The Perfect Body…?

With an ever-growing media industry more and more young people are heavily influenced by what they see on television, social networking and in magazines. A serious topic that is frequently brought up is the idea of the ‘Perfect Body’. Young children grow up with the image of a ‘perfect body’ in their minds which is…

National Novel Writing Month comes to a close

By Helen Davidson Since 2001 every November is National Novel Writing Month, also shortened to NaNoWriMo. This free annual internet creative writing project invites participants from around the world to write a new 50,000 word ‘novel’ between 1st and 30th of November. The project started in San Francisco with just 21 members and since then…

Theatre review: Kindertransport

By Helen Davidson The play follows the sad story of Eva, a young Jewish girl sent away from Hamburg to Manchester aged 9. She is one of many other Jewish children rescued from Nazi Germany during the Second World War. The open scene shows a mother and daughter in Germany preparing for Eva’s train journey…

Bewytched

By Philip Rylands-Richey The Wytches are gloomy psycheadelia, grungy animal screams, crashing drums and bleak, echoing riffs; all mixed up in a bubbling cauldron with root of hemlock and eye of newt tossed in for good measure. Singer Kristian Bell howls away in strangled croaks over the rotten, lurching riff of Beehive Queen. He whines…

Ex-student gets call back at Star Wars audition

Omar Khan Ex -student Saskia Lane gets a call back from Star Wars audition in London.  Directors for the blockbuster movie are currently holding auditions throughout the UK and the rest of the world; sci-fi fanatics have been flooding into stadiums and venues across the UK in an effort to land a role in Star…