Tag: CWord

Sweating like a pig, feeling like a fox

Sport England recently released an advertising campaign to encourage women of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities to do more sport and exercise. Named ‘This Girl Can,’ the campaign produced a feisty, memorable television advert showing ‘real’ women participating in...

/ 15th March 2015

Body portrayal in video games: too much and too inaccurate?

Long gone are the days of sneaking out of bed in the middle of the night in order to beat that one damned level of ridiculously pixelated Super Mario. Now we have the possibility to sit back, mouths gaping, and...

/ 5th December 2014

I moustache you a question: Movember – Charity or Vanity?

The time of the month for Men has passed. Where the moustaches have finished blossoming (or not) everywhere and student bars become home to men admiring each other’s ‘Mo’ attempts. But is growing a Mo really about raising money and...

/ 1st December 2014

Musing about next Summer’s festival headline choices

As temperatures are dropping and Christmas nears, already being released are the names of next summer’s festival headliners. June, July and August are the core months jam packed with sell out music festivals up and down the country, featuring some...

/ 28th November 2014

YourWord: The Christmas spirit

It is that time of year again, folks: the Christmas lights are on in the City Centre, Christmas music can be heard faintly echoing through small shops, Christmas greetings are whispered by those in passing, and thus, the happiest time...

/ 24th November 2014

Islamophobia in our society

Islamophobia is the term used to describe unfounded hostilities towards Muslims. Islamophobia has significantly been on the rise over recent years, and is undeniably something which we as a society need to address. However, this topic also become a taboo...

/ 23rd November 2014

Get friendly with Christmas cards

People are already starting to count down the days until Christmas. With the trees up in Department stores, the lights on in the town centres and present adverts taking over the television, it is enough to make you feel sorry...

/ 21st November 2014

An interview with Carlo Nero: “My documentaries are about campaigning and awareness”

Carlo Nero is a film writer and director, known for The Fever (2004), Uninvited (1999) and Larry’s Visit (1996). He is part of an impressive acting family being the son of Franco Nero and Vanessa Redgrave, with Liam Neeson as his brother-in-law. Jack Stuchbury spoke to...

/ 17th November 2014

Make Leicester British: Let’s have a tea party

Tonight the ever probing and issue tackling Channel 4 will be showing a programme about Leicester. Our multicultural home situated in the middle of England has seemingly attracted attention for being a diverse city, and ‘one of the first where...

/ 3rd November 2014