Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #14 – Brooklyn

Set in her native country, Enniscorthy, Southeastern Ireland, ‘Brooklyn’ (directed by John Crowley and based on the novel of the same name by the Irish writer Colm Tóibín) is the story of a girl, Eilis, who in the early 1950s leaves for New York, to escape from a life without job prospects, leaving her mother and a sister, for a secure job and hope for a future. A story like so many and deeply present, one of the millions passed through Ellis Island, she leaves with a heart and mind full of emotions: with the fear of the first time away from her family, the excitement of the unknown, the hope of a future in a place where you soon feel at home again. For Eilis, emigration coincides with the end of adolescence, with the discovery of love and people like her in search of their own pioneering conquest of a unexplored land. Continue reading Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #14 – Brooklyn

Grammys 2021: A Spectacle, Yes, But Out Of Touch

Words: Thom Risely The recording academy told the world who they think are the best in categories they decide for the 63rd time last Sunday. While the performances of invited artists were more than entertaining, The Grammys is never short of controversial snubs, surprises and mishaps. The nominations themselves served up a fresh batch of unnecessary shoe-horning and rejection. Prior to the event, The Weeknd … Continue reading Grammys 2021: A Spectacle, Yes, But Out Of Touch

New Music Friday 12/03/2021

Another week has passed and it’s a Friday again. Lots of things have happened this week that shocked all of us. The terrible news of Sarah Everard has led to, what feels like, another social media revolution. Women speaking out about their experiences and sharing with the world what it’s like being a woman and still not feeling safe. Hopefully this will once again open … Continue reading New Music Friday 12/03/2021

Nook’s Cranny #5 – Best Video Games Made By Womxn

This March is Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day and with that comes some highly recommended video games made by womxn. The gaming community was once dominated by men, meaning games were made by men for men. These days it is considerably more inclusive and we’re all happy to see it! Here are some of the best video games made by womxn. Continue reading Nook’s Cranny #5 – Best Video Games Made By Womxn

Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #13 – Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell

On March 9th, 1997, the American rapper Notorious B.I.G was pronounced dead by the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Hollywood, where he had been rushed to rescue him. Four gunshots to the chest coming from the window of a Chevrolet Impala prematurely enshrine the end of a life at barely twenty years old, in which the echo of death seemed to resonate left and premonitory already at the time of his lyrics from the albums ‘Ready to Die’ (1994) and ‘Life After Death’ (1997). But like other musical myths that disappeared at a young age, death is the fatal element that makes them such, a tragic prelude but – alas – essential to make the artist a sacred image to hang on the wall of legends. Continue reading Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #13 – Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell

International Women’s Day Special – Celebrating Six Inspirational Artists

This International Women’s Day, LDN wanted to take the chance to celebrate the artists whohave actively honoured and commemorated the female half of the population. These artists use their platform and outreach to raise their audience’s consciousness on feminist issues regardless of what month it is and in turn have produced some truly stunning and mind-altering works of art. Continue reading International Women’s Day Special – Celebrating Six Inspirational Artists

Self-Care Sunday #12 – 5 Books To Make Your Self-Care Sunday That Little Bit Better

March is one of the best months of the year and there are tons of reasons why. Firstly, it leads us to spring, secondly there’s World Book Day and thirdly it’s Women’s History Month. Here are five recommendations of books written by women. Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #12 – 5 Books To Make Your Self-Care Sunday That Little Bit Better