In Frame | Preventing art inequality with Wayne Crichlow

Candid Orange in conversation with photographer, Wayne Crichlow, on destigmatising art, increasing accessibility, and making art political. There is a sense of stigma that revolves around art. Labelled “pretentious” or “show-offey” if you are plastering your social feed with a snapshot of a toilet seat and claiming a deep connection between yourself and the ceramic…

What the book?! | Magus, mania and mind games: Will you pass the test?

Have you ever read a book and found yourself being tested or tricked? John Fowles, The Magus is a daring psychological thriller that not only deceives the main character, Nicholas, but deceives you as well. The term ‘magus’ is defined as magician or sorcerer; think potions, think tricks, think mind games beyond our world. This…

Top seven houseplants for fresh green fingers

Houseplants are sometimes tricky housemates, and many are with you for life. Candid Orange have complied a list of seven houseplants that are perfect for novice newbies and green fingered fanatics.   We have provided a list of seven houseplants that as a first-time planter would be great for inside the house. They vary, with some being harder to look after than others…

Top 11 music videos you MUST watch

A mere 55% of the world actively watch music videos that artists produce on Youtube. Alongside many melodic escapades lies a story, one that can be ignored with ease when listening to only the audio. Rap lyrics become muffled, key changes are just an upbeat step into another direction and a change in tempo just…

‘This is the first of many’: Behind Manchester’s illegal raves

Around 6,000 people went to the first wave of illegal “quarantine raves” that took place in Manchester two weeks ago. On Saturday the 13th of June, thousands of people joined together to attend an illegal rave at Daisy Nook Farm in Oldham. Police arrested a man in connection to the rave, the assumed organiser. The…

Orange Dress by Isabel Armitage

There she sits, limp in her waxen dress that is hugging her curves but almost ripping at the seams. I rub her gently to find that perfect spot I feel her, caressing her bumps and bruises. I squeeze her, to make sure she’s ripe and ready. There’s a sliver of flesh that’s peeping through her…

Trans people are under threat: Here’s how we can ally

Trans rights and trans lives are under threat. The trans community needs support and help from each and everyone one of us, now more than ever. In the UK and the US in the last week, life threatening actions have been made against trans people. Boris Johnson is scrapping plans for transgender people to self-identify…