Articles by: Duncan Griffiths
Hello, I am a 24 year old currently living in Madrid teaching English where I occasionally strike upon something to write about. Thanks for reading my work!

Birdman Review: Dark Laughs in Theatre of Broken Dreams

February 22, 2015 9:00 am0 comments
Birdman Review: Dark Laughs in Theatre of Broken Dreams

The tale of a faded  star swimming desperately against the tide of age and anonymity is depicted to innovative effect in Iñárritu’s brilliantly bizarre  Birdman. Set backstage in a Broadway theatre that appears like a labyrinth of disorder,  we see Keaton’s Riggan Thompson troubled soul (and body) laid starkly bare in […]

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From Behind the Velvet Curtain: Notes from a Literary Festival

November 5, 2014 9:01 am0 comments
David Nicholls

Not many words fill us with such good feeling as the word ‘Festival’. A bubble that exists beyond the pressures and cold facts of everyday existence that can so often hang heavy upon our tired and tender shoulders. After the glory years of music festivals, I spent the summer helping […]

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Forging a Sense of Self in Another Tongue

March 28, 2014 4:06 pm1 comment
Forging a Sense of Self in Another Tongue

When I packed a suitcase and took myself out towards Madrid, it was with trepidation. Having not spoken Spanish for several years, I knew that communication and language for me was to change beyond my control. Language, of course, plays a significant role in shaping identity, and so it was […]

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A Fairy Tale On A Field

March 1, 2014 11:30 am0 comments
A Fairy Tale On A Field

Sometimes reminiscence can bring out romance. Headers and Volleys is that rarest of things: a game which, in my mind, has lost neither appeal nor excitement despite the often diminishing effects of time. Playing at the age of 23 still felt as it did at 13. All those afternoons and […]

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Machiavellian Mischief in a Madrid Staff-Room

November 20, 2013 12:36 pm1 comment
Machiavellian Mischief in a Madrid Staff-Room

The popular adage goes that the greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. As I sat there being offered a position that entrusted me with the education of adults and children a lingering feeling struck me that Lucifer didn’t roam alone in the act […]

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Searching for the Mugger Man

March 14, 2013 1:00 pm2 comments
Searching for the Mugger Man

I’m looking for someone who has haunted me for a long time. This is a tale that reaches far back into my history; a presence that I have noticed ever since I took the questionable decision to partake in a race in my socks at a year 6 disco. Thinking […]

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My Sport Psychosis

March 5, 2013 1:22 pm0 comments
My Sport Psychosis

Having spent several years in the same city on board the studying merry-go-round, my mind began to drift. I found myself in a search for inspiration, for a purpose in order to lull me out of a placidity that such routine had imbued upon my senses. Because days were passing […]

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