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The Promotion of Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala Diet

Unfortunately, it is being reported that Kim Kardashian had no Carbs or Sugar for Three Weeks prior to The Met Gala. Even more unfortunately, these reports are glorifying the diet as an accomplishment. Fashion is art. And, if you decide to not eat to create your art, you are free to do so. I completely understand that everyone has free will to do as they please and to take these extremes in order to be proud of what they create and to produce the desired affect. However, should an event as big

The Leadmill Release Official Petition as Jarvis Cocker, Arctic Monkeys, Oli Sykes and More Come Forward in Support of #WeCantLoseLeadmill

The Leadmill has now launched an official petition to try and help prevent their eviction and the eviction of other at-risk venues now and in the future by requesting to suspend Section 25 of the Landlord and Tenant Act (Grounds C to G). You can sign this here. Since the announcement of The Leadmill’s impending eviction notice, anger has spread at the risk of job losses and the idea of others profiting from their hard work. Through this, #WeCantLoseLeadmill began as a way of remembering the goo

Hypocrisy in the International Women’s Day Posts and Adverts

International Women’s Day took place a few weeks ago (8th March) and is always something very controversial. A day to celebrate independent, female-owned brands or the special women in your life who inspire and support you are both amazing things. While something to be doing all year long, Women should be celebrated just like we would World Earth Day or World Book Day - those days don’t mean we don’t love books and the earth every other day. However, an ever-growing problem is the use of these

Tramlines Festival Opens ‘Apply To Play’ For Emerging Talent

Tramlines, Sheffield’s biggest music festival, has announced the opening of this year’s ‘Apply to Play’. The scheme offers a number of paid performance slots to emerging and undiscovered bands and artists from across the UK. Those wishing to play at the 2022 edition of Tramlines can apply via the website at. https://tramlines.org.uk/ apply-to-play-now-live/ Taking place at Hillsborough Park from Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th July, Apply To Play is an annual call out. With slots available to play ac

Tips on how to live sustainably at university

Sustainability and being environmentally conscious is not something we’re new to. Trying to find small changes to make in our day to day is pretty simple but can sometimes be very costly as well as there being little advice outside of the basic recycle and shop vintage suggestions we hear every day on TikTok and in our daily conversations. As a student, it can be hard not to feel like it's impossible to do your bit without breaking the bank and it being too time-consuming, however, I’m here to p

How to secure your funky Club Tropicana shirt

With cheap drinks and funky music all being provided by the Leadmill, all you need to do now is secure your tiki vibe outfit. I’ve helpfully made a rundown of the best places to buy your Club Tropicana funky shirts… First and most obviously is Freshmans. A local Sheffield vintage brand, it is home to multiple rails full of Hawaiian print shirts – as well as being a cave of other gems that you’ll probably be less embarrassed to wear out. Helpfully, they also offer 20% off Hawaiian shirts for Clu

Live Review: Wolf Alice at O2 Academy Sheffield

As I stepped into the O2 Academy, I was greeted by overflowing crowds battling to get the best view. With everyone walking past either dressed like they’re in an episode of Euphoria with glitter smeared everywhere or a punk rocker with mullet haircuts and an abundance of head-to-toe denim or leather jackets. When I arrived, I was just in time to catch the final song from Matt Maltese. “As the World Caves in” echoed throughout the venue - a hauntingly beautiful track reminiscent of Radiohead’s Mo

Sheffield Music Trails 2022: Free entry city-wide festival returns to Sheffield for its second year

Following a hugely successful debut last August, the Sheffield Music Trails return bigger and better than ever for their second year, providing a full day of free entry shows across 19 independent music venues throughout Sheffield. This includes venues from Castlegate through to Kelham Island, Abbeydale Road to Heeley and West Street down to Leadmill Road. Originally conceived as a multi-weekend celebration, this year’s trail condenses all the excitement of the festival into a single day, offer

Is Greggs x Primark the collection we didn't know we needed?

