Abigail Briggs
Abby Briggs is a second year BA French and Italian student at University College London and the Culture Editor for The London Tab. Originally from Nottingham, in 2011 Abby lived in Lyon, France, drinking French wine, trying to seem sophisticated and cultured and attempting (and failing) to speak the language. Abby is massive theatre lover, so your best bet to find her would be at a play or a musical, and she was a member of the Nottingham Youth Theatre between 2007 and 2010. She's recently changed direction and has started to write theatre reviews on the blog she started up called Theatre Focus, which can be found both on Blogspot and Wordpress. She's since branched out and has put up interviews and a few other articles too. Abby is also really into films. She LOVES all the classics from Hollywood’s Golden Era, and all those wacky independent movies, but she equally likes watching the big blockbusters or foreign films too. You can also find her dipping in and out of various markets and cafés, and when it comes to books you can’t go wrong with a bit of F. Scott. Fitzgerald really.

Camping for drunks: The Tab guide to UK festival season 2013

All you need to know about where to go this festival season

Preview: Titus Andronicus

Shakespeare’s gruesome tragedy to be performed by the increasingly ambitious UCLU Drama Society

Cult Culture: Top 5 Mamas

With Mother’s Day just celebrated we take a look at some of the world’s best-loved mamas

Review: Empire

UCLU Dance Society waacks another show out of the ball park!

Festivals, Bestivals and all the Restivals

Wondering which festival to hit this year? Ruth Lawes gives you the low down on the best on offer

Interview: Wilson Lau

Our Culture Editor get’s chatting to film maker and UCL graduate Wilson Lau about movie making, Indiana Jones and changing the ending of Back to the Future

Review: A Chorus Line

Our Culture Editor thinks this show is definitely not one to miss.

Arts vs sciences: is UCL biased towards science students ?

Robyn Strachan sheds light on UCL’s supposed favouritism towards science

Review: The Gut Girls

Komi Sarna gives her verdict on UCLU Drama Society’s eagerly anticipated production, ‘The Gut Girls’

Preview: The Gut Girls

“Drinking, swearing and subverting societal expectations”- Robyn Strachan previews The Gut Girls.

Cult Culture: The Top 5 Dance Sensations

In light of the most recent dance craze to hit YouTube, this week we take a look at some of the moves that have gone viral.

Cult Culture: Top 10 Anti-Valentine Movies

For our first installment, The Tab trades in the sickly sweet holiday that is Valentine’s Day for something with a little more edge (and bitterness)

Review: The Trojan Women

Robyn Strachan views The Trojan Women and comes out feeling a little underwhelmed

Review: A View from the Bridge

Laura Piccirillo gives UCLU Drama Society’s adaptation of the Arthur Miller classic five thumbs up!

Preview: ‘A View From the Bridge’

As UCLU Drama Society takes on one of Arthur Miller’s best known plays, the team behind the show takes time out to chat to The Tab

Budget Friendly Travel

Ruth Lawes takes a look at three top destinations for students wanting to escape the stress of uni

What’s On Guide: Term 2

Want to know how to spend your second term at UCL? Look no further, The Tab has it covered

SLADE SCHOOL: Painting UCL Pretty

Laura Piccirillo takes a look at the art hub buzzing away at the heart of UCL

London Culture On a Student Budget

Georgie Coupe welcomes us back to UCL with some bargain theatre, featuring some of Britain’s biggest names

Review: POPAGANDA

The Tab brings you its verdict on UCLU Live Music Society’s final event this term

The Best Party Ever: REVIEW

A glowing report for UCLU Dance Society’s Freshers Showcase

London Culture on a Student Budget

Georgie Coupe brings you the final installment of affordable culture before the Christmas break. This week, she checks out Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour photography exhibition

All I want for Christmas…Is Something Interesting To Do!

The Tab’s guide to what’s on in the capital this Christmas

Ho Ho Ho-ing all the way home

Review of UCLU Comedy Club’s Christmas Show

Tis the Season to be Shopping!

