The death of an artist

So last night I was at the Union Chapel in Islington to see Lucy Rose. It's a beautiful venue; a beautiful church which one would be forgiven for thinking was designed with live music in mind, as it's so perfect for it. Lucy Rose was very pleasant, also. Her set, which consisted nearly exclusively of … Continue reading The death of an artist

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I can’t wait to be ruled by robots

Imagine.. it's 100 years from now and our jobs have become automated. Robots took over and the workday is no more. A horror, right? Well. Thank capitalism (for once) that when robots (perhaps inevitably) replace us in the workplace, that us fleshy lumps still need a wage! Without a population paying for goods and services, … Continue reading I can’t wait to be ruled by robots

Me, You and the EU

In 2016 I partook in the EU funded Erasmus programme, studying for a year in the beautiful city of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. My Erasmus year was a beacon of EU beauty, during which I made friends with Germans, French, Italian, Spanish, Finnish, Dutch, Greeks and m o r e. I could never have afforded this … Continue reading Me, You and the EU

Having Children- A Cruelty or a Kindness?

'So can you understand? Why I want a daughter while I'm still young I wanna hold her hand And show her some beauty Before this damage is done' Arcade Fire- The Suburbs I read recently about a man looking to sue his parents for bringing him into the world without his consent. As a 23 … Continue reading Having Children- A Cruelty or a Kindness?

Being *with* who you’re with

For far too long I was guilty of being around people physically, but due to the convenience of mobile phones, not being entirely there mentally. Having a text convo whilst with a friend seems harmless enough, but I think it says a lot about how you value your time and friendships and so it's something … Continue reading Being *with* who you’re with

Is it hard to be male?

Oh, what a scary time to be a male.. right? Wrong. As a male who understands and appreciates consent, I have absolutely no fear in the #metoo movement, I regard myself as feminist and I'm pretty well read on gender theory etc.- it's absolutely time for sexual harassment to be stamped out in all aspects. … Continue reading Is it hard to be male?

The Radical Act of Feeling Happy

Somewhere along the way, we privileged, first-world people, decided we wanted more. The American dream, which promises anyone can achieve anything, married capitalism, spread around the globe, and birthed a generation of people who would willingly work themselves to death. When we want we aren't content, and so happiness has become a radical act- to … Continue reading The Radical Act of Feeling Happy

The Most Emotional Movie Experience Ever!

Before I get started- this is not a review. For one, the films not brand spanking new, and more importantly I'm not going to sit and point out flaws and weigh them against the positives. More likely, I'm just going to wax lyrical for 300 words or so about how beautiful A Monster Calls Is. … Continue reading The Most Emotional Movie Experience Ever!