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Culture Edinburgh International Film Festival Film

EIFF 2022: Children of the Mist

There is a moment in Diem Ha Lee’s 2021 Documentary Children of the Mist where the camera lingers on a shot of the blossom on a tree for a while, and at that moment a sense of hesitation seems present. The camerawoman seems intent on finding, and staying close to, some mark of beauty amongst what has, […]

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Lifestyle

Fashion nostalgia: the clothes that made me

I hold a lot of memories in my clothes. I can tell you exact outfits that I wore on holiday, jumpers that I would keep for swimming training, t-shirts that I wouldn’t want to ruin so I would keep them permanently folded in my wardrobe. There are truly so many pieces that I love. However, […]

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Art Culture

Growing Up with Books at the Museum of Childhood

Growing Up with Books is an exhibition in Edinburgh’s Museum of Childhood, displaying a brief but beautiful history of children’s literature. The exhibition is situated in a small, dimly lit room at the back of the museum, setting up the aura of mysticism that is apparent immediately upon entering. The exhibition is aesthetically stunning, centring […]

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Comedy Fringe

Dick and Dom: Dick vs Dom

Children’s entertainers and bungalow dwellers alike gaze in amazement at what duo Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood have achieved during their 22 year careers. You are reminded of watching them as children on the television and the shenanigans that would go down during Dick & Dom in da Bungalow. When ‘da bungalow’ is mentioned by […]

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Features

A lost childhood? How the digital age is changing our brains

Childhood has changed. As Antoine de Saint-Exupery writes in the The Little Prince “All grown-ups were once children … but only few of them remember it.” Yet, whether adults remember how to be a child is becoming increasingly irrelevant, as the children of today have to contend with a plethora of issues that arguably thrust […]