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Culture Literature

Celebrating LGBT+ literature: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous & Giovanni’s Room

Jakob Tynan and Rory Biggs O’May share two unmissable works celebrating queer identities and relationships for LGBT History Month.   Jakob Tynan, on On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous So very occasionally does a novel take your breath away with such delicacy, such sublimity, that it goes almost unnoticed until you put it down. For me, […]

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Culture Theatre

‘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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Art Culture

Donald Provan: Snowbound, Open Eye Gallery

Nestled in amongst the bustling streets of New Town, Open Eye Gallery presents a small exhibition of snowscapes from Edinburgh artist Donald Provan. The exhibition is situated in a large room of an old New Town house, equipped with a fireplace and bay windows, creating a spaciousness and presence of natural light that is sadly […]

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Culture Literature

Introducing Sylvia Plath for International Women’s Day

Content warning: suicide mention and mention of mental illness Sylvia Plath remains today one of the most influential and noteworthy women in literature, her fiercely emotional poetry holding a disconcerting mirror up to readers and the society in which they live. Plath was born in 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts and went on to study at […]