Want to know where to find the best Christmas gifts and food? We at The Tab have it covered

REVIEW: You Like This – Radio Show Wednesdays

Aiming to merge Peep Show and speed dating, Laura Piccirillo explains why she loved Katie Highet’s radio play ‘You Like This’

‘Everything A Musical Should Be’

REVIEW: How to Succeed in Business (Without Really Trying)

London Culture on a Student Budget

This week, Georgie Coupe takes you into the wonderful world of Frank Bowman at the Tate Britain

FLASHMOB!

UCLU Dance Society do their bit for World Aids Day

UCL Culture Trends

Or “How to look like a classy individual without looking like a try-hard”

London Culture on a Student Budget

Georgie Coupe brings you more affordable culture from the capital. This week, she takes a trip to see the World Press Photo Exhibition 2012

REVIEW: Jazzin’ All Over the World

From swinging big band to soothing slow songs, The Tab gives the low-down on the UCLU Jazz Society’s latest Bloomsbury show.

Interview: Poet Jerrold Yam

With the upcoming release of his mysterious second poetry collection set for this Christmas, Laura Piccirillo chats to UCL’s very own Jerrold Yam and picks his poetic brain.

Challenging yet visionary, ‘The Good Soul of Szechuan’

Find out whether the UCLU Drama Society has what it takes to tackle Brecht in this review.

London Culture on a Student Budget

This week Georgie Coupe checks out the London Jazz Festival’s Jazz Sessions at Ronnie Scotts

REVIEW: Chasing Curtained Suns

Law student by day, world published poet by night! Laura Piccirillo dives into the rich first collection of poems by UCL’s very own Jerrold Yam.

London Culture on a Student Budget

Georgie Coupe continues to brings you her weekly culture find of the week for amazing value for money. This week, she’s been to the Tim Walker: Story Teller exhibition

Exclusive Interview: Breathless

Culture Editor Abigail Briggs gets chatting to the lead singer of one of London’s hottest new student bands

A Night of Gritty Theatre: ‘The Usual Suspects’

Find out what The Tab’s verdict was on UCLU Drama Society’s current production ‘The Usual Suspects’

Preview: The Usual Suspects, ‘Let’s Take on Halloween’

Our Culture Editor gets a first look at this week’s UCLU Drama Society production of The Usual Suspects

London Culture on a Student Budget

Georgie Coupe takes us on a tour of London’s cultural activities on a student budget. This week, she explores the Barbican’s new Rain Room

Witty and Incredibly Challenging: SEALAND

Want an escape from student theatre? The Tab provides a thought provokingly entertaining alternative.

A WALL + A THOUGHT = AN ART PIECE

Forget art institutions and academies, Street Art London takes us on tour through a gallery with an infinite number of walls.

Languages and Lattes: A perfect Weekend?

Laura Piccirillo visits the Language Café to see if coffee and conversation can really help with the weekend unwind

Triumphantly Passionate and Profound: “Good”

As the UCLU Drama Society performs one of the twentieth century’s most significant plays, The Tab’s Culture Editor delivers her verdict on the production’s tear-jerking success.

REVIEW: UCLU Dance Society 24 Hour Show

The Tab gets in touch with its inner rhythm to review the Dance Society’s 24 hour show!

Writer’s Society Open Mic Night: Reviewed

Laura Piccirillo reviews UCLU Writer’s Society’s Open Mic Extravaganza

Hipster’s Paradise

“I didn’t choose the Indie life; the Indie life chose me.”

(Mis)adventures in Freecycling

Every student’s dream is to be able to get things for free, and if you ‘Freecylce’ the possibilites are endless. The Tab sent a writer to discover whether ‘Freecycling’ is the answer to our student prayers, or a disaster waiting to happen

Review: Freshers’ Plays – ‘Mojo’ and ‘The Actor’s Nightmare’

Awkward pauses or dying of laughter? Find out if the Drama Society’s freshers’ plays managed to push all the right buttons in this review.

All the world’s a train and all the men and women merely passangers

This week, the first performance artist was shortlisted for the Turner prize. Coincidentally Meredith Bankes-Hughes unwittingly experienced a performance for herself on a tube journey home

REVIEWED: 24-Hour Musical ‘We Will Rock You’,

The Tab heads to the Garage Theatre to see if the next generation of freshers succeeded in their quest for musical glory, or did another group bite the dust?

Reviewed: Popaganda, An Indie Paradise?

The Tab hits up UCLU Live Music Society’s Popaganda