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Film | Guardians of the Galaxy – What we know so far

Film | Guardians of the Galaxy – What we know so far

Images: Marvel Enterprises, Marvel Studios With just over a week to go until Marvel’s next summer blockbuster hits our screens, it’s all systems go for the Guardians of the Galaxy cast and crew, who were out in force this weekend at the film’s international premiere in New York. A fortnight ago I caught a glimpse […]

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Art | Mondrian and his Studios @ Tate Liverpool – Understanding and Immersion

Art | Mondrian and his Studios @ Tate Liverpool – Understanding and Immersion

Absolute immersion and devotion to a single occupation is rare in our modern age. Luckily, the rare, flailing student who rises each morning to sight of four bedroom walls plastered with exam notes is an exception. This is, perhaps, the reason that when reflecting on Piet Mondrian’s complete dedication to his art, it is almost […]

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Theatre | Wicked – the ‘Popular’ musical flies into Leeds

Theatre | Wicked – the ‘Popular’ musical flies into Leeds

Image: Wicked the Musical UK Tour 5/5 Stars Why is the Wicked Witch of the West so very wicked? What’s with all those flying monkeys? And why on earth is she green? Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman’s award-winning global phenomenon Wicked, loosely based on Gregory Maguire’s novel of the same name, seeks to answer these […]

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Final Year Performance | Subtext and Rain – a multi-sensory puzzle

Final Year Performance | Subtext and Rain – a multi-sensory puzzle

5/5 Stars What is it with Brits and talking about the weather? More importantly, what is it with Brits and not talking about what they really want to talk about? This is the dual question behind the School of Performance and Cultural Industries third year performance piece, Subtext and Rain, which aims to recreate the […]

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Theatre | La Boheme Launch – A night on the town

Theatre | La Boheme Launch – A night on the town

Image: Opera North Last week Opera North held the launch event for their new Under 30’s membership scheme at the Leeds Grand Theatre with a performance of Puccini’s famous opera La Bohème, aiming to inspire a new generation of opera-goers. The scheme is rather fantastic and best of all free to sign up to, as […]

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Film | The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – Garfield and Stone’s on-screen chemistry saves the day

Video: Marvel Enterprises In the complicated world of comic book superheroes, Spider-Man, a Marvel creation, starts  his journey off in very much the same way we saw in the first film in this franchise, and in the 2002 adaptation. Later on, he joins the Avengers, but he didn’t appear in the 2012 adaptation of that […]

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Theatre | La Boheme – This 1950′s set production has it all

Theatre | La Boheme – This 1950′s set production has it all

Image: Opera North La Bohème Opera North 29th April – 17th May Leeds Grand Theatre Puccini’s La Bohème is perhaps one of the best known opera: an heartbreaking tale of young love and loss set in squalid rooms and bohemian cafes of Paris. The story follows a group of bohemians (a poet, a painter, a […]

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Film | Journal De France

Film | Journal De France

Through a single-plate camera, Raymond Depardon wants to capture a France he fears we are at risk of losing, in the world of photography and image at least, and perhaps beyond. Journal de France, which at once offers a personal account of the renowned photographer and film-maker’s four-year journey across France, as well as the journeys he made before […]

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Theatre Preview | Opera Soc’s Ruddigore

Theatre Preview | Opera Soc’s Ruddigore

Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore tells the story of the cursed house of Murgatroyd. Following a run-in with a witch who he tried to burn at the stake, Sir Rupert Murgatroyd brought a curse upon his line: all Barons of Ruddigore must commit one crime per day or else they perish. This causes all manner of […]

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