The Impact of Lockdown on Arts and Entertainment

The arts and entertainment industry increasingly plays a huge role in how society functions in the 21st century. In 2018, the UK Government reported that creative industries contributed more than £111 billion to the UK economy with a large amount of this coming from the film and television industry. It was also reported that employment in the creative industries sector increased significantly to 3.2 million … Continue reading The Impact of Lockdown on Arts and Entertainment

Review: A Southern View – Fashion Show Reflecting Italy

Fashion and Art go hand in hand. Young designers have created a fashion show that was held at the City Art Centre in Edinburgh and was inspired by the art exhibition, The Italian Connection. A Southern View show included two collections made by the third level and HND students of Edinburgh College. There was no podium, so models walked close to the viewers which created … Continue reading Review: A Southern View – Fashion Show Reflecting Italy

Review: Beneath the Surface at Edinburgh’s City Art Centre

“Minimalist yet full of life,” words of an anonymous visitor about the abstract art exhibition at the City Art Centre, in Edinburgh. Beneath the Surface showcases the artworks of nine contemporary Scottish artists. The pieces of art are created using different mediums such as acrylic on canvas, kiln-formed glass, oil on paper and so forth. Contemporary abstract art is widely criticized as it usually gives … Continue reading Review: Beneath the Surface at Edinburgh’s City Art Centre

Review: The Italian Connection at City Art Centre

Art is one of the most crucial phenomena that has ever happened to us. It accurately resembles people’s thoughts, feelings and actions. It does not only give us a chance to keep track of the historical events that provide an insight into life in the past, but it also conveys the idea of aesthetics. The Italian Connection is an art exhibition that draws the attention … Continue reading Review: The Italian Connection at City Art Centre

The new sound of London…

Music has always reflected the times. Musicians, like all artists, are constantly inspired by what they see and hear happening around them. So, it should be no surprise that right now in a country riven with political tension, where its citizens are almost daily forced to confront and examine their own ideas of identity and how they fit in to society, that a new form … Continue reading The new sound of London…

Live: Velvet at Glasgow’s Classic Grand with support from The Frontiers, Paragon and Apna

Recent venue closures have really impacted local music scenes around Scotland. Nights like last Friday at Glasgow’s Classic Grand show how things used to be – and more importantly, why they should’ve never changed.   THE FRONTIERS The gig mostly featured hometown heroes local to Glasgow, but the openers were a slightly different breed. The Frontiers are based in Ayrshire, alongside other notable bands from … Continue reading Live: Velvet at Glasgow’s Classic Grand with support from The Frontiers, Paragon and Apna