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Live Review: Banks

ABC2 – 23/3

In an era where every pop star has a media-managed online persona, Banks has the most distinctive of all: by not having one. 321 more words


Arts Review: Cain's Book

Dir. Alex McKendrick, Untitled Projects, The Arches Behaviour Festival, 26th-29th March

Untitled Projects’ Cain’s Book is something of an endurance task for the audience. Coming in at three hours, it is the longest piece in this year’s Behaviour Festival programme. 395 more words


Arts Review: The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

Dir. Wils Wilson, National Theatre of Scotland, Various Venues, On Tour ‘til 30th March

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart is a very strange play. Strange in that from its descriptions it sounds like it should be really good but the actual performance is somehow disappointing. 272 more words


Missing Inaction

By Jonathan Shafi

Let me right at the outset define what I mean by alienation. It is the cry of men who feel themselves the victims of blind economic forces beyond their control.

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Arts Review: Hate Radio

International Institute of Political Murder, The Arches Behaviour Festival, 14th and 16th March

The Rwandan genocide of 20 years ago was never taught in my school. 577 more words


Arts Review: Sister

Rosana and Amy Cade, The Arches Behaviour Festival, 6-7th March

Sisters are by nature both very similar and very different people. As the audience enters The Arches performance space, set up in Cabaret style with tables and chairs grouped around the stage, both Rosana and Amy are dressed in the same long flowing wigs, revealing lingerie and skyscraper heels. 333 more words


Arts Review: The Steamie

Dir. Marc Mackinnon, Queen Margaret Union, 20th-22nd March.

When deciding which show to put on in Glasgow, The Steamie is a pretty safe bet. Voted second in STV’s Top 30 Best Loved Shows, STaG‘s production of the old favourite is as touching and heartwarming as any you’re likely to see.