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Measure for Measure at the Young Vic

Shakespeare may not naturally appeal to you, but his less famous play ‘Measure for Measure’ has been a hit at the Young Vic for the last couple of weeks. With Romola Garai, star of the film ‘I Capture the Castle’ based on the novel by Dodie Smith, it...

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Pushy Parents

I recently read an online article about an interview with Clarissa Farr (the High Mistress of my school) about ‘snowplough parents’, so I thought it would be quite relevant and interesting to talk about my view on pushy parents. First of all, what are...

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Electra

Quite recently, I went to see a production of Electra at the Old Vic, featuring Kristen Scott Thomas as Electra herself. As you can imagine, I was extremely excited to watch this as I had heard (oh yes, I had) about how brilliant Scott Thomas is. And...

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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Yesterday, my mum and I went to see a jazzed-up version of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’. It took place in the temporary theatre at Southbank. Although the theatre was understandably cramped, my mum and I had front row seats, so we had a great view!...

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Did You Know..?

Did You Know..?

Yesterday, my mum and I went to Somerset House to see two exhibitions: ‘100 Leading Ladies’ and ‘AOI Illustration Awards 2014’. ‘100 Leading Ladies’ was an exhibition consisting of 100 photos of Britain's most influential senior women, all photographed...

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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Living a life littered with memories of arguing, deaths and divorces, Cadence Sinclair struggles to remember the memory that matters to her most: her accident. On the night that Cadence and her friends set one of their grandparents’ houses on fire to...

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Cyberfever

Cyberfever

According to Steve Jobs and many other experts in the profession of technology, they limit(ed) the amount of time their children are or were allowed on screens. As part of a family that has experienced online bullying, I completely agree with this as...

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Shakespeare In Love

Shakespeare In Love

“Shall I compare...-shall I compare-shall I compare..?-shall I compare something something something-“ mused Shakespeare. A loud “Boooo..!” came from Shakespeare’s friends. “Shall I compare the... – shall I compare the - ? I’ve lost my gift, Marlowe,...

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New York Graffiti

New York Graffiti

Recently, my family and I went on holiday to New York and Cape Cod. The highlight of the holiday was definitely the graffiti in New York. The reason I enjoyed seeing it so much was because I love the freedom in it – with graffiti, anyone can do anything...

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Comptine D'un Autre Éte: L'apres-Midi

Comptine D'un Autre Éte: L'apres-Midi

In this blog post, I will talk about the haunting Comptine D'un Autre Éte: L'apres-Midi. The music, composed by Yann Tierson, was originally from the film Amélie, but Aidan Gibbons created an amazing short animation to go with it. It tells the story of...

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