The Silence Game

There’s a game I remember, that takes a lot of your time and patience. Regardless of that, it can still be very entertaining if played with the right person. The rules are simple: two people must face each other and stay silent, no matter what distractions they might find along the way. Players can poke, … Continue reading The Silence Game

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We need to fight for women’s rights, but the battle for black and gay rights is far from over

As Patricia Arquette took to the stage at the Oscars on Sunday night, where she received an Oscar for her performance in Boyhood, she delivered a powerful battle-cry for gender equality: “To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s time to … Continue reading We need to fight for women’s rights, but the battle for black and gay rights is far from over

The Brits: Madonna falls off the stage and Ed Sheeran and Royal Blood among award winners

Madonna embarrassingly fell from the stage during while performing her new single ‘Living For Love’. The singer fell backwards off the stage after she tried to remove the floor-length cape she was wearing. Ed Sawyer reports. Ed Sheeran picked up British Album of the Year and Best British Male Solo Artist, while Royal Blood won … Continue reading The Brits: Madonna falls off the stage and Ed Sheeran and Royal Blood among award winners

Legend and Common’s Oscar speech strikes a civil rights chord

Last night's Oscars saw musicians John Legend and Common win the award for Best Original Song after they composed and performed on the soundtrack for Martin Luther King biopic 'Selma,' which documented the struggles of the civil rights movement. Lewis Shaw writes. But whilst the song is a powerful one, it was their acceptance speech … Continue reading Legend and Common’s Oscar speech strikes a civil rights chord

Local bands smash free music night at The Alex

The Alexandra kicked off the first of its free music nights with performances from Sunday Club and Brother Goose on Friday. Ed Sawyer reports. Sunday Club treated a packed audience to a melodic set before the Southampton-based, Brother Goose played their way through an eclectic mix of acoustic and indie rock songs. Lead vocalist and … Continue reading Local bands smash free music night at The Alex

England can learn from Ireland’s fielding

Ireland chased their way to a four-wicket victory over West Indies in Durban, with 25 balls to spare. Ed Sawyer reports. Lendl Simmons (102) and Darren Sammy (89) put on 154 for the 5th(check) wicket, leaving Windies to post 304-7. Paul Sterling (92) and Ed Joyce (84) shared a hundred partnership for Ireland before O’Brien’s … Continue reading England can learn from Ireland’s fielding

Australia and India victorious over rivals

Australia and India secured opening round wins against their biggest cricket rivals at the world cup. Luke Hodgetts reports. Australia, hosting a world cup for the first time since 1992, saw off England by a large 111 run margin, and India furthered showed their dominance in the one day arena by beating Pakistan by 87 … Continue reading Australia and India victorious over rivals