Joanna Byrne

Joanna Byrne

Born and raised in Birmingham, Joanna moved to Manchester aged 18 to study English Literature and French. After completing her degree she spent some time in Paris, working in French schools teaching English. She recently moved to London to pursue her passion for the arts and continue writing creatively. She loves reading all kinds of books, particularly contemporary American literature. She also enjoys going to the theatre, reviewing live events and contributing to the current affairs section.

  • Movie review
    Love, Rosie

    If you are someone who does not shudder at the idea of watching the same tired rom-com...

  • Theatre
    Brazouka at New Wimbledon

    New Wimbledon Theatre’s antique and decadent interior may seem ...

  • Theatre
    The Royal Duchess Superstore at the Half Moon

    The Royal Duchess Superstore is John O...

  • <Current Affairs
    Eat less meat to protect the environment warn experts

    Burger bars, steak houses and BBQ restaurants have been popping up all over the place in recent years, taking on a new glamorous image which is far away from the healthy food of the past. This new culinary trend mirrors the Western world’s growing appetite for meat. However, there is a much...

  • <Current Affairs
    Photo sharing service Instagram launches new time-lapse app Hyperlapse

    The US social media firm Instagram has introduced a new time-lapse app called Hyperlapse. The app has in-built stabilization technology which allows users to obtain smooth videos and photos when they are on the move. To obtain this type of high quality video in the past, users would have had to use...

  • Theatre
    Porgy and Bess at Regent’s Park Open Air

    Timothy Sheader’s refreshing production o...

  • Movie review
    The Guest

    Adam Wingard’s The Guest is an unashamed return to the B movies of the 90s. It’s int...

  • Movie review
    What If

    Michael Dowse’s What If is a romantic comedy that tries to break the conventions generall...

  • Cinema
    Secret Cinema: Back to the Future

    Last night Secret Cinema finally opened its doors after last week...

  • Movie review
    The Congress

    Ari Folman’s bold movie, The Congress, is a bizarre and trippy envisioning of a fu...