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The Erasmus scheme hangs in the balance post-Brexit

Speaking as a British person in their early 20s, Brexit is probably the biggest balls-up of our generation. This is particularly the case for the now-threatened Erasmus programme, an initiative which has existed in various forms since 1987, and which has formed a vital part of the university experience for so many students ever since. […]

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Fresher’s Week: Your Experiences

I tried to be a fresher, the way that freshers enjoy nothing more than letting loose and drinking a lot of cheap vodka and dancing to whatever music is on offer and stealing traffic cones and so on. I tried to fit in – I had even spent two years growing my hair out to […]

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Fringe Theatre

Penetrating Europe, or Migrants Have Talent

After their first outing at the Fringe last year with their tongue in cheek show Bloody Foreigners, amateur theatre group of Ukrainians and their friends Molodyi Teatr London are back with their dynamic and clever second offering: Penetrating Europe, or Migrants Have Talent. They use the premise of a Britain’s Got Talent-style talent show both […]

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Glasgow Girls

Glasgow Girls is a heartwarming musical adaptation of the real-life story of how a group of girls from Drumchapel High in Glasgow fought the deportations of asylum seekers in 2005. Carried on the shoulders of some very confident performers and gorgeous climbing frame set design, the sometimes strained writing and over the top musical numbers […]

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Comedy Fringe

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society

CW: Mentions of rape and sexual assault. I’ll make this clear from the start: this show is not for everyone. Since 2011, the Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS) has been hailed as a cult comedy success and it’s true it deserves that status- but only if you are on board with the concept of meta-comedy […]

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Bob

Gin and Tonic Productions’ third theatrical venture, the devised play Bob, is a wilfully silly and yet unpretentious take on Shakespearean drama with some fabulous performances from a talented and versatile young cast. The premise is that Epiphany Wellington Smyth, played by George Prove, has found the script of this lost play Bob, which Shakespeare […]

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Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening, with its mix of jovial-sounding rock and pop songs and intensely dark themes, can be a difficult musical to stage, but the Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group (EUSOG) have brought an accomplished performance to the Fringe this year. Thanks to a combination of talented cast members, slick musicians and some stunning choreography from […]

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Counting Sheep

The Canadian-Ukrainian Lemon Bucket Orkestra have brought their show Counting Sheep, a so-called “guerrilla folk opera”, to the Edinburgh Fringe this year, and it does not disappoint. An exploration of the Euromaidan (or Revolution of Dignity) and the conflict which followed in Ukraine during 2013 and 2014, Lemon Bucket invite you to dance, eat, fight, […]