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Culture Theatre

“Not a dry eye in the house”: Home is not the Place review

Home is not the Place tells a tale of two lifetimes, but one bloodline. In her one-woman show, Annie George intertwines the story of her life with her grandfather’s, deftly shifting through accents and gestures as she brings each of her family members to life before our eyes. Her memories of her family in Kerala […]

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Culture Literature

Poem of the Week: Mad Girl’s Love Song

Mad Girl’s Love Song’ is the poem that finally convinced me poetry wasn’t some elite art form whose deepest values would forever evade me. It’s one of those poems that I wish I’d written myself. A foray into my own soul, these six stanzas rang true to me at first sight, exposing thoughts and feelings […]

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Culture Literature

Looking back at a semester of literature

Each year, the autumn months take the ready-rich tapestry that is Edinburgh’s literary scene and take it to new heights. The last four months have been an unrelentingly busy time indeed. Let’s start with the Scottish International Storytelling Festival, which celebrated its 31st year this October on the theme Beyond Words. This two-week event showcases […]

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News

University slashes funding for low-income student bursaries

The University of Edinburgh Scholarship, which awards up to £8,500 of financial support to UK students from low-income backgrounds, will no longer be available to students entering the University in 2020. This comes only four years after the University increased its funding for student bursaries for students from low-income households from £6.5 million to £8.5 […]

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Culture Literature

Book Club Society discusses The Vegetarian by Han Kang

A new society at the university, Book Club Soc had their first meeting on 30 September. The meeting was an unexpectedly riotous success, seeing more than 40 people show up to discuss the book of the month, Man Booker Prize winner Han Kang’s The Vegetarian. A haunting tale of obsession, sexuality, and mental illness, the novel follows […]

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Fringe Music

‘AstRONomical experience’: SymphRONica review

A showcase of ‘jazz for the playlist era’, SymphRONica aims to change preconceptions about jazz and bring it up to standard for modern ears. Made up of the classical pianist, electric guitarist and drummer, but also a string quartet and double bassist, this eight-piece band certainly does succeed in subverting the layman’s expectations of a […]

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Fringe Interview

Panel Discussion: Sustainability and the Fringe

The Student‘s editor-in-chief Maisy Hallam sat down with Kerry Cheek from the Edinburgh University Social Responsibility and Sustainability department, and Grace Thorner and Oli Savage from BoxedIn Theatre’s zero-waste venue The Greenhouse to chat about sustainability at the Fringe. Environmental awareness has become a hot topic during Edinburgh’s festival season, with considerations like the Fringe’s […]

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Comedy Fringe Theatre

‘Hilarity and fabulous nonsense’: Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craiglist review

In what is perhaps the nichest drag act in the history of drag acts, Tom Lenk takes to the stage as the supernatural moonchild that is his Tilda Swinton impression. Tilda’s answered an ad for a spare room on the “List of Craig”, and she’s going to make a film all about new flatmate Walt’s […]