Review: Exeter’s Comptoir Libanais 2.0

Fozz: You’re so lucky Katrina. You got to have another dinner date with me. Are you sick of them yet? Like how sick are people of reading our conversation review pieces?

Katrina: I mean obviously Comptoir aren’t sick of them since we got invited back again! And as much as I may be sick of spending sooo much time with you, I’m definitely not tired of the food.

Fozz: For sure – I started with the Halloumi and Za’atar Man’ousha Flat Bread which is like a cheesy garlic bread but with mint. Obvs I love garlic bread, but the mint provided a refreshing difference I’d never had before. It was overpowering like I’d spilt Colgate on my starter (other toothpastes are available), but just a flavoursome surprise. Although there was far too much for a starter, you had a much better sized proportion.  Continue reading Review: Exeter’s Comptoir Libanais 2.0

Review: Trace This Scar – Jessikah Hope Stenson

Most students are doing well to keep up with essay hand-ins, be active members of societies and be able to enjoy the odd night out. Jessikah Hope Stenson has managed this and is now on the cusp of her second publication with Excalibur Press. Her debut novel Trace This Scar is full of moments that surprise, whilst maintaining a fast-paced and engaging narrative. Stenson has … Continue reading Review: Trace This Scar – Jessikah Hope Stenson

Woman in Black – The Northcott Theatre

27 Years on, The Woman in Black continues to terrify audiences today. On Monday 14th November 2016, The Woman in Black had its first performance at Exeter Northcott Theatre. As school kids and families alike waited outside in the foyer and café, there was a sense of anticipation and excitement in the air. Whether they had heard of the show’s previous reviews or had been … Continue reading Woman in Black – The Northcott Theatre

Feature: Man Booker Prize 2016

For those of you who haven’t heard of the Man Booker Prize, it’s an annual prize of £50,000 given to “the best novel in the opinion of the judges” which has been running since 1969. This makes 2016 the 47th year of the competition. The Man Booker Prize aims to promote the reading of quality fiction, (this can be in culturally insightful ways, political reflections … Continue reading Feature: Man Booker Prize 2016

Review: Pride and Prejudice at The Northcott Theatre

     It is a truth universally acknowledged that if you don’t start an article on anything to do with Pride and Prejudice with Austen’s famous first line then you might as well not have written it at all. And so begins my review of Joannah Tincey’s exceptional adaptation of the classic novel        Following a twenty-five-minute hike to campus through Exeter’s many … Continue reading Review: Pride and Prejudice at The Northcott Theatre

Interview: Felicity Ward

  This week we had the pleasure of interviewing the wonderful Felicity Ward ahead of her stand up tour 50% More Likely to Die which kicks of this Sunday October 2nd at the Bike Shed. Massive thank you Felicity for chatting to us and for such an interesting interview. Hi Felicity! You’re kicking off your tour in Exeter, are you looking forward to being here? … Continue reading Interview: Felicity Ward

Preview: Felicity Ward at The Bikeshed Theatre – 02/10/16

Multi-award winning Australian comedian Felicity Ward brings her stand-up show 50% More Likely to Die to Exeter’s Bikeshed on Sunday 2nd October, after a hugely successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer. Ward won the third best reviewed comedy show out of the entire Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015, and has starred on Russell Howard’s Good News, BBC sitcom Josh, The John Bishop … Continue reading Preview: Felicity Ward at The Bikeshed Theatre – 02/10/16

Preview: Michael Kiwanuka at Exeter Phoenix – 18/10/2016

On Tuesday 18th October, twice Mercury Prize-nominated artist Michael Kiwanuka will grace the stage at the sold-out Exeter Phoenix as part of his intensely busy European, North American and Canadian tour schedule. Kiwanuka’s most recent release, July’s ‘Love and Hate’ has been received with widespread critical acclaim. The Telegraph described it as “an album that sounds like a world of music in itself”, while Clash … Continue reading Preview: Michael Kiwanuka at Exeter Phoenix – 18/10/2016

Reggie ‘n’ Bollie at The Lemongrove

For all the stigma surrounding Exeter’s ostensibly stagnant music scene, Freshers’ Week 2016 has continued to please. Welcoming the likes of Lethal Bizzle (!) at the Freshers’ Ball and Scott Mills’ DJ set at the Lemmy tomorrow night, Exeter has been playing host to big name after big name – and Monday of Freshers was no different, when X Factor’s Reggie and Bollie played a … Continue reading Reggie ‘n’ Bollie at The Lemongrove

Another Book Bites the Dust

This week I’m reviewing The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies, the Number One Sunday Times Best Seller in 2015. I’ve been meaning to read this for almost a year now and fortunately it didn’t disappoint.  The one thing that stood out to me was how similar the basic plot is to Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca. As I really enjoyed Rebecca, and the plot was … Continue reading Another Book Bites the Dust