Mango Mania: Recipes to try this summer

by Emily Stearn Mango Mojito Pancakes (Serves 4) To combat the traditional British summer rain we’re experiencing at the moment, I’ve got two summery and healthy recipes for you to try. Both include mangoes and limes, which are in season at the moment, are super adaptable, and are perfect for both rain and sun. The…

Winter Poetry Collection

Here is a collection of poetry written by students at the University of Exeter, all inspired by the theme of ‘winter’. Thank you to the Dead Poet’s Society for a lot of these contributions. This is in addition to the two poems selected in our print magazine which were Bebe Ashley’s “the water will take…

Review: May-We-Go-Round?

The Hiccup Project, a new theatre and dance company founded by real-life best friends Cristina MacKerron and Chess Dillon-Reams, brought their debut piece May-we-go-round? to the Exeter Phoenix last Tuesday. Cristina and Chess first met at school and growing up together they have experienced everything from first loves to heartbreaks. After finding an old diary…

Paddon Award Competition Countdown

Paddon Award Competition Countdown! Get your skates on! You’ve got just over a week to get your entry in for the Paddon arts award. It’s open to students, staff and alumni of the University of Exeter not working in the professional arts. Entries are invited in creative writing, visual arts, film and musical composition on…

Creative Corner: A Sea Story

God does not reply to letters. I learnt that at the age of seven, waiting for my father to come home. The nights were dark and long and cold, and I wrote by the light of a candle in my tiny back bedroom as I listened to the swell of the sea below. It was…

An Evening of Poetry by Women of Colour

Last night I witnessed artistic talent in the purest of forms as young poets took to the stage, mixing their words with their passion to create an evening of thought provoking impact. I had never been to a poetry recital before, so when I saw that the University’s Feminist society was holding an event in…

Writer Interview: Phen Weston

Phen Weston is a writer based in North Devon. His beautiful book of poetry, ‘The Silent Balance’, has recently been published, with all royalties going towards a very special cause. Razz interviews him about his work process, inspirations and aspirations. (Photo credit: twitter) How long have you been a writer? That is a good question….

Interview with an Artist: Beatrix Baker

Currently based in the Lake District, Beatrix is an artist and sculptor whose twisting wooden structures aim to explore the emotive power of the boat form. You can find more of her work here and at the Open West exhibition at the Wilson Gallery in Cheltenham. Photo credit: BeatrixBaker Boats are a recurring theme in…

Exploring writing: Julian Isaacs

Based in Plymouth and also attending Exeter University, Julian Isaacs is a 70’s punk balladeer, known fondly as ‘Auntie Pus’ by his fans. As well as being a performing poet with a biting edge, he now plays with gypsy-swing band Hot Club of Stonehouse. You are a musician and also a poet – is it…

Poetry: Umbilical

Laura waxes about the nature of umbilical cords and the situations in which they’re linked to.