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Student Guide to Arts Societies at Aberystwyth

Student Guide to Arts Societies at Aberystwyth

Arts, Books, Creative Writing, Events, Film, Music, Theatre September 22, 2016 at 4:30 pm Comments

WHETHER NEW OR returning to the university, there are a multitude of clubs and societies to join. Here is a guide to a few of them within the arts that might take your fancy ahead of the fairRead More

Old College plays host to Patrick McGuinness

Old College plays host to Patrick McGuinness

Aberystwyth News, Books, News, University News April 7, 2016 at 7:55 pm Comments

TALKING about his latest award-winning book, Other People’s Countries, author Patrick McGuinness will be in the Old College this Saturday.
The lecture, starting at 11:30 in the iconic seafront building, takes its title from the author’s memoir OtherRead More

Fifty Shades Of Go Away: Review of E.L. James’ Grey

Fifty Shades Of Go Away: Review of E.L. James’ Grey

Arts, Books July 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm Comments

JUST when those of us immune to the charms of Mr. Grey thought we were safe from another sequel, E.L. James, author of the controversial Fifty Shades of Grey series, has once again returned to theRead More

The only thing maze-like in The Maze Runner is how misleading it is

The only thing maze-like in The Maze Runner is how misleading it is

Arts, Books, Film November 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm Comments

AFTER finding the novel so disappointing, I wasn’t expecting the film adaptation of The Maze Runner to be any better. Its heavy marketing towards fans of The Hunger Games was little more than a desperate attempt atRead More

Maze Runner: Decidedly average

Maze Runner: Decidedly average

Arts, Books, Film November 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm Comments

SIMPLE, enjoyable, formulaic but not without faults. It’s hard to take anything too seriously when it’s set in a maze. In short the plot is this: Thomas wakes up with no memory and finds himself trapped inRead More

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Gone Girl presents a unique thriller mystery: one to remember

Arts, Books, Film October 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm Comments

THERE have been plenty of thrillers and mystery films over the years but Gone Girl is without a doubt one of the most memorable. So shocking and surprising that I realised at times I was pulling faces toRead More

The original Hunger Games?

The original Hunger Games?

Arts, Books, Freshers October 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm Comments

BATTLE ROYALE’S blurb proudly exclaims the controversy that surrounded its original release in 1999. An earlier version of its manuscript had been rejected from the Japanese Grand Prix Horror Novel Competition due to its content; somethingRead More

Behind the Mask: Horns

Behind the Mask: Horns

Arts, Books, Film October 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm Comments

IF THERE’S one thing Joe Hill’s novel Horns does best, it is to show that everyone wears a mask. People are reluctant to reveal their true selves to others, often twisting their words to save face andRead More

What you should be reading in 2014

What you should be reading in 2014

Arts, Books October 4, 2014 at 2:30 pm Comments

THIS year has already been an exciting one for literature. 2014 has seen political and social mayhem, ever-changing cultural steps and expanding horizons across all media. The Man Booker prize has shortlisted US authors for theRead More

The Arts Team discuss their favourite comics

The Arts Team discuss their favourite comics

Arts, Books May 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm Comments

DESPITE THE increasing popularity of movies based on comics, the Arts Team feel that comics tend to get a bad reputation or that people don’t consider them to be anything beyond superheros and violence. We’ve chosenRead More