What Makes Reggae So Special?

By Rayan Warsama Reggae is a genre of music that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s, and has since spread to become a global phenomenon, known for its distinctive sound and cultural impact. Reggae evolved from earlier Jamaican music styles such as ska and rocksteady. It emerged in the late 1960s, with influences from […]

Nostalgia: a Short Film

By Caitlin Gallagher Rattan Despite Year Eleven’s chaotic demands and frenzy of exams and expectations, students Iris Campbell and Evie Ward were able to create an incredible thought provoking and profound short-film, delving deep into the theme of ‘Nostalgia’. A chance to reminisce on our bygone days, satisfy our craves for the past, and emotional […]

Year 11 Trip to The Imperial War Museum

By Eve Ward and Iris Campbell On Tuesday the 10th of October, the Year 11 History students travelled to the Imperial War Museum on a trip, studying the Holocaust within the Germany Depth Study. This included an in-depth look around the fairly new Holocaust exhibition, and some time to ourselves at the end to discover […]

Highlights of the Tate Modern

By Iris Campbell Being in London, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to the appreciation of art: and whilst there are many galleries, many would argue that the Tate Modern prevails. The year 11 art students travelled to the Tate last week in order to explore their permanent exhibits, in all areas of fine […]

Review: ‘Macbeth’ at the Globe

By Evie Ward In September 2023, I watched a production of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ at the Globe Theatre. In this article I will be letting you know my opinions of the production and where I feel they could have been improved.  The play Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare in 1606, is a classic tragedy known all […]

Gustav Klimt Painting Sold for £85.3 Million

By Sophie Robinson On June 27th, a record was broken at a Sotheby’s auction – when a painting called ‘Lady with a Fan’ by Gustav Klimt sold for £85.3 million. It was bought by Patti Wong, who was acting on behalf of an art collector from Hong-Kong. This selling price was way higher than anticipated, […]

The LAMDA Showcase

By Eve Ward On Wednesday the 28th of June a LAMDA showcase took place in Saint Augustine’s Priory Hall. This event showcased the LAMDA talents and skills of years ranging from Year One all the way up to Year 10, and it was a marvellous experience. The audience was able to see a range of […]

Harry Styles: Love On Tour

By Caitlin Gallagher – Rattan Bright neon lights and bursts of fireworks, screaming teenagers with pink cowboy hats, a stadium littered with shedding feather boas; the Harry Styles concert titled ‘Love On Tour’ has curated a unique and colourful image that has attracted over hundreds of thousands of fans all rushing to their nearest stadium […]

Eurovision 2023: Sweden Takes the Crown, Finland a Close Second

By Sophie Robinson The 67th Eurovision song contest took place on Saturday 13th May in Liverpool, UK, on behalf of Ukraine. The Kalush Orchestra won the contest in 2022, but they were unable to host the contest due to the ongoing war in Ukraine. Therefore, the UK – which came runner up – hosted on […]