Arts and Culture Correspondents

Always seeking to showcase new and varied opinions, Filibuster is proud to present its brand new Arts and Culture desk!

If you would like to join our team of young, passionate writers, head over here for details!

Jamie Stainer

Jamie is an 18-year-old writer for Filibuster from Bath, Somerset. He is principally interested in arts and culture, specialising in music and design. After completing his A-Levels last year, he is currently studying towards a Level 3 Diploma in Graphic Design. Describing himself as a left-leaning centrist, he identifies mostly with the Liberal Democrats, particularly on local issues. Outside of UK politics, he is a major admirer of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In his spare time, he enjoys composing, reading the works of Bill Bryson, performing with a local theatre company, and pursuing his own personal quest to find the perfect blend of tea.

Jasmine Bennett

Jasmine Bennett is a 15-year-old student who does not align herself with any particular party (but places herself in the centre-left of the political spectrum) and lives in the constituency of Rochester and Strood. She is currently studying for her GCSEs, alongside two AS-Levels in creative writing and citizenship. Her interests include feminism, LGBT rights and the links between personality and politics. When not writing or arguing about politics, she can often be found enjoying classical literature and listening to a wide range of music in one of London’s many parks. She tweets @JEBennett2015.

Ching Feng Loo

Ching Feng, better known as Feng or CF, is a 19-year-old from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is currently on a post-A-Level gap year pursuing his interests in writing and teaching, among other things. Fascinated by the complexity of behavioural economics and a Daniel Kahneman enthusiast, he enjoys studying cognitive processes involved in decision-making. He is a fan of Queen, and can occasionally be spotted air-drumming to their songs (he has a particular liking for the band’s 1986 Wembley concert). His tweets of daily-life drama and bad puns can be found at @cf_looo.

Shameera Lin

Shameera Lin is a 21-year-old writer for Filibuster from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Currently on a post-A-Level gap year, she seeks to uncover her destiny in many things, including Bill Evans’ Waltz for Debby, The Feynman Lectures on Physics and Richard Francis Burton’s wanderlust. An opinionated democratic socialist and nocturnal (aspiring) poet, Shameera appreciates well-balanced opinions on anything under the sun as well as a proper pot of Earl Grey. For an odd compilation of micro-rants, follow her @jazzebel410

Ciara Seviour

Ciara Seviour is a 17-year-old student from London who studies English literature, art, history and psychology. Alongside her A-Levels, she is passionate about the well-being of the environment, celebrating the arts and creativity, advocating LGBT rights and discussing a wide of social issues. Despite lacking any kind of musical talent, she rarely holds a conversation without bursting into song (and is particularly prone to recreating the Les Miserables soundtrack). Ciara is also an affirmed addict of both Diet Coke and Harry Potter. She can generally be found roaming the galleries of London, snuggling in a blanket with her cats, creating her own art or watching trashy television shows such as “Dance Moms”. Her potentially mundane tweets can be found at @ciara_sev.