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Netflix’s Sex Education is awkward, funny and, most importantly, honest

The world of Sex Education, out on Netflix now, is a brilliantly styled world of collective myth -somewhere between the rolling Welsh hills and a J...

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NG27 vs the National Gallery: ‘Bogus’ self-employment, the arts, and the public purse

Brought to prominence by high-profile claims against the likes of Uber and Deliveroo, the issue of  ‘sham or ‘bogus’ self-employment has become a c...

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The Favourite is a Period Piece Like No Other

Us Brits have never been easily provoked by small scandal or political turmoil. We’re all braised to it – today’s ongoing uneasiness of Brexit, for...

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Six AI Developments for Freelancers in 2019

 It seems everyone is talking about Artificial Intelligence right now. That’s for good reason, because it’s moved out of the early adoption phase a...

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If you like seafood, The Oystermen is an absolute must

The British should be great at seafood. We are, after all, an island – as someone may wish to point out to certain Government ministers – and the c...

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Do you really need an accountant?

There are two types of people; those that become pseudo tax-pros in January, and those that hire an accountant. But is seeking professional help re...

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Luther’s back with a vengeance

Kicking off the new year in textured, woollen style, Idris Elba returns from the sparkling heights of Hollywood both to the dark criminal underworl...

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Getting Started as a Freelance Musician

So you’re a musician looking to get your first bit of paid work – great! For those who want a bit more freedom with their schedules and love ...

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A Not-So Freewheelin’ Time: The Microdosing Freelancer

While microdosing is not a new phenomenon, it has seen a rise in popularity and press in the past few years while being hailed by many as life-chan...

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Who let Lars Von Trier make The House That Jack Built?

CW: Obscene (and unnecessary) violence. It is rare that a film is released that is so beyond the pale that it makes you question how it managed to ...

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Neilson’s Tell-Tale Heart is even more twisted than the original

CW: Graphic violence Taking residence at the National’s Dorfman theatre until the 8th January, Anthony Neilson’s new adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’...

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Best New Fashion 2018

If 2018 was a man, he’d be the guy everyone tells you to keep away from. Addictions? Hot temper? A staggering lack of humour? Nah, it’s just that e...

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Best New Restaurants Openings of 2018

As the song has it, ‘tis the season to be jolly. And, traditionally, ‘tis also the season to sit down and look back on the year’s eating and try an...

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The Best Theatre of 2018

As 2018 edges towards its completion, it’s an appropriate time for reflection and consolidation of the year’s cultural highlights. Here’s to a fres...

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Best New TV of 2018

After what feels like nine months of winter with the World Cup and a heatwave squished in the middle, it’s good that 2018 has been such a great yea...

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Best New Art Exhibitions of 2018

2018 was certainly an interesting year for art in the UK. From feminist photography to disappearing pre-Raphaelite works, as well as an exhibition ...

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Best Albums of 2018

It’s been a big year for music. From all sides of the industry kaleidoscope musicians have been responding to the ongoing political events, social ...

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The Best Films of 2018

What a remarkable year for cinema. Whilst Hollywood film has perhaps waned in comparison to previous years, Arthouse and Independent film have carr...

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Why Freelancing Platforms can work for writers… if used properly

When I dipped my toes into the freelancing pool back in 2014, I was desperate for something different. Any alternative to a conventional nine-to-fi...

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Time To Breathe

It seems to be the hardest part of the freelance process for many people; allowing yourself time to take a break. When you live in a constant back ...

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