As a Geordie, I have many mixed feelings about the Primark x Greggs collaboration – and, thankfully, a lot of opinions on this very serious matter. Being from Newcastle, it’s a legality to love Greggs and indeed I do. It’s affordable, it’s filling and with there being one on every street – it’s accessible. I’m filled with Northern pride just thinking about it. In fact, everywhere but London (shocker), would pick Greggs as their go-to lunch. The brand has previously dabbled in Christmas jumper

Fashion at Euphoria High: The couture, cliche, and implausible

Rue’s style is easy but timeless. Tending to pair oversized tees or shirts with classic jeans and trainers, this combo doesn’t seem to have differed for the new season. This is shown most notably in episode three when Rue styles a vintage tee with khaki trousers throughout a lot of tense scenes. However, in the same episode, while informing us of “How to Get Away With Being a Drug Addict”, she is seen wearing a gorgeous deep red jumpsuit – potentially homage to a prison uniform. The show's cost

The Leadmill: "Advance Ticket Sales Matter Now More Than Ever!"

After a turbulent two years, the iconic Sheffield music venue is embarking on a campaign to drive people interested in purchasing tickets for future events to do so before April 1st 2022, in order for venues to take advantage of the VAT cuts that have been made on music venue ticket sales up until the very last moment. With a huge range of events to choose from, there will be something for everybody! The venue posted online this week with the following statement: "Advance ticket sales matter n

Tramlines Festival Announces Second Wave Of 2022 Artists

After a great first wave of artists being announced in November, we now have even more to get excited over including the full comedy lineup - something I love about Tramlines unique mix of genres making it accessible to anyone and everyone. With names like Bad Boy Chiller Crew, Lady Leshurr, Scouting For Girls, Alfie Templeman, Crawlers, and even my home-town cover band Elvana (Elvis meets Nirvana), we’re in for a good weekend this July. Comedy returns to Hillsborough with a huge Line-Up inclu

Review: Faye Fantarrow – ‘Noughties’ Single

Sunderland’s own Alan Hull Songwriting Award-Winner, Faye Fantarrow, has recently released her latest single, ‘Noughties’, a fun track about nostalgic clichés focused on giving light-hearted representation to the Gen Z’s of the early 2000s who often get missed out. With comments and name-calling such as ‘snowflake’ often being thrown around as descriptions of the youth from that era, Fantarrow writes this song as a bit of an “F You”, proving that her generation can still be carefree, goofy kids

New Year's Eve lookbook

Taking a look at the colourful fashion trends of 2021, I’m so excited to see the styles popping up ahead of New Year’s Eve. One of my favourite holidays, there’s nothing better than getting glammed up to celebrate with the people closest to you – especially to mark the end of another pretty rubbish year. To keep this outfit inspiration budget-friendly, I’ve provided links to many high street shops which tend not to be sustainable. However, in the run-up to Christmas I’d like to remind readers t

Indie Sleaze: The aesthetic that's taking over TikTok

As noughties style continues to make a comeback, from Juicy tracksuits to cowboy boots, TikTok trend forecasters say ‘Indie Sleaze’ is the next to be making a comeback. Birthed from Tumblr and MySpace, the i-don’t-give-a-f*ck trend merges a range of 2000s styles. Think moustache finger tattoos, smokey pencil eyeliner and logo tank tops. Do you think the grunge Tumblr phase should stay in the past or take over from the colourful Y2K styles we’ve been surrounded by recently? Here are some elements

Our guide to the best of Sheffield's vintage stores

Concerns for climate change and environmental impacts are ever-growing. We find ourselves in a modern society filled with sustainable focused lifestyles from swapping plastic straws for reusable metal, to the vast expanding vegan lifestyle- and fashion has no escape from that standard. Although trends continue to come and go, young people want to find these pieces in more ethical ways. From online resources like Depop and Vinted to high-street chains like Cow (R.I.P) and Beyond Retro- there’s no

Tramlines Festival 2021 Confirmed For Events Research Programme

Sold-out Tramlines Festival will go ahead at full capacity in Sheffield’s Hillsborough Park from July 23rd to 25th as part of Events Research Programme following the likes of Download Festival that successfully took place over the 4th-6th or June. Announced just twenty five minutes ago (12pm, June 29th) that it will join the third phase of the Government’s Events Research Programme, this means the sold-out music festival will definitely take place at full capacity on 23rd to 25th July. With hu

Wolf Alice - Blue Weekend

Wolf Alice are back with their third album, Blue Weekend. Formed in 2010 as an acoustic duo, the outfit have come a long way with their sound and image in the past eleven years. Opening with ‘The Beach’, we hear lead singer Ellie Rowsell’s whispery vocals that immediately present the sense of rawness and vulnerability that can be heard throughout the album. Although mainly made up of catchy tracks sandwiched between light and airy intros and outros, a handful of grunge singles like ‘Lipstick on
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