SOAS Drama presents: Spring Awakening

Teens, sex, music, dance and… a dystopic society? Frank Wedekind’s Spring Awakening (1891) premiered in 1906 Berlin amidst a climate of rising feminist movements in Germany. Anarchist and political activist Emma Goldman praised the show for addressing pertinent social issues around youth and sexuality: More boldly than any other dramatist Wedekind has laid bare the […]

The Lady Dandies of the DRC come to SOAS: An Exhibition Review

By Khadija Kothia, BA History On the first floor of the Brunei Gallery, The Lady Dandies of the DRC have come to SOAS.Dressed in flamboyant and vibrant glory, the ladies stride confidently, overwhelming the canvassed frames they’re enclosed within. This is very much central to the story of ‘The Lady Dandies.’ Initially beginning as a male-dominated […]

Call Me By Your Name

Reviewed by George Loftus, BA History 2hr 12min, currently playing in Cinemas There is a scene in Luca Guadanigno’s film Call Me By Your Name in which the two main characters, Elio (Timothee Chalamet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer), stop and consider a World War One monument. Situated within one of the many brilliantly realised locations […]

Review: The Bow Belly at Bloomsbury Farmers’ Market

By Lucy McCall With a motto like “delicious food filled with joy to make your belly happy”, how could I resist digging in to some warming, scrumptious and soul-satisfying food from The Bow Belly on a wintry Thursday lunchtime? After spending my morning slowly turning into an icicle in the SOAS library, I popped over […]