Author: Alex Ingrey

Climbing Hanger Student Launch

The Climbing Hanger will be hosting their Student Launch night on Monday 1st October, co-hosted by the University’s Mountaineering and Climbing Club (LUMC). The event offers students free entry from 6pm and includes shoe hire, coaches on hand to help, music, free pizza and happy hour priced beer. It’s a fantastic opportunity for students to meet fellow club members and give climbing a go with the security of fellow newbies being around! Everyone of all abilities and sporting backgrounds are welcome. For more information about the Climbing Hanger and if you’re keen to attend, don’t forget to register on...

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Everyman & Playhouse ‘Othello’ | Theatre Review

Director Gemma Bodinetz’s modern take on Shakespearean tragedy Othello embraces theatre’s ability to inspire imagination; gender-blind and colour-blind directorial decisions are centralised in this modern production, however their effectiveness was undermined by an overall lack of coherence throughout the performance. Gender flipping in Shakespeare is a recycled re-vision, yet Golda Roshueval masters her title role as “The Moor” in an entirely modern setting. Having already played Mercutio in Daniel Kramer’s Romeo and Juliet, exploring gender and sexuality aren’t entirely new to Roshueval. She was both magnificent and nuanced as both commanding military leader and gentle, caring lesbian-lover to Desdemona....

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Royal Wedding Dress | Verdict

The bride is here! It’s arguably the biggest fashion commission of 2018 and after months of speculation, the bets are off and the designer of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress has been revealed. Ms Markle, now to be known as the Duchess of Sussex, adorned a pure white gown by British designer Claire Waight Keller, the artistic director of French fashion house Givenchy. As Ms Markle stepped out at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, the closely guarded secret was finally revealed after much anticipation. The haute couture dress is minimalist with its plain bodice, three-quarter length sleeves and beateau...

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Jerusalem (LUDS) | Theatre Review

Jez Butterworth’s “Jerusalem” is a pure type of theatre we rarely see now. Directed by Charlie Collinson, LUDS’s decision to produce this play wasn’t without its risks; with its chewy language, countless textual references, and a projection of England scuffed right up against its dreamy, idealised place of popular imagination, “Jerusalem” is far from light-hearted. But, most poignantly, the play can be read as a chronicle of us, now. Butterworth’s earlier attempts to “write something that concerned Englishness” were, he told BBC Radio 4, “stuffed birds…they wouldn’t fly.” In his endeavour to portray audiences with nationhood in its most...

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Arctic Monkeys – Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino | Album Review

It’s the most hotly anticipated album of the year, and also the most divisive. For fans expecting an AM sequel, they got a Humbug sequel instead. Five years on from AM’s triumph, Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino is the Sheffield quartet like you’ve never heard them before. “I just wanted to be one of the Strokes/ now look at the mess you made me make,” sings Alex Turner on the opening track, ‘Star Treatment’, inviting listeners into a fantastical, dream-like journey. “I’m having a word with myself,” he confesses; unsurprising considering the closeness this album comes to being an...

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