Mary Quant: Fashion Icon Exhibition

Perhaps one the most revolutionary designers of our time, Mary Quant’s non-conformist attitude to fashion perfectly captured the cultural progression of the sixties and seventies. Looking to celebrate new, edgier designs, most notably in the form of the mini skirt, Quant aimed to focus away from tawdry ‘adult’ designs in favour of targeting young, hip… Read More Mary Quant: Fashion Icon Exhibition

Remake through genre – Inside Llewyn Davis is A Serious Man

By Dan Norman      There’s a theory extrapolated upon by Asher Gelzer-Govatos that over the last decade the Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan, have changed their filmmaking process. This theory hypothesises that Coen films, like the brothers themselves, now should be viewed as pairs wherein the Coens tell the same story twice in succession –… Read More Remake through genre – Inside Llewyn Davis is A Serious Man

The Food Review: Manchester House

  Despite opening back in 2013, there’s still a bit of a furore surrounding Manchester House, and indeed the entire restaurant scene in the city. After the infamous BBC series Restaurant Wars, Manchester found itself amidst a debate whether the city was truly ready for the full ‘fine dining’ experience (presupposing that the inhabitants have… Read More The Food Review: Manchester House

Landscape through innocent eyes: French New Wave cinema reasserted through Post-Colonial Film

The concept of innocence, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is recognised by a ‘freedom from sin, guilt, or moral wrong in general; the state of being untainted with, or unacquainted with, evil; moral purity’.[1] Virtuous nature is often associated with children, as they are ultimately perceived to be free from corruption. This notion has… Read More Landscape through innocent eyes: French New Wave cinema reasserted through Post-Colonial Film