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Breaking the Silence: Giving Voice to Mental Health at the Fringe

Mental illness is often stigmatised and despite great progress in recent years this remains a largely unaddressed issue within our society. One in four of us will suffer from a mental health problem at some point in our lives, and yet, issues are poorly understood, often shrouded in shame and embarrassment, and, in true British fashion, brushed under the carpet. Mental illness […]

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Fringe Theatre

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – GTProductions

Theatre/Comedy, TheSpace on Niddry St, Venue 9, 22:00 until 29th August.   Having tackled Shakespeare’s most renowned tragedy, Gin and Tonic productions returns for its second Fringe show to confront the Bard’s most popular comedy, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. The company certainly likes a challenge, and this year’s production sees them rise to it once again […]

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Fringe Music

All the King’s Men

Vocal/A Cappella, C Venues – C, Venue 34, 15:20 until 22nd August. “Let me entertain you”, sing the 11 blue chino-clad performers that make up All the King’s Men, mid-way through their Fringe show set. And entertain they do. The show, dubbed ‘Radio Gaga’, takes its audience through a variety of familiar radio stations, with […]

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Five Minutes with Lily Asch

Lily is a second year undergraduate student and the General Manager of FreshSight, a student-led consultancy service. She is giving a talk at the upcoming University of Edinburgh TEDx event   What inspired you to become a part of FreshSight? Getting involved with FreshSight was a bit serendipitous. When I first came to Edinburgh I […]

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Anti-Semitism in Today’s Europe: Do We Risk Repeating History?

In response to the recent attacks in Paris, Home Secretary Theresa May spoke out in a memorial service last week, urging that “we must all redouble our efforts to wipe out anti-Semitism here in the United Kingdom”, adding: “I never thought I would see the day when members of the Jewish community in the United […]

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5 Minutes with… Tom Macmichael

A second year computer science student at the University of Edinburgh, Tom set up the taxi booking app YourTaximeter when he was just 16, and continues to run it with a small team of fellow entrepreneurs. Do you consider yourself more of an entrepreneur than a student? I think deep down I’m more of an […]

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Lifestyle Reviews

Sick plastic surgery game

New app reflects shallow society

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Culture Theatre

Tissue

Cancer. A word that frighten us to the core. A word that we try our best not to use, despite its unstinting pervasiveness in our lives. When we do use it, we talk of it in terms of battles to be won and struggles to be overcome. We euphemise, and we evade. Rarely do we discuss the realities of cancer, or express our deepest fears. In this touching performance, Cancer Out Loud’s Tissue tackles breast cancer head on, and encourages its audience to do the same.