The Paddon Award 2018

Our university is bursting with artistic students, from those who are active members of music, drama and art societies to those who take a more personal and introverted approach to their art.  On Tuesday 27th March I was lucky enough to attend this year’s Paddon Award ceremony; a small, intimate event which recognises artistic talent…

Review: ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ by Exeter University Theatre Company

Thoroughly ridiculous and completely hilarious, EUTCO’s production of ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ kept the audience on the edge of their seat. A modern adaptation by Richard Bean of the Commedia dell’arte play “Servant of Two Masters”, the show is set in a delightful 1960s Brighton, with an eclectic range of characters, songs, dance and foolery,…

Interview with George Mann, Writer and Director of ‘Translunar Paradise’

I saw Theatre Ad Infinitum’s ‘Translunar Paradise’ the night before my interview with George Mann, who wrote, directed and performed in the production, and is the Co-Artistic Director of the company. Mann’s powerful and emotionally engaging piece of work explores the theme of grief through the recently widowed William, who is struggling to accept the…

Exeter in the Snow: A Photography Collection by Razz

We reached out to our writers, creators, and photographers to capture this amazing weekend as Exeter was blanketed by crisp white snow and got some amazing photographs in response for you to enjoy.     by Owen Bell, James Landymore, Emma Hookway and Emily Stephenson

Review: BSO’s ‘Elgar’s Cello Eulogy’ @ Exeter Northcott

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra have once again succeeded in transforming the University Great Hall, if only for an evening, into the Carnegie, Wigmore, or Royal Albert Hall. Playing to the busiest crowd of the season, and sporting some jazzy red music folders, the BSO brought an ambitious set list to life with poignant sensitivity and…

Review: Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Mikado’

Of all the theatrical societies at Exeter University, Gilbert and Sullivan is the oldest, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. To commemorate the occasion, this distinguished production company performed The Mikado, one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most well-known plays and arguably their magnum opus. The story is set in small-town Japan, ruled by the Emperor…

Review: Ciaran Austin’s ‘Full Circle/Moving’

Ciaran Austin has just released his latest EP featuring ‘Full Circle’ and ‘Moving’ , demonstrating his own skillful talents and those of the members of his band, Cantaloupe Island. Recorded at Sticky Studios, the self-produced EP takes a unique approach to what may be considered grime rap by transforming with a more uplifting melody and…

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Vibes Scheme

Are you a classical concert newbie looking for new experiences or a performance veteran wanting cheap tickets to enjoy even more of what you love? The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Vibes scheme offers young adults the chance to attend mind opening performances for only £5 a ticket! The BSO Vibes scheme aims to open the…

Preview: BSO ‘Triumph and Passion’ Concert @ The Great Hall

For their first concert after the Christmas season, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra have once again put together an exciting programme of Russian and Soviet composers for Friday 26th January. The three pieces set to be played are the ‘Adagio’ from Khachaturian’s ballet Spartacus, Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2, and Tchaikovsky’s fifth symphony. Born in modern…

EJ Plays: Blues Run the Game

You may be aware it’s January again: congratulations on making it back and welcome to the year 2018. There are so many reasons why people don’t like January: it’s dark, it’s cold, and after the excessive festivities of December, January seems rather dull. These complaints and various others are symptomatic of the dreaded “January blues”,…

EJ Plays: You Don’t Own Me

If you’ve grown sick with disappointment, disillusionment, and anger created by the deluge of unacceptable behaviour from the political and (pseudo-)talented elite, then I might have just the remedy for you… Although intended to be used for short-term relief, full playlist intake is recommended at height of: Indignation, Inertia, Inferiority, General bewilderment, All of the…

New Year’s Resolutions: From Clichés to Costa

“…Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier’…” – Alfred, Lord Tennyson It’s all well and good saying that you’re going to go to the gym three times a week starting January or that you’re going to avoid taking trips to Costa between lectures but, as most students…