Glasgow Film Fest Review: The Forest

Published by The Strathclyde Telegraph. In typical horror films, the daylight offers a safe haven, free from scares and frights and bumps in the night. The Forest, however, set in the real life Aokigahara Forest at the base of Mount Fuji, famously known as Japan’s ‘suicide forest’, manages to make the natural, the sublime, and […]

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How Copyright Law is Failing Artists and Creatives

Published by The Strathclyde Telegraph. It’s no secret that having a career in the arts can be difficult and competitive work, especially when copyright law continually fails to protect creatives and their property. One artist who knows this all too well is Mark Wardel, who was astonished to see his photograph of one of his […]

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moon child // ‘Sonder’ Published by Quotidian Literary Magazine

I’m so excited to have my short story ‘Sonder’ (definition: the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own…) published online by Quotidian literary magazine! I had a lot of fun writing this piece as it is quite different from the kind of fiction I usually write […]

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Film Review: Victor Frankenstein

Published by The Strathclyde Telegraph. Victor Frankenstein is an outlandish and, at times, implausible but thoroughly enjoyable twist on the legendary tale of the man who created a monster. With a rather exaggerated but electrified performance from James McAvoy as Doctor Victor Frankenstein, and Daniel Radcliffe as obedient side-kick Igor, this film tells the story […]

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Why I Love Glasgow: Anti-Rape Protest at George Square

Published by The Huffington Post. I could probably list a hundred reasons why I love Glasgow, with everything from the culture, music, architecture, nightlife, and countless restaurants, to buskers and bagpipers on Buchanan Street, the Clyde, the Duke of Wellington with his ever-stylish traffic cone hat, and, of course, the people of Glasgow themselves. One […]

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moon child // Burns Window Project

In commemoration of Scottish poet Robert Burns and in celebration of Burns Night (January 25th), The Globe Inn in Dumfries, said to be Burns favourite pub, held their annual Burns Window Project last month. To take part in the project, Burns fans and poets were asked to write their entry on white paper with a […]

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Theatre Review: Beckett’s Endgame at Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Published by the Strathclyde Telegraph. ‘There’s something dripping in my head. A heart. A heart in my head.’ The stage for the opening night of Endgame at Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre is set with muted, washed out hues – mirroring the colour gradually draining from the play’s enigmatic characters. And looking down at the stage, its […]

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