Review: Pinocchio

The tale of Pinocchio is given a festive twist this December, as part of the Citizens Theatre, running until 4th January 2020. A Citizens Theatre production in association with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, this prodution which at times borders panto (there is audience participation, be warned) is a warm-hearted tale, ideal for rekindling the festive magic of this time of year.

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Ollie Trevers: It’s nice to get the new style heard by everyone who doesn’t get down to the gigs

London-based singer/songwriter Ollie Trevers studied at Leeds College of Music and ICMP. He started writing and performing music at fourteen years old, harbouring artistic aspirations from the very beginning. A veteran of the band circuit, Ollie released his first solo EP Saucy Naughty Rubbish in 2018. Stylistically, the record saw Ollie exploring a powerful and energetic blend of post-punk and classic rock. His musical direction has since evolved into the five songs you hear on his new EP Cordelia. The Fountain caught up with Ollie to discuss the EP in more depth.

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Review: The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd

Considered by many to be the finest book ever written on nature and landscape in Britain, The Living Mountain is renowned as a swell piece of considered prose on the Cairngorms in Scotland. In this masterpiece of nature writing Nan Shepherd describes her journeys in a poetic and stunning style, and this edition is particularly exciting. It comes with an introduction from nature writer and Nan admirer, Robert MacFarlane, as well as Jeanette Winterson’s voice on the text.

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DR!FTWOOD: The crux of the song comes from that first moment you meet someone

The three slightly maniacal but lovable lads who make up DR!FTWOOD, Hugh Aitchison, Nathan Walker and Marcus Maddox are back with another in their ever growing armoury of songs. IN2U may highlight their collective lack of spelling ability but that aside the track is an anthem, laden with more hooks than a trawler and a reason for The Fountain to catch up with the three lads to discuss their music in more depth.

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