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Why Damsel doesn’t need saving. 

By Claudia Bradley March the 8th is always a great day for female empowerment, and the fact that Netflix chose International Women’s Day to release Damsel is no shock and very fitting.  Milly Bobby-Brown stars in this hundred-and-ten-minute fantasy-turned-thriller, when Princess Elodie is promised to marry handsome Prince Henry (Nick Robinson) in exchange for gold for her starving …

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Rebellion 2024: THANK YOU!!!

Rebel’s 60-hour livestream was a success, where we raised a record-breaking £850 pounds for our chosen charity. Beacon House, a Christian charity in Colchester which supports people who are homeless or in insecure housing situations, will continue to work their magic with this incredible donation we can give them. Steve Brown, the Chief Executive Officer …

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The TAS Snow White Panto review – A hilarious adventure that captured the essence of panto.

By Claudia Bradley Written by Angelina Harvey, the President of the Theatre Arts Society, there wasn’t a beat of humour missed in its nearly two-hour run time. Under Tyler Reuben’s direction, each character sparkled and the story unfolded with charming ease, so it’s no wonder the panto sold out its third and final showing at …

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Who is David Cameron, the new foreign secretary and member of the House of Lords?

By Claudia Bradley David Cameron served the United Kingdom as Prime Minister from 2010 to 2016. He was leader of the Conservative Party from 2005 to 2016. Some argue he was the most popular Prime Minister since Margaret Thatcher, who served for 11 years until 1990 in the third-longest term in UK history. Under David …

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‘I Really Do Think This Will Change Your Life’

The one-woman show challenging what it means to be a Girl Boss. By Claudia Bradley Belles strides into the room with a punchy immediacy that parts the wisps of smoke drifting across the stage, which was intimately dim moments before. The room lit up with her presence, sharp and bright like her character. Without hesitation, …

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In conversation with our Chancellor, Sarah Perry

By Claudia Bradley Sarah Grace Perry is a fierce champion of the arts. Proud of her Essex roots, her world-famous novel, The Essex Serpent, is set in Victorian Essex and was adapted into a television series starring Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston. Below her Instagram announcement of her new position as Chancellor of the University of Essex, …

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The Tree: growing up, branching out, and remembering your roots

On the 9th of March, the Lakeside Theatre was treated to seventy minutes of fun, raw meaning, and pure theatrical talent, courtesy of The Tree. Warm yellow light dappled the stage like sunlight through leaves on a summer afternoon. Two twigs lay to the side as though they’d just been played with, and at the …

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