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Land of Hope and Glory?

29th September 2008

The SNP’s plans for a Scottish Olympic team have come under fire, Suzi Higton reports Inspired by a summer which showcased the very best of Scottish talent on the International stage of the Olympics, the Scottish Government have voiced calls for a Scottish Olympics and Paralympics team in time for London 2012. These proposals however ...


Intercity bike ride pedals in the name of charity

29th September 2008

Benzo Harris Pedal for Scotland, Scotland’s largest annual charity bike ride  saw over 5000 participants take up the challenge to cycle from Glasgow to Edinburgh. Starting off from Glasgow Green and finishing in the capital’s Victoria Park, the annual event has raised over £800,000 since it was launched in 1999 by Cycling Scotland as part ...


Promising start for GUSA

29th September 2008

High hopes for sport as GUSA Fair attracts over 3000 students, reports Nicole Wilson Following in the footsteps of previous years, the GUSA Freshers’ Fair illustrated both the wide ranging and diverse selection of club and recreational sports on offer to freshers as well as existing students. Staged at the Stevenson Building, the event which ...


To creep on tip-toes

29th September 2008

Zoe Grams hunts bears and ballet dancers at Scottish Ballet’s Ride the Beast You’d be forgiven for thinking a ballet set to five classic Radiohead songs is a marketing strategy to appeal to the yoofs; something that sits as uncomfortably as Esther Ransen speaking to inner city kids about Drum’n’Bass. However, director Stephen Petronio’s latest ...


Questions and Answers with Alex Hanson

29th September 2008

Tom Bonnick Alex Hanson may not be instantly recognisable by name, but his body of work certainly is. One of the most prolific actors in London’s West End, Hanson has had starring roles in Queen musical We Will Rock You, as Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, and most recently, as the frustrated ...


Gay for plays ;-)

29th September 2008

Lewis Porteous Oh ‘Glasgay!’ how you torment me. Why must events of universal appeal be held under your homosexual auspices? To date, I have attended two Glasgay!-affiliated shows: a screening of La Cage aux Folles and a performance by former Perrier Comedy Award best newcomer Scott Capurro. Both evenings turned out to be great fun. ...


Death Race (Dir: Paul W.S. Anderson)

29th September 2008

Tormod MacLean You want to hear something cool? Well bad luck, because you’re reading about ‘Death Race’. Death Race is a remake of ‘Death Race 2000’, a 1975 cult classic. In this version Jensen Ames (Jason Statham) is wrongfully convicted of a crime and asked to replace a legend in the prison based Death Races, ...


Brideshead Revisited (Dir: Julian Jarrold)

29th September 2008

Lewis Porteous Given that the original text has previously spawned a hugely acclaimed and much-loved 1981 mini-series, while the remainder of Evelyn Waugh’s equally masterful novels reside in relative obscurity, one cannot help but think it odd and unnecessary for director Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane and Kinky Boots) to tackle Brideshead Revisited in the year ...


Tropic Thunder (Dir. Ben Stiller)

29th September 2008

Chris Pesch There’s a school of thought which insists that everybody, regardless of how much wrong they have done, is deserving of another chance. Ben Stiller must be the one exception to this rule, as even the kindest of discerning hearts would surely agree that he should never be allowed within miles of a director’s ...


The Wave (Dir. Dennis Gansel)

29th September 2008

Emily McQueen-Govan It is easy to establish a dictatorship when the required ingredients are pre-eminent in society. That is the premise of ‘The Wave,’ Dennis Gansel’s film based on a real-life incident  which took place in a California high school during 1967, producing disturbing results in the students who took part. ‘The Wave’ relocates the ...