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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

It’s The Season for Christmas Markets

2 years ago Mel Plant 0
Annemari de Silva, MA South Asian Area Studies The time of overspending, guilt-trips, and negative budgets is nigh. As Christmas dominates the season of holidays, we get lost in our ideological debates about consumerism and the state of institutional religion today and we forget the meaning of life: that it’s all a rat race anyway and most Read More

London Through A Cultural Lens: Diwali

2 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
Alizeh Agnihotri, BA Development Studies When I was younger I waited patiently for the month of October for two reasons: my birthday and the festival of Diwali. Home isn’t missed more than at the time of a festival. Since India is a secular country, I have a reason to celebrate once every month, sometimes even Read More

Refugee Scholarships Vague but Hopeful

2 years ago Mel Plant 0
Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish On the 25th September, SOAS announced that they would be providing 7 new scholarships for refugees at an undergraduate and postgraduate level in time for the next academic year. Two days prior to the announcement, The SOAS Spirit had published an article containing comments from Students’ Union Co-President Hannah Read More