#Antiwork: Why young people feel increasingly at odds with the workplace
In 2021, unprecedented numbers of people left their jobs in what was dubbed the “great resignation” or the “big quit” in the US.
London’s alternative music scene for people of colour
People of colour have been historically underrepresented in the alternative music scene.
POC ROCK is a new initiative based in Peckham that supports black and brown music artists in the alternative music industry.
With the help of the Arts Council England funding, founder Sarah Shodipe set up POC ROCK to attempt to diversify her favourite music scene.
Offering monthly live gigs, POC ROCK uses its platform to champion diversity and equality in rock, punk, metal and alternative music by introdu...
How guitar-smashing badass Phoebe Bridgers is putting the anarchy back into music
Indie darling Phoebe Bridgers may have gained notoriety as someone who makes great music to cry to, but this weekend, as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, she channelled her energy into the true mark of a rock’n’roll renegade: smashing her guitar on stage.
A New Generation Of Hijabi Women Are Redefining Modest Style
At the end of 2020, groundbreaking model Halima Aden announced that she was stepping down from the catwalk. In a series of Instagram stories, the 23-year-old wrote about how her job made her feel detached from her identity and religion. "I’m taking a stand for myself, but I’m also taking a stand for all the people who lost their soul to fashion."
‘Twilight’: Can Doomed Girls Make a Comeback?
Nearly a decade after the release of the final film in the saga, it appears as though the Twilight series is making its comeback. It seems neither long-awaited nor warranted but that isn’t stopping Stephanie Meyer’s pack of sparkling vampires from experiencing their renaissance.
'Young Soul Rebels': The Embodiment of Black British Cinema Erasure
Do The Right Thing (1989). Boyz n the Hood (1991). Straight Outta Compton (2015). All key Black films, but like so many of the fundamental films in the Black canon, they tell American stories.
Has Sustainable Fashion Failed The Black Community?
In the wake of 2020’s Black Lives Matter movement, many fashion brands expressed solidarity with the Black community, posting vague BLM-adjacent sentiments, blacked out squares and regurgitated hashtags on their social media platforms.
‘About Time’ and the Voyeurism of Time Travel Films
In 2013’s romantic comedy About Time, a secret is what lets the love story blossom. Written and directed by Richard Curtis, About Time follows Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) as he pursues Mary (Rachel McAdams) with the help of an old family secret revealed to him by his father (Bill Nighy).
Meet Dark Academia, The Bookish Fashion Trend That’s All Over TikTok
Born on social media, dark academia sees users posting photos and videos that romanticise a passion for art and knowledge. It’s stacks of books piled high; longing for a New England university campus you’ll never visit
How accessibility in theatre has changed after lockdown
Since coming out of lockdown many theatres made promises of reopening to a more accessible post-pandemic world.
Figures confirm £4.6bn cut to foreign aid budget
Figures published by the Foreign Office have confirmed there was a £4.6bn reduction in the UK aid budget last year.
£440,000 funding available to tackle BAME organ, blood and stem cell donor shortage
The government has announced £440,000 of funding available to Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities to address the shortage of organ, blood and stem cell donors.
Local elections: Tories pledge to give councils more powers over property tax
The Scottish Conservatives have said councils should be given more power to change property taxes to be more applicable to local areas.
A&E in 'permanent crisis' as fewer patients seen within four-hour target
The Scottish Government has been criticised for poor A&E performance after a key target on admissions was missed.
WATCH: SWL goes behind the scenes at Sustainable Merton’s Community Fridge
Sustainable Merton’s Community Fridge is improving access to fresh food for those who need it and stopping surplus food from going to waste.