climate crisis. In 1982, Agnes...

Arts / 02/03/2021 International Women’s Day Street Art Collective’s 2021 #ChooseToChallenge Campaign

International Women’s Day Street Art Collective (IWDSAC) is a worldwide awareness-raising initiative supported by the all-female street artist group International Women’s crew (IWC). The collaboration is led by Australia-based street artist Ms Snaps and her IWC, alongside many other female street-artists around the world. The group was formed in 2018, following Mr Snaps worldwide paint...

Arts / 09/02/2021 This on-stage couple just doesn’t make sense!

I’ll preface this article with the fact that I love Shakespeare’s plays, truly. Twelfth Night, Othello and King Lear are all brilliant. But Romeo and Juliet’s love story is just… bizarre. We all know the story. Romeo and Juliet are from two feuding families. They meet, fall in love, marry the next day, and then...

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Three must-see plays written by women

One of the things that I feel most personally robbed of by the pandemic is the cosy ritual of going to the theatre. Having always been a theatre kid at heart, I’ve found comfort in reading the plays I so desperately miss seeing live. Here are three iconic plays by female writers to keep your…

Arts

Environmental art: is it worth the effort?

Artists have been creating art connected to nature since the dawn of time. The desire to connect to the world we live in and to return to our roots are instinctive. However, within that category exists art with more of a crucial edge: art that confronts the environment and the climate crisis. In 1982, Agnes…

Arts

International Women’s Day Street Art Collective’s 2021 #ChooseToChallenge Campaign

International Women’s Day Street Art Collective (IWDSAC) is a worldwide awareness-raising initiative supported by the all-female street artist group International Women’s crew (IWC). The collaboration is led by Australia-based street artist Ms Snaps and her IWC, alongside many other female street-artists around the world. The group was formed in 2018, following Mr Snaps worldwide paint…

Arts

This on-stage couple just doesn’t make sense!

I’ll preface this article with the fact that I love Shakespeare’s plays, truly. Twelfth Night, Othello and King Lear are all brilliant. But Romeo and Juliet’s love story is just… bizarre. We all know the story. Romeo and Juliet are from two feuding families. They meet, fall in love, marry the next day, and then…

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Gory love: Francis Bacon and everlasting anguish

Content Warning: drug overdose; grief Francis Bacon has never been one to shy away from the darkness of the human psyche. With his distinctive painting style often depicting people in anguish, darkness, and other such extreme emotions, his work based on sex unsurprisingly follows in the same vein. The central panel in Bacon’s ‘Three Studies…

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Queer lives: A new view of the British Museum

The LGBTQ Histories Trail at the British Museum offers a unique insight into an often-overlooked part of our cultural past and present. Mapping a path through the expansive ‘Desire, Love and Identity’ collection, this carefully curated trail invites participants to explore representations of queer love and identity. Moreover, the trail challenges viewers to consider how…


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