More swapping, less shopping!

In 2021 I’m sure I don’t have to lecture you about the state of our climate and the day-to-day decisions that we as individuals make to worsen our situation. As someone who has always loved fashion and bought just about every item of leopard print clothing out there, I know how difficult it can beContinue reading “More swapping, less shopping!”

Welcome to the future: Travel To Singapore!

Though one can dream, the probability of travelling to both near and distant future are very slim. However, regardless of this I have been always interested in time, technology, and travel; this could be down to its emotive nature, it causes feelings of amusement, excitement, fear, and melancholy to all rise to the surface. TravellingContinue reading “Welcome to the future: Travel To Singapore!”

Album Review: Waterparks- Greatest Hits

With three albums under their belts, Texas trio Waterparks have released their fourth studio album boldly titled Greatest Hits. No, the album doesn’t consist of the band’s best songs from the past decade, it is in fact a 17-track masterpiece. It’s 47-minute run time might sound intimidating, however, with themes of unfiltered millennial angst andContinue reading “Album Review: Waterparks- Greatest Hits”

Something More Than Okay

The onset of the pandemic and it’s resulting devastation has marred the year 2020 for many. Its effects have deeply harmed communities across countries, physically, economically and mentally. However, last year did not prepare me for the shellshock I was going to receive in 2021.  This year began with a lot of promise. I hadContinue reading “Something More Than Okay”

Connecting an audience to an artwork: How can artists evoke emotion in their work?

Many people think of a painting as an abstract concept or an idea on a canvas, and many even think that paintings do not contribute to human lives at all. Art is the silent language; you don’t say anything, but instead you stare, experience, and learn. One of the most common types of painting isContinue reading “Connecting an audience to an artwork: How can artists evoke emotion in their work?”

If motorsport is so cruel, then why is it my passion?

[CONTENT WARNING: This article contains discussion of motorsport accidents] Motorsport, another term for motor racing: ‘the sport of racing motor vehicles, especially cars’.  If you’ve not heard of Formula 1, the absolute pinnacle of world motorsport, then one: why not? and two: can we even be friends? When I was growing up, I saw FormulaContinue reading “If motorsport is so cruel, then why is it my passion?”

Róisín Reviews: The book that took everyone by storm – ‘Normal People’ by Sally Rooney

A book that I enjoyed recently was the novel ‘Normal People’ by Sally Rooney. ‘Normal People’ is about two teenagers that meet in school and gradually develop deeper feelings for each other. It starts off with them young and throughout the book I felt as if I was growing with the characters. Perhaps that’s whyContinue reading “Róisín Reviews: The book that took everyone by storm – ‘Normal People’ by Sally Rooney”

UNNAMED PRESENTS: QUARTERS OF CHANGE

The past year hasn’t been what we had exactly hoped it to be when we entered what was deemed to be the Roaring Twenties revival, especially for the younger generation. Covid-19 left us constantly in and out of lockdowns with concerts and gigs being cancelled left, right and centre. However, through this seemingly dull period,Continue reading “UNNAMED PRESENTS: QUARTERS OF CHANGE”

BethSouls: How streaming helped my battle with agoraphobia

“Streaming honestly saved my life,” Beth Soulsby, 23, credits the live streaming site Twitch for changing her life while struggling with agoraphobia. She spoke exclusively about her mental health and how the internet allowed a needed release. The County Durham streamer has been suffering from panic attacks since she was a teenager, experiencing her firstContinue reading “BethSouls: How streaming helped my battle with agoraphobia”

Women in media today: Fashion photography – are we suppressive or progressive?

In 2021 we, as a society, would probably argue that we are accepting of all cultures, races, disabilities, religions and preferences. But the question is, does this translate in the media? More specifically – how does this manifest itself when talking about the fashion industry and photography surrounding it? Whilst the fashion industry is movingContinue reading “Women in media today: Fashion photography – are we suppressive or progressive?”