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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Emperor Concerto review

When the theme of war comes up, one does not generally think of women, as it is always portrayed as a rather masculine affair. Similarly with pianists: more often than not soloists for piano concertos are male, whether you like it or not. In fact, if one scrolls down through Beethoven’s Spotify profile, it’s a good few discs before you find a female soloist on any...

New exhibition in St Andrews Museum: Kate Scardifield’s Ley Lines

Ley Lines is a unique exhibition to Scotland that spotlights the installation art by Australian artist Kate Scardifield. The exhibition is touring through galleries in Hawick and Falkirk. St Andrews Museum is fortunate enough to be the start to the tour. Kate Scardifield is a Sydney-based interdisciplinary artist. She works as a textile designer, sculptor and installation artist. In her...

Oscars: Best Foreign Language Film shortlist

Every year since 1956, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the United States accepts submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film from countries all over the world. As the hype for more popular contenders often claims the spotlight, many moviegoers dismiss the foreign nominees as a less interesting category. While this may be...

The male gaze in fashion

The Harvey Weinstein scandal opened up more explicit discussions about the problems in the fashion and film industry. Both industries are deeply intertwined, with fashion lending advice and products to the film industry, and the film industry giving fashion a brilliant platform for exposure and promotion. However, I would specifically like to talk about Weinstein, and how his relationship...

Marvel returns with Black Panther

Black Panther is the eighteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a franchise this year celebrating its tenth anniversary. The film - which sees Chadwick Boseman play T’Challa, the titular melanistic big cat - is one of three Marvel blockbusters out in 2017, taking the total to twenty. That’s more films than Quentin Tarantino has produced in his entire career to date. If superhero spectaculars were once a novelty, it...

In season: How to make the most out of your Tesco trip

Checking when fruits and vegetables are at their best is a great way to maximise the flavour of your dishes and save money on produce that is in season. Winter is great for citrus and kale, while summer is best for berries. Check this list of winter produce before your next trip to the grocery store. Fruits: Vegetables: Apple Brussel Sprouts Banana Cabbage Grapefruit Cauliflower Lemon Celery Clementine Kale Orange Leek Pomegranate Onion Parsnip Sweet Potato   Winter Boost...

Six Nations 2018 Preview: A Historic trio for England or a landmark Scottish triumph?

It's time. The time where Rugby fans across Europe get more engaged with the sport than at any other time of the year, where fans debate who the favourites for the title are and where the wooden spoon will end up. Defending champions England enter this tournament as overwhelming favourites, a cursory look at any bookmakers odds tells you as...

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Emperor Concerto preview

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the University’s orchestra-in-residence, commence the second semester’s offering of concerts on the evening of Wednesday 31st January, with a performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s majestic Fifth Piano Concerto, the ‘Emperor’. Guest conductor, Clemens Schuldt, takes charge of the ensemble in Younger Hall for what is the third concert of the 2017/18 season in St Andrews...