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Literature

‘In Other Words’: Tills’ summertime pop-up bookshop

Tucked away at the edge of the Meadows, directly across the road from Tills bookshop, hides a delightful little green police box. This police box is anything but ordinary because it now houses a delightful pop-up shop, ‘In Other Words,’ associated with Tills bookshop. The pop-up shop offers a variety of translated works with themes […]

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Culture Theatre

Review: The Scandal at Mayerling

The Scottish Ballet’s The Scandal at Mayerling is a fascinating blend of history, intrigue, and tragedy. The show is aesthetically stunning with an equally entertaining storyline full of mistresses, political mayhem, and murder. Audiences will undoubtedly find the true story of  Prince Rudolph, the deranged crown prince of Austria-Hungary, to be thought-provoking.  Crown Prince Rudolph […]

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Culture Theatre

Review: Six The Musical

Six celebrates the six wives of Henry VIII in the most bombastic, dazzling fashion imaginable. The show deserves every bit of acclaim that it has earned and any audience member will surely see why this smash hit has taken the nation by storm.  Firstly, the all-female cast of the six singers and the four ladies-in-waiting in […]

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Culture Theatre

Review: Scottish Opera’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Mischief and magic abound in the Scottish Opera’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Fairies munch on Kellogg’s cereal, human men transform into dancing donkeys, beds rise into the sky, and tousled-hair children run wild. This world of mayhem is not one to miss.  The Scottish Opera has done great justice to Shakespeare’s comedy and Benjamin Britten’s following […]

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Culture Theatre

Review: Short & Sweet

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Short & Sweet is an astounding production. The performers undeniably filled the stage with passion, humour, and skill. I was pleasantly surprised that such an odd conglomeration of short performances could be so powerful. Even more notably, the different dances complemented each other perfectly in a cocktail of charm and talent. This impressive show […]

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Art Culture

The Light and Life of John Henry Lorimer

The newest exhibition at the City Art Centre, The Light and Life of John Henry Lorimer, does not disappoint. The paintings are gorgeous, the curation and layout are carefully considered, and the space is big and bright. With clear themes of light, femininity, family, and the home, the exhibition is comforting and revitalizing. This first-ever […]

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Art Culture

Alison Watt’s A Portrait Without Likeness

Alison Watt’s A Portrait Without Likeness is a new exhibition that feels uniquely contemporary while simultaneously drawing inspiration from Allan Ramsay’s famous eighteenth century portraits of his wives and series of sketches of women’s hands. This fusion of past and present creates a discombobulating yet intriguing experience. Although the exhibition has its weaknesses, the paintings […]

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Culture Theatre

Starstruck – Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Undoubtedly, Starstruck is a triumphant return to the stage for the Scottish Ballet. The hour-long production is tantalizingly short, yet still successfully transports its audience into a fantastical world full of visual delights.  First and foremost, Gene Kelley’s choreography is great fun. While quite different from traditional classical ballet, its charm comes from its […]