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‘In terms of chemistry, this cast has it all’: The Closing of a Small and Insignificant Bowling Alley review

A bowling alley is an unlikely setting for a play as funny as The Closing of a Small and Insignificant Bowling Alley. However, within minutes, the audience is laughing at the well-timed jokes and general performance of the actors on stage. Most of the plays put on during Bedfest have been pieced together within a […]

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Film

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Hold back your tears as this is the last time you will be taken to a galaxy far, far away. After 42 years, the saga has finally come to an end. Prepare to be reacquainted with old friends and introduced to new ones in what promises to be a plot-twisting, if somewhat long, finale. I was thoroughly […]

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Culture Theatre

“Hilariously clever”: The Odyssey in 60 Minutes Review

Writer and director Mick Zijdel harnesses his love for Homer’s epic and puts it securely onto the stage with ease and excellence in the hilariously clever The Odyssey in 60 Minutes.  With help from co-directors Freya Gray Stone and Lily Hextall, Zijdel’s writing enables all the best parts of The Odyssey to be addressed. Each […]

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Lifestyle

The Great British Bake Off – what it really says about ‘Britishness’

With Bake Off 2019 having just finished, how the 6.9 million viewers will fill their time on a Tuesday evening is a mystery. Whilst Bake Off might not be for everyone, it’s definitely an easy watch. As long as you like baked goods, next-level wholesomeness and slightly savage comments from Paul and Pru, then what […]

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TV

The Great British Bake Off: A Celebration of Britishness

With the Great British Bake Off 2019 coming to a close, how the 6.9 million viewers will fill their time on a Tuesday evening is a mystery. While everyone might not love Bake Off, it definitely doesn’t require much to get. As long as you like baked goods, next-level wholesomeness and slightly savage comments from […]

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Culture Theatre

‘So rewarding’ — in conversation with the president of EUSOG

Teviot’s New Amphion was the perfect location to hold an interview with Julia Weingaertner, the current president of the EUSOG. The background chatter and ambient music parallel the mood of a theatre’s auditorium, making for an apt setting for talking to the president of a society specialising in musical theatre. To put the rumours to rest, EUSOG is […]

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News

Just Love Edinburgh Stand for Freedom: One Day for their Everyday

Friday 18 October was National Slavery Day, and in order to promote awareness of modern-day slavery, Just Love Edinburgh, a christian charity, stood for twenty-four hours outside University of Edinburgh’s main library. Modern-day slavery is a global issue with 40 million people forced into labour. The public perceives slavery as historical and as such, no […]

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News

Girl Up Edinburgh launches Eliminating Gender-Based Violence Campaign

Content warning: Discussion of gender-based violence On Monday 7th October, the University of Edinburgh society Girl Up launched its campaign to eliminate gender-based violence, with the issue still having a dominant presence in the university context, as well as proving to be prevalent worldwide. It is Girl Up’s aim to provide support to young girls […]