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ISSUE 12

The 2018 Issue

YOUTH 12

Congratulations. If you’re reading this, you have successfully made it through 2017. It was the year the world almost ended. We were asked to “Cash me outside”, we announced the wrong name at The Oscars, we fell in love with a Salt Bae, we saw a orange man tweet and North Korea responded with a missile, we all asked ourselves “Are three Kardashian’s pregnant or is this another ploy to get us to watch their show?” A lot of shit went down this year, but rather than do a classic round up of the year, we decided to let 2017 end early. We’re looking to 2018 because it’s about time we had something to look forward to.

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DREAMGUN FILM READS

It’s hard to explain the Dreamgun Film Reads to someone who hasn’t witnessed one first hand, or at least listened to the podcast. A group of four very talented writers take a beloved movie script and rewrite it into a kind of comedy radio play, which is then performed live in front of an audience by actors who haven’t rehearsed. Does that sound like something you’d want to go to? If not, just take a listen to the podcast and get ready to change your mind.

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CONIFA

You’ve heard of FIFA, The Premier League, the UEFA Champions League, Little League (got ya)... but have you heard of CONIFA? CONIFA recognises nations, states and peoples not recognised by world football governing body FIFA, and as of 2013 decided it was about time that these nations got to play the same type of competitive football that FIFA players do.

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BOOTS AND KATS

When you ask Siri to beatbox you hear Boots & Kats. While Irish DJs Boots and Kats didn’t collaborate with Apple, it was merely ‘part of their tax break deal’, one thing is for sure, you can expect MASSIVE things from these guys in 2018.

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TOP 10 TRENDS FOR 2018

You wouldn’t want to be caught out doing something that people consider “sooo 2017”. Fashions rise, fads fall, the 90s is still a big thing (including the worst parts of it), but forget about style, what are you going to eat? Where will you vacation? Who are we protesting? Are you still even relevant? Have no fear, YOUTH is here.

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YOUTH’S ONES TO WATCH

Each year brings a fresh crop of talent into the world of popular culture. 2017 was a whopper year with people like Amine, Jain and Nadia Rose cementing their place in the music scene and artists like Richard Quinn, Snow Xue Gao and Eugenia Kim sewing up a storm in the fashion world. But, with so much going on, it can be hard to keep up with who is gonna be the next best thing. So without further adieu, here are our ones to watch for 2018. Impress your mates or your dates.

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2018 BIG BEATS

“Sex, drugs, and insanity have always worked for me, but I wouldn’t recommend them for everyone.” - Hunter S. Thompson.

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