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30:60:80

Image courtesy of Alison Hammond. 30:60:80 The Scottish Storytelling Centre Run Ended The play 30:60:80 is a humorous yet challenging story, depicting three generations of women and comparing their lives. Comprising a grandmother, mother, and daughter, who reach 80, 60, and 30 years old in the same year, the play was designed to celebrate their […]

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Jersey Boys

Image courtesy of the Edinburgh Playhouse. Jersey Boys The Edinburgh Playhouse Run Ended Jersey Boys, having recently finished its run at the Playhouse Theatre, is a musical which has been touring America since 2004. In Edinburgh, one of the destinations on its first, hugely successful UK tour, this success was exemplified by a standing ovation at […]

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Film

Freeheld

Set in the early 2000s, Freeheld is the story of Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore), a New Jersey police detective and in-the-closet lesbian who has kept her sexual orientation secret from her partner, Dane Wells (Michael Shannon), for all her years on the force. She meets Stacie Andree (Ellen Page), a much younger lesbian and the […]

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Art Culture

Drawing on Drawing

ECA Sculpture Court until 4th March The exhibition being shown at the Edinburgh College of Art, Drawing On Drawing, is an amalgamation of the work of students, staff and alumni of the college, in all types of media and themes. Being held in the sculpture court and various surrounding corridors and balconies, the exhibition is […]

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Culture

Twisted Edge Comedy

Assembly Roxy: Run Ended Twisted Edge Comedy is a new company that can currently be seen presenting a variety of stand-up comedy at the Edinburgh Student Arts Festival. The company itself gives students free workshops, training them in stand up and giving them the confidence to perform in front of audiences. The shows themselves are […]

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Culture Theatre

Guys and Dolls

Image courtesy of Oliver Buchanan. Guys and Dolls The Church Hill Theatre Run Ended Guys and Dolls is celebrated as one of the world’s best-loved musicals, and it is conceivably for this reason that it has been chosen by Edinburgh University Footlights as their second semester performance. As many will be aware, the musical revolves […]

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The Devil Inside

Image courtesy of Bill Cooper. The Devil Inside The King’s Theatre Run Ended It is written in the King James Bible: “For what shall it profit man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8.36) This is the highly transcendent question that has been the subject of an abundance […]

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Culture Literature

My Salinger Year

My Salinger Year is an understated yet spellbinding novel set in New York over 1996. It describes the year in which a young woman spent working at a literary agency that represented J.D. Salinger. The poignant memoir plays out by aligning itself with the experiences of a young drop-out grad student named Joanna Rakoff, who […]