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Film

Remembering Agnès: The Life and Work of Agnès Varda

The recent death of French filmmaker and artist Agnès Varda is a poignant reminder of her significance as an artist and as a woman. Born in Belgium in 1928, Varda’s professional career spanned five decades. With her first film, La Pointe Courte, being released in 1954, and her most recent movie Faces Places receiving awards […]

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Editorial

Edinburgh’s Brexit

With so many flavours of Brexit currently on the political table, it is often tempting to avoid political engagement at all costs. Long days spent in the library and long nights spent on Cowgate have made many students apathetic and fostered a sense that, at least for now, Brexit is a somehow distant reality. While […]

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Student Elections 2019

Interview with 2019/2020 VP Activities & Services: Beth Fellows

How did it feel when you first were elected, how did it feel in the immediate aftermath and how do you feel now a couple of weeks later? The immediate reaction was just shock! I was actually shaking from head to toe, I have never had a feeling like that. A lot of work went […]

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TV

Brexit: The Uncivil War

“Everyone knows who won. But not everyone knows how.” It is this provocative statement that opens James Graham’s most recent political drama, an enticing invitation to delve even further into the ever-present and ever-unfolding Brexit horror story that has framed so much of recent political debate. Brexit: The Uncivil War is certainly an ambitious project. […]

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Fringe Variety

Seen and Heard

Winner of Best Cabaret Melbourne Fringe 2017, Seen and Heard is a cabaret show like no other. The host, Becky Lou, has sought out four cabaret and burlesque performers and invited them to tell the audience their personal stories. In a world of performance that is usually so dominated by the physical, this gives us […]

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Comedy Fringe

A Clown Show About Rain

At first glance, A Clown Show About Rain appears to be just that – a clown show about the weather. As the show goes on and themes develop, however, it becomes apparent that it is so much more than that. Using the rain as a metaphor for depression, this is a delicate and moving analysis of […]

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Comedy Fringe

Matt Winning: Climate Strange

Possibly one of the more unlikely comedians to perform at this year’s Fringe is Dr Matt Winning, a professional climate change specialist with a PhD on the subject. When you walk into the attic of Mash House, where his show takes place, the scene is strangely familiar. There is a projector and a screen at […]

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Comedy Fringe

Hot Gay Time Machine

‘It’s hot. It’s gay. And it’s a time machine’. These statements are continuously repeated by the onstage duo Zak Ghazi-Torbati and Toby Marlow in their most recent late night cabaret show Hot Gay Time Machine. And they certainly don’t disappoint. This is a show guaranteed to entertain from start to finish. The audience goes on […]