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Beth Blakemore

Former Senior Culture Editor (2016-7) and Fringe Editor (2017). MSc student researching the Spanish Baroque. Most likely to be found in either the library or bailando in El Barrio.
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017: A round-up of The Student reviewers’ festival favourites

This year, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe reached an impressive milestone as it celebrated its 70th anniversary. For seven decades now, the society behind the Fringe Festival has sought to push…

An Evening With an Immigrant

For 14 years, Inua Ellams has been searching for a place to belong. Once enjoying an idyllic upbringing in middle-class Nigeria, the Ellams family found themselves victims of extremism, and…

Fragile Man

In recent years, we have found ourselves talking more often about the importance of improving mental health and removing the unfair stigma associated with conditions like depression. Yet there are…

Courtney Act: The Girl from Oz

In her first appearance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Courtney Act brought Down Under up North, as this queen reminded us of all the great things to come from Australia…

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

On Wednesday 16th August 2017, at the Pleasance Courtyard’s Grand theatre, a new musical was born. Set in a newsroom and inspired by Hairspray, In the Heights, Mamma Mia, Joseph…

Andrew Ryan: Did You Get Here Alright?

During his fifth appearance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Irish comedian Andrew Ryan sets out to teach us to forgive people and their mistakes, as he tries to find humour…

David Correos & Matt Stellingwerf: Chaos & Order

As I entered the Wee Room of Gilded Balloon Teviot and sat down, my stomach dropped when I noticed the floor covered in tarpaulin with a bucket sitting close by.…

Alice Marshall: Blood

Alice Marshall is someone who immediately stands out among the crowd. Not only is she incredibly tall, but her posters also display her drenched in blood, her eyes gazing out…