How To Deal With Homesickness At University

I was incredibly homesick during my first year at university. It's a very common situation, for a lot of people they're leaving home and becoming independent for the first time. Homesickness is to be expected, so here's some tips you can use if you or a friend are feeling really homesick.  Join a Society Homesickness …

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Review: Ghost Stories (Dyson and Nyman, 2017) at the London Film Festival

Ghost Stories is a UK 2017 drama film directed by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman. The plot revolves around Phillip Goodman, who is sceptical of the supernatural and attempts to disprove it's existence. The film stars Martin Freeman and Andy Nyman, one of the directors. I was able to see this film as part of …

Review: Adriana’s Pact (Orozco, 2017) at the London Film Festival

Adriana's Pact is a 2017 Chilean documentary that focuses around the director's aunt, her dark secrets and her past in Argentina. It is directed by debut filmmaker Lissette Orozco, who features in the documentary. I was able to see this film has part of the Debate strand at the London Film Festival. The Debate strand …

Review: Breathe (Serkis, 2017) at the London Film Festival

Breathe is an UK 2017 biography film revolving around the story of Robin and Diana Cavendish. After Robin develops polio, the couple must fight against the disease and the treatment of it. The film is directed by Andy Serkis of Lord of the Rings fame, and stars Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy and Diana Rigg. I …

How Much For: A Week in Edinburgh 

I recently spent a week in Edinburgh for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Initially, when I was thinking about doing this trip, I thought it would be way too expensive, but it turned out to be relatively affordable. Here's a breakdown of my trip expenses and how it would be possible to save money. This is …

Stand Up At The Greenwich Comedy Festival

I love going to stand up comedy shows. I used to go to discounted shows at my university's student union all the time and I made sure to go to 'The Best of Edinburgh' stand up show at the Fringe. I had found out about the Greenwich Comedy Festival years before when I applied to …

Review: Kiki’s Delivery Service at the Southwark Playhouse, London

On Saturday 2nd September I saw the matinee performance of Kiki's Delivery Service at the Southwark Playhouse in Elephant and Castle, London. The story follows Kiki, a young witch who has left home for the first time and sets up a delivery service in a new town.   Although I knew of the Studio Ghibli anime, …