Category Archives: Arts & Literature

Michael Grant and Charlie Higson: Cheltenham Literature Festival Review

Charlie Higson (L) and Michael Grant (R)

By Daphne Armstrong

Imagine a world filled with maggot-infested zombies, mutant powered children and ravenous creatures. Sounds a bit far fetched? Well, not for the infamous Michael Grant, author of the thrilling “Gone” series and Charlie Higson, creator of “The Enemy”, who gave a talk in the PAC as part of the Cheltenham Literature Festival on Sunday 5th October. Discussing everything from violence in literature to tips for your own writing, it was an event not to be missed by fantasy-horror fans across the board!

Theatre Review: ‘Antony & Cleopatra’

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As seen in Pegasus Pages (Summer 2014)

Alice Chambers reviews ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ at The Globe (May 2014), starring Phil Daniels as Antony and Eve Best as Cleopatra, directed by Jonathan Munby

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On a torrential Saturday, I headed to London’s Globe to watch ‘Antony and Cleopatra’. Accompanied by the whirring of a helicopter and the patter of rain, the play began with hypnotic Egyptian dancing and the roaring of drunken men. Eve Best shone in her role as Cleopatra, while unfortunately the substitute for Phil Daniels did not quite reach the dominance of a Roman leader with a highlighted script in his hand.

Poet’s Corner: ‘I am a Feminist’

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As seen in Pegasus Pages (Summer 2014)

‘Tofe Ayeni returns to the Poet’s Corner with another powerful poem to compel you. Send in your poetry to: contact@pegasuspages.com

Bye Bye, Banksy

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By Naomi Morris Omori

As seen in Pegasus Pages (Summer 2014)

Update: The Banksy mural remains on the wall and has not been taken to a museum; however, the piece has been vandalised more than once and has therefore been covered up for protection. Its fate remains unclear.

It has been reported that the Banksy piece which was sprayed onto the wall of a house in Cheltenham is being sold for £1 million and will be displayed in a museum in London. This sale has sparked controversy amongst Cheltenham’s residents who have grown extremely fond of this piece of statement artwork.

Breaking Boundaries

(As seen in Pegasus Pages, March 2014)

In Pegasus Pages’ first poetry instalment, ‘Tofe Ayeni takes us on a emotional journey through the guilt and helplessness of “a third world girl living a first world life”. Highlighting the problems of her people, she seeks a way to alleviate their suffering.

 

I feel helpless,

I feel useless,

I feel like I cannot change the world,

Mine being the third.

Midnight in Paris

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Review by Clara Fong (As seen in Pegasus Pages, March 2014)

Film: Midnight in Paris

Rating: 5/5

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Tom Hiddleston

Awards: Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast,” Hemingway wrote in his memoir, aptly named A Moveable Feast.

Principal’s Lecture Series: Professor Lisa Jardine

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By Niamh Hanrahan

Professor Lisa Jardine CBE is an internationally renowned scholar and, fittingly for College’s 160th anniversary Principal’s lecture, an ex CLC girl. Currently Professor of Renaissance Studies at UCL, Professor Jardine also directs their postdoctoral Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Humanities. She balances these responsibilities with her role as Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. Professor Jardine founded The Centre for Editing Lives and Letters in 2002, which develops archive-based research projects of relevance to the period 1500-1800 and writes and reviews for many major national newspapers and magazines, regularly appearing on arts, history and current affairs programmes for television and radio. She is a regular writer and presenter of ‘A Point of View’ on Sundays on BBC Radio Four.

International Music: French Favourites

By Alice Rouget

(As seen in Pegasus Pages, December 2013)

The world of French music has long been dominated by dramatic figures such as Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Brel, and Edith Piaf, amongst others. France has never really been considered a great exporter of music “for the youth”; however, this has all changed in the last decade or so with the emergence of new groups and successful comebacks.

Three Men on a Sofa

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By Sasha Kirienko

As seen in Pegasus Pages (December 2013) and the Gloucestershire Echo (29th January, 2014).

The long awaited clash between a philosopher, a scientist, and an historian took place on a Thursday evening on the 21st November, as organised by the Philosophy Society. Personally, I was very intrigued by the posters up around  College, inviting girls to come and witness “Three Men on a Sofa” debating some of the world’s most difficult and puzzling questions. On the sofa (quite literally), there were three “men” – or rather, two men, namely Mr Stacey and Mr Hoole, and a brave woman who took up the challenging task of opposing two humanities teachers, Mrs Dowdall.

Flower Power

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Sasha Gill tells us about her latest photography project on Instagram.

I always imagined myself as a cactus. Prickly and awkward and always very thirsty. In Australian slang, cactus means ‘spaced out’, which seems oddly fitting. Cacti (note my proper use of grammar) are my favourite flower. Yes, cacti do flower.

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