All posts tagged France

Octavian, Endorphins – Album Review

While not packing the immediate throat-punch of repeated trap-banger-influenced grime tracks which some may have expected upon hearing the simple yet drastically effective single ‘Bet’, French-born London rapper Octavian’s latest […]

Book Review: No Place to Lay One’s Head by Françoise Frenkel

“A moving novel about one woman’s escape from persecution and humanity’s ability to remain generous in the most brutal times” – a CUB must-read! In 1921, Françoise Frenkel, a Jewish […]

France’s Gilets Jaunes

    For the past few days, France has been experiencing turmoil due to the government’s raise of taxes, particularly targeting fuel in the pursuit of its environmental policies. The […]

Where to Head: This Summer’s Best European Festivals

With the commencement of the summer months, post-exam plans are at the forefront of every uni-student group chat and kitchen-table discussion. Sunshine must be on the cards, along with this […]

What to do in your Reading Week: a guide to Europe’s photography galleries

After a seemingly endless summer, uni has officially started. The average student’s life now comprises solely of lengthy hungover lecture hours and mentally crippling visits to the library. All are […]

Year Abroad. Part 15: Careless Whisper

We were going to Erbusco. Our expectations were meagre, and we had but two: to see what we could see, and secondly, to drink some wine there. We achieved both, […]

Year Abroad. Part 18: Essaix-en-Provence

And at last, my friends visited. Early morning flights means early morning landings, and I was there to welcome them, beret on head, sign in hand. There were 5 of them, […]

Year Abroad. Part 17: La nuit de la verrerie

Nights are normally quieter here in Aix, except for one night. There is a road here called La Rue de la Verrerie and once a year, this bar-lined street in the old town, towered over […]

Excuse My French: Settled in Geneva

So far my time in Geneva is completely – and joyously – opposite to France. The Swiss way of life suits me very well. I even run and eat porridge […]