Culture Theatre

“An incredible sell-out success”: Open Mind Open Mic Night review

In late February, before social distancing measures brought Edinburgh’s cultural venues to a standstill, Stella Pyne and Liv Wade Jones hosted ‘Open Mind’. This was an open mic night to raise funds and awareness for Mind, a charity that supports those experiencing mental health issues. Hosted by the wonderful Vicky Macfarlane, the varied musical and […]

Features Lifestyle

Tidy house, tidy mind: the connection between cleaning and a positive mind

I can say with complete conviction that when my home is a cluttered mess of crumb covered surfaces and long since hoovered carpets, my mind is in a similar state of disarray. When my environment is clean and tidy, I always feel significantly calmer and less distracted. There are few tasks simpler and more rewarding […]

Art Culture

Review and Interview: The Extended Mind at Talbot Rice Gallery

From November to February, the Talbot Rice Gallery presents The Extended Mind. A collaboration between the Talbot Rice Gallery and a research project called The History of Distributed Cognition, the exhibition, funded by AHRC, presents a complex scientific and psychological analysis of our cognitive abilities, offering what curator of the exhibition James Clegg described to […]

Lifestyle Wellbeing

Seasonal Affective Disorder: how to beat those winter blues

As the days get shorter and the dark nights draw in particularly early over Edinburgh, many of us eagerly look forward to the upcoming festivities that winter promises, however for 1 in 15 Britons, this is sadly not the case. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of clinical depression that occurs in a seasonal […]

Fringe Theatre


“If I could change one thing, I’d change…”. This opening thought by the Mind as he inspects his partner, the Body, opens Spool with the impression that the next 50 minutes are going to be an exploration of the imperfections we all can recognise in ourselves. This relatable topic is an exciting one, and the exploration […]