WayWORD Festival: Art is Activism

The WayWORD Festival, a student-led creative arts festival run by the WORD Centre at the University of Aberdeen is without a doubt, summed up with the expression “maximum effort, maximum reward,” in terms of the time and energy it took to get it all together, and the obstacles we overcame. The tagline we chose, “unconventional... Continue Reading →

Failure is Inevitable: Spray

Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ All the way through lockdown, I’ve been listening to the album Failure is Inevitable by synth-pop duo Spray. The band consists of siblings Jenny Mclaren and Ricardo Autobahn. They’ve been my favourite band for a couple of years, I even own one of their T-shirts which currently for sale on Bandcamp. Below I... Continue Reading →

On A Rooftop Overlooking The Tay…

A secretive new collective has sprung up! The Underground Rooftop Collective (or URCollective) held their first performance this autumn in a secret location in Dundee city centre - performing to an audience of none in line with the Covid-19 restrictions. On a rooftop overlooking the Tay, Katherine Allan & Haig Massie, Cheryl McGregor, Chloé Segall,... Continue Reading →

Learning To Listen In A Time Of Unending-ness

For me, 2020 has been primarily characterised by an overwhelming feeling of unending-ness. I recently had a conversation with a friend in which we spoke about the undeniable similarities between the Spanish Flu of the early 20th Century and COVID-19 outbreaks. She also mentioned the prevalence of world-wide race riots that happened around the same... Continue Reading →

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