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The Short Rant: Cheap Pints Now!

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March Teviot. We’re all bitterly familiar with the gothic frame that plays host to our student union. But I’m certainly not alone in saying it’s never been my first choice for a drink. Edinburgh is hardly renowned for cheap pints but Teviot is taking the […]

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Comedy Fringe

Konstantin Kisin: Orwell That Ends Well

Konstantin Kisin uses his Fringe debut to give a hilarious, refreshing affirmation of the importance of free speech. The comic stormed to headlines in December 2018 for refusing to sign a behavioural agreement that would not allow him to say offensive material for a show given to students.   After conversations on breakfast television with Piers […]

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Fringe Interview

Frappés and Funny people: Damian Clark on Comedy Evolution, Fart Jokes and Generation Snowflake

Wrapping up the last few days of his fifth Edinburgh Fringe Festival solo-show run, Damian Clark is the epitome of funny. Extra Show, playing at the Gilded Balloon theatre every day, is a compilation of his recent struggles with first time fatherhood and preparation for his first baby.  Clark waxes and wanes from silly to […]

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Comedy Fringe

Stuart Mitchell: Gordon Ramsay’s Karma Café

According to Newton’s third law, forces come in pairs. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. For Stuart Mitchell, there is Gordon Ramsay. To be clear, he’s never met the multi-Michelin starred chef, nor is he himself Gordon Ramsay, as he has been legally instructed to disclose at the start of each […]

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Fringe Spoken Word Theatre

Fcuk’d

Fcuk’d is an exploration of the power of brotherly love. On an empty stage with a single bin turned on its side, George Edwards delivers a monologue in verse as an unnamed teen from Hull.  A one-man spoken word piece, Fcuk’d centres on a teenage boy on the run with his younger brother from the […]

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Fringe Theatre

Sitting by Katherine Parkinson

Sitting is part of a series of new plays produced by the BBC Arts and Avalon Debut Initiative. Katherine Parkinson’s piece is effortlessly atmospheric with three beautifully crafted protagonists all sharing the experience of having their portraits painted. The Dining room in Teviot is a gorgeous performance space with a traditional end on set up […]

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Fringe Theatre

Borders by Henry Naylor

In his fourth instalment of the Arabian Nightmares series, Henry Naylor attempts to finally bridge the gap between the divided East and West. Spanning over 17 years, Borders follows the lives of two young individuals – one a British photographer, the other a Syrian artist and activist – connected by their experiences of war and […]

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Art Culture

EUSA Student Art Exhibition

Teviot: Until May 31st The world of student art has always been very much alive in our fair city. With the University of Edinburgh’s renowned art college hosting a seemingly endless number of creative exhibitions, open to students and city-dwellers alike, the latest event is in light of a movement toward underlining even further, the importance of […]