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Stuart Mitchell: ‘I just go out there to enjoy myself and if anything comes of it, that’s a bonus’

23rd March 2022

The longest running panellist on BBC Scotland’s Breaking the News chats to Tristan about life on the Scottish comedy scene. Ever since his successful debut at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe festival, Stuart Mitchell has been a consistent presence in the Scottish comedy scene. Alongside performing at gigs and being the longest-running panellist on BBC Radio ...


Review: Echo and the Bunnymen @ Barrowland Ballroom

22nd March 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 ...


Notes on Didion

21st March 2022

Megan Farrimond reflects on Joan Didion’s legacy and its impact on budding writers like herself. Life sustains Joan Didion’s work and at times her writing seems to blend the two together seamlessly. There are few people needed to remove a sense of privacy in the face of relatability, and Joan thankfully gave us this access.  ...


Review: James Bay @ Òran Mór

18th March 2022

James Bay pays Òran Mór a visit on his intimate and cosy tour of smaller venues with a mixture of known classics and new songs he worked on during Covid. It’s a couple’s evening at Òran Mór. Most of the crowd seemed like one partner gifted tickets to the other for Christmas. While there are ...


Review: The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much @ Beacon Arts Theatre

18th March 2022

Patrick Gaffey reviews the captivatingly distinctive play. Last February saw the Scottish debut of the exciting comic play The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much at Greenock’s Beacon Arts Theatre. Performed by the Voloz Collective, a theatrical group trained in the style of Parisian practitioner Jacques Lecoq, it tells the story of Roger Clement, ...


Review: Derren Brown: Showman @ The King’s Theatre

18th March 2022

Fred reviews the infamous hypnotist’s latest stage show. Derren Brown’s particular blend of psychology, hypnotism and good old fashioned stage magic has rightly earned him a cherished place in British culture. His work on stage and screen is universally captivating, but it’s his charisma that elevates him above many of his contemporaries and tempers any ...


Review: Licorice Pizza

18th March 2022

Paul Thomas Anderson’s coming of age 70s schmaltzy flick was made in bad taste. Warning: (Slight) spoilers ahead! Licorice Pizza, Paul Thomas Anderson’s newest flick, has been getting hype online for a while now since the first critics got to see it, and so I was so excited to finally make a trip to the ...


Review: Strictly Come Dancing 2021

18th March 2022

Lottie looks back on the highlight moments of the 19th season of the BBC’s prime time Saturday night dancing show. Since 2004, Strictly Come Dancing has waltzed its way onto our screens, bringing glitz and glamour to Saturday nights, and this year’s series was no different. From Judi Love getting the judges to twerk, Anton ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2022: The Worst Person in the World

15th March 2022

Jodie recounts the poignant experience of attending the UK premiere of this Norwegian romantic drama, and praises its Fleabag-like striking of a balance between cutting humour and devastating poignancy. Watching The Worst Person in the World at Glasgow Film Festival was, to say the very least, a highly emotional experience. The modern rom-com drama, and ...


Review: Titane

13th March 2022

Katherine analyses the critically acclaimed French follow up to 2016’s Raw, with director Julia Ducournau going wild. This film was so refreshing; consistently surprising and ultimately satisfying. Julia Ducournau has somehow hit a perfect balance between thriller and drama, navigating a difficult tonal shift tied together with some metal as fuck body horror.  After a ...