Culture



In Conversation with Enter Shikari

25th April 2020

Imogen Miller Music Columnist The GG chats with Enter Shikari about their punk, electronic and orchestral sixth album, collaborating with the City of Prague orchestra, and the cataclysmal effects of Covid-19. As Enter Shikari sat down to write and record their sixth studio album, they could not have predicted just how resonant the themes of ...


Review: Stereophonics @ SSE Hydro

23rd April 2020

  Bethany Woodhead Editor-In-Chief Our Editor-in-Chief recounts one of her favourite bands performing pre-pandemic, in a sentimental ode to their nostalgic live act. As soon as I hear the smoky undertones of Kelly Jones’ vocals, I feel a sense of peace wash over me; it sounds like home. The band has been around for longer ...


Doing the Dirty Laundry: A Journey Through Gender Equality in Six Films

23rd April 2020

Annie Hansson Writer “It’s time to look through these films to see what we can learn from the messy history of feminism on the big (or often small) screen – it’s time to do the dirty laundry.” Gender and film have always been intertwined, whether it be in terms of representation in front of or ...


Introducing GNASHERS: the unhappy product of a time-travel disaster

1st April 2020

Kevin Le Merle Advertising and Events Manager “We just want to make some silly riffs you can lose yourself to” Our Advertising and Events Manager Kevin Le Merle sat down with zany rock group GNASHERS to discuss their tumultuous origins, influences and aspirations.  This story really starts in 2069, the year that rock group GNASHERS ...


Gender in classical music: An interview with Dr Katy Cooper

1st April 2020

Jasmine Hunt Writer Jasmine Hunt strikes a (vocal) chord with Glasgow University’s Dr Katy Cooper, as they discuss the problematic role of gender in classical music. Since TRNSMT introduced a stage dedicated exclusively to all-female acts in mid-2019, the debate over gender binaries within music, and the sexism which many female artists face, has garnered ...


Review: The Orielles @ The Garage G2

31st March 2020

Benjamin Coulson Deputy Investigations Editor At this sold-out gig, the Halifax-based trio boast their shimmery dream-pop to a delighted crowd, willing away the gloomy winter months and beckoning spring. The sun came out briefly on Wednesday for the return of Halifax’s finest to Glasgow. The Orielles brought their beloved sound of cosmic dream-pop along with ...


Movies to musicals: Heathers

31st March 2020

Katie Gormley Writer Could adapting your favourite film to the stage leave it dead or reborn? The popularity of musicals being adapted from films has increased over the years, with classics such as The Lion King, Hairspray, and Billy Elliot all popping up on Broadway. One movie that wouldn’t usually have been thought of as ...


Glasgow’s alternative galleries

29th March 2020

Leah Higgins Writer A tour of Glasgow’s lesser-known art spots. It may be standard for students to be pulled towards the major cultural institutions of Glasgow like Kelvingrove, as swanky, intimate galleries may oft seem too intimidating to be student friendly. However, with the recent push for more inclusive and diverse spaces open to the ...


Dave at the Brit awards: exploiting a Britain in crisis

28th March 2020

  Max Kelly Culture Deputy – Travel The Album of the Year winner takes down Britain’s leaders in his Brit awards performance, providing a scathing rebuke against their recent actions. In what has been described as one of the “most important performances in the history of the Brits”, rising star Dave addressed some of the ...


From Paris with love

26th March 2020

Emily Menger-Davies Writer Polanski, Me Too and Corona: a Glasgow Guardian writer on Erasmus in France discusses the last month in Paris. It was the Monday morning after the weekend of the Césars scandal at the Sorbonne University and, written on the toilet wall in black marker pen were the underlined words “Polanski Violeur” (Polanski ...