Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 @ Electric Brixton 2nd March

Having seen Seun previously at WOMAD last summer, I knew I was in for a treat. This afrobeat pioneer is renowned for charismatic and energetic performances, and this Friday night -essentially a release party for his new album ‘Black Times’, his first full LP in over five years- was no different. The cavernous Electric Brixton […]

Yazmin Lacey Rich Mix Review April 5th

Thursday night’s gig at Rich Mix in Shoreditch was a bit of a homecoming concert for Lacey. Lacey’s career began when she was picked up by Gilles Peterson’s Future Bubblers project, so she is currently based in Nottingham. However, she grew up in East London and her music fits perfectly with the pot of nu-jazz […]

Seun Kuti @ Electric Brixton

By Linda Arowolo, BA Anthropology When children of legendary musicians take up the same profession, there is always a feeling that they will never completely emerge out from under their shadow. Now Seun Kuti definitely put on a performance. From the beginning there was a rhythmic vibrancy that permeated the atmosphere and allowed ‘faaji’ to […]

The Shape of Water: Review

By Sumayyah Daisy Lane Star rating: 4/5 Running time: 120 mins Guillermo del Toro’s new release, The Shape of Water, occupies the space between the classic fairy tale and fantasy in this deeply immersive masterpiece. Set against the backdrop of the Cold War, the film follows a mute cleaner working in a high security research […]

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: Review

By Sumayyah Daisy Lane, BA History Star rating: 5/5 Laughter, love and loss come together in Martin McDonagh’s latest heart-wrencher, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Grieving mother Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) fights for justice after her daughter was raped and murdered and hears nothing from the local police for seven months. The title makes the […]

Book Review: Eat Up! By Ruby Tandoh

By Julia Everett, BA International Relations and Development Studies Eat Up! is not a regular cook book. It will not tell you what or how to eat. This book subverts what we think we know about food, and how we think it should be written about. As a society we are so used to fashionable […]