2012 February



Glasgow Film Festival 2012

15th February 2012

Josh Slater-Williams Now in its eighth year, the Glasgow Film Festival returns this February for fans of all kinds of film. One of the first major events in the Year of Creative Scotland, it will include a packed programme of premieres, unique events and special guests, alongside several festivals before and within the main festival ...


Billy Kirkwood, comedian and…humanitarian?

15th February 2012

Martin Lennon Billy Kirkwood is living the dream. In a world where every office funny-man has one eye on the local open mic night and dreams of Live at the Apollo, the Ayrshire born comic has established a big name for himself on the Scottish comedy scene. Last year Billy played to sold-out audiences at ...


Rudi’s Coffee

14th February 2012

Csenge Lantos During Freshers’ Week, Rudi’s Cafe gave me a free cotton shopping bag and entered me into a contest to win a year’s worth of coffee. I didn’t win, which is a shame and it turned me away from Rudi’s for a while. Which is another shame. The atmosphere is cosy, it’s busy, the ...


What the Dickens?!

13th February 2012

Mira Yankova For those of you who spent their holidays in the UK or simply in close proximity to the BBC channel, I’m sure this will come as no surprise, but 2012 is an important year in the world of Dickens. February 7th to be exact, is the date on which we celebrate the bicentenary ...


The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World

13th February 2012

Kim McBride The name of SWG3’s latest exhibition is taken from the title of a sci-fi story. The story is ‘written as though events were taking place on the rim of a wheel with everything coming together at the centre.’ This is an apt description for the exhibition, a collaborative effort by Conor Kelly, Jim ...


HAUNT

12th February 2012

Phoebe More Gordon Situated in between a Pound shop and a Greggs bakery on Trongate, there is in truth far more to this deceivingly banal backstreet than initially meets the eye. My previous attempt to attend an event held on Old Wynd Lane had been hindered by time: an installation (event title and time were ...


State of the Unions

10th February 2012

News team Glasgow University is unique in having two separate student unions, the Queen Margaret Union and the Glasgow University Union, plus the Students’ Representative Council which represents students to the University. Where does their money come from, and what do they do? Where their money comes from What they do with it Students’ Representative Council ...


Gender-neutral toilets to be introduced across Glasgow University campus

9th February 2012

Euan McTear The Queen Margaret Union will install some gender-neutral toilets after a request from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Society. The Union plans to convert the existing third-floor bathrooms into a unisex toilet. It would have no urinals and would make the existing men’s showers, said to be the better showers, on ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2012: Youth Film Festival

8th February 2012

Josh Slater-Williams Taking place prior to the main festival, between the 5th and 15th of February, is the Glasgow Youth Film Festival. Devised by young film fans, it contains a much smaller but equally interesting programme of films and events for both young and universal audiences. Alongside the films are several workshops aimed at aspiring ...


Glasgow University China ‘high financial risk’

8th February 2012

Oliver Milne The Glasgow University senate has agreed to establish a joint-run programme in electrical engineering with the University of Electronic Science and Technology in Chengdu, China. This comes despite acknowledgement from the university’s finance committee that the “proposed partnership presents a high financial risk”. The BEng in electrical engineering would be based in Chengdu ...