Arts

Netflix & Diversity


Orbital’s Georgia Beith gets to grips with an issue bigger than Netflix and Chill: the topic of Netflix and Diversity. Netflix is widely recognised as the future of the entertainment industry – it’s not news to anyone. It’s a way of watching film and TV that has rapidly increased in popularity. But it isn’t just […]

Ho Ho Christmas Adverts


Everyone has their favourite thing that they love about Christmas time. There is so much to choose from: the food, the films and the presents! However the thing that finally makes it feel like Christmas for me is the much anticipated Christmas commercials. So here are just a few of my favourites this year: ‘Santa […]

Leonard Cohen #Legend


Sumi Bal reflects on the tragic loss of Leonard Cohen. Another one bites the dust. What a crappy year for humanity. On the plus side, there’s only about six weeks left of this BS we call 2016. Leonard Cohen died on the 7th of November and, despite being 82 and having a good run at […]

The Carnabys


Ruby Rogers chatted to indie rock band The Carnabys after their gig at the Students’ Union. “Do we think that Jack could fit into your skinny tights?” asks Ben Gittins, guitar player of up and coming indie rock band The Carnabys. We never did find out the answer (maybe next time?) but I quickly realised […]

Carlos Acosta: from Poverty to Ballet Stardom


“Passion meets power and precision”: Victoria Bastable explores the career of Carlos Acosta In October I was honoured to see Carlos Acosta perform in ‘Carlos Acosta: A Classical Farewell’ at The Royal Albert Hall. His ovation lasted for at least 20 minutes, and the whole audience was on their feet, not just for the performance […]

A Triumphant Team Effort at the ‘Winter Concert’.


This year’s Winter Concert was a lovely collaborative effort between two of Royal Holloway’s many choirs: the Gospel Choir and the resident A capella choir, Absolute Harmony. Set against the simply stunning backdrop of the Chapel in Founder’s Hall, the two choirs treated the audience to a selection of songs, both new and old, traditional […]

Shakespeare Society Presents ‘Much Ado About Nothing’


For their first term production, Royal Holloway’s Shakespeare Society are tackling one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies: Much Ado About Nothing. It’s no small feat taking on such a well known play, but it’s a challenge they rise to wonderfully. It’s the age old tale of a love/hate relationship as we watch Beatrice (Olivia Dutson) […]

Never Swim Alone – Review


Image by Sophie Morgan Susanna Clark reviews The Student Workshop’s production of Never Swim Alone. The Student Workshop’s production of Never Swim Alone is, simply put, a triumph. Frank (played by Jack Read) and Bill (played by Azan Ahmed) are two adult men who were once childhood friends and maintain a façade of the continuation […]

‘Bluebird’: Brave, bold and beautiful.


Drama Society’s production of ‘Bluebird’ by Simon Stephens is filled with raw and visceral emotion. I have to commend director Emily Young for her bravery and experimentation in this very well executed production. Jimmy (Rafael Aptroot) is a taxi driver. He is sullen and monosyllabic. We, the audience, are voyeurs of Jimmy’s interactions with his […]

‘Lady Be Good’ made this lady feel good!


‘Lady Be Good’ made this lady feel good! Last night I was treated to the Savoy Opera Society’s main term show ‘Lady Be Good’, music and book by George and Ira Gershwin, directed by Monte Marché. It was the perfect start to my weekend. I was giggling and singing the songs all the way home! […]