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A’niah Soanes’ Book club

Last week, I heard an interview on BBC Radio 5 Live about A’niah Soanes, a nine year old girl who has set up her own book club that aims to teach students about Black history, as well as providing pupils with the opportunity to read fiction books about Black characters. A’niah felt inspired to do […]

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Culture Theatre

This Year in Theatre

Looking back at the new world of Theatre at The Student In the year that theatres around the world closed their doors, the stage has undoubtedly suffered. Luckily, the theatre community is not one that falls silent too easily. Adaptations, recordings, and even radio drama have come through in a massive way to save the […]

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Culture Theatre

“Fun, mayhem and excitement” Three Pound Coin Theatre’s So… What Happened Last Night? review

From the 24 hour radio collaboration between Mojo Edinburgh and Three Pound Coin Theatre comes So… what happened last night?, an original piece written by artistic directors Ben Fleming and Emily Oulton, and produced by Alice Foley and Regan Sneddon. Introduced by the two writers themselves, the piece is described as a collection of “found […]

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Sport

TalkSPORT: a self-sustaining economy for the 21st century

TalkSPORT, ‘the world’s biggest sports radio station’, will rope you in with a meandering recipe. Ask a nebulous question; provide a fantastically obscene opinion from someone regarded as knowledgable; question whether they’re ‘having a laugh’; await hysterical rebuttals from the public; hark back to the argument the next day for yet more disagreement and then […]

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Music

EH-FM: an integral part of Edinburgh’s music and arts culture

Tucked away inside one of Edinburgh’s premier arts venues, Summerhall, lies the EH-FM studio. As EH-FM celebrates its first birthday, I spoke to Jamie Pettinger, Andrea Montalto and Matt Belcher about the conception of our city’s independent community radio station, and how it’s grown in its first year. The idea of a community radio was […]

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TV

Moving Pictures Review

When you go to a museum, how much time do you spend looking at a single work of art? Most museum-goers try to get their money’s worth and see as much as they can, quickly skimming over a painting before moving on to the next one. If this sounds like you, BBC Radio 4’s series […]

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TV

Brexit: The Uncivil War

“Everyone knows who won. But not everyone knows how.” It is this provocative statement that opens James Graham’s most recent political drama, an enticing invitation to delve even further into the ever-present and ever-unfolding Brexit horror story that has framed so much of recent political debate. Brexit: The Uncivil War is certainly an ambitious project. […]

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TV

Does the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina fetishise the occult?

When cult favourite Sabrina the Teenage Witch had its universe expanded onto Netflix, large swathes of people were understandably delirious. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, has been generally praised and offers viewers a deliciously darker experience than the 1990s classic series. Recently however, the producers of the show have had a lawsuit filed against them […]