Review: Belfast Ella Buckley interrogates the romanticism and nostalgia permeating Kenneth Branagh’s coming of age tale set in Troubles-stricken Northern Ireland. For a young child growing up in Northern Ireland during the late 60s and early 70s, the conflict happening on your front doorstep was, apparently, not the most important thing to you. Reruns of […]
Lucy Aylmer gives us a run-down of the history of gay rights in Northern Ireland after landmark same-sex marriage takes place in Belfast.
Perhaps the most exhausted quotation in modern poetry is W.B Yeats: “Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold, mere anarchy is loosed upon the land”. It begins Patrick Cockburn’s book Chaos & the Caliphate. It is woven throughout Thomas Pynchon’s epic Gravity’s Rainbow, and has served title for books on madness to collections of wildlife […]
W ith Gareth Southgate safely guiding England through to our 14th World Cup, our attentions are now drawn to the playoffs to see who else will have a shot at footballing glory as well as taking a look at those who have missed out. Home Nations Disappointment Despite Wales being ranked as the 14th best […]
With the unpredictable political landscapes of the US and the UK looming in the background, the people of Northern Ireland desperately need a government which will represent them and their interests fully. Unfortunately, it is likely that the election taking place this week will result in the same internal bickering and fallouts that have come […]
It’s summer, it’s a leap year, and that can only mean one thing: the Olympics are right around the corner. The Olympics are a time when people take a look at sports they never normally would give a second thought to – suddenly, everyone is an expert at the triple jump, archery or gymnastics. To the […]
Switzerland v Poland Saturday 25 June, 14:00 BST, Saint-Etienne. BBC1 The Round of 16 will get underway with two as-of-yet unbeaten teams at the Stade Geoffrey Guichard, with Group A runners-up Switzerland meeting their Group C counterparts, Poland. Switzerland have made it to this stage having taken three points against Albania and recording a draw […]
I had lived in Wales all my life before I came to Exeter, and, honestly, it was more of a culture shock than I had expected. If I had a pound for every time a sheep joke was made at my expense, I really wouldn’t have to worry about student debt. I can handle juvenile, […]