Francesca Donovan

Deputy Music Editor (2013/14)

Francesca has written 14 articles for Nouse

Review: 300: Rise of an Empire

The sequel to Zack Snyder’s 300 fails to live up to the expectations its predecessor set. Francesca Donovan reviews

RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)

Francesca Donovan looks back on the extraordinary performances that make up the late actor’s legacy

2013: A Review

The film team pick their favourite films of last year. How many have you seen?

Nouse’s Musical Advent Calendar: Day 19

Can a punk band really make a Christmas song? Francesca Donovan finds out as we continue our countdown

Nouse’s Musical Advent Calendar: Day 15

Francesca Donovan discovers that a less traditional Christmas song is her favourite

Nouse’s Best Albums of 2013

2013 saw many things, including the death of Margaret Thatcher, the ‘Iron Lady’, the birth of a future king and Miley Cyrus breaking the internet. But the music released this year was phenomenal as well. Nouse’s writers take you through some of the albums that shaped 2013

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013: Round-up of Day 1

Francesca Donovan and Kate Barlow bring you the highlights of the first day of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Album Review: The Weeknd – Kiss Land

After the success of the triple-sided Trilogy, The Weeknd returned recently with follow-up Kiss Land. Francesca Donovan reviews

Harmonious Disparity

Francesca Donovan talks commercialism, artistic difference and sonics with Sara Quin of twin duo Tegan and Sara

In The Spotlight: York House Concerts

Venturing out into York’s surrounding countryside, Francesca Donovan heads into a stranger’s home for a cup of tea… and a live music performance

Live Review: Kodaline

Francesca Donovan travels the long path to Fibbers to report on Kodaline’s performance

Bastille: Abbey Road, via a broom cupboard

Bastille frontman Dan Smith talks with Francesca Donovan about their first 12-track, his love of David Lynch, and his fear of performing