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Revision Week Premieres: Filmmakers’ Society Showcase

Even in revision week, St Andrews students have found time to produce and unveil their works of art. Filmmaker’s Society founder Terry Lee explained the process by which each of the seven short films that will be showcased tomorrow came to fruition. As the society is young, constrained by technical issues and some limitations – such as the relatively little...

Saints’ last-gasp score punishes Durham

A try by captain Roland Walker with the last play of the game saw St Andrews secure back-to-back wins for the first time this season. Fresh off their last week’s cup triumphagainst Loughborough, their first win of the season, Saints came out of the blocks with a sense of renewed intensity and after seeing off some early Durham pressure they...

And Then There Were None: a preview

This November, Mermaids return to the Byre to debut their production of And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie’s iconic murder-mystery play. With a superb and gripping script, the show is set to provide a night of thrills, dark humour, intrigue and suspense. Adapted from her own best-selling novel, Christie’s plot follows ten strangers on a remote island, each of...

BREAKING NEWS: Fire at the Tayberry

There was a fire at the Tayberry restaurant in the Kinnettles Hotel.

Classical Music For Dummies – Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony in C Minor, Op.67.

Ever felt thoroughly out of your depth in a high-brow intellectual discussion on consecutive fourths in the second movement of Vaughan Williams' 'Pastoral' Symphony No.3? When somebody mentions Wagner, do you immediately think of the Brazilian X-Factor finalist from 2010? Or does the name Beethoven evoke happy memories of a 90s film about a friendly Saint Bernard? Or, when...

Citizens of Nowhere: a preview

It’s 11 p.m., the hosts of the last radio show of the day are leaving the STAR studio in the Union. It should be a quiet night, yet there’s a small crowd quietly standing at the door, waiting for their turn. They are the cast and crew of Citizens of Nowhere, a play written by, about, and for students,...

Matisse in the Studio: a visit to the Royal Academy of Arts

Remember the Matisse Cut-Outs at the Tate Modern back in 2014? You don’t? Well I certainly do! The linearity, the simplicity of form, the block colours… oh my, I get so excited. My Christmas present this year was becoming a member or “friend” as the RA like to call it, (which I would definitely recommend as I heard about...

Student councils to debate endorsing Rector-elect Srdja Popovic’s manifesto

Mr Popovic was elected Rector last Friday after winning over 60 per cent of the votes of students.

Cult film of the week: My Big Fat Greek Wedding

“OPA!” This is the sound that you get when you press play on the DVD for My Big Fat Greek Wedding - already a good start. Then comes the Greek music that accompanies the opening credits - even better. This unapologetic celebration of everything Greek is a theme that continues throughout the movie, and is just one of the things...

The Chinese HongPao society presents: Mandarin Rouge Ball

Arts and culture editor Laszlo Szegedi sat down with two members of the Chinese HongPao society committee to preview their upcoming Mandarin Rouge Ball. Besides the attractions of the event, Dwayne Yin and Sissi Xia also went into detail about the prospects of the society. Laszlo Szegedi: How do you describe the Chinese society for those interested in joining? Dwayne Yin:...