Review: Faslane by Jenna Watt

My parents grew up in the cold war era, where the shadow of Hiroshima and Nagasaki hung closer and the threat of further use of nuclear weapons felt tangible. While the use of nuclear weapons is still a potential reality, heightened by the attitudes of certain leaders like Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un, there is…

Review: Poltimore Festival 2018

Poltimore Festival 2018, the annual arts and music festival held just outside of Exeter, celebrated its eighth birthday with its most successful event to date at the eponymous aristocratic house on Sunday 27th May. All funds raised from the day, including ticket sales and 30% of the profit from the catering stalls, went towards The…

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…

#FillTheGap Workshop and Protest with Like A Dude Theatre Company

On Thursday 22nd March, I had the pleasure of attending Like A Dude Theatre Company’s workshop and protest that questioned, and ultimately campaigned against, the gender pay gap. The experience was truly extraordinary and genuinely empowering. Here is how it went. On Thursday morning I headed out and gathered with the other participants outside of…

#PressForProgress Inspiring Women

Imagine it. A room full of leading women in the arts and creative industries, spread out across different tables with the sole purpose of divulging all of their own personal tips and tricks to succeeding in the arts industry as a woman. Too good to be true, right? Wrong. On Thursday 8th March, I was…

Preview: Tom Walker @ Exeter Cavern

If you like listening to new and upcoming artists and want to expand your playlists, then grab a ticket to see Tom Walker at Cavern, on Sunday 18th March at 19:30. Tom Walker, a singer/songwriter from Manchester, is an up and coming artist in Indie folk, pop and rock. His immalgamation of genres make his…

Exhibition Review: Young in Hong ‘The Moon’s Trick’

Young in Hong is a Bristol-based artist whose work is inspired by South Korea’s recent political and cultural history. Her latest solo exhibition, The Moon’s Trick, is on display now at the Exeter Phoenix. Her work is a mixture of embroidery and sound installation which takes inspiration from found photography of urban scenes, events and…

Preview: Franz Ferdinand ft. Albert Hammond Jr. @ Bristol O2 Academy

Indie rock legends, Franz Ferdinand have emerged back into relevance, and are touring the globe with their new album Always Ascending. Best known for their noughties hits such as Take Me Out, The Matinee and Do You Want To, frontman Alex Kaprano asserted the band’s desire to create something “very different” to anything they’d made…

Preview: BSO’s ‘Elgar Cello Eulogy’ @ The Great Hall

After the resounding success of their ‘Heroes & Monsters’ concert last week, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra are once again coming to Exeter this Wednesday to bring you the works of Wagner, Elgar, and Dvořák. ‘Everything good and nice and clean and fresh and sweet is far away – never to return’ wrote Edward Elgar after…