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In conversation with Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller, writer and director of Chagos 1971

“‘Some may come for the comedy and find matters of interest in the political detail; others might come to hear more about this obscure yet vital story and stay for the humour.”’  Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller, writer and director, promises a spiking witty and epically political piece of theatre in this interview on his Fringe show Chagos […]

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In conversation with the cast of Mother and the Monster

In this interview with Arabella Spendlove (Charlotte) and Teddy Fahey (The Monster), they discuss Mother and the Monster, the show they have brought to the Fringe this year.   How would you describe your show in 3 words? Arabella: Feel-good, feminist, thought-provoking. Teddy: Bittersweet, funny, horrifying.   Tell us a bit about your show, is this a […]

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Big Mind Theatre’s Going Slightly Mad: an interview

‘Fast. Funny. Original.’ These are the three words Lizzie Lewis, playing the role of Max in Big Mind Theatre’s Going Slightly Mad, would use to describe the production that will be performing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year.  Going Slightly Mad is a piece of original writing, based on personal experience, that explores the experiences […]

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Paradigm Lab’s Pink House: an interview

Paradigm Lab’s production Pink House is a play about Peri, a fifteen year old who must deal with losing her carefree way of life when her adoptive mother dies and her adoptive grandmother moves in.  She must bear the burden of loss while she accustoms to living in a small, cluttered house, sharing meals and Jewish […]

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BBC survey shows us exactly what we are missing out on in our sex education

Content warning: mentions unwanted sexual advances, sexual violence. The BBC posted the results of a survey taken by 5,649 people for health charity Brook last week. It revealed concerning statistics about people’s attitudes towards sex and relationships, and their experiences. These statistics identified, amongst other findings, the lack of education and understanding of consent specifically […]

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The First Minister is irresponsibly hijacking the Brexit process

Brexit is not the clean break up we all hoped it could be. As the day of departure approaches, a decision has yet to be made. The public are left with little indication of where our country will go or whether we will get a deal at all. We find ourselves more and more reliant […]

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Black Friday: A student’s bargain or holiday nightmare?

Deadline season has merged into the revision period, Christmas is coming, and we are all bracing ourselves for the holiday period – and how much we have to spend. In the last few weeks we have seen Thanksgiving in the United States, and with it came Black Friday and Cyber Monday (that has spread to […]

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Cancelling class is a step too far when it comes to protest

On Tuesday 16 October, The Guardian published an article on a principal who has closed his college to allow his students and staff to march on Westminster. After continued cuts to further education, and a letter from the Commons Education Committee chairman, Robert Halfon to Chancellor Philip Hammond, highlighting the disparity between the funding of […]