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Open Hearth: Mara Menzies (Scottish International Storytelling Festival)

As part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2017, the daily Open Hearth evenings are a great way to end a hectic day – with a variety of different guest speakers each night, the two-hourly events offer an eclectic blend of original pieces with different storytellers every night. The host of Friday’s event was Mara […]

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Theatre

Charlie Sonata

Charlie Sonata, directed by Matthew Lenton, is an unconventional, modern day fairy-tale that follows a man’s descent at the hands of his emerging addiction to alcohol.   Sandy Grierson – already renowned for his portrayal of Faustus with the Royal Shakespeare Company – excels as the protagonist Chick, whose refreshing moments of sincerity (particularly opposite […]

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Culture Literature

The Incomplete

Key’s collection is a wealth of unapologetically blue humor, by a stand up comedian-come-writer who has been called “one of the funniest, smartest, comic minds in the country” . Originally released in 2011 in a “big, cumbersome, old sod” of a hardback, Key’s work has now been revamped into a slighter, paperback edition with seven […]