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MIRREN GIDDA reviews Sam Mendes’ production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy
MIRREN GIDDA reviews The Duck House, a farcical play based on the MPs expenses scandal
This Friday Pi Sessions, in association with Sofar Sounds, is hosting Lunar its first ever music festival.
Held under the portico, the festival will feature the musical stylings of Goldheart Assembly, Benin City, Ajimal, Sam Wills & Aimee Gould as well as artwork curated by Shellsuit Zombie and DJs from Sofar Sounds.
So bring rugs, friends, lovers and jumpers and get excited for the first of this year’s festivals.
Alcohol will be on sale as well as food from Full English Kitchen.
Tickets can be purchased here and cost £5 for Pi members, £7 for UCL …
Today’s protest may have started with a bang but it ended in a whimper. The crowd, which numbered around 400 at its peak, moved from ULU to the Royal Courts of Justice, stopping first at Woburn House and then Holborn police station on the way. At Woburn House, a handful of protesters had stormed into the building to cry “Whose university? Our University” at security whilst one or two others threw paint at the building.
Despite meeting with a police presence – 20 officers at Holborn police station and 12 at the …
The third Cops Off Campus demonstration ends without a single arrest or show of police violence
3,000 protesters gather to protest police presence on campus
Senate House stormed, its glass doors smashed and a bin set on fire
Crowd marches on Royal Courts of Justice and Parliament but no arrests made
Today’s Cops off Campus national day of action was the most peaceful of the past week’s demonstrations. Heralded by ULU vice-president Dan Cooper as an “enormous success”, the 3,000 strong crowd was allowed to protest without police intervention.
Protesters, who had planned for a …
A second Cops off Campus protest ends without a repeat of yesterday’s violence
Today’s demonstration was notably calmer than those of 4 and 5 December. In solidarity with the 36 protesters arrested yesterday, crowds gathered at 3pm outside ULU to protest police intrusion on campus.
Mirroring yesterday’s starting time and place, the protest was initially peaceful. However, as with yesterday’s protest, the police were quick to arrive in large numbers.
The crowd marched from ULU to Senate House, across to SOAS and then to the UCL gates at Malet Place. A sudden police …
Mirren Gidda reviews Chekhov’s seminal play the Seagull, currently being performed by UCLU Drama society at Camden’s Etcetera Theatre
Rating: ★★★★ ½
Anton Chekhov, arguably one of Russia’s greatest playwrights, did not produce plays that are easy to stage, and The Seagull is no exception. Like Uncle Vanya and The Cherry Orchard, the play is set on a sprawling Russian estate and hardly seems to lend itself to a cramped room above a pub in Camden. Then there’s the language to contend with, the multiple translations available of which none, according to critics, can …
MIRREN GIDDA speaks to NIGEL FARAGE, MEP and leader of Ukip about leaving the EU, immigration hysteria, Ukip’s tax plans and why he fears same-sex marriage
I’d met Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence party, a few times before our interview, in some fairly surprising places. The first was when he came to the boys’ school adjacent to mine in 2010 to give a talk. Although present, I had forgotten about this event, Farage then was still a way off from
being seen as a serious political contender.
Our paths crossed again when …
Mirren Gidda speaks to Lord Adonis about Frontline, a graduate scheme which may have slipped your attention.
Over the coming months, many finalists will be applying to various graduate schemes. Applications are already open for the big banks and accountancy firms whilst Target Jobs and similar websites email daily with news of other training courses.
There is one graduate scheme however, which may have slipped your attention. It’s called Frontline, it aims to train a new generation of social workers and this year’s applicants will be its first trainees. I spoke with Lord …
Mirren Gidda responds to Russell Brand’s controversial essay in the New Statesman.