Political Poetry: I Can’t Stand the Heat

I can’t stand the heat, or well, what it signifies… Desertification, flooding, and droughts, nightmares materialising into reality. Why are you all talking about it like that? In such an apathetic way… I am angry, I am incensed, I am… afraid! So deeply, deeply afraid…   Our climate is warming and changing, I feel like... Continue Reading →

Climate Change: We Can’t Consume Our Way Out of This!

It is undeniable that we currently live in a capitalist system which prioritises the constant consumption in order to be sustained, and it is also undeniable that our planet is being changed in a massive and destructive way thanks to the impact of this consumption and humanity. This shows that the system of global capitalism... Continue Reading →

Political Poetry: Rainbow Cloud

Reds bled into greens, Yellows collided into the mess, With pink splattered through the air. Hands holding, with steely tender determination And banners fluttering violently in the wind. This was our statement, Our colourful, defiant, loving statement, In the midst of the rainbow cloud. For all those who came before us, Those that were beaten... Continue Reading →

Dancing on Broken History

Theresa May: Prime Minister, Head of the British Government, Conservative… dancer? If you have been trawling over the internet in the last week, you will understand exactly what I am talking about. Theresa May has visited South Africa in the last week and was captured dancing in a quite humiliating fashion, which has been adopted... Continue Reading →

How Not to Handle a Scandal

Ah, Donald J Trump, the President of the United States and the man that has dominated the political journalistic sphere over the last few years. However, whilst there has been a lot of scandal in the Presidency of the 45th President of the United States, the most recent scandal surrounding the President’s supposed affair with... Continue Reading →

Political Poetry: Margaret Thatcher’s Legacy

Welcome to a new feature on this blog, Political Poetry. This is original poetry that I penned myself, which have elements of modern-day politics woven into them. The first poem is called 'Margaret Thatcher's Legacy', which is my views on the legacy that Britain's first female Prime Minister left in her wake after her very... Continue Reading →

Blood Brothers, Class and the Politics of Theatre

‘Tell Me It’s Not True’, ‘Easy Terms’ and ‘Bright New Day’ are all iconic songs from Willy Russel’s iconic musical Blood Brothers. Whilst Blood Brothers is an amazing performance of emotion, complex and deep characters, and the excellent way the songs are the thread that weave all these elements together, which all makes it personally my favourite musical of all time, it can also be looked at as a piece of political commentary...

Deal or No Deal?

Brexit has seemingly dominated British politics since the lead up the referendum in June 2016, which is something that can be expected, but is also seeming to start to wear very thin with the British public...

Your Transphobia is not Pride!

The end of the UK’s Pride month of July should be a time in which we can all look back at a time of inclusivity and a community coming together to fight oppression, however it saddens me to say that the issue of transphobia within the feminist and LGBTQ+ communities has reared its ugly head.

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