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‘Ethereal’: LeithLate19 Moon Party review

MAISY, ON THE VENUE Walking into LeithLate’s Moon Party, we were met with free UV paint, adhesive diamantés, and temporary tattoos. Of course, we’d come ready prepared with glitter under our eyes, but that didn’t stop us heading straight for the decoration station. Within moments, we and all the other guests were transformed, ethereal creatures […]

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Culture Theatre

Passion and coffee: a peek behind the curtain of this season’s theatre

Edinburgh is a theatre lover’s wet dream…” divulges Rhiannon Williams, creative director of Bedlam Theatre’s original writing company, Candlewasters. She’s right: it’s been a particularly juicy season for student theatre in Edinburgh, featuring an eclectic variety of especially high quality shows, from sold-out show-choirs and original dramas to Shakespeare and site-specific promenades.  The secret to […]

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Music

Live Review: Jessica Pratt’s piercing performance at The Blue Arrow Jazz Club

News that Jessica Pratt, a Californian singer-songwriter with a chill folk-esque sound, had handpicked Saul Adamczewski of Fat White Family and Insecure Men to accompany her on her UK tour admittedly came as a surprise. Pratt’s sound has a graceful, ethereal quality: enchanting vocals interwoven with delicate acoustic guitar, layered upon atmospheric keys. Contrast this […]

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Culture Theatre

‘A new standard for student theatre’ ‒ Yerma Review

“A childless woman is like a bunch of thistles — something fit for God’s rubbish heap.” Such are the poignant words uttered by the eponymous Yerma, the latest EUTC production to grace Bedlam’s stage — and grace it it does: the production, co-directed by Laura Hounsell and Jane Prinsley, is a profound success — one […]

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Art Culture

Art under the stars: Collective at the City Observatory

Atop the beloved Calton Hill sits the newly restored City Observatory, new home to Collective, an Edinburgh-based arts group committed to supporting contemporary work by artists who are at a pivotal stage in their development. The walled hilltop site once housed pioneering Enlightenment astronomers who fulfilled the vital role of timekeeping for the city by […]

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Culture Theatre

An interview with the cast and director of When The Rain Stops Falling

“They fuck you up, your mum and dad / They do not mean to but they do / They fill you with the faults they had / And add some extra just for you,” recites Lucy Davidson, director of the upcoming production of When The Rain Stops Falling. “That sums up the whole play!” she […]