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An interview with the president of ArtSoc

Julia Evans is sitting on a flower-adorned, weathered second hand sofa, surrounded by maps and her own life drawings. “I got this old lady sofa in Bonnington… it was calling my name!” She tells me about vegetarian flat dinners, her plant babies and reading Anna Karenina. “It’s incredible, he’s [Leo Tolstoy] a wizard. Like real […]

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In conversation with PrideSoc’s Jaime Prada

Jaime Prada, referring to the beige-brown second-hand polo shirt they are wearing, says, “This is someone’s granddad’s shirt. You haven’t seen me in person but everything I buy, I always have to size down because nothing ever fits me.” They shift the camera to reveal a sewing machine and then shows me the rest of […]

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In conversation with the Crumble magazine’s editor-in-chief

“Illustrators often see it more as an object, as an art piece.” Felix Wilson is at home in Aberdeenshire, donning his signature glasses and a white T-shirt. He’s talking about Crumble Magazine, which he represents as editor-in-chief. Of the many things that makes Crumble unique, it is its appearance that stands out the most when […]

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Soc in the spotlight: Wine Society

Theo MacDonald is in a great mood, but I get the sense that this is his constant state. With great enthusiasm he explains his love for Edinburgh: “There’s always so much to explore and there’s so much going on! It’s brilliant, despite the cold.” It’s late July and he is just looking forward to getting […]

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Soc in the spotlight: Association of Norwegian Students Abroad (ANSA)

“Rewrite if I’m not speaking English correctly!” It’s mid-July, and it’s been four months since the university closed. Eli-Anne Gjøs has been home in Sarpsborg, Norway since then. Usually, she would say she lives an hour outside of Oslo, because here in Edinburgh no one knows where that is. She’s cleaning her kitchen and I’m drinking […]

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Rock legends James’ stunning self-supported show at Usher Hall

James’ Monday night Usher Hall performance is the powerful result of the work of a group of highly skilled musicians and a career spanning almost forty years. Supporting themselves with an acoustic set before the main show, totalling about two and a half hours of live music, the band put together a show that is […]