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Fringe Spoken Word Variety

Neither Here Nor There

Neither Here Nor There, created and hosted by artists Jo Fong and Sonia Hughes, is simple, beautiful, and wholly unexpected. In some ways, it is exactly what the Fringe should be, while simultaneously its antithesis.  Initially, the hosts take the prospective audience around the venue, introducing themselves before heading inside. There is no stage, just […]

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Comedy Fringe Theatre Variety

‘Outrageously creative and funny’: The Three Deaths of Ebony Black review

When you go to a puppet show as an adult, you find yourself watching through the wondrous eyes of a child once more. The Three Deaths of Ebony Black strips away the audience’s years of age and cynicism and allows us to be innocent once more and confront our most confusing, terrifying, and beautiful fate […]

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Fringe

Colin Cloud: Sinful Review

One of the biggest names at the Fringe, it’s an easy feat for Colin Cloud to sell out a 750 seat theatre. The Fringe veteran returns with special guest Chloé Crawford for his latest show Sinful, an epic saga of deception, illusion, and deduction. Always guaranteed to be a good time, Cloud is one of […]

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Comedy Fringe

Neil Delamere: End of Watch

Irish comedy superstar Neil Delamere returns to Edinburgh this Fringe to tell the spectacular story of the time he went to go buy a new watch. As he narrates his encounters in aeroplane duty-free stores, rural pubs, and hard to reach Irish beaches, Delamere proves himself to not only be a riot but a masterful and […]

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Comedy Fringe Theatre Variety

Late Bloomers’ Tales Review

Much like growing up in general, Anna Vanosi’s Late Bloomers’ Tales is at times awkward and over-dramatic but comes together in a beautiful melody of optimism and acceptance. Vanosi returns to the Fringe with a deeply personal show that seeks to answer this question: “What does it mean to grow up?” The hour-long jazz-infused solo […]

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Comedy Fringe

‘Rip-roaringly funny’: FootDarks Review

Tall, dark, handsome (according to Ricky Gervais), and rip-roaringly funny; how else can one describe FootDarks, the triple threat of Cambridge stand-ups Hasan Al-Habib, Patrick Sylla, and Danny Baalbaki?  There’s been an uptick in what one might call “racial humour” in recent years, where comedians will exploit their ethnicity to score a couple of cheap […]

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Culture Literature

Poem of the Week: The More Loving One

I should start by saying I’m a poetic illiterate. I’ve never read Whitman or Yeats, and my poetry analysis skills date back to 8th grade English class. That being said, Auden is my favourite poet. By some luck, I’ve been exposed to his words three times; ‘The Unknown Citizen’ in one of my English classes; the […]

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News

How the university tracks and uses student data

On 6 March, the Beneficial Artificial Intelligence Society hosted Simon Chapel at their weekly discussion to talk about student data tracking at the University of Edinburgh. Mr Chapple is the current head of data technology at the university. The first half of the night involved an explanation of what data the university can track and […]