Words: Bella Dawe | Subbing: Bernadette Galbraith An unmissable performance for less than £20, Liwaa Yazji presents a different take on Syria using live goats. Gunfire, rumours and propaganda: Liwaa Yazji's 'Goats' is an honest and revealing story about conflict in Syria from a perspective few have considered. Included as part of a project by the Royal Court theatre in Sloane Square, Syrian writer Yazji has truly captured an important take on a war that so many have heard about but have never understood. In the play, the families affected by the conflict are themselves confused as to what is happening – who is fighting, and why? Whilst the propaganda machine churns out messages of national pride and patriotism, some brave citizens start to question what exactly their children are going o
“In order to be a true journalist, you would ned to learn these basics: finding the angle, coming up with the best headline, and learning to smoke a pack per day.” These were the words of my high school Journalism teacher, Mr. L, who was probably only kidding in the classroom full of underage would-be journalists. However, James Graham’s newest play “Ink” that retells the story of how the Sun came to be seems to uphold these same values as Mr. L. With Bertie Carvel’s captivating performance as Rupert Murdoch in his early career, “Ink” serves to humanise the media giant and throw questions to the audience on press ethics and purpose. As Murdoch gathers a staff of colourful journalists that are on the mission to revolutionise the press scene in the UK - as well as
Words: Claudia Jackson | Subbing: Tracey Popoola If the grey skies have got you down, perhaps you should grab a friend or two and visit the new installation at the Tate Modern. Danish artist collective SUPERFLEX created the installation, appropriately called 'One, Two, Three, Swing!' for the third annual Hyundai commission. Although it may look like a fun playground, there is a deeper meaning behind the project. The installation is split into three sections, which represent apathy, production and movement. As you walk down Turbine hall, there is a stripey carpet that covers the sloping entrance. Above there is a mammoth sized mirrored pendulum that swings back and forth. Next is the main event. 22 swings three-person swings fill the lower part of the hall. The whole thing had to be
Two Voice of London reporters hit the streets of central London to discover what Dean Street is all about. Reporter: Sarah Louhichi and Alex Clement | Sub-Editor: Micaela Kolischer Every week, the Voice of London goes out into the city in hopes of finding an interesting street, full of culture, arts and history.