Theatre Review: Rope

By Émer O'Toole Alfred Hitchcock described Rope as an “experiment that didn’t work out,” and he was happy to see it kept out of release for nearly 30 years. Gary Hurr's take on the whodunit in reverse at Webster's Theatre blends Hitchcock's 1948 film with Patrick Hamilton's original play. Hamilton's 1929 thriller which he claimed was nothing more than "a De Quinceyish essay in the macabre", was originally set … Continue reading Theatre Review: Rope

Interview: Scottish poet David Kinloch on his new collection

By Émer O'Toole David Kinloch discusses his new collection, In Search of Dustie-Fute, which gives groups of historically marginalised groups – women, LGBT people – back a voice. In his search for Dustie-Fute, David looks back to where he started out as a poet and where he is now. But what – or who – is Dustie-Fute? David first came across the term … Continue reading Interview: Scottish poet David Kinloch on his new collection

Glasgow Women’s Library launches She Made the Library exhibition

By Émer O'Toole Glasgow Women's Library is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year in the form of an exhibition. She Made the Library is a collection of thousands of photographs of the library from when it started in 1991 in Garnethill to its location at Bridgeton now. Despite the absence of revenue funding and a … Continue reading Glasgow Women’s Library launches She Made the Library exhibition

Interview: Cramp Your Style — the social enterprise that tackles period poverty one tote bag at a time

By Émer O'Toole Rebecca Blackburn-Turner, the founder of Cramp Your Style, discusses how she helps homeless women access sanitary products through commissioning artists to make designs for tote bags. The fight against period poverty is making progress with Waitrose and Tesco dropping the five per cent tampon tax on sanitary products, a petition to end this tax receiving more than 320,000 signatures … Continue reading Interview: Cramp Your Style — the social enterprise that tackles period poverty one tote bag at a time

Vegan Connections 2017

By Émer O'Toole Glasgow celebrated veganism this weekend in the form of a festival. Vegan Connections included live music performances including TeenCanteen, Codist, The Great Albatross, a vegan barbecue and an after party in Bloc. The event is strictly not-for-profit, with all money raised to be donated to charities that benefit human rights, animal rights … Continue reading Vegan Connections 2017

Theatre Review: This Restless House

By Emer O'Toole National Theatre of Scotland, Citizen's Theatre, now- 9 September  This Restless House,  Zinnie Harris’ update of The Oresteia — Aeschylus' 2500 year old three part drama about the troubled young house of Argos — is available in two parts or, for the brave, as one four hour long epic. Harris' reworking of the Greek drama to a … Continue reading Theatre Review: This Restless House