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Fringe Theatre

Coriolanus Vanishes

Terrorism. Abuse. Suicide. Murder. If you’re looking for a cheery show at the Fringe, then David Leddy’s Coriolanus Vanishes, showing at the Traverse Theatre, isn’t it. This ultra-loose interpretation of Shakespeare’s tragedy about the downfall of a Roman general is both thematically and theatrically dark, with exquisite use made of lighting and colours. It focuses […]

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Fringe Theatre

bloominauschwitz

Written by Richard Fredman and directed by Rachel Aspinwall, bloominauschwitz is a one-man show performed magnificently by Patrick Morris. It is a Menagerie Theatre Company production previously seen at the 2015 Brighton Fringe, where it won the Best New Play Award. It imagines Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of Ulysses, breaking out from the pages of […]

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Art Culture

‘Nevertheless, She Persisted’ at The Out of the Blue Drill Hall

Content Warning: rape and self harm mention Nevertheless, She Persisted is an exhibition by Edinburgh-based photographer Mhairi Bell-Moodie currently on display at The Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Leith. The title alludes to the now (in)famous words of US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who silenced Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren; the phrase became […]

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Culture Theatre

Interview with: The team behind EUSC’S Romeo and Juliet 2018

This March, Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company (EUSC) will be staging Romeo and Juliet, their 10th production since the society’s founding, starring Douglas Clark as Romeo and Eliza Lawrence as Juliet. EUSC decided to celebrate its 10-year anniversary by showcasing one of the Bard’s most well-known works, performed on a grand scale with a large cast […]

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News

Labour Party’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, Emily Thornberry, speaks in Edinburgh

On the 27 January, the UK Labour Party’s shadow foreign secretary, Emily Thornberry, gave a talk on ‘Foreign Policy in Trump’s World’. Hosted by the Scottish Fabians in Edinburgh’s The Melting Pot, the talk began with a moment’s silence in respect of Holocaust Memorial Day. In her talk on Saturday, she made her contempt for […]

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Art Culture

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017

From 19 January until 29 April, the National Museum of Scotland is hosting the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, an exhibition now in its 53rd year, displaying the 100 best photographs of wildlife from across the world. Chosen from nearly 50,000 submissions, the 100 photographs on display each tell a fascinating story. Some are amusing: […]

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Film Reviews

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Flying into cinemas this December with all lasers firing is Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the eighth instalment in the long-running space opera that began in 1977. Picking up where 2015’s The Force Awakens left off, The Last Jedi sees Rey (Daisy Ridley) stuck on an island with the recently retired Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), […]

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Europe’s lack of action in Catalonia is a disgrace

The 1st October 2017 was a dark day, not just in Spain, but in Europe as a whole. Regardless of whether or not you think it was right for the Catalan government to hold an independence referendum that had been declared illegal by the Spanish Constitutional Court, as it goes against the 1978 constitution, the […]