Tags : Lockdown

How Banksy Inspired Hope Amid Stricter Lockdown Measures

In true Banksy fashion, the widely celebrated street-artist has surprised both locals and art lovers globally with his new topical piece found on a quiet Nottingham street. Initially, the design attracted solely residents whom it reminded of Banksy’s earlier works, which prompted sporadic speculation that it could in fact be a genuine contribution. Despite the […]Read More

How Is The Pandemic Affecting UK Universities?

When the UK government introduced a national lockdown in March 2020 after a surge of COVID-19 infections, university campuses across the country fell victim to the many public closures due to the virus. A Shift To Remote Learning The move dramatically altered how many people would see university life with exams deferred or cancelled, teaching […]Read More

Don’t Let COVID-19 Make Our Society Any Less Compassionate

On February 15 this year, Caroline Flack of Love Island fame was reported to have committed suicide. Just under a month later, on March 11, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic. In the wake of both events, we were given a simple message: be kind. Don’t say anything […]Read More

Why I Would Go To A Socially Distanced Gig

We’re well into the new normal stage of the battle against coronavirus now, where life is ours to have and attempt to enjoy, with compromise and curbs to prevent us going into a nationwide lockdown all over again. We can have back the things we were missing or at least a watered-down version of them. Read More

Theatre News: National Theatre To Model Socially Distanced Shows

The National Theatre has begun it’s process of modelling reconfigured spaces in preparation for socially distanced shows. Throughout the lockdown period, The National Theatre streamed sixteen productions on YouTube for audiences to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes. Now that the government have announced outdoor performances can go ahead, the next step is […]Read More

Reclaiming My Face From The Beauty Industry

Makeup exists as an oxymoron; it is self-expression and art but can also be a mask and a symbol of conformity. Throughout history women have been told to wear makeup or else they run the risk of being seen as unprofessional or unkempt. Yet wearing too much makes you hideous or high maintenance. Beauty exists in […]Read More

Theatre News: Free Jekyll & Hyde Streaming From The Old

Drew McOnie’s groundbreaking adaptation of Jekyll & Hyde will be free to stream on YouTube from 5th August, courtesy of independent not-for-profit production theatre The Old Vic. The dance thriller combines original music by Grant Olding with McOnie’s Oliver Award-winning choreography and directing. The production was designed by Soutra Gilmour, with sound by Sebastian Frost […]Read More

Theatre News: Wicked Extends Run to 2021

It has recently been confirmed that theatre goers will be able to continue defying gravity as the award-winning musical, Wicked, extends their West End run to 27th November 2021. The Apollo Victoria Theatre, currently home to Wicked, has been closed since the COVID-19  pandemic forced the country into lockdown. Following this announcement, the show has […]Read More

Theatre News: A Win For Theatre At Time Out’s Time

London’s theatres have been recognised by Time Out’s ‘Time In Awards’ for keeping the nation entertained throughout lockdown. The National Theatre At Home series has secured the top spot, as the “cultural initiative that made life worth living” during lockdown. The National Theatre have been broadcasting weekly cinema-quality recordings of sell-out plays, streamed for free […]Read More

Theatre News: Outdoor Performances To Go Ahead From This Weekend

After a long wait, theatre fans will finally be able to go and see a live performance at an outdoor venue. Coming off the back of the news that the government intends to give £1.57 billion to the arts industry, they have now announced from Saturday 11th July, outdoor performances can go ahead. Open-air performances, […]Read More

Lifting Lockdown: Too Much Too Soon?

On 25th June, Boris Johnson announced that England would see the effective ‘end’ of lockdown. From 4th July, pubs will be open, hairdressers will be open and the previous 2 meter social distancing rule will be replaced with what is tentatively called the ‘1 meter plus’ rule. As a response to the news, it seemed […]Read More