2021 August



Review: Woman on the Internet by Orla Gartland

31st August 2021

A musical tonic to the millennial malaise, Orla Gartland’s first full-length album is a poignant reflection on self-love in the digital age, writes Hailie Pentleton Orla Gartland’s debut album Woman on the Internet is a study in coming of age, codependency, and the chaos that ensues as every twenty-something-year-old attempts to find their authentic self ...


Review: Love Island 2021 (Spoiler alert: it was a hot mess)

30th August 2021

Despite the toxicity, the ITV2 dating show lured us in once again To quote the ever-eloquent Billie Joe Armstrong, “summer has come and passed”; the nights are getting longer, students are returning to their outrageously priced tenements, and Iain Stirling’s shite patter no longer soundtracks my evenings. Love Island series seven has somewhat successfully completed ...


Review: The Suicide Squad

28th August 2021

James Gunn crafts an anarchic summer blockbuster, with more than enough thrills and chuckles to be worth the price of admission. I still have nightmares about the last Suicide Squad movie. Jared Leto’s Joker somehow slithers into my subconscious whilst I sleep, mocking me with his awfulness and his irreversibility. “You can’t undo me” he ...


Matchbox Cine presents Shelf Life (1993)

23rd August 2021

Matchbox Cine facilitates post-lockdown cinema watching this month with a hybrid in person and online screening of Paul Bartel’s early 90s drama comedy Having attended many online events over the last year, including film screenings and festivals, it is obvious that they are in some ways, shockingly, better. Being a disabled film fan, accessibility is ...


‘Ice Clean’: The Kraken’s ice cream protest comes to Glasgow

20th August 2021

The Kraken-PADI AWARE partnership aims to emphasise the impact of UK beach litter on the environment to staycationers This Saturday 21 August, The Kraken Rum, in partnership with ocean conservation charity PADI AWARE, is giving away a new “protest” ice cream across Glasgow in an attempt to raise awareness amongst holidaymakers about the impact of ...


Buchanan Street protest condemns government response to the Afghanistan crisis

20th August 2021

Local MSPs and activists took to the streets to call for a greater government response following the events in Afghanistan A Buchanan Street protest was one of many held around the country by the anti-war movement, following the Taliban takeover of Kabul earlier in the week. All took place on Wednesday 18 August, as the ...


Glasgow graduate Laura Muir wins a silver medal in Tokyo’s Olympics

7th August 2021

The 28-year-old vet from Glasgow “gave it everything” to achieve a spot on the podium Covering 1500 metres with a time of 3:54.50 in the 2021 Tokyo Olympic final, Glasgow graduate and vet, Laura Muir, not only broke her own personal record but created a new national one. Telling The Guardian that she didn’t think ...


Less than two weeks remain for Scotland’s young artists to enter into The Sound of Young Scotland 2021 award

1st August 2021

Successful applicants will receive up to £5,500 to help them launch their debut album There are less than two weeks left for Scotland’s young artists to enter to win The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award’s new prize: The Sound of Young Scotland 2021. The Sound of Young Scotland is a new award introduced ...