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SISF: The Tempest and the Teller review

Sitting in the corner of the stage with the lights dimmed, Alexander Mackenzie successfully builds an atmosphere of anticipation for his show The Tempest and The Teller, a bold re-interpretation of Shakespeare’s iconic play. Mackenzie pre-warns the audience somewhat nervously about the experimental nature of his show, noting his uncertainty about its success as a […]

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Culture Literature

SISF: Greyfriars Bobby and his Four-Legged Friends: Amazing Edinburgh Animals! tour review

A tour named Greyfriars Bobby & his Four-Legged Friends is clearly geared towards young children, and yet this sold-out tour is still comprised mostly of adults eager to revisit their childhoods and indulge in an hour of interactive storytelling. Tour leader Fergus McNicol is charming, personable and made an effort to talk to every member […]

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Art Culture

Edinburgh’s Changing Architecture: An Interview with Malcolm Fraser

Over the past few years there has been increasing anxiety surrounding the possibility that Edinburgh might lose its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to an influx of new projects granted planning permission, spanning from student accommodation and hotels to imperious shopping centres. Despite the fact that Edinburgh’s aesthetic character is one of […]

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Culture Literature

SISF: My Home Canada and My Home-Home Scotland review

Storyteller Alexandria Patience immediately sets the intimate, conversational tone of My Home Canada & My Home-Home Scotland by removing her shoes and greeting the audience. Although slow to warm up, Patience settles in to the rhythm of her storytelling which blends humour, music and musings on what it means to belong to a community or […]

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Art Culture

Cut and Paste at Modern Art Two

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two presents Cut and Paste: 400 Years of Collage. Spanning across six rooms, the exhibition traces the development of collage across the Western world from the 16th century to the modern day, tracking the art form as a mode of social critique alongside major art and political movements. […]