Author: Eleanor Howard

International Women’s Day: Why Lady Bird is the Coming-of-Age Drama Young Women Need

Featured Image: | Copyright Universal Pictures / Merie Wallace, courtesy of A24 Olivia Gatwood’s TED Talk ‘We find each other in the details’ explores the small, seemingly insignificant experiences of young women that make up who we are and our memories by emphasising ‘how our smallest memories can connect us to the larger world’. This is particularly applicable to young girls who often feel very isolated and unique in their experiences; yet Gatwood suggests that ‘this is where we find connection – through the specific’. While experiences often feel unique to us as individuals, when we listen to...

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The Kite Runner Stage Adaptation: A Review

Based on the 2003 novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Matthew Spangler has now adapted this poignant and heart-breaking tale of family, friendship and the power of guilt for the stage. After witnessing the outstanding performances of the two talented young actors in the 2007 film adaptation, there was a question of how the emotionally demanding roles would be translated onto the stage. Raj Ghatak gives an engaging, energetic performance as Amir, portraying him at three different stages of life – from childhood to adulthood. Ghatak manages to transition seamlessly from a believably childlike Amir, to an American-speaking...

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What’s On Guide: February 2018

January was the longest month on record. Fact. But exam period is over and we are free, and just four short weeks away from it being spring! If you find yourself wondering how to spend your days in the lull post-Christmas, here is a smorgasbord of events on offer in Liverpool over the coming 28 days. 6th February Photosocial: Introduction to Digital Cameras, 6-7pm, Open Eye Gallery The Open Eye Gallery presents ‘Photosocial: Introduction to Digital Cameras’ at 6pm. This hour-long event is specifically targeted at new photographers of all levels and abilities, providing the opportunity to socialise and...

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5 Books to Gift This Christmas

The mad rush to complete your Christmas shopping before the big day is fast approaching. If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect gift for a book-lover, here are 5 of the best books of 2017 – the perfect gifts this Christmas: Lincoln in The Bardo by George Saunders George Saunders is arguably one of the greatest American writers of his generation. Over the course of his career he has published over twenty short stories, several of which have been nominated and won prizes, including a finalist for the National Book award and recipient of the Folio Prize...

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Stranger Things 2: Top 10 Moments

Hawkins is back and better than ever. After more than a year’s wait, the Duffer Brothers gifted us with the highly anticipated second season of Stranger Things over Halloween weekend. When we return to Hawkins, a year has passed since the momentous finale and life has seemingly returned to normal, until Will begins to experience bizarre ‘episodes’. The nine brand new episodes are filled to the brim with hilarious, shocking and heart-warming moments; here’s a countdown of the top 10 most memorable across the season: 10. Max takes on Billy (Chapter 9) As a newcomer to the Stranger Things...

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