Zero Hours Contracts: Time to abolish the life of constant insecurity & fear

Yesterday was one of the worst days of my life: my employer told me with no prior warning, and halfway through a shift, that...

Mindfulness 101 – How To Have A Mindful Holiday

Welcome to Mindfulness 101 - The series that introduces you to the ways and means to introduce mindfulness techniques into your lifestyle. This week I...

Recipe: Christmas Gingerbread Men

Baking gingerbread is the perfect Christmas Eve activity. These gingerbread men are incredibly simple to make and would make a lovely gift and will...

Mindfulness 101 – The Mindfulness Journey

Welcome to a new series on The Daily Spectacle - Mindfulness 101. As a vocals student and former drama school student I have learnt the need to...

The only thing worse than death is a regret filled coffin

As a student who has just finished her first year at sixth form, it is without a doubt a relief to finally be on...

London is brilliant, but absurd: why I won’t be moving back

This is perhaps the most difficult articles I've ever sat down to write - Yorkshire tea firmly gripped in hand. Firstly, I feel obliged...

Never playing Hamlet – The Quarter-life Crisis

"It's the "what am I doing with my life" feeling. It's the feeling that you should have achieved more by now. Feeling that your best years are fading away. Knowing what you want, but not having the foggiest idea of how to make it happen. It's not knowing where to push yourself next for the best. Not wanting to settle for less than you think you're worth. The burden of societal expectations. Fear of failure."

The Gig Economy: Employment in the 21st Century

My old dad would never have clocked this trend. In his day you got a job and worked for the same company for the...

Restaurant Review – White Lion, London (N4)

You can spot the onset of new London gastropubs a mile off: the stripped back antique raw brickwork, the shabby chic vintage tables, ditto mirrors on...

Creative Minds: Mental health on (and off) the stage

In recent years there has been a growing focus on building and maintaining spaces that are open and supportive of mental health issues, and so...