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SISF: The Tempest and the Teller review

Sitting in the corner of the stage with the lights dimmed, Alexander Mackenzie successfully builds an atmosphere of anticipation for his show The Tempest and The Teller, a bold re-interpretation…

‘Profound and realistic’ ‒ Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot review

“This is the dystopian future they were telling us about.” The EUTC’s production Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot by Amy Yeo is a profound and realistic portrayal of modern-day friendships…

‘An ambitious story pulled off spectacularly’ ‒ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency review

Utterly bizarre, intensely complicated, but thoroughly enjoyable, the EUTC’s production of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is a distinct triumph. This impressive showcase of talent and comedy fills the stage…

Hibernian 2-2 Livingston: Pressure mounts on Heckingbottom despite late Boyle equaliser

A stoppage time equaliser from Martin Boyle on his return from injury rescued a point for Hibernian in the dying moments, as they fought back from two goals down at…

Postgraduate elections completed this month

Edinburgh University Students’ Association’s October elections, where students voted for Postgraduate student representatives and delegates for the National Union of Students (NUS) and NUS Scotland conferences, have concluded. Voting began…

This Week in History: The foundation of the United Nations 24 October 1945

On 24 October 1945 the United Nations was established, replacing the League of Nations as the central organisation aiming for international cooperation. The League of Nations had declined following failures…

The Stormzy Effect

The so-called ‘Stormzy effect’ is up and running in its second year. The grime artist’s highly discussed scholarship programme with the University of Cambridge is giving rise to record numbers…

What the legalisation of same sex marriage and abortion means for Northern Ireland

As the clock struck midnight on 21 October, thousands of campaigners throughout Northern Ireland and further afield celebrated as their efforts were finally met with success. After a decades long…