Up & Coming London: Interview With Owen Franklin…

Owen Franklin is a 23-year-old up and coming filmmaker and musician from Bristol. He’s just finished his fourth year at Durham University, where he’s been studying English Literature. In his own words, he’s ‘spent the past couple of years juggling dual identities between dynamo of creative energy and lazy student’ who is ‘usually in several … More Up & Coming London: Interview With Owen Franklin…

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Is there any value in celebrity slacktivism?

I’m not a big fan of any of the portmanteau words that have emerged from the internet age but the term slacktivism is surprisingly effective. Slacktivism is when people do something to raise awareness for a charity/cause/issue but nothing else. Like re-tweeting a post on Twitter or liking a cause on Facebook – ┬áslacktivism brings … More The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Is there any value in celebrity slacktivism?