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…

The Exeter Christmas Market on Cathedral Green

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially if you have had a chance to stop by the Exeter Christmas Market on the Cathedral Green this month. if you do decide to drop by, come with an appetite because there’s a variety of food, sweets and more to indulge in. When you first enter…

Review: Ciaran Austin & Cantaloupe Island @ Cavern

Think of Bon Iver, Kanye, Frank Ocean and 70s disco, all different genres, but imagine them in one song. In this budding age of music, it is hard to find anything original and unique. However, I discovered a new mix of authenticity when I went to see Ciaran Austin & Cantaloupe Island in Cavern. This…

Preview: Dr. Martens Customisation with Flavia Verda This Sunday

The new Dr. Martens store in Exeter, that opened with a successful bash just last month, will be hosting a free in-store activity on Sunday 3rd December. Following the success of their launch which featured the Black Foxxes and the Muncie Girls, this latest event will feature renowned local tattoo artist, Flavia Verda, who will be…

Preview: The Correspondents & Krafty Kuts Concert @ Exeter Phoenix

I listened to The Correspondents’ first album Puppet Loosely Strung again recently so I could try describe what they sound like. It is something like a flamboyant Broadway actor bemoaning a failed love affair in an empty portion of the London Underground. The songs start out like retro swing only to twist out into snare-heavy…

Review: The Kite Runner at Exeter Northcott

The Kite Runner tells the story of Amir, a writer living in San Francisco, who fled the Soviet regime in Afghanistan as a child. Adapted from Khaled Hosseini’s 2003 novel of the same name, this coming of age story follows Amir from his happy childhood as the son of a wealthy business man in Kabul,…

Preview: The Festive Fore Street Flea Market

One of my favourite things about studying in Exeter is that there is a real sense of local pride in the city itself. From farmers markets to craft fairs; the locals of Exeter are conscious that the community needs to come together to support and nurture local produce and talent, including students and non-students. Indie Exeter…

Interview: Artistic Directors of the Sun and Moon Theatre Company

This week Razz had the great privilege of interviewing Melissa Barrett and David Johnson, Artistic Directors of the Sun and Moon Theatre Company, Exeter Alumni, and play the lead roles of Viola and Sebastian in their latest production of Twelfth Night. 1. For people that are unfamiliar with the play, could you give a quick…

A Horror Story

I used to believe in the ghost stories. When you’re a child, you lap up every word that drips from the lips of adults. It’s only when you’re a grown-up yourself that you realise that their words can be laced with deceit. I guess that it was an easy way to explain the sounds in…

Review: Exeter Contemporary Open 2017

With artistic knowledge limited to a GCSE in art and having (rather ashamedly) a slight tendency towards responding to contemporary art with the kind of hostility that gives way to muttering “I could have done that” under my breath, I was naturally surprised at the excitement I felt upon entering the Exeter Phoenix and being…