Lily Boag

Bachelor of Arts (Degree with Honours) in English Literature at the University of East Anglia, a burgeoning world centre for creative-critical writing studies in Norwich, a UNESCO City of Literature. Deputy Editor of Venue arts magazine and former Features Senior Writer for Concrete, University of East Anglia's Award-winning Student Newspaper. 

Journalism Portfolio

A selection of my most recently published articles and journalism ventures.

TV Series Review: Heartstopper

A queer British coming-of-age Netflix series, Heartstopper is a wholesome rom-com teen-drama. The series follows the unlikely friendship of shy protagonist Charlie Spring, and popular, rugby-playing Nick Nelson. Their affections for one another blossom into a beautiful romance, leading them to navigate young queer love at school. Premiering an eight-episode first season in April 2022, Heartstopper has already been renewed for a second season – after its successful release directed by Euros Lyn.

Norwich Pride set for spectacular summer return

After a 2-year absence, Norwich Pride is set to return to the streets of our fine city on 30 July for a varied and action-packed celebration. Running from 10 am at The Forum and Millennium Plain will be a diverse range of stalls and entertainment, including three stages – the Marsha P Johnson stage, headlined by Daniel Molyneaux and Grace Petrie, the Wendy Carlos stage, headlined by Dutchie, and in the Forum Gallery there will be acoustic music from Kimberley Moore and Sue Lane in the Tracy Cha
Artel, Norwich

Study Spaces and Wellbeing in Norwich

It’s the time of year that all students dread. The final stretch before a summer of freedom, the spring exam season is rearing its head. And while I, like many students, prefer to push this information to the back of my mind until the inevitable wave of stress eats me up on the inside and becomes all-consuming, one way we might try to tackle our anxiety towards the upcoming assessment period is by broadening our horizons in seek of new and exciting study spaces.
On Jones Beach/Anglia Square No. 1-4, Paul Levy

OUTPOST: Norwich’s Imminent Loss

OUTPOST has been a vibrant hub for the arts community in Norwich since 2010. An artist-run charity committed to promoting contemporary art, the OUTPOST gallery facilitates a programme of five exhibitions a year, in addition to managing offsite projects and events and running two artistic programmes. However, being based at Gildengate House in Anglia Square, the upcoming redevelopment of the square means that OUTPOST Studios will soon be demolished.
Concrete, Exploring Art and Eroticism: A Timeline

Exploring Art and Eroticism: A Timeline

A visual expression of physical passion and sensuality, art has always been a means for creative sexual exploration. Sexual desire is inherent to the human condition, being the glorified performance of the natural naked body. Throughout history, our hunger for depictions of human sexuality and eroticised bodies has been reflected within the art world. Here are some of the pieces that stand out within the art and eroticism timeline.
Euphoria, HBO

The Rising It-Girls of Euphoria

A Gen-Z sensation, HBO’s American teen-drama series Euphoria has not only become an instant television success since the first season’s release in 2019, but returning for its second season this January, is now one of the most inspirational series for fashion searches around the globe. Following a messy friendship group with a graphic storyline, Euphoria explores the emotional trauma current teenagers face as they navigate high school. With the show’s bold character styling and iconic wardrobe de
Concrete, The Sober Student Experience

Alcohol Anxiety and the Sober Student Experience

At school and college, I was a quiet, shy, and socially anxious student. Drowning in a pool of extroverts who would shout their thoughts across the room, being ‘sensible’ was my coping-mechanism. I learned to stay quiet in class and keep my head down in the hallways, so as not to draw attention to myself. I made sure to stick to the huddles of my friendship groups, the only place where I truly felt like I could comfortably be myself. As an introvert, I’ve come to accept that being a calm, quiet,

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