Women come out on top at Belladrum Tartan Heart 2017

By Niall Christie Last weekend's Belladrum Festival proved to be one of my favourites, and having attended every year since 2005, that is a reasonable complement coming from me. But, the one thing I noticed, having thought about and taken in all that I saw during the festival, when asked who my top three performers … Continue reading Women come out on top at Belladrum Tartan Heart 2017

June and Winter: Picks of the week

By Niall Christie Here's a rundown of the music released, films screening, shows playing, books read, events happening and stuff going on that we think is worth talking about this week. Out Lines Announced earlier this week, this exciting collaboration has set hearts aflutter across the country. Bringing together the ethereal voice of 2015 Scottish … Continue reading June and Winter: Picks of the week

Gin, jute and journalism – Verdant Gin, Dundee

By Niall Christie A city once well known for it's preserves, textile and writing industries, here at June & Winter we're taking a look at a new product which usurps the jam and includes the jute. Meanwhile, we'll have a go at the journalism. Based in an area which was once one of the many … Continue reading Gin, jute and journalism – Verdant Gin, Dundee

Theatre Review: Inheritance

By Niall Christie Platform Theatre, Glasgow. 13 July. Although it may have been a one night only production, Inheritance will have had a lasting effect on those in the audience with its brutally honest portrayal of Glaswegian prejudice. Speaking beforehand, writer Louie John Lowis stated his wish to shock and provoke the audience. That, without … Continue reading Theatre Review: Inheritance

June and Winter: Picks of the Week

By Niall Christie Here's a rundown of the music released, films screening, shows playing, books read, events happening and stuff going on that we think is worth talking about this week. Martha Ffion - Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh The musical project of Claire Martha Ffion McKay, this Irish-born, Glasgow-based artist travels to the east coast to … Continue reading June and Winter: Picks of the Week

How to Retire at 40 – C4’s documentary on the disgruntled middle class

By Niall Christie Stop whatever you're doing and head over to All 4 now, because in 25 minutes you too can learn how to retire before you're 40. But, you know, only if you're middle class, work in London, are already over 30 and make sacrifices and take risks that could permanently damage your financial … Continue reading How to Retire at 40 – C4’s documentary on the disgruntled middle class

A winter weekend in Bled, Slovenia

By Niall Christie We may all be dreaming of the summer that just doesn't seem to be arriving, but it is never too early to think ahead to colder weather and a potential getaway in the winter months. With the ever-increasing popularity of traditional European markets, a weekend at the famous market of Munich or … Continue reading A winter weekend in Bled, Slovenia