Fashion, Venue / 05/10/2021 The Messages of the 2021 Met Gala

Following the Coronavirus pandemic, the Met Gala was rescheduled to the 13th of September this year, with vast anticipation surrounding the event. Seen as the main fundraiser for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, it is regarded as the annual crescendo of fashion, art, and popular culture. According to Vogue, the event...

Fashion, Venue / 05/10/2021 The 2021 Met Gala: What is “American Fashion”?

“Who gets to be American?”  This year’s Met Gala – New York’s most exclusive fashion event of the year – set out to answer exactly that question. Two exhibitions with unique themes, In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, and In America: An Anthology of Fashion,​​ aimed to celebrate the broad and multi-layered nature of individual...

Fashion, Venue / 05/10/2021 The Return of London Fashion Week

September for the fashion world only means one thing: Fashion Weeks. Here in the UK, the London-based event saw 130 designers showcasing their spring and summer 2022 collections. Although the week is memorable for any fashion fan, this year’s shows were perhaps much more anticipated, with the models gracing the catwalks in person without restrictions....

Gaming, Venue / 05/10/2021 13 games coming to Xbox Game Pass

Hooray Xbox Game Pass subscribers, 13 games are waiting for you to pick up and play!  The new games include 5 existing games and 8 new releases that were scheduled to launch from the 15th of September. Whether you are looking for an adventurous story or a battlefield, there is something for you.  These 13...

Gaming, Venue / 05/10/2021 Best games for mobile phones

An often-overlooked way of playing video games is through your mobile phone. Both the App store and the Google Play store have plenty to offer for everyone, so I thought I’d take a closer look. 1.     Pokémon Unite is a popular free game in which players can engage in team battles. It allows...

Gaming, Venue / 05/10/2021 My all-time favourite game

When I think of my favourite game, I think of hours spent in my room, playing The Sims 4, creating characters and little stories within the game.  The franchise is basically a life-simulator game where you can create your own ‘sim’ and walk them through life, completing milestones like getting a job, building a house...

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Film

Shang-Chi: Review

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is one of Marvel’s latest releases amongst the many series and movies they have released this year. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is the first stand-alone film in the MCU to feature an Asian-American superhero. The movie had amazing cinematography and fight scenes, which…

Music

What’s happening in Norwich this year?

Norwich has a vibrant history of showcasing musical talent of all genres. Whether you’re looking to experience an intimate gig featuring up and coming bands, or are wanting to hear some world-famous performers, Norwich has something to offer. Luckily, this year is no exception and local venues are hosting an incredible array of musicians from…

Music

Why Taylor Swift’s Red is the Perfect Autumn Album

There are songs which are ‘summer anthems’ and then there are albums – usually Christmas ones – which are on repeat throughout winter months. But do people associate music with spring or autumn? Not so much. Unless, of course, you’re a Taylor Swift fan. Taylor’s music is cleverly crafted to fit certain aesthetics, and to…

Music

Declan McKenna at the LCR

Navigating the live music scene in the pandemic has been difficult for artists and fans alike. Cancellations, rescheduling, lockdowns and, in Declan McKenna’s case, false positive tests, have put many plans up in the air. Despite a few days of uncertainty whether the gig could happen, the Nick Raynes LCR came alive in the presence…

Creative Writing

Memory Loss

My name is Lucy Greenland. I’m 56 years old. I have three sisters, and a brother. I had a brown Labrador called Billy. My parents were teachers. I broke my arm once whilst riding my bike. I had a red cast on for eight weeks. My favourite colour is orange. I wanted to be a…

Creative Writing

Fracture

before I realise that I am dreaming Falling i am walking to the tower, (the same I walk round every day to watch the waves come home), and all is as it should be except it’s quieter, grayer and My limbs pinned to my sides so I cannot even writhe, worm-like in the quieter gray…


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