Joanne Archer

Culture Without the Cost


  Orbital’s Joanne Archer talks you through getting theatre tickets without maxing that overdraft. 1. Download the TodayTix app From this app you can order cheap theatre tickets for the current week, often with promotions offering great value for money. Certain shows also offer a ticket lottery where you can win amazingly discounted seats, often […]

MTS Presents ‘Bring It On’: From the Perspective of a Sideline Cheerleader.


Orbital’s Joanne Archer reviews Musical Theatre Society’s performance of Bring It On. Every time I watch MTS perform I laugh, I smile, and deep down I am envious of their superhuman talents. Bring It On was no exception to the rule. Walking through the SU main hall doors, I realised that this show was unconventional, […]

Interview with Quarterlights


Orbital’s Joanne Archer caught up with up and coming band, Quarterlights, a group who originated from Royal Holloway. Meeting and interviewing Quarterlights with my Deputy Editor, Beth Carr, has to be one of the highlights of being the Arts Editor for the Orbital thus far- it’s only been a few months but still! Although I […]

Anti-Halloween Film Picks


The Orbital’s Arts journalists give you their favourite films to watch to combat the spooky season of Halloween and the cold wintry nights to come! Beth Carr – Love Actually You can’t not smile while watching a load of people fall in and out of love and connect their lives in unexpected ways. The music is […]

Pack it in… or don’t


A not-so definitive list of University essentials Freshers might just forget and items that should definitely be left at home. The most stressful part of first year, aside from the lab reports and endless essays, is the packing phase. Somehow you must fit all of your worldly belongings into your mum’s Ford Fiesta, packaged in […]

Orbital Introducing: masses.


This week Orbital checked out up-and-coming band ‘masses.’ The 4-piece band, based in Leeds, is made up of guitarists Cain Cookson and Jacob Corr, bass player James Grover and George Van Renselar’s electronics. The band have described themselves as ‘a melodic earful of guitars, synths, samples, and affecting four-part harmonies; lyrical disdain and proper songwriting; […]

‘Pokémon Go’ through the eyes of an ignoramus


Joanne Archer tries out the Pokémon Go app that has been taking the world by storm.

Chase & Status release their latest track ‘Spoken Word’ ft. George the Poet


Chase & Status have just released their latest track ‘Spoken Word’ featuring talented rapper George the Poet through Virgin EMI records.

MTS showcases talent with Summer Cabaret


With its annual show, MTS kicks off the post-exam term of Pimm’s drinking in Founders quad with their ‘Summer Cabaret’. Orbital sends its resident photographer Jessie Beach-Thomas to investigate the action and interviews Violaine Brunelin, a member of the production team. Jessie’s take: ‘Colourful, glittery- everything you would expect from a musical!’ From watching Summer […]

A sketchy situation


Joanne Archer investigates the prohibition of sketching in art galleries. Upon visiting an art gallery or museum, you would not be surprised to come across a ‘no photography’ sign, a widely accepted, but not always followed, symbol of a flashing camera that indicates guests might just be shot at if they dare so much as […]