Culture

New Edition at Edinburgh Printmakers

In a small, unassuming attic at the Edinburgh Printmakers lives the vibrant New Edition exhibition curated by Sarah Lowndes. Whilst radiating modernity, there is a paradox between the modern subject matter and the traditional process of printmaking....

Add it up at Fruitmarket Gallery

Burnt out cigarettes hang suspended on a cable perfectly taut, stretching from one end of the room to another. A delicate membrane undulates across the gallery wall, its cells a brickwork of white rolling papers – the work aptly named ‘Skin’...

After School Activities

After School Activities was the playfully named intermedia exhibition showcasing the work of Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) fourth year students Katie Dibb, Amelia Tan, and Bethany Wood. The exhibition has a very cohesive feeling, with common themes...

Man to Man

Bruce Guthrie and Scott Graham’s production of Manfred Karge’s one-woman play Man to Man is unexpectedly contemporary despite its 20th century setting. Performed triumphantly by Maggie Bain, the play details the life of Ella Gericke, a young...

Thatcher Stole My Trousers

To the younger generation, the name Alexei Sayle may not set many bells ringing. However, skip back to the late 1970s and this communist Jew from Liverpool was at the forefront of a revolution changing the face of British comedy forever. After...

Days Without End

In his most recent novel, Sebastian Barry returns with a beguiling epic, exploring the intricacy of human relationships with America’s Civil War years as a brutal backdrop. Days Without End is something of a ‘Civil War Odyssey’, depicting the...

The Lost Time Accidents

John Wray’s The Lost Time Accidents is filled with references to its many inspirations. Its greatest homage must be to Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, in terms of its confused chronology and ‘unsticking’ from time. Like Billy Pilgrim,...

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