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What Are the Objectives of Art?

“The arts are merely a decoration imposed on the top of human life, they do not express it.” Art is the vessel of permanence...

Does the Writing of Shakespeare Shape Society?

“If Shakespeare had never existed,” he asked, “would the world have differed so much from what it is today? Does the progress of civilisation...

Wanted: Modern- Day Dickens

If there’s one thing that’s on everybody’s mind these days - it’s politics. Who said what, who did what, who trumped who (ha), who’s...

The Power of Postcards

We’re all too familiar with the touching postcards sent between soldiers and their loved ones, nourished with love and fear. As their only form...

Review of ‘One for Sorrow’ at St Nicholas’ Priory

Best described as a ghost story set in Victorian Exeter, 'One for Sorrow' depicts Thomas Flay, a textile merchant at a time when textiles...

John Le Carré’s Novels in Translation

Why do John Le Carré’s novels translate so well to TV and Film media? John Le Carré has been a pioneer of the literary espionage...

Twelfth Night Review, Bristol Old Vic

In the midst of a party, drunken bohemians decide to put on a spontaneous production of ‘Twelfth Night’. From there, we get the twisted...

Behind the Canvas of Klimt/Schiele Duo

In an affluent Vienna at the turn of the 20th century two artists explore the avant-garde techniques and attitudes of the art nouveau. The...

‘Ebony Eve’

Inky darkness ebbed and creeped, Black and cold and deeply steeped, In auburn fire of Sun’s rebirth, Pale moon above the ebony Earth. Leaves twist and writhe upon...

Review: EUTCo’s ‘The Shape of Things’ in the M&D Room

On the 9th of November I was privileged enough to review EUTCo’s performance of Neil LaBute’s ‘The Shape of Things’. I knew I was...