Author Archives: Rachel Horne

The 2022 Commonwealth Games Have Begun!

On the 28th of July, the 2022 Commonwealth Games began. Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium housed an opening ceremony of 30,000 spectators. A creative team featuring artistic director, Iqbal Khan, and executive producer Steven Knight – renowned for creating Birmingham’s emblematic series: The Peaky Blinders – directed an opening ceremony honouring the city’s history. Giant puppets and…

Boris Johnson, The British Prime Minister, Has Resigned.

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On the 7th of July, British Prime Minister: Boris Johnson, resigned as leader of the Conservative Party. In recent months, Johnson’s premiership had been characterized by repeated scandal. During the pandemic, the Conservative Party was found to have hosted several parties; most notably, gatherings held the night before Prince Philip’s funeral. Earlier this month, Johnson…

LGBTQ+ Film Recommendations After Pride Month

With June and Pride Month having just ended, many of us have been watching a wide array of LGBTQ+ films. I am no exception and have compiled a short list of some of my favourite viewings from the previous month. I hope these reviews can offer new recommendations for fellow film enthusiasts!   Rafiki  Wanuri…

The UK Faces A Fifth Wave Of Coronavirus Infections

  In the midst of political scandals, ministerial resignations, and increasing demands for the resignation of prime minister Boris Johnson, the UK faces an old enemy; rising cases of COVID-19. According to an analysis from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), UK infection rates have risen by over 30%, the highest level since late April….

Stranger Things: How Does Season Four Compare So Far?

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On the 27th of May, Netflix released the first part of Stranger Things: Season Four. The renowned series resembles a supernatural, horror thriller; following a group of friends in 1980s Indiana. After the disappearance of Will Byers in Episode One, Stranger Things delves into the mysterious forces that reside within the fictionalized town of Hawkins,…