it very quickly becomes very clear that this may be the greatest live concert of our generation.
As the opening drum beats of ‘…Ready For It?’, the first track on Taylor Swift’s record-setting ‘Reputation’ shake London’s Wembley Stadium, it becomes very clear as to what to expect over the next two hours: Perhaps the greatest live concert of our generation.
Ever-since the pop star had posted those snake graphics on her Instagram in late 2017, the world has seemingly been in a frenzy – with headline after headline writing about the meaning of the dollar bill in her ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ music video or who she’s referring to in her single ‘Gorgeous’. The irony of all this seems not lost on Swift – as her album explores the media’s portrayal of perhaps the most significant pop star of our generation, the media has shown her claims to be evident.
This theme is carried through-out much of the ‘Reputation’ stadium show…
A different approach to the discussions surrounding the potential banning of Trump from UK...
On the 7th January earlier this year, when three perpetrators caused the deaths of 17 innocent lives, we were quick to band behind France. We were quick to defend Charlie Hebdo’s right to freedom of expression, and quick to shame these terrorists for trying to curtail Charlie Hebdo’s right to express their opinions, no matter how controversial. ''Je suis Charlie Hebdo'' for weeks after the attacks was our nationwide motto, but since then that sentiment has languished.
The fight to defend freedom of speech as curtailed as shown by when Oxford University banned a free speech magazine deemed to be to offensive and then, at the same university, protests against the leader of the controversial right-wing National Front Party in France, Marine le Pen, took place in an attempt to prevent her from speaking. From petitions to ban Katie Hopkins, to protesting against a stand-up act because of her…
Bowie's tragic and untimely death raises many questions surrounding his final musical memento.
On 8th January, his 69th birthday, the legend that is David Bowie, released ''Blackstar''; an album consisting of 7 songs.
It was not publicly known at the time of release that David Bowie was suffering from a terminal illness, and sadly on the 10th January, only 2 days after the album 's release, he passed away after what was soon revealed to be an 18 month battle with cancer. This made ''Blackstar'' the final stamp on a heroic career.
To write about him is an honour. I grew up fondly watching the Jim Henson film ''The Labyrinth'', where Bowie starred as the fearful Goblin King. Not forgetting his introduction to the classic Raymond Briggs animation of ''The Snowman'', which no Christmas goes by without at least one happy viewing.
I would hear his music played around my home. This then meant such excitement for me when I…
The who's, why's and when's of Britain's current major decision
2016 has only just started but this doesn’t mean a slow down for David Cameron in setting out his plans to get the EU question to the electorate, to begin the process of setting the all important date to change a part of the constitution.
Only this week David Cameron has said that he is looking to finish renegotiations, about our place in the EU, after a meeting with other EU leaders in February/March which could lead to the date for the referendum being set at around June. The reasoning behind a June estimate is that the campaigning period is set to last 10 weeks. ''The campaign cannot clash with the forthcoming Scottish elections'', Philip Hammond said this week.
It is seen as a good move for David Cameron to speed up plans as it could catch people off guard and gives the ‘leave EU’ groups less of…