Review: Furnace for your Foe

It’s heart-wrenching to watch a 15-year-old die on stage from a fatal gun wound but after the play is over the boy will get up, it’s just an act. Other soldiers his age across the world may not be so fortunate. Calum Blackie perfectly captures this troubling message in Furnace for your Foe a piece he wrote himself... Continue Reading →

Say Howdy to Black Honey

I don’t often admit this (as my friends will verify): I was wrong. When I went to the Oxford O2 on Monday 14th May my expectations were low having seen Black Honey last year and having thought they were mediocre at best. This time however I was blown away by the band’s performance. Whether it... Continue Reading →

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

I have found this review to be particularly difficult to write. Unlike the Dior exhibition I went to last year, I did not know much about Cristóbal himself or the history of the brand. All I recognised was the weird proportioned shapes that walk down the catwalk. Little did I know that such weird proportioned... Continue Reading →

Beat the Bah Humbugs: Review of RSC’s A Christmas Carol

Got the post-Christmas blues? Cheer yourself up with the RSC’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol which embodies the Christmas spirit- well actually it embodies four spirits... Writer David Edgar and director Rachel Kavanaugh give the classic cautionary tale a unique spin to bring Dickens to the stage- quite literally- with the perfect combination of humour... Continue Reading →

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