Culture



The Glasgow to Gotham pipeline

10th February 2022

Ashmita highlights HBO’s Batgirl as the newest production to join the trend of big budget films filming in Glasgow. If you have seen posts of stars Leslie Grace and Brendan Fraser around town, or happened to take a glimpse at the Batman mural on Parnie Street then you might have guessed that Batgirl has been ...


Live podcasts: From solitude to stage

9th February 2022

Micaela explores how the world of podcasts is moving from in-home relaxation to nighttime entertainment. Podcasts. Who doesn’t have a favourite? You might enjoy listening to conversations with your fave celebs while you work out or maybe you find yourself gravitating to the Apple Podcast app for your daily dose of news during your commute. ...


Books to look out for in 2022

9th February 2022

Kate McIntosh gives us the rundown on books we can look forward to in 2022. As 2022 begins, no-one can be sure what the year will bring – but one thing we do know is that there are lots of literary treats to look forward to. Here’s a quick rundown of our most promising picks. ...


What to expect from the National Theatre of Scotland in 2022

4th February 2022

Ashmita Shanthakumar talks us through the company’s exciting performances and plans for this year. The National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) has announced their 2022 season which includes world premieres of new productions, major tours taking place across Scotland, film and school programmes. Here are some of the productions you can look forward to attending in ...


Review: Los Zafiros: Music From The Edge of Time

30th January 2022

Megan gives high praise to the music documentary exploring the cultural nuance the genre-blurring Cuban band Los Zafiros brought to the musical landscape of the 1960s and 70s. Los Zafiros: Music From The Edge of Time is a documentary film exploring the impact of Cuban group Los Zafiros (The Sapphires) on Havana and their perpetual ...


Review: West Side Story

30th January 2022

Marine reflects on the 2021 reboot of a thematically rich musical classic, as re-imagined by prolific director Steve Spielberg. After the 1961 Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins’ film, West Side Story became a true classic of the musical genre, and the newest adaptation of Steven Sondheim’s musical success by Steven Spielberg stuns. I have to ...


Review: The Matrix: Resurrections

30th January 2022

Katherine considers the trench coats, toxic therapists and transcendence of the latest Matrix instalment. Lana Wachowski isn’t letting anyone miss the point this time, with a risky boldness that becomes funny rather than cringey, The Matrix: Resurrections is thankfully a follow up to the trilogy that elevates rather than drags down the last films. When ...


When Catalonia came to Glasgow

30th January 2022

Patrick reviews the 2021 Catalan Film Festival, celebrating all its sweet and sour glory. In November and December of 2021, Scotland saw the seventh edition of the Catalan Film Festival. The largest exhibition of Catalan cinema outside Spain, this annual event is organised by CinemaAttic, an Edinburgh-based film curation company, with support from the Spanish ...


Review: Les Miserables @ Glasgow’s Theatre Royal

30th January 2022

Hannah Morley gives her thoughts on the historical musical, comparing the experience to previous reincarnations. This was not my first time venturing into the theatrical magic of Les Miserables. My first experience was in January 2020 at London’s Sondheim theatre. The second time was in London again in June of this year, and the third ...


Albums of the Year 2021: Arlo Parks – Collapsed in Sunbeams

30th January 2022

Bringing to life the emotional turbulence of 2021 like no other album, Arlo Park’s sensational full-length debut is our next Album of the Year. Described by Parks as “both universal and hyper-specific”, Collapsed in Sunbeams’ fluctuations between ethereal bliss and relatable vulnerability are just one factor in the album’s critical celebration. A gorgeous set of ...