AGP: New singles, a review and a chat

By Bella Spencer The summer is coming (despite the rain’s best attempts to dampen our spirits and our BBQs) which means it’s time to start tinkering away at those playlists to accompany your late night hangouts. Before you strain your brain thinking of the first track, look no further than the new singles from AGP….

A Hole in the Head: The Serendipity of Losing Your Mind

Words by Bella Spencer Art by Harrison Buchanan The year was 1848, and the accepted dogma of neuroscience was Phrenology- the idea that the shape of the skull correlated to character and mental ability. However, on the the 3rd of September a horrific accident altered the understanding of neuroscience forever. During a routine procedure to…

Kiss it Better: Joanna Black’s Senninbari Dress Project

Words by Bella Spencer Art by Amelia Dearing Edited by Shaina Ford “Welcome to my wardrobe. I have been wearing and collecting these items since I was 15 and I’m only selling my collection now because my son is not a crossdresser and I don’t know where else it would go.” This is the welcoming…

The Zebrafish Phenomenon

Words by Bella Spencer Art by Ana Ovilo A few miles outside of central Edinburgh a small room is lined from floor to ceiling with tanks full of zebrafish. It is not a disappointing zoo or a new Damien Hirst installation; it is the Centre for Neuroregeneration (CNR). The CNR is a hub for research…

Good Songs for Bad Days

It’s one of those days. The ‘milk’ you poured over your last Weetabix resembled the yoghurt that ran out last week. Your bus wasn’t late- it just never arrived. The 65 minute walk you were forced to endure left you exhausted, windswept and with two juicy blisters on your heels. You eventually arrive and realise that…

We were Live at Leeds.

Live at Leeds highlights On 30th April, Leeds city centre was transformed into a hub of pulsing soundsystems and guitar feedback coming from every one of your favourite venues. For one day and one day only, all indie kids of the north united, clad in an armour of skinny jeans and Doc Martens, to boldly…

The Brain of Joy Division

The brain defines us. It is the organ that allows us to feel, talk, dance, sing. The brain is a fragile machine, and the smallest of neurological changes can alter the essence of who we are. But hidden behind our expressive faces, it is easy to disregard the impact of this organ.  How do fluctuations in the brain effect…

Golden Years – A tribute to Bowie

I woke up this morning to a text. ‘Bowie has died. Sad day’. The musical, lyrical, theatrical, *enter any category here* genius has left our world, just days after his 69th birthday and the release of his phenomenal 25th album, Black Star. That text became the theme of my morning- every cafe I entered, every radio…

Phil your ears with the sound of Peckham…

Phil is Peckham’s number one busker, filling Rye Lane with music after the sun goes down. He grew up in Bournemouth and was married at 18. He quickly became the owner of a house with a mortgage and the father of two kids.  By the age of 24 they were divorced. He met a new woman…