Review: A Kind of Seeing & LeithLate presents Drifters

Jason Singh, international beatboxer, was highly impressive as he demonstrated his skills as a one man cinematic score for John Grierson’s 1929 debut documentary, Drifters. As part of a tour along the North Sea, A Kind of Seeing (AKA Shona Thomson) and LeithLate took this ‘trawler’ film to Destiny Church in Leith, which used to be a cinema in the 1920s. 

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Michael Pedersen: They are fantastically bizarre, confusing and conflicting aliens

“I want this to be a poetry book for people that don’t normally read poetry.”
That’s how Michael Pedersen described his new collection in a conversation with The Fountain. Created in collaboration with Frightened Rabbit’s lead singer Scott Hutchison, Oyster is Pedersen’s second publication with Polygon Books, a tragic yet playful collection of poetry and illustrations.

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Review: Modern Sky – The Future Influences The Present Just As Much As The Past

Celebrating the birth and existence of Liverpool based Modern Sky UK, they have launched a 10” vinyl sampler, giving a brief showcase of their eclectic roster. This will be the premiere offering, opening the doors for a string of ferociously northern signings. The release follows an exciting beginning to 2017 for the Liverpool based independent record label that has a growing list of art-driven artists.

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Chris Forbes: I bill it as a one-man variety show

Star of BBC’s Scot Squad and award-winning comedian, Chris Forbes returns to Edinburgh with an electrifying hour of stand-up, songs and sketches.
The Fountain spoke with Chris about his 2017 Fringe show at the Gilded Balloon, Unquiet Mind, what got him into comedy and his propelled police-acting career.

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