Culture

Exploring Edinburgh’s bookshops: Till’s

Till’s was opened in 1986 by Rick and Ann Till and is still managed by Rick today. The Canadian transplant boasts a huge selection of fiction and non-fiction, many of the books sporting charming discontinued covers. When the fire is lit on a...

Can we improve our mental health by reading more?

In today’s world, many people use escapism as a means to get away from our sometimes harsh reality. Reading books is one of the most conventional forms of escapism, transferring the reader away from mundane routine to an alternate  existence....

369 Remembered – The Women, Summerhall

Either the art world is facing a crisis, or it has been in crisis for a fairly long time and we have just started talking about it. Every year from art colleges throughout Scotland, graduates are spilling out degree shows to exhibit some of their...

Growing Up with Books at the Museum of Childhood

Growing Up with Books is an exhibition in Edinburgh’s Museum of Childhood, displaying a brief but beautiful history of children’s literature. The exhibition is situated in a small, dimly lit room at the back of the museum, setting up the aura of...

Vulcan 7

Content warning: discussion of sexual assault. Mark Twain famously encouraged artists to “write what you know.” Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer take this sentiment and twist it into “parody what you know” with their brainchild Vulcan7,...

She Can’t Half Talk

Content warning: Contains dialogue on abusive relationships, assault and abortion  So: a foetus, a cougar, a camera girl, a drag queen and a victim walk into a bar… this is the line used to describe She Can’t Half Talk, a series of all-femme...

Jerusalem

The Edinburgh University Theatre Company brought ‘Jez’ Butterworth’s Jerusalem haring into Bedlam last week. The performance was as hearty as a full roast dinner. The satisfaction of intellectual curiosity mixed with satire and heartfelt wit...

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