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The music of St Andrews’ night life

The Union music scene is terrible. Absolutely horrendous. One minute, it’s 11 am and Skepta is blasting out of the speakers in Main Bar, where I came to drink my morning coffee in peace, and the next it’s 1 am and the DJ is refusing to play more than half a minute of an Ariana Grande song... at the...

St Andrews literary merit: the value of attending author talks

As an English Literature student, studying in a place of literary value was of great importance to me. When I first started at St Andrews, I was worried that the bubble wouldn’t provide me with the same literary satisfaction Warwickshire, which is close enough to Stratford-upon-Avon for regular visits, did. But If you know where you’re looking, there are...

The Räv: Nordic cuisine with a Scottish twist

This past week I had the opportunity to taste a selection of dishes from The Räv’s dinner menu. Located in what used to be The Beer Kitchen, this new edition to St Andrews’ dining scene offers a variety of Scandinavian cuisine. Founded by two recently married former students, Alex Kirkbride and Gala Netylko, the restaurant caters to students as...

Taste of Asia: St Andrews’ biggest Asian food event

St Andrews biggest Asian food event is just around the corner. Taste of Asia brings together nine Asian cultural societies together in preparing a feast of their respective local delicacies. There you get the opportunity to try foods from all over Asia, all for the mere price of 10 pounds. Last year I stumbled upon this event on my Facebook...

Why you should listen to podcasts, and some places to start

There have been some interesting developments in the podcasting world in recent months. In November late night TV host Conan O’Brien began his own series of podcast interviews, and in January national treasure David Tennant did the same. Then in February, the news broke that Spotify would be acquiring up-and-coming podcast company Gimlet Media for a staggering $230 million....

Rapture Bites: Lunchtime Theatre at the Byre

Shakespeare – I know, predictable much – once said, that ‘all the world’s a stage’ and, it’s easy to agree with such a declaration. Never have I been more thrilled, terrified or held in suspense than during my observations of recent seagull attacks on students’ lunches as they wander down Market Street. Truly, it is real drama at its...

The Old Course launches caddie school for veterans

The Old Course Hotel is delighted to launch a month-long Caddie School for former soldiers in partnership with St Andrews Legacy, a not for profit organisation that brings wounded soldiers to play golf in Scotland as part of their healing and development. The world’s first residential caddie school for former soldiers will be held at its golf course, The...

A review of Carphanaum, Nadine Labeki’s eye opening documentary

Carphanaüm is the story of a boy named Zain who attempts to sue his parents for giving him life. It rests on a very powerful, albeit impossible postulate, which leaves you with a lump in your throat. However, this fable develops into a disturbingly realist tale portraying the lives of millions of abused children around the world. In a...

A tribute to the life and work of Karl Lagerfeld

I knew of Karl Lagerfeld long before I thought of him as a source of creative inspiration. Everyone knows his name, associating it with the House of Chanel, or the Fendi brand, or indeed his own eponymous brand with that idiosyncratic, monochrome silhouette plastered all over the garments in a way that, if anyone else did it, would seem...

‘The Greenhouse’: Changing The Relationship Between Theatre And Sustainability At The Edinburgh Fringe

“There is no more powerful tool in the world to spread an idea than performance.” This is how BoxedIn Theatre’s artistic director, Oli Savage, introduces his motivation behind the company’s next project. ‘The Greenhouse’ is a shiny new venue at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, focusing on sustainability and the environment. Everything from the rehearsal process to the marketing campaign...