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Helping the environment by changing your diet

For all you film students out there, the movie Cowspiracy is looming over your horizon, if it has not already. As a brief summary, this film follows an environmental activist’s journey to expose a conspiracy about animal agriculture and its effects on the environment. The activist points directly to environmental NGOs such as Greenpeace, Oceana and many others that...

The Just So Society returns with Sweet Charity

The Just So Society returns to the Byre Theatre with a major musical production: Broadway classic Sweet Charity. In her interview for The Saint, director Hanna Lawson revealed the most eye-catching aspects of the show and why you should not miss it next week. Hanna Lawson: Sweet Charity follows our main character Charity through her misdeeds and misadventures in the...

“The Voices”: An underappreciated horror gem that deserves another look

When Lars von Trier’s The House That Jack Built premiered at Cannes this past May, it was greeted with some of the most emphatic, strongly-felt responses received by any film this year: there was widespread exhaustion with von Trier’s overreliance on snidely detached cruelty, many objected to its use of (graphically presented) violence against women as intellectualised metaphor, some mourned...

Last minute Halloween costume ideas

So you waited until the last minute to get a costume… We’ve all been there. The fact that Halloween always falls the week after Independent Learning Week means that you either have to find a costume a few weeks before, or in most cases, a few days before. This brings you to the realm of last minute costume ideas! Now...

A tribute to the late Charles Aznavour

French-Armenian songwriter and performer Charles Aznavour passed away on Monday 1 October at the age of 94. The news of his death shook me.For me, he remained the sparkling star who cradled me on my loneliest nights. I grew up listening to his songs and everyone around me knew them one way or another. I was so shocked when, having just...

Film industry professional’s career talk in the Byre

Do you want a career in the film industry? Do you ever wonder what life is like for a successful film producer in Hollywood? Do you want to know what it takes to make it? These and many more questions were answered by film producer, Mark Gill, on a Friday afternoon in the Byre Studio Room. It was the...

Georgia on Jorja: A review of Jorja Smith’s show in Glasgow

Trekking over from St Andrews to Glasgow on a rainy cold evening might not seem like the  best way to spend a Monday night. However, if I told you that it was to see Jorja Smith perform live at the O2 Academy, then I doubt you would think twice. Feeling relieved that the press desk had handed us tickets...

Durrant the hero at the inaugural St Andrews Darts Masters

Reigning BDO World Champion Glen Durrant won the 2018 St Andrews Darts Masters, beating James Wilson 3-2 in the final after a night of high excitement and entertainment in Club 601.  A dark cloud threatened to hamper the event in the hours leading up to the start following the news of star attraction Phil “The Power” Taylor's short-notice withdrawal. This provoked a...

Silent film pianist Neil Brand comes to the DCA

Mado Gianni reviews Neil Brand's performance in St Andrews.

The ultimate guide to pumpkin spice in St Andrews

I’ll admit it: I’m basic. If you look in my closet, you’ll find a Barbour, a Longchamp bag, and those Uggs that were popular in 2008 and are now only acceptable to wear as house slippers. I like avocados. I think Lifetime Christmas films are underrated, and I find myself defending Taylor Swift more than is socially acceptable. I...