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Masters of the Everyday

Queen’s Gallery: Until 24th July Dutch artists thrived in their depictions of the everyday, encompassing in their work both the breadth of sociability and commercial life, and the serenity of domestic tasks. Masters of the Everyday provides a fascinating testament of this very ideal, displaying not only a stunning collection of globally revered artwork, but […]

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La Bohème

Image courtesy of Adolfo Hohenstein. La Bohème The Church Hill Theatre Run Ended Tucked away, out of sight of the grand beauty of Parisian streets, four students battling the hardships of nineteenth century poverty embrace both the freedom and the squalor of the bohemian lifestyle. As the first production adapted directorially by Kally Lloyd-Jones, Edinburgh’s […]

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Interview: Donald Maxwell

Image courtesy of Opera Scotland. Donald Maxwell has enjoyed a hugely successful career in opera for a number of decades. Having performed all over the world, Maxwell’s professional career began after meeting the lyric tenor, Joseph Hislop, during his time studying at the University of Edinburgh. Initially performing with the Scottish Opera, the celebrated baritone […]

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The Pirates of Penzance

Image courtesy of Oliver Buchanan. The Pirates of Penzance Pleasance Theatre Run Ended As charming and light as the bluest of all the Seven Seas, the most recent production by Edinburgh University’s Savoy Opera Group paid brilliant homage to one of culture’s most beloved comic operas. In true Gilbert and Sullivan style, The Pirates of […]

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Women of the world: culture’s most heroic characters

Image courtesy of Toni Frissel.  While not many would dispute that, even by modern standards, the public and creative sphere is still a man’s world, there is no doubt that artistic representations of women throughout history have inspired and empowered movements toward gender equality. In honour of the recent passing of International Women’s Day, 2016, […]

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Hot-Beds Comedy Sketch

Image courtesy of NASA. Hot-Beds Comedy Sketch Opium Run Ended The newly launched Opium comedy Hot-Beds provides a night of uninhibited immersion in the domain of the sketch show, at times a terrifying, but predominantly brilliant, place to be. January’s show saw the return of Planet Caramel with additional contributions from Biscuit Box and Twins, […]

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EUSA Student Art Exhibition

Teviot: Until May 31st The world of student art has always been very much alive in our fair city. With the University of Edinburgh’s renowned art college hosting a seemingly endless number of creative exhibitions, open to students and city-dwellers alike, the latest event is in light of a movement toward underlining even further, the importance of […]

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A Notable Woman

Like many wartime accounts of the 20th century, the romantic journals of Jean Lucey Pratt conjure the fear, uncertainty and gusto of the early decades. Spanning over sixty-one years, Jean’s writing is infused with the regret and melancholy of a woman motivated by desire and racked by absence. We meet our heroine on 18th April […]