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Women in Power review – a strange but majestic musical comedy

Seven female writers came together to reimagine Artisophanes’ ‘The Assemblywomen’, a radical comedy following a group of Athenian women as they stage a hostile take-over of the city. The end result is a spunky and bombastic show that just lacks a little consistency when it comes to it’s structure and tone. It’s interesting to have such a large cast of writers attached to one project. … Continue reading Women in Power review – a strange but majestic musical comedy

Reducing drug related litter in our city

Since October last year, Southampton City Council has been looking into how to reduce drug related litter in the city with a focus on keeping the community safe. This comes after there were 7,567 items of drug related litter found across the city in 2016/17, 95% of which were in the city centre. This has been undertaken by an official scrutiny panel made up of … Continue reading Reducing drug related litter in our city

Women and The Right to Vote in The Spark

They say that a picture speaks a thousand words, but how many words can we use to describe one of the most progressive and important moves made in history towards women’s rights? This morning students and staff members of Southampton Solent University gathered in their masses to take a commemorative photo to celebrate 100 years since women were given the right to vote. Standing together, … Continue reading Women and The Right to Vote in The Spark

Millennials look to teaching for a stable career

New research released by Censuswide shows that millennials, the newest entrants to the job market, are looking for personal fulfilment in their careers with 50% of them wanting to feel that their job is worthwhile. Around three quarters, 76%, of students and recent graduates in Southampton feel that emotional rewards in their future career are equally – or more important – than practical ones. A … Continue reading Millennials look to teaching for a stable career

Dr Martens collab with Re: So and Solent artists

Continuing the store’s support of local talent Re: So, Southampton Solent University’s retail initiative hosted a launch event to celebrate a brand-new exhibition in association with Dr. Martens Southampton. Dr. Martens invited Southampton Solent art students to customise 10 pairs of the iconic 1460 boot that were worn by individuals from all walks of life as a symbol of rebellious self-expression for nearly 60 years. Students were encouraged to draw upon inspiration from … Continue reading Dr Martens collab with Re: So and Solent artists

The Opening of Mutrend Lab

On the 7th of December, MUTREND LAB finished their countdown and opened the doors to creative minds at Portland Street. I had the opportunity to look at the finishing touches to the whole project and managed to have a chat with the main brain of this project, Sai Harrod. The welcoming was very warm, the gathering felt rather acquainted and was an amazing opportunity to … Continue reading The Opening of Mutrend Lab

Dr. Martens Launch Event

On Wednesday 6th December, Dr. Martens launched their highly anticipated new store with Southampton’s finest music acts providing a night of raucous celebration. Support artist and singer/songwriter Sean McGowan warmed the crowd with an energetic folk-punk performance, playing to an audience eager to welcome him to the brand-new store. We had a chat with Sean before the event. Next up headline act and Southampton’s finest female-fronted math-pop four-piece Signals paid homage to Dr. Martens … Continue reading Dr. Martens Launch Event