Review: John Hunter, Aye Write 2017

Where else would you wish to be on a dreich day on a Sunday afternoon in Glasgow than at the Aye Write Festival listening to a talk about four tiny Scottish isles? Academic, John Hunter, promoting his title, The Small Isles, gave us an overview of precisely that focusing on Eigg, Rum, Muck and Canna, displaying his evidential background as a forensic archaeologist.

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Review: Jamie Isaac – Couch Baby (Revisited)

Having gained infamy over the past few years through releasing a series of EPs and collaborations, last July Jamie Isaac released his acclaimed debut album, Couch Baby. This month the South London songwriter and producer will be embark on his first U.S. tour, and to celebrate he has also dropped a deluxe version of the album, Couch Baby (Revisited).

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Matt Lloyd: GSFF has always aimed to prod and push

Running from the 15th to 19th March, Scotland’s biggest celebration of short film showcases the best in international and Scottish short filmmaking talent.
As the Glasgow Short Film Festival is about to kick off for it’s tenth year, The Fountain spoke with festival director, Matt Lloyd about his personal favourites programmed this year as well as new features such as the VR storytelling and a return of The Magic Lantern.

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Sarah Price: This year is Edinburgh Printmaker’s 50th anniversary

Edinburgh Printmakers CEO Sarah Price spoke to The Fountain about the organisation’s vision of a new creative industries hub as part of an £11million capital development project at Castle Mill Works in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh.

As the project enters its final fundraising drive to secure the remaining £1million needed to transform the iconic site, Edinburgh’s creative industries received welcome news of the aim to include a dedicated business incubator in the redevelopment plans. Sarah spoke to us about their commitment towards inclusion, their encouragement in innovation and the warm reception they’ve received to this proposal.

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Review: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Vivid, cinematic, Before the Fall, written by television producer, Noah Hawley, is no ordinary thriller. This is precisely the type of thriller I am itching to read, if I am to pick up one. With full character development, a tight plot and a narrative that keeps you reading, this novel has the reader gripped.

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