‘Margaret and the Tapeworm’ – A warm feeling in my gut

‘Margaret and the Tapeworm’ – A warm feeling in my gut

December 6, 2018

So I went to see Margaret and the Tapeworm by Triongl theatre at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre and I have to say, my evening wasn’t off to the best of starts when an 11 ft tallRead More

A Glimpse Inside the Aberystwyth Student Performance of ‘The Body of [insert name here]’

A Glimpse Inside the Aberystwyth Student Performance of ‘The Body of [insert name here]’

December 15, 2018

How does one start a review for a performance that they themselves cannot comprehend? Can we suitably review a performance that is incomprehensible? What is comprehension? How is a performance, a performance? What is a performance?Read More

“Oh, I have a parasite!” – A ‘Venom’ Review

“Oh, I have a parasite!” – A ‘Venom’ Review

October 13, 2018

The newest Marvel “superhero” film has just aired at our very own Commodore cinema – Ruben Fleischer’s interpretation of the comic book character, Venom. Now, some of you reading this might be familiar with other reviewsRead More

A Glimpse Inside the Aberystwyth Student Performance of ‘The Body of [insert name here]’

A Glimpse Inside the Aberystwyth Student Performance of ‘The Body of [insert name here]’

December 15, 2018

How does one start a review for a performance that they themselves cannot comprehend? Can we suitably review a performance that is incomprehensible? What is comprehension? How is a performance, a performance? What is a performance?Read More

Referees: Do They Really Deserve It?

Referees: Do They Really Deserve It?

March 13, 2018

As we approach the final weeks of the Six Nations, we can reflect upon the excellent games and sportsmanship demonstrated so far in the series. It is also a time to review the mistakes and exposeRead More

Lorde’s ‘Melodrama’ Under Review

Lorde’s ‘Melodrama’ Under Review

April 18, 2018

In 2013, Ella Yelich O’ Connor burst onto a bustling music scene with her debut single ‘Royals’, an electropop melody about the calamities and modernity of teen life. What started as the lead single of aRead More

Elections From an International Perspective

Elections From an International Perspective

March 14, 2018

This week, the Student Union opened Voting for Aber Elections. There are various choices of candidates from different offices – the voting of which is available on Student’s Union website. However, I decided to focus onRead More

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‘It Takes You Away’ – a Doctor Who review

‘It Takes You Away’ – a Doctor Who review

Arts, Opinion, TV December 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm Comments

It may not be perfect, but It Takes You Away elevates this series to new heights. Right, I know I said this last week… and the week beforehand. But seriously, this is now the best episodeRead More

‘Spyro Reignited Trilogy’ review – The little dragon reignites his franchise

‘Spyro Reignited Trilogy’ review – The little dragon reignites his franchise

Arts, Games, Opinion December 3, 2018 at 4:30 pm Comments

In the same way that Crash Bandicoot was revived last year, Spyro the Dragon is back in the limelight with a fantastic remaster in the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, proving yet again that everyone enjoys a well-presentedRead More

‘Dr Seuss’ The Grinch’ (2018) – a nostalgic throwback?

‘Dr Seuss’ The Grinch’ (2018) – a nostalgic throwback?

Arts, Film, Opinion December 1, 2018 at 6:38 pm Comments

I went into this film not really knowing what to expect, aside from my vague knowledge of the original story and countless re-watches of 2000’s live action movie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, which was aRead More

I Feel Like Painting

I Feel Like Painting

Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry November 29, 2018 at 4:33 pm Comments

I feel like painting. Unfortunately, I have no canvas so the paper becomes my medium. I want to try to paint a place. Somewhere not quite near but far away from the malevolent, past over allRead More

‘Doctor Who’ – ‘The Witchfinders’ review

‘Doctor Who’ – ‘The Witchfinders’ review

Arts, Opinion, TV November 27, 2018 at 4:49 pm Comments

An amazing episode of Doctor Who that is without a doubt a series highlight.   Yeah, who saw this one coming? The Witchfinders may not excel in any specific regard as a Doctor Who story, butRead More

How Did We Get So Rich? A Different Perspective

How Did We Get So Rich? A Different Perspective

Opinion November 25, 2018 at 4:05 pm Comments

It is difficult to know what to say to the smug self-satisfaction of the business class who gaze upon the enormous wealth of their country, and then pat their back for the capitalist utopia they haveRead More

‘Kerblam!’ – A ‘Doctor Who’ review

‘Kerblam!’ – A ‘Doctor Who’ review

Arts, Opinion, TV November 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm Comments

A really great episode of Doctor Who that unfortunately doesn’t manage to stick the landing. Kerblam! is probably the best episode of the series so far. Whilst not trying to be as emotional or as impactfulRead More

‘Heart of Darkness’ by Imitating the Dog – A Disorientating Reflection on Modern Society

‘Heart of Darkness’ by Imitating the Dog – A Disorientating Reflection on Modern Society

Arts, Opinion, Theatre November 21, 2018 at 1:15 pm Comments

Springing from the success of their excellent adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s ‘A Farewell to Arms’, Imitating the Dog return to the stage with a technologically challenging reinvention of Joseph Conrad’s controversial and infamous novel, ‘Heart ofRead More

A ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ review – Second time’s the charm?

A ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ review – Second time’s the charm?

Arts, Film, Opinion November 17, 2018 at 4:52 pm Comments

I refuse to believe that Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is part of the Harry Potter franchise. I struggle to understand how a brilliant series that spurred along the imagination of millions can be renderedRead More

Doctor Who: ‘Demons of the Punjab’ – A Review

Doctor Who: ‘Demons of the Punjab’ – A Review

Arts, TV November 15, 2018 at 8:20 pm Comments

A solid story, that’s probably about another draft away from greatness.   Right, review’s coming a bit late this week. You can blame a university writing retreat for that. But without further ado, let’s just jumpRead More