Jan Rutherford: Those writing now for digital media can transfer skills to those who are not digital natives

Creative Scotland and Scottish Review of Books have for the second time round requested submissions for their Emerging Critics programme, which provides a mentoring opportunity to enable an new generation of reviewers in Scotland.
Jan Rutherford from the Scottish Review of Books spoke with The Fountain about the change in programme, the programme in more detail and who it is geared towards.

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Faith Mussa: I’m so excited to be part of the Lake of Stars Festival

The internationally renowned Lake of Stars Malawi Festival is hitting Glasgow today at the Art School in a celebration of UK and African culture, with free music during the day but with a strong line-up for the ticketed evening part.
Including artists such as M. anifest, Scott Hutchison and Faith Mussa, The Fountain spoke to Faith Mussa about his involvement with the festival, his previous experience performing in Glasgow and who he is looking forward to seeing at this one day event.

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Elizabeth Mitchell: There are overarching themes that are in a lot of the songs

With a new album release and a Shacklewell Arms gig announced as well as SXSW on the horizon, there is much to keep Totally Mild busy at present. Her came out on 23rd February via Chapter Music, following their acclaimed debut, Down Time.
Elizabeth Mitchell from the band spoke with The Fountain about their approach, their forthcoming plans and their favourite gig to date.

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Ida Panahandeh: As a female filmmaker, I would like to speak of the femininity of women in my country

It’s International Women’s Day yet again, whereby we rightly celebrate the work and influence from women across the globe, and it’s wonderful on such a day to introduce Iranian filmmaker Ida Panahandeh, who has been over recently to Edinburgh as part of the Iranian Festival to introduce her films, Nahid and Israfil.
Ida spoke to The Fountain about the natural process for her to speak of femininity, being a female filmmaker and her reasons for being part of the Edinburgh Iranian Festival.

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