Shit Happens by Eileen Wahrton

Shit Happens by Eileen Wharton

-Reviewed by Eleanor Hemsley- Shit Happens is perhaps not best suited as a title for this book as the end lesson as such seems to be that everything turns out peachy in the end, but none the less it is definitely worth reading. Never before have I read a book that so perfectly captures the…

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The Hidden World of Poetry: Unravelling Celtic Mythology in Contemporary Irish Poetry by Adam Wyeth

 -Reviewed by Bethany W. Pope- Adam Wyeth’s The Hidden World of Poetry: Unravelling Celtic Mythology in Contemporary Irish Poetry is a useful and intriguing introduction to both subjects mentioned in the title. The book is composed of a series of tightly-written essays that use close readings and the author’s encyclopaedic knowledge of Irish mythology to…

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High Noon Over Camelot by The Mechanisms

- reviewed by James Webster – High Noon Over Camelot is a joyously grim, funny and clever update of Arthurian legend, set in a gorgeously sci-fi kind of wild west. Filled with lovably damaged characters, it’s a tale of love, violence and horribly dashed hopes that for a briefest moment gave me hope for the…

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Be Kind To Yourself by Tim Clare

-Reviewed by Lily Blacksell- We should all remember to be kind to ourselves. It is easier said than done however, as Tim Clare proves in the ‘arc of anxiety’ that forms his Free Fringe show, and beautifully said at that. Clare takes literal and hair-tugging pains to convey his anxiety to the audience, insisting he…

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The Good Delusion by Tina Sederholm

-Reviewed by James Webster- The Good Delusion is a superbly realised story and an eminently relatable piece of theatre that delves deep into the concept of ‘goodness’, aspiring to break down what it really means and ascertain why our aspirations so often cause us to break down. And it does so with enviable panache. From…

Louis XXX Georges Bataille

Louis XXX by Georges Bataille

 -Reviewed by Sarah Gonnet- Louis XXX is a posthumous collection of two longer pieces by Georges Bataille, new prefaces to some of his most famous works, and criticism from Stuart Kendall. Nevertheless it manages to be a summary of the major themes found in the wider canon of Bataille’s literature. Meanwhile reading Kendall’s criticism and…