LUC Festival 2013

Eyes and Ears to the Floor: Leamington Underground Cinema Festival – Day Three

Overview – Day One – Day Two – Day Three – Day Four – Day Five – Day Six – Day Seven In a dark, dark town there was a dark, dark bar. And in that dark, dark bar there were some dark, dark shorts… Day Three of Leamington Underground Cinema’s 2013 Festival was not for the faint hearted: In honour of the evening’s feature, Jerkbeast, a bizarre film about…

LUC Festival 2013

Eyes and Ears to the Floor: Leamington Underground Cinema Festival – Day Two

Overview – Day One – Day Two – Day Three – Day Four – Day Five – Day Six – Day Seven The second day of LUC’s 2013 Festival took place in Altoria, with the evening’s films projected onto a screen surrounded by a gold leaf frame – a rather fitting feature for the many masterpieces the evening had to offer. Again, the venue was packed – many punters…

LUC Festival 2013

Eyes and Ears to the Floor: Leamington Underground Cinema Festival – Day One

Overview – Day One – Day Two – Day Three – Day Four – Day Five – Day Six – Day Seven LUC‘s inaugural film festival began successfully, with staff having to bring out extra chairs in order to accommodate the large crowd of film fans in attendance. Taking place at LAMP, one of Leamington’s newest and most exciting venues, audience members were ushered into an intimate setting…

LUC Festival 2013

Eyes and Ears to the Floor: Leamington Underground Cinema Festival

Overview – Day One – Day Two – Day Three – Day Four – Day Six – Day Seven Leamington Underground Cinema‘s first ever film festival begins tonight. Taking place at a number of venues in the monarchy-endorsed town of Royal Leamington Spa, the festival will showcase six feature films and 85 shorts over the coming week. The festival’s organisers have been inundated with over…

Artwork by Rowan Abbott

Democracy Inaction

A while back I wrote to my local MP, Jeremy Wright about the conflict in Syria on behalf of Oxfam. I didn’t receive a reply, and so I emailed him asking whether he had received my letter. This got his attention, but unfortunately he was in such a hurry to get back to me (or…

How you can campaign for Oxfam

As someone who has always been interested in the good work that Oxfam does, I recently decided to join their Constituency Campaigner programme. In this role I work with Oxfam to help the more than one billion people around the world who are in poverty by participating in political lobbying and campaigning. I have written letters to…

Artwork by Jack Branscomb

Celebrity Juice

I am not pro monarchy. Firstly, I just think it’s a bit silly. Secondly, it’s anachronistic, flies fervently in the face of equality and secularism, is neither derived from an implicit nor explicit popular mandate from the people, not to mention the fact that it is a tremendous burden placed upon the royals without their…

Artwork by Jack Branscomb

The Revolution Will Not Be Sanitised

A friend of mine recently took the liberty of tucking his penis between his legs and urinating on my garage floor. He was a tad worse for wear, but I realised something quite profound: Real men wee sitting down (strictly speaking, he squatted, but I think the point remains). I know a fair few males would consider…