2016 December



Glasgow celebrate success on a national scale

22nd December 2016

Megan Brass Writer Glasgow University’s Ultimate Frisbee club enjoyed more success at the UK Mixed Indoor Championships as they fought off a strong Leeds team to win a tense final 9-8 in Wolverhampton. The tournament, which pits teams from all across the country against one another, saw Duncan Webster of Glasgow being named MVP (most ...


Vibrant painting far from traditional: Ella Kruglyanskaya’s work at Tramway

14th December 2016

Anna Miscena Writer Ella Kruglyanskaya is a Latvian artist with a name hard to pronounce and work hard to review. Her latest exhibition – produced by Tate Liverpool – is currently on display at Tramway, in the southern suburbs of Glasgow. No venue could ever be more appropriate for Kruglyanskaya’s artworks; the old tram station ...


Guide to Glasgow’s slam poetry events

14th December 2016

Katie Heeps Writer Discovering Patrick Roche’s poetry almost three years ago revolutionised the way I thought about poetry – where’s the rhyme, the imagery, the tropes? In a high school education of Wordsworth and Yeats I had never before experienced a poet who wrote about issues I recognised and experienced: race, gender, class and mental ...


Remote Sense: lose yourself in art and technology

14th December 2016

Innovative artists Jonny Knox and Darien Brito debut in Glasgow Elisabeth Graham Writer Art exists to innovate, to break barriers, to deviate from the norm. Remote Sense by Jonny Knox and Darien Brito is no exception. Debuting at the Glasgow Science Theatre Planetarium as a part of Cryptic Nights, Remote Sense is a visual and ...


Recipe: White Chocolate and Cranberry Fudge

14th December 2016

Easy, tasty fudge that makes a perfect Christmas gift Kyle Gunn Deputy Culture Editor – Food & Drink You know you’re getting well into adulthood when the giving of gifts at Christmas excites you almost as much as the receiving. But it can be difficult to find perfect gifts that keep your bank account happy ...


Citz Sessions: an insight into Citizens Theatre’s past and future

13th December 2016

Fans of music coming together to support a vital aspect of Glasgow’s history and culture Ellen Johnson Writer Citizens Theatre has been a staple of entertainment since its initial opening in 1878. The building and its camaraderie have managed to withstand the effects of two World Wars, bankruptcy, and the rampage of a run-away show ...


Glasgow City FC: Can Glasgow’s women break the European glass ceiling?

13th December 2016

Jack Haugh Sports Editor For so long, one team has dominated Scottish Football in a way never seen before. Whilst they may not get the recognition of Celtic, who have a stranglehold over the men’s game, Glasgow City FC’s achievements outdo their male counterparts in a way never seen before. By clinching their tenth title ...


Scottish Open: Home giants set to face off in the first round

10th December 2016

Jack Haugh Sports Editor The draw for the Scottish Open has delivered a mouthwatering clash as John Higgins and Alan McManus go head-to-head at the Emirates Arena in an all Glasgow affair. Two of Scotland’s most successful players, Higgins will be looking to get revenge for his tight defeat to McManus at this year’s World ...


Migration (mis)Translation

10th December 2016

Africa in Motion film festival challenges its Western audiences to understand migration for what it is for those directly involved in it Aleksandra Kurek Writer This year’s Glasgow leg of the Africa in Motion film festival involved the culmination of several collectives of films; from those centreing on fashion, to short films. One such collective ...


Red Ochre – The Last Guards of the Holy Fire

10th December 2016

Alice Mellon Writer The overarching theme of this year’s Africa in Motion film festival was time. Exploring the past, present, and future of the eponymous continent. Throughout history, colonisation and slavery have meant that Africans themselves have had little control over formative periods of their history, and even now, the power of western influence remains ...