A Century of Vogue in Review

1 year ago SOAS Spirit 0
Kay Lee, LLB Law On a sunny day in February, I entered a room laying out the timeline of Vogue and its defining issues from every era since its creation. Each period had its own section, demonstrating the shift in creative journalism, photography and overall vision. Art has always been a form of escapism in times of Read More

February Museum Reviews

2 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
Alice in London Alice in Wonderland is showing at the British Library until Sun 17 April 2016 and is free. Kay Lee, LLB Law I stumbled upon the exhibition almost as curiously as Alice stumbled down the rabbit hole – a little dazed and confused – but unlike poor Alice, I ended up pleasantly surprised. Read More

London Student Drama Festival Returns in March

2 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
Jordana Belaiche, BA Politics The London Student Drama Festival, a yearly celebration featuring devised performances of entirely student written pieces from London Universities, approaches its fourth year on 5th March 2016. The festival, which began as a conception devised by UCLU, is now prestigiously hosted by the Pleasance Theatre – one of the major venues Read More

Communist Pub Crawl Through London

2 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
Harry Wise, BA Politics During the 1970s, when the trade unions were considered more powerful than the government, union leaders, such as Jack Jones, would often pop round to 10 Downing Street for ‘beer and sandwiches’ to thrash out a new deal with the government of the day. Beer has always been a favourite for Read More

London’s Dark Winter Illuminated

2 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
Ameera Iqbal, BA International Relations and History Last weekend, the first ever lights festival to hit the capital took place with London’s iconic buildings and locations illuminated by 30 jaw-dropping installations. Taking inspiration from the Fete Des Lumieres festival held annually in Lyon, France, Lumiere London featured installations, large scale video-mapped projections and interactive artwork Read More

Student Led ‘Tales of 1947’ Casts Light on Partition and Diaspora

2 years ago SOAS Spirit 1
Ella Linskens, BA Arabic and Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish On the 5th of December, the preview performance of a student led multilingual play, ‘Tales of 1947’ was performed at SOAS. This play is based on Saadat Hasan Manto’s ‘Toba Tek Singh’, ‘A Tale of 1947’, other accounts of the partition of British-colonised India, Read More