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In conversation with the Edinburgh Collective

The Student recently sat down with Nathaniel Cartier and Fraser Macdonald, the co-founders of the Edinburgh Collective, a network of creatives living in the Edinburgh area. They are attempting to put up a mural at the Bruntsfield Links public restrooms.  Q: So, in your own words, what is the Edinburgh Collective? What are you trying […]

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Save Our Souls, Save Our Cinemas

The latest entry in the James Bond franchise is titled with a defiant claim: No Time To Die. But sadly for cinemas, there is, and apparently that time is 2020. With the latest Bond release being pushed back for a second time to April 2021, red velvet cushions remain empty, popcorn kernels remain unpopped, and […]

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The government must value regional arts, not just those in London

After weeks of the arts being called “unviable” by the power players at Westminster, an advert from the government-backed “Cyber First” campaign – depicting a dancer surrounded by the caption “Fatima’s next job could be in cyber (she just doesn’t know that yet). Rethink. Reskill. Reboot” – has only served to pour more salt into […]

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The arts are being forced out of the education system

The arts subjects that encourage creativity and innovation are systematically being removed from the British education system. The current government’s focus on STEM subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths – stymies arts subjects in schools, due to the students’ and teachers’ perception of elite universities favouring more ‘traditional’ subjects, such as the sciences. It […]

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Edinburgh-based student arts festival launches

On Thursday, the first Edinburgh Student Arts Festival (ESAF) was launched, a week-long festival run by students from five Edinburgh Universities. Until 13 February, the ESAF will feature performances, talks, workshops and visual arts exhibitions by 250 student artists in three venues across Edinburgh: the Assembly Roxy, the Pleasance and Gayfield Creative Spaces. In addition, […]