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Lifestyle

Is the van life for me?

For a long time, there has been a social blueprint ingrained in us that dictates how we should function as a member of society. The idea of getting a corporate 9-5 office job, somehow working your way up the property ladder and eventually going on holiday once a year seems an almost inescapable inevitability for […]

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Lifestyle

Leaving lockdown at your own pace

As the anniversary of when we first entered lockdown approaches, now more than ever, we’re all probably feeling ready to escape the perimeters of our confinement. Luckily, the roadmap to normality has been announced, and the 21st of June is pencilled into everybody’s diaries (or should I say firmly outlined with a permanent marker?). And […]

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Out of the ashes of Covid-19, we must build a better world

As millions of people here, and billions across the world, become accustomed to the restrictions being placed upon their lives there is one recurring theme: uncertainty. Uncertainty for some over the survival of loved ones, for others over where the next meal is coming from and how they are going to pay the bills, and […]

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Art Culture

Nihad Alturk & Renee Rilexie at St Margaret’s House

Almost every child is familiar with the story of the boy who lost his shadow and had to chase after it until it was sewn back on. My visit to the recently-ended Nihal Alturk & Renee Rilexie exhibition at St Margaret’s House reminded me of this obscure tale, of the shadow that does not mirror its […]

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Culture Literature

Creating Freedom

In his literary debut, Creating Freedom: Power, Control, and the Fight for our Future, Raoul Martinez thoroughly examines what freedom really means in the western world, and the implications it has in today’s society. Strongly arguing that freedom is illusory, Martinez powerfully and consistently produces surmounting evidence for this by looking at our economy, the […]

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Fringe Theatre

B-Orders

Dance / Physical Theatre / Circus, Underbelly’s Circus Hub, Venue 360, 16:25 until 29th August. A pair of acrobats crouch on stacked wooden blocks, wobbling precariously to a loud tock-tocking. Instructions are shouted in Arabic from overhead, “Tie up your hair!”, “stand up straight,”, “why are you wearing a mini skirt?” B-Orders, a piece of […]