Cambridge- A City of Aspiration

This month, I was lucky enough to visit the City of Cambridge with my school. As well as being home to the 31 colleges of Cambridge University, one of the most renowned and prestigious universities in the world, the town is steeped in centuries of rich history and famous figures, from Stephen Hawking to Lord Byron. If you are lucky enough to join the tourists, … Continue reading Cambridge- A City of Aspiration

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Hamilton on the West End: Review and Reflections

Yes- It deserves the hype. Hamilton has become a groundbreaking, convention-defying, award-winning international phenomenon; but at the same time is it so much more. It is the topical, powerful and unapologetic musical which the world (not just America) needs right now. Packed with rap, hip-hop and R’n’B, infused with expert lyricism and masterful motifs, Lin Manuel Miranda’s soundtrack comes alive on stage. 17th Century political … Continue reading Hamilton on the West End: Review and Reflections

Bermuda Becomes First Country to Ban Same Sex Marriage

Earlier this week, Bermuda became the first country to repeal a law allowing same-sex marriage. Just last year, the Bermuda Supreme Court ruled in favour of allowing same sex couples to marry, but this act in favour of equality has been repealed by the combined influence of Bermuda’s governor and the socially conservative, Catholic majority population. As Bermuda is a self-governing British Overseas territory, many … Continue reading Bermuda Becomes First Country to Ban Same Sex Marriage

Donald Trump’s Turbulent UK Visit Still Going Ahead

Trump’s racist, xenophobic, sexist and islamophobic policies have induced ferocious retributions from not just America but activists and believers of equality worldwide. And following this months ‘Women’s March’, where tens of thousands of people came together to protest Trump for the second year running, it is evident that demonstrations against his Presidency are not easily backing down. It’s no surprise, then, that over 1,860,000 people … Continue reading Donald Trump’s Turbulent UK Visit Still Going Ahead

The War on Christmas was Already Won

Walk into any store from the end of November to early January and a very familiar scene will unfold. Christmas music blaring out from every speaker, exhausted assistants in gaudy jumpers, aisles of cards and paper emblazoned with ‘Merry Christmas’, special offers on Christmas food and Christmas drink and Christmas clothes… You would never guess that over a dozen other religious holidays are celebrated during … Continue reading The War on Christmas was Already Won

fluidity.

Our society is defined by a rigid scaffold of ideas. From the roles and expectations forced upon us from birth, to the monochrome path of an ordinary life: Birth, school, marriage, work, death. Birth, school, marriage, work, death. Birth, school, marriage, work, death. Conformity. Uncompromising rigidity. But what if it wasn’t? What if life was defined by movement, dance, experimentation and freedom? What if we lived as … Continue reading fluidity.

Blue Skies in November

November /nə(ʊ)ˈvɛmbə/ noun The month when Halloween has finished but Christmas has not yet begun. A month of cloudy skies, dark nights, dreary days and bleak landscapes. Not the month you would expect a photography article to capture. Synonyms: Boring, cold, grey, desolate, harsh, biting. It’s rare you find a day in November so perfect it could have been from a storybook. Those days are reserved … Continue reading Blue Skies in November

Thor: Ragnarok Review

NO SPOILERS Five years. Five long years we have been waiting it out for the final film in Marvel’s Thor trilogy: but never fear, Marvel fans- it was worth it. Hilarious, on-the-nose and carried by a brilliant electro/Led Zeppelin score (composed by Mark Mothersbaugh), Thor: Ragnarok is Marvel’s visual representation of throwing the rulebook out of the window. It has stunning cinematography, keeping all the … Continue reading Thor: Ragnarok Review

My First Comic-Con Experience!

My first thought upon entering the con: I have never seen so many Funko Pops condensed into one place. My second thought: THIS IS AWESOME! Up until last Saturday, I, the nerdiest, most movie-loving person you can imagine, had never attended a comic-con. Awful, right!? It sounded like my version of Heaven, so on Saturday 30th September I ventured out with some comic-con veteran friends … Continue reading My First Comic-Con Experience!

Summers End- The Ancient Pagan Festival of Mabon

Everyone loves the start of autumn. Hot chocolate, Halloween candy, sweater weather, beautiful leaves and finally waving goodbye to the bugs that have been buzzing around you for months! As well as this, for many people around the world, the start of autumn is one of the most important times of the year. The 22nd of September marks the autumn equinox: when day and night … Continue reading Summers End- The Ancient Pagan Festival of Mabon

Serenity in Swizerland

This summer, I travelled for one week around the French/Swiss border. Our base for the week was the stunning skiing resort and world-famous mountain biking town of Morzine. From local honey to white water rafting, from extreme mountain biking to relaxing hikes in the forest, this town is a microcosm for European mountain living. There is nothing like swinging in a chairlift high in the … Continue reading Serenity in Swizerland

Pirates, Smugglers and Spirits

History and myth are entwined in the cobbled back streets and the treacherous shore of Robin Hoods Bay. Situated on the rugged North Yorkshire coastline, this town used to be a haven for smugglers and pirates from across the world. Long ago, residents even spoke of a mischievous spirit known as a ‘boggle’ that inhabits the caves in the cliff side. I live very close … Continue reading Pirates, Smugglers and Spirits