Dear readers,

Human beings tell stories in many different ways. Of course, there’s what we do here at Interrobang, writing articles and telling stories in the literal sense. Then there are those who take a more interpretive approach, creating narratives through sound and visual media, relaying themes and emotions in abstract and impactful ways.

Fanshawe and Western are both known for fostering the talents of all types of storytellers. From fine art, to music industry arts, and more, the institutions in this city are helping to create a thriving artistic scene, so much so that London was recently given the designation of UNESCO City of Music, the first of its kind in Canada.

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So for this issue we are highlighting art and music; where to find it in London, who is making it, and how it benefits all of us. Reporter Dee-Dee Samuels explores some of London’s most notable local talent, Kate Otterbein shares how music benefits the mind and body, and Savannah Bisaillon looks to the future, sharing how TikTok is changing the music industry.

Of course, we have not forgotten our friends in Ukraine, as freelance writer Svitlana Stryhun takes us through a history of propaganda in Russia, and how Putin is using lies today to justify his war. Stryhun highlights rebel texts from the USSR, showing once again how stories can help reveal the truth through a sea of lies.

I hope you find this issue inspiring, just as we did putting it together.


Hannah Theodore

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