What the book?! | Fahrenheit 451: A world without books?

By Remi Trovo “If you can’t solve a problem, burn it” – Captain Beatty Imagine a world where the fire brigade start fires rather than put them out. Imagine a world where all four walls of living rooms in every house are replaced by giant TV screens, bombarding people with a constant stream of television…

Short Story | The Ice Cream Man by Molly East

Of course there’s a first time for everything: first words, first kisses, the first bike ride without stabilisers, the first nativity play at school. We often forget about the last times, though. Within our lives, we will all hear a loved one’s voice for the last time. We’ll play with our favourite childhood toy for…

Empowering womxn in the arts | Join the Self Love Revolution

The @selfloverev is a digital designer who encourages self-acceptance, internal healing and empowering womxn through art. An excerpt from The Self Love Revolution My name is Hannah and I am an artist and writer based in the UK. I run the page called @theselfloverev on Instagram and I am passionate about creating digital content which encourages…

Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney is just like watching TV

We have all been there with literature. The pressure of reading the classics gets too much or you traipse through another boring chapter of a non fiction book just because you think it will make you better in yourself. Get yourself out of this reading rut by reading Sally Rooney’s first novel, In Conversations With…

Short Story | The Gramophone by Molly East

Ethereal. It had been and still was, all these years later. Its beauty had both excited and startled Alvin from the moment he laid eyes upon it. Brass and bending, its large horn gaped towards him as though it might swallow him whole. He almost wished it would, perhaps then he might make sense of…

Artwork | Patricia Estrada discussing the cunning game of illustration

Patricia Estrada is a freelance illustrator from Moscow. Finding happiness in sharing in their work, Patricia finds their insecurities about being ‘good enough’ as part of the building blocks of becoming an artist. An excerpt from Patricia Estrada My name is Patricia Estrada and I am a twenty-one-year-old freelance illustrator. I am originally from Moscow…

Artwork | Jesse Brockhill explores cartoonish depictions of Western archetypes

Jesse Brockhill is a political cartoonist for a newspaper in Yorkshire. They predominantly focus on western archetypes: politicians, patriots, veterans. An excerpt from Jesse Brockhill Most of my work is based around cartoonish depictions of Western archetypes; politicians, veterans, patriots. I enjoy trying to display some of the absurdity of British and American culture. I…

That Face: A tale of manipulation, loss and Jocasta

A young girl is strapped to a chair; body limp, breathing shallow. Her face is covered with just a small slit allowing her access to breathe. This is Alice, the girl who begins this unearthly story. *trigger warning, this play mentions racial slurs and manipulative behaviour* That Face, by Polly Stenham, debuted on the 20…

Artwork | Lino printing by Ruth Draws Things

By Ruth Stewart Originally hailing from Oxford, Ruth Stewart aka Ruth Draws Things is a freelance illustrator currently based in Bristol, having moved here from London where she studied illustration and managed pubs, bars and nightclubs. Her move was born from a desire to escape the hospitality rat race and focus more on her artistic…

Honest Bellies by Ewan Keenan

Ewan Keenan is a painter based in Leeds. He engages politically and socially in his work; often painting figures. Following our theme of ‘Candid Orange’, Ewan has created a series of ‘Honest Bellies’ using acrylic paint. An excerpt from Ewan Keenan People are a key theme throughout my works. I am fascinated by people. Even…