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Toronto Film Festival Roundup

Every year in September, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) returns, hoping to present the best Canadian and International cinema. This year it ran from September 8 to 18 and offered film screenings, workshops, and discussions, among other activities for attendees. Unlike other global film festivals, TIFF allows the festival’s attendees to give out the […]

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Comedy Festival Fringe Theatre

Fringe 2022: Christian Brighty: Playboy Review

As a sweaty Lord Christian Brighty stumbles into the room, wide-eyed and hot from having just had an encounter with Naughty Susan, he stares at the audience and promptly proclaims that we are all ugly. Recounting a dubious back story involving chastity belts, a mysterious deformity and copious family wealth, Lord Brighty, a certified Playboy, […]

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Culture Edinburgh International Film Festival Film Reviews

EIFF 2022: Resurrection Review

Resurrection, a slick new thriller from second-time writer-director Andrew Semans, wastes no time in establishing its protagonist and its stakes. Rebecca Hall plays Margaret, a businesswoman at a biotech company. She lives in a fancy apartment, listens to classical music, goes for intense runs after work and invites a married colleague over for sex when […]

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News

Seachdain na Gàidhlig festival held in Edinburgh

This year’s Seachdain na Gàidhlig festival, to be held in Edinburgh, will have a specific focus on the climate, exploring the impact of climate change on island communities.  The festival, which will take place from 5 to 12 November 2021, was first run by the University of Edinburgh in 2014. After significant success, it became […]

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The ghost of Halloween past

This year, we may have had to celebrate Halloween a little differently. Going from door to door asking strangers for sweets is off the cards, and we had to rethink how we can celebrate this annual tradition. There are, of course, many Halloween traditions that we can still participate in from home. From costume competitions […]

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Music

Terminal V: The Reckoning – a chaotic testament to electronic music

On the night of 26 October, it felt as though the entire youth population of Edinburgh had descended upon the Royal Highland Centre. Terminal V is chaotic in every single sense of the word. The day was punctuated with the regular sighting of adolescents in Halloween attire being wheeled about the place by the onsite paramedics. […]

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‘The Glenfiddich Festival Experiment: a thank you like no other’

Service industry staff make our days and nights of fun possible.  They pour our drinks, produce our food and look after our favourite venues.  It seems fitting, therefore, that those who work in this unforgiving industry are rewarded.  How would a totally free festival with complementary catering, world-class musicians, and a masseuse sound?  Well, that […]

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Shanah Tovah Umetukah: Happy Jewish New Year!

Rosh Hashanah is a two-day observance celebrating the first and second days of the Jewish New Year. Monday 30 September 2019 signifies the first day of the year 5780 on the Jewish calendar. Monday also marks the beginning of the High Holy Days, a 10-day period during which Jewish people reflect on their actions in […]