You are cordially invited to RAZZ’s last project of the academic year: our virtual film festival! From 15-27 June, we will be recommending a film each day to watch, all under the theme, ‘Chick Flicks’. All of the films are available on either BOB, Mubi, or Kanopy as they all offer free entry to University of Exeter students. In addition, each film will be accompanied … Continue reading #RAZZFilmFest

Preview: Pub Talks at The Boat Shed

Kill the Cat theatre company, The Bike Shed’s graduate company for 2016/17, will be performing their newest piece, Pub Talks, at The Boat Shed festival on 10 and 11 July. The company, which was formed following Madeleine Allardice, Dylan Frankland and Megan Luke’s graduation last year, will be joined by performers Rosa Day-Jones and Tobias Grace. The show’s first appearance in 2016 saw it take … Continue reading Preview: Pub Talks at The Boat Shed

Review: The Last Five Years

Shotgun Theatre’s most recent production saw the musical theatre society take on Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years. The play presents a classic story: boy meets girl, they fall in love, things turn sour, they fall out of love. Nothing new there. However, the play’s unconventional temporal structure sets it apart. The production follows Jamie from the beginning of his relationship with Cathy to … Continue reading Review: The Last Five Years

Indulgence or Compulsion? An Afternoon with Laura Marling

Perched upon a bar stool, Laura Marling’s unmistakeably clear, nostalgic voice rings out into the Goldsmith’s Student Union, as she winds her way through ‘Wild Fire’ the second track to be released from her sixth studio album, Semper Femina. The record’s title is drawn from a Virgil line, “varium et mutabile semper femina,” which translates as “fickle and changeable, always is woman” – a fitting … Continue reading Indulgence or Compulsion? An Afternoon with Laura Marling

Amber Run at Exeter Phoenix, 13/01/2017

I love live music. The energy and anticipation when waiting to see the song that you were listening to in your bedroom actually performed live contribute to your sense of excitement. You share this experience with those around you, all connected by your appreciation of the music. Amber Run’s gig at the Phoenix lived up to these expectations. The band are touring the UK for … Continue reading Amber Run at Exeter Phoenix, 13/01/2017

Part One: Best of the Red Carpet

This week, ‘Musings on Menswear’ columnist Jonny Mckinnell gives us his take on this Awards Season’s hottest fashion statements…. For most of the world the start of the year can feel like a depressing time. The festive period with all its holidays, present giving and copious amounts of alcohol drinking imbues the cold weather with a magical sense of joy, but without it, the midwinter … Continue reading Part One: Best of the Red Carpet

Novels to Look Out for

The literary and film talk of 2016 was Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train. This year she is following up her bestseller with another psychological thriller, Into the Water, being released in May 2017. Exhibiting more of her understanding of human instinct, Hawkins explores the deceptiveness of memory and emotion in her new novel. But, if you are looking for a new contemporary classic, … Continue reading Novels to Look Out for

Review: Made In Dagenham

From the 16th to the 19th January, Shotgun theatre took over Exeter Phoenix to deliver their performances of hit-musical Made in Dagenham, and we at Razz were lucky enough to be invited along to the opening night. As the auditorium filled with a quiet buzz, the stage was clearly set with a gritty, minimalist collection of props, with the orchestra partially hidden by a chain … Continue reading Review: Made In Dagenham

Palace at Exchange Bristol, 22/11/2016

From almost the first note Palace bring a sense of vitality to the Exchange; every note full and clear as it rings out into the enthusiastic audience. Fresh from the November release of their debut album, So Long Forever, Palace are much of the way through their European and UK tour dates and show no sign of slowing down. Palace have quietly generated a significant … Continue reading Palace at Exchange Bristol, 22/11/2016

Feature- Have Yourself a Merry, Lush Christmas: Event and Product Review

This November, we felt extremely lucky to be invited to a Lush press event, which showcased their Winter collection. Lush Exeter assistants: Elsa, Lucy, and Adam were fantastic hosts, and had a true zeal for the products and informed knowledge on Lush’s ethical sourcing which, for us, really gave the kaleidoscope of gorgeous bath bombs, creams, and gels a new value. We want to share … Continue reading Feature- Have Yourself a Merry, Lush Christmas: Event and Product Review