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Seshing in Exe: A Guide to Exeter’s Nights Out

Despite being a small city, Exeter has some decent nights out if you know where to find them. Mostly, it’s a question of how to play your cards right. As someone who should probably qualify for a lifetime discount at Timepiece (TP), this RAZZ writer is going to pass on some pearls of wisdom when it comes to Exeter’s nightlife. Continue reading Seshing in Exe: A Guide to Exeter’s Nights Out

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The Search for Identity in the Digital Age

In recent decades the exponential growth of communications, digitalisation and social media has meant an expanding digital-scape for the individual to work with. This transition to the presentation of our beings on electronic platforms changes the way in which we view ourselves, our self-worth and how we present ourselves to the world. We are no longer dealing with forging our identities in a solely actualised … Continue reading The Search for Identity in the Digital Age

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Review: The Tempest @ Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, York

When you think of Shakespeare, people tend to think of The Globe, or Stratford-upon-Avon, not York. But Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre in York is now in its second summer, and offers a great opportunity to see Shakespeare plays performed in an intimate, authentic setting. The pop-up theatre is constructed at the base of Clifford’s Tower, which provides a great historic setting for a replica Globe Theatre. This year, the theatre is showing The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Hamlet and Henry V, with one of the two companies also performing children’s play Billy Shakes: Wonderboy!.  Continue reading Review: The Tempest @ Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, York

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Frost on Film: Tarantino’s Greatest Scenes

‘I think this just might be my masterpiece’
A look at some of Tarantino’s greatest scenes

When Quentin Tarantino puts pen to paper, something special is never very far away. Over the course of his directorial career, Tarantino has written some of the most iconic dialogue ever put to screen and with the release of his new film – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – the promise of some juicy exchanges seems like a given. Continue reading Frost on Film: Tarantino’s Greatest Scenes

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Review: Mary Quant at the V&A

Mary Quant is the pinnacle of 60s youth culture, revolutionising fashion and culture in a decade known for change. The V&A’s current exhibition honouring her both acts as a frozen capsule and transcends linear time. The exhibition’s historicism plays out through transporting you to her original BAZAAR shop in Knightsbridge, gazing into its shop window. The mannequins have playful poses, with some lying on the floor and jumping through the air, and hold eccentric props that Quant used herself – most notably a red lobster attached to a gold chain. This encouraged the exhibition’s engagement with visitors, replicating Quant’s vital and innovative interaction with the customer. Continue reading Review: Mary Quant at the V&A

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Meghan Markle X Vogue: A Collaboration to Celebrate. 

When will it end? When will we get bored? When will we finally learn to celebrate Meghan Markle and the work she does, and give her credit where it is due? Yet again, this past week HRH Duchess of Sussex has made headlines with the release of the ever-anticipated September issue of British Vogue. This year she has guest edited the edition with Edward Enninful, current editor of the publication. Last month, scandal surrounded her choice to protect her child and friends’ privacy in not releasing the names of Archie’s godparents; this month, her call for kindness and positivity has gathered ample criticism. This scrutiny of Meghan, the charitable and kind work she does and the decisions she makes about her family are becoming old and dull news. Yes, she is female, yes, she is of mixed heritage and yes, her former career was as an actress but like it or not she is now a member of the British Royal Family. In guest editing the September issue of Vogue she has used her platform to deliver what is ultimately a message of, as Bryony Gordon wrote in her column for The Telegraph, “be kind, help people less fortunate than you, try and do the right thing, and by the way: you’re lovely just as you are”.  Continue reading Meghan Markle X Vogue: A Collaboration to Celebrate.