Preview: ‘Colour and Light’ BSO Concert

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s 2017/18 season continues its much-anticipated run in Exeter on Thursday this week, and from now until the end of the season, I’ll be bringing you previews and reviews of each performance. This Thursday, the award-winning orchestra, celebrating its 120th year, will perform two pieces by Debussy, and one by Chopin and…

Review: The Cauldron Inn

Exeter’s newest themed bar hasn’t had the most magical of starts. A disappointing 26% of TripAdvisor users marked the Cauldron Inn as “Terrible”, and a further 20% a half-hearted “Average”. Is the Cauldron Inn really just a few sickles short of a galleon? I headed down to 15 Gandy Street to find out. Stepping into…

Impress Prize for New Writers 2017 Winner

The winner of the Impress Prize for New Writers of 2017 has been announced and we at Razz want to congratulate Roberta H. George for her winning novel The Day’s Heat! “Set in the early sixties against the backdrop of impending national integration, the novel follows Lea James, a dark-skinned, Catholic, Lebanese girl who comes…

Preview: Nick Mulvey @ The Lemon Grove

Nick Mulvey will be visiting Exeter next week to perform at The Lemon Grove on Monday 2nd October. Embarking on a 15-date UK tour with his new album Wake Up Now, released on 8th September 2017, Mulvey’s return to Exeter is hotly anticipated after the huge success of his first album, First Mind, nominated for…

Why You Should Join Razz Magazine

Are you a creative person with a passion for writing? Then Razz Magazine is the society for you to join. As Exeter University’s only Arts & Lifestyle magazine, our articles cover theatre, music, literature, baking, travel, and fashion pieces. Whatever your interests are, we are bound to cater to them. We always want to hear…

Advice From a Fourth Year Student

Looking back, first year seems like a lifetime ago. I’m going into my fourth and final year at Exeter, and I honestly cannot express how sad I am that I have to leave university. When they say your university years are the best years of your life, they mean it, so make sure you take…

Three Recipes for Surviving Freshers’ Week: Carbs, Desserts, and Quick.

Chicken Pesto Pasta My favourite go-to carb filled meal for an uncomplicated dinner. Ingredients: 80g green pesto 2tbs olive oil for frying 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 cloves of garlic 600ml chicken broth (may need to add more to cover pasta) 100g sundried tomatoes 200g fusilli pasta 1/4tsp salt 1/4tsp red pepper flakes 90g…

10 Ways to Boss Your Year Abroad

I’ve just come back from my year abroad as a Language Assistant in Strasbourg, France, and have had the time of my life. I was very lucky during my year abroad: I met some amazing people, adored the city I lived in, and generally had an enjoyable overall experience. However, there are always going to…

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…

Feature: Margaret Atwood’s Book Reading, Hag-Seed

St Mary’s Church, Bathwick, is a beautiful building. Not, however, where one would expect to be directed if they were going to a book reading. Nestled in a corner of the Roman town, the church exudes the knowledge of its age: it is, after all, of medieval origins. This proved the perfect backdrop for a…

Pub Talks: A Pint Sized Conversation Review

  As I walk into the Boat Shed Theatre I am greeted by one of Pub Talks’ actors. She asks me to write down three things that made me happy today. I then find my seat and am approached by another cast member who hands me a packet of crisps; I get lucky with prawn…

Preview: Pub Talks at The Boat Shed

Kill the Cat theatre company, The Bike Shed’s graduate company for 2016/17, will be performing their newest piece, Pub Talks, at The Boat Shed festival on 10 and 11 July. The company, which was formed following Madeleine Allardice, Dylan Frankland and Megan Luke’s graduation last year, will be joined by performers Rosa Day-Jones and Tobias…