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Review: EAT ME

CW: graphic language, mentions of cannibalism Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ In a world where most of the things we think, eat, drink, put on, take off, smoke, or scrub on different parts of our skin are socially constructed, it is no wonder that our ideas of love are constructed around an idealised romanticised version of it. No […]

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“As diverse and dynamic as youth itself”: EU Footlights’ The Time of Our Lives review

Edinburgh University Footlights have set expectations high after their memorable performance of Chicago, and the EU Footlights Showchoir now presents The Time of Our Lives. This time, too, the performance is very dynamic as well as heartwarming. The play demonstrates different phases that people go through when growing up in high school. Characters expose the audience to […]

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Culture Literature

Brexit Tears at The Storytelling Centre: political photography and poetry to make you weep

For anyone living in the UK, or even beyond, it is common knowledge that Brexit is a very controversial topic. Indeed, it has divided the country to a greater extent than any other initiative, perhaps since the Iraq war in 2003. However, Brexit was nonetheless delivered by the Conservative party on the 31st of January […]

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“These plays expose their audiences to the not-so-fairy-tale side of relationships”: Pride Plays 2 review

Produced by Shift and Traverse, Scotland’s first ever LGBTQI+ playwright festival, the Pride Plays, returns for another year. The second night, Pride Plays: 2, features 787 Blinks by Gabriella Sloss, and Elastic by JD Stewart. While Edinburgh’s streets are full of Valentine’s Day-themed heart-shaped balloons, fairy lights and posters, these plays expose their audiences to the not-so-fairy-tale side […]

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“A Vibrant Performance”: Chicago review

The Edinburgh University Footlights, one of the biggest student-run musical theatre companies in Edinburgh, presents the musical Chicago to audiences this week. As many will know, Chicago is a satirical, dynamic and entertaining musical, inspired by real-life happenings in the city of Chicago in the nineteen-twenties. Already running for decades on Broadway and in the […]

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SISF: Beyond the Spectacle: Native North American Presence in Britain

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival continues with an interesting and very informative event exploring Native North American cultures and their interaction with Scotland.  An exhibition of posters on various topics including Scotland’s historical ties with Canadian indigenous communities during the Second World War, cultural appropriation, the story of lacrosse, protest camps in North America or […]

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SISF: Open Hearth review

The second weekend of the Scottish International Storytelling festival culminates with Open Hearth. Gary Green and Margaret Grenier from Canada, and James MacDonald Reid from Scotland, share their heartwarming stories with the audience. The cosy atmosphere of the Scottish Storytelling Centre’s theatre, mixed with the magical music and beautifully told stories, are the perfect combination: […]

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‘Finding meaning and identity in the context of modern society’: Farzaneh and the Moon review

Defining one’s own identity, understanding the self and the other, searching for the meaning of life and freedom in the state of society – these are the questions that have challenged our minds over the centuries, from Plato to Kant, from the middle ages to liberalism, from imperialism to democracy. And even today we find […]