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A letter of gratitude to Nora, the woman at the heart of Past Lives

30th October 2023

Celine Song’s gut wrenching debut details first loves, longing and the fondness that distance cultivates. Dear Nora, From the first frame that you appeared in, Past Lives became much more beautiful to watch. To some people watching, you might have been a Korean woman who betrayed her roots, who chose to migrate to the West, ...


Exploring the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

30th October 2023

SMHAF provides inspiration and expertise in equal measure. On October 4th, the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) opened to a warm reception at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow. Manifesto, the Opening day of the festival, was marked by spirited performances and compassionate discussions surrounding mental health issues. The theme for this ...


Review: The Japanese House at SWG3

28th October 2023

A shaky yet endearing start to The Japanese House’s UK tour The first night of a tour can go one of two ways for an artist — and for The Japanese House, the first night of their UK tour at Glasgow’s SWG3 seemed to be going badly. For those who don’t know, Amber Bain, the ...


Review: Luke Combs @ The OVO Hydro

28th October 2023

The day of the gig saw a few of my friends joking about how in attending a Luke Combs concert, a cowboy hat, boots and a buttoned-down shirt would be essential kit – My laughing-off of this turned out to be wildly misplaced as that night thousands of fans marched to the OVO Hydro sporting ...


Tenement Trail ‘23: ones to watch

28th October 2023

Scottish musical talent at its very finest Organised by Glasgow’s premium platform for up-and-coming artists, Tenement TV, the aptly named Tenement Trail festival is not to be missed. It’s an intense affair – lasting from 2pm until 12.45am, and spanning six venues in and around the Gallowgate, including the Barrowland Ballroom, St. Luke’s and BaaD. ...


Book Review: Rouge by Mona Awad

26th October 2023

When the beauty industry is the big bad wolf. In a world where girls in school uniforms diligently apply creams and ointments to stave off the signs of ageing, the pervasive influence of beauty regimens on today’s youth is unmistakable. Canadian novelist Mona Awad often holds a mirror up to society, satirising our deep-seated obsessions. ...


Tenement Trail ‘23: ones to watch

26th October 2023

Scottish musical talent at its very finest Organised by Glasgow’s premium platform for up-and-coming artists, Tenement TV, the aptly named Tenement Trail festival is not to be missed. It’s an intense affair – lasting from 2pm until 12.45am, and spanning six venues in and around the Gallowgate, including the Barrowland Ballroom, St. Luke’s and BaaD. ...


Stop Making Sense: a review

26th October 2023

For its 40th anniversary, Stop Making Sense comes alive in a stunning 4K remaster. A figure appears from the darkness. He enters to a smattering of applause, which quickly erupts into rapturous celebration. Moving calmly across the stage, donned in pleated grey trousers, he stops abruptly as he reaches his destination: a microphone. “Hi”, he ...


Review: Luke Combs @ The OVO Hydro

26th October 2023

The day of the gig saw a few of my friends joking about how in attending a Luke Combs concert, a cowboy hat, boots and a buttoned-down shirt would be essential kit – My laughing-off of this turned out to be wildly misplaced as that night thousands of fans marched to the OVO Hydro sporting ...


Review: The Japanese House at SWG3

26th October 2023

 A shaky yet endearing start to The Japanese House’s UK tour The first night of a tour can go one of two ways for an artist — and for The Japanese House, the first night of their UK tour at Glasgow’s SWG3 seemed to be going badly. For those who don’t know, Amber Bain, the ...