Culture



In Anticipation of… Singin’ in the Rain

2nd May 2022

Zein Al-Maha Oweis gets us prepared for the latest incarnation of Gene Kelly’s spectacle. As a theatre lover, I always get excited when I get the news that a favourite star, actor, dancer, or play is coming to a theatre near me. You can imagine how excited I was to hear that Singin’ in the ...


We Need To Talk About The Garfussy: the Andrew Garfield Renaissance

2nd May 2022

Ashmita dives into the second pandemic currently raging: the entire internet gushing over Mr Garfield. What can I say about Andrew Garfield? For one, I’m happy he’s finally receiving the mainstream attention he deserves (if you’re a tumblr user or an OG The Amazing Spider Man fan, you probably never stopped seeing him). After his ...


Melanie Purdie: ‘There’s a huge emphasis on our program where queer voices speak and make themselves heard’

28th April 2022

Yulia Ovcharova gets the scoop from the Strategic and Creative Director of the upcoming festival. For 43 years, Dumfries and Galloway Rural Arts Festival (D&G) have been providing local artists with vast audiences and opportunities for their voices to reach the whole country. As it’s going to open its doors very soon this spring, Melanie ...


The New Road less travelled

21st April 2022

Music Editor Fred Bruce reflects on the departure of frontman Isaac Wood from Black Country, New Road. Since their inception, Black Country, New Road have defined themselves by a quiet resilience in the face of significant obstacles. The six-piece formed following the breakdown of their previous band, Nervous Conditions, after several individuals spoke out on ...


Review: Big Thief @ Barrowland Ballroom

19th April 2022

Nerves and the occasional false start do little to detract from Big Thief’s transcendent folk sound. Beneath the excited buzz and familiar sweat-and-beer scent, there was an undeniable undercurrent of melancholy pervading the Barrowland this past Friday night. The bright neon of the ballroom’s signature sign marks an escape from the outside, but it is ...


Review: Orphans @ SEC Armadillo

19th April 2022

Micaela Levesque reviews the outlandish dark comedy on its opening night. Don’t let the title fool you, Orphans is the most delightful play about dead mothers you will possibly ever see. The dark comedy pop musical from the National Theatre of Scotland stopped in Glasgow this weekend at the SEC Armadillo. It treated the audience ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2022: Ride the Wave

17th April 2022

Annick praises the nuance of this documentary that follows a child handling a whole wave of pressures. Most 16-year-old boys care about football, video games, maybe girls, but they are certainly not in the position to regularly make the choice of deliberately risking their life. Neither would they know about freediving breathing techniques, wave forecasts ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2022: Homebound

15th April 2022

Katherine interviewed the director of new horror movie Homebound, Sebastian Godwin, whose film premiered as part of the Fright Fest Film Festival. The Glasgow Guardian: Homebound is part of Fright Fest Film Festival this year. I just wanted to know a bit about what attracted you to do kind of psychological thriller and horror, especially ...


Review: Stuart Mitchell @ Oran Mor

15th April 2022

Tristan reviews the comedian’s much-anticipated return to the Glasgow stage. In late March, comedian Stuart Mitchell performed his much-delayed tour show Is it Just Me? at the Oran Mor in the heart of Glasgow’s West End to an anticipatory audience. It was a welcome night of comedy after a long period of postponements and delays ...


Review: Echo and the Bunnymen @ Barrowland Ballroom

12th April 2022

A celebration of 40 years in the industry that demonstrates the band’s utter timelessness. Few bands can match the rich history of the Barrowland Ballroom quite like Echo and the Bunnymen. The night is appropriately nostalgic, with a sold-out crowd jostling in anticipation of the Liverpudlians’ 40 year anniversary celebration. Four decades of consistent musicianship ...