Is Insecurity Instrumental To Instagram’s Success?

Realty VS. Edited Reality It’s frighteningly easy to take a happy image on social media for face value, but how can we ever know what’s going on behind the scenes? A gushing essay expressing the depth of a couples ‘relationship goals’ could be unhealthy in person, or even on the verge of breaking up. Likes … Continue reading Is Insecurity Instrumental To Instagram’s Success?

Enter the Dragons – Review

I’ll be honest – I have never seen a good play at the Forest Arts Centre. But in fairness I haven't seen every one of their productions. So before watching Enter the Dragons by A&E Comedy, I had no idea know what to expect. This poignantly hilarious and wacky play about defeating Chronos (the god … Continue reading Enter the Dragons – Review

Workplace sexism, how can we fight it?

Here’s how it all went down...  Recently, I started a waitressing job in a posh hotel and well… lets just say I didn't last long. I want to be clear that the waiting staff were all kind, open, independent and supportive team players. Unfortunately, however, the chefs created a pretty toxic environment to work in. … Continue reading Workplace sexism, how can we fight it?

How does the inclusivity at Hackney Shed benefit the theatre company’s practise?

Who is Hackney Shed? Hackney Shed is an independent, charity based, applied theatre company for young people. It was established in 2001 with support from Chickenshed Theatre. The company has 4 separate groups within it, consisting of: Children’s Theatre (ages 7-11), Youth Theatre (11-16), Young Company (16-19) and Collective (16-25-year olds with a focus on … Continue reading How does the inclusivity at Hackney Shed benefit the theatre company’s practise?

Discussions of ‘Bystander Intervention’ with Tender’s Youth Board

*** CONTENT WARNING – sexual violence *** For those of you who are unfamiliar with the organisation, ‘Tender is an arts charity working with young people to prevent domestic abuse and sexual violence by promoting healthy relationships based on equality and respect’ (Tender, 2018). When '1 in 5 women aged 16 - 59' have 'experienced … Continue reading Discussions of ‘Bystander Intervention’ with Tender’s Youth Board

Thick as Thieves Review

Clean Break’s 80 minute production of Thick as Thieves, performed at the Salisbury Playhouse on 9th November, contains astoundingly relevant yet dark themes. The play sensitively explores: class divide, childhood trauma, neglect, expectations of motherhood and the difficulties that can be found within the care system. These issues are too often harshly judged in the … Continue reading Thick as Thieves Review