Isabel Alexander

‘Cats: The Musical’ coming to the big screen?

The star-studded line-up of the highly-anticipated Cats movie is becoming shinier by the day. Within the past couple of weeks alone, it has been announced that Judi Dench and Idris Elba will join the previously slated Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Ian McKellen in this adaptation of Andrew...
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Posted Nov. 26, 2018

Take your time in achieving success

Congratulations, you’ve made it! After years of work, you’re at university hanging up your fairy lights, and acquainting yourself with kitchen utensils that you never even knew existed. For as long as you can remember, you’ve been consumed by the need to participate in as many extra-curricular activities as you...
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Posted Oct. 25, 2018

Emotive and harrowing: ‘The Pity of War’ repertory season

The Loft Theatre’s Pity of War season strives to show that the First World War was not ‘the war to end all wars’, and highlights the detrimental impact, both mental and physical, that warfare continues to have on individual soldiers to this very day. Produced to commemorate the centenary of...
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Posted Oct. 14, 2018

The “double-edged sword” of UNESCO World Heritage status

The award of UNESCO World Heritage status has an enormous impact on sites of historic importance. World Heritage sites are tourist magnets, attracting millions of visitors each year, and generating huge revenue. Growing up in a World Heritage city, Bath, I have witnessed this first-hand: hordes of tourists, increased traffic,...
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Posted Sep. 9, 2018

Hall Wars: A complete guide to Warwick’s first year halls

Applying for your first year accommodation can be daunting and stressful, particularly if you haven’t visited the halls you’re applying to. Warwick guarantees on-campus accommodation for most first-years. Of course, you can always check the specific details on the Warwick on-campus accommodation web-pages, but what better way to decide where...
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Posted Aug. 21, 2018

Is the novel dead or is the modern reader the problem?

We live in an age characterised by technological developments, an age in which we have become accustomed to limiting our thoughts and opinions to a mere 280 characters so that we may present ourselves to our audience as clearly and quickly as possible. Adjectives and metaphors are ruthlessly removed in...
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Posted Jul. 29, 2018

“An innovative and fresh take” on a classic: Spring Awakening review

This week, Music Theatre Warwick presents Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening. Set in nineteenth-century Germany, this dark and emotional tale deals with themes such as child abuse, teen pregnancy, and suicide. This MTW production, directed by Grace Lovegrove, is an innovative and fresh take on...
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Posted May. 18, 2018

The best reads of 2017

I think we can all agree that 2017 was quite the year, packed so full of crazy events that it seemed to last forever. Whether 2017 was your year or whether you’re hoping for positive change in the next, the past twelve months have seen the publication of some great...
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Posted Dec. 31, 2017

Is writing at university imperative or impossible?

Writing has been my favourite pastime for as long as I can remember. I completed the first draft of my very first “novel” when I was thirteen. It was a staggering eighty pages long, and received rave reviews from my mum and dad. Since then I have written several novels...
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Posted Nov. 24, 2017