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ESAF Presents: Genius Loci // The Texture of Longing

The title of this exhibition, meaning ‘the presiding spirit of a place’, plays out in a collection that aims to reconfigure the familiar terrain of urban and residential life through a diverse range of approaches. Most striking in its execution of this aim is Rachel Lee’s ‘Good Mourning’ series, composed of ordinary clothing stretched across […]

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ESAF Presents: CHALLENGE// It is Possible to Challenge the Report’s Assumptions

Edinburgh Student Arts Festival (ESAF) presents CHALLENGE// It is Possible to Challenge the Report’s Assumptions: an exhibition displaying a handful of works that are intended to encourage a playful and creative response from the viewer, which is not corrupted by the intentions of the artist. Through a combination of mixed media including sculpture, painting, performance and […]

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Twisted Edge Comedy

Assembly Roxy: Run Ended Twisted Edge Comedy is a new company that can currently be seen presenting a variety of stand-up comedy at the Edinburgh Student Arts Festival. The company itself gives students free workshops, training them in stand up and giving them the confidence to perform in front of audiences. The shows themselves are […]

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ESAF Visual Arts Exhibition

The Biscuit Factory: Until February 19th The Edinburgh Student Arts Festival (ESAF) is a wonderful enterprise: a student-run series of events that unites five higher education institutions once a year within the art sector. Its advertisement promises to be vibrant and exciting, allowing the opportunity for young emerging artists to launch their work into the […]

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ESAF showcases a week of collaboration in arts and performance

The Edinburgh Student Arts Festival (ESAF) is back for the second year running, bringing an assortment of arts and events to Edinburgh. The festival was established last year as Scotland’s first student-run arts festival, bringing together education institutions across the city and enabling young artists to show off their talents with their own multi-media creations. […]

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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, […]