Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Kings Theatre, Glasgow

Originally published in The Student Advertiser. Read the original article, and others by some of Glasgow’s up-and-coming journalists, here. Jason Manford takes the starring role in Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, arguably the ultimate children’s tale of imagination, adventure and courage. But does this new, big budget performance seem more like panto and less like the tale … Continue reading Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Kings Theatre, Glasgow

REVIEW: The Music of John Williams, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Published by The Student Advertiser When seasoned conductor Richard Kauffman announces that, “you won’t hear John Williams played better by anyone else”, in front of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, we know he isn’t wrong. While some classical loyalists might “hmpf” at the popularity of John Williams, The Music of John Williams, an evening dedicated … Continue reading REVIEW: The Music of John Williams, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Years and Years with Tove Styrke at the O2 ABC

Published in the Student Advertiser   At the weekend, I entered the O2 Academy ABC for the first time with my eyes wide and receptive, full of expectation. Great, another Glasgow venue off the list! As I handed over my ticket to the steward at the entrance of the largest hall, the hall where, soon, … Continue reading Years and Years with Tove Styrke at the O2 ABC

REVIEW: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Published in The Student Advertiser, August 2015. Sad at heart, thumbs ready to resume twiddling, I remember returning my 3rd year English class text, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, on my way out of the classroom, watching from the door as the cardboard box whimpered beneath the weight … Continue reading REVIEW: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

What Makes Glasgow Great – July: Affordable Culture

'What makes Glasgow Great - July' was published in The Student Advertiser in July, 2015 Summer is upon us, and consequence to a rare few days of Scottish sunshine, our student loan and bursary payments will now temporarily be placed on hold as we rest from university commitments for some four months. However, this is … Continue reading What Makes Glasgow Great – July: Affordable Culture