There is something a bit more concrete about writing down your hopes and wishes rather than just having them floating around the ether of your own mind. So here goes, my list of promises to myself for the year 2017. Keep a journal – even if it’s just a line a day. You used to be… Read More New Year’s Resolutions
“Who do you think you are?” is the BBC hit programme that delves into the family trees of well-known celebrities, offering fascinating genealogical research and tales of the stars’ ancestors, from all walks of life. Recently, the show aired an episode about the lineage of Danny Dyer, the archetypal Cockney geezer, loveable and funny, if a… Read More Who do you think you are?
Having been working as an English teacher in Russia for a month now, I feel that I am more or less used to my routine at university. My timetable of work is pretty busy, and it turns out that it is quite hard to juggle this work : life ratio that I’ve heard people so often… Read More Requiem for my yesterday
University will change the way you read. As with many things in life, as soon as reading becomes compulsory, the pleasure of it is kinda undermined. Especially if you feel like you are reading a lot of things that might not interest you. Gone are the carefree days spent leafing through the pages of novels… Read More Conquering the Reading List
The end of the summer. One last adventure before going back to real-ish life. My friend and I had said for a while that we would go away together. Morocco, Copenhagen, Budapest, beach holiday, city break? We were pretty open about where to go, but eventually decided on the not-so-distant – but still quirky enough and warm… Read More A weekend in Amsterdam
The latest in the growing list of Netflix original TV shows, Stranger Things has been tipped as the new binge-worthy series. Premiering last month, the show has already overtaken other Netflix hits like Jessica Jones and House of Cards in views, and is now the 3rd most watched show on the entire site. So what’s… Read More Does Stranger Things live up to the hype?
Whilst in Berlin this summer, I discovered a really great gallery: C/O Berlin. A charitable arts foundation formed in 2000, the organisation has established a unique cultural space in Amerika Haus in the affluent Charlottenburg quarter. A former post-war education and culture facility, the building nowadays hosts a variety of photographic and visual arts exhibitions each… Read More C/O Berlin
“Berlin ist eine Stadt, verdammt dazu, ewig zu werden, niemals zu sein” – Karl Scheffler There is no doubt that Berlin’s art scene is one of the most thriving in the world. Thousands of tourists flock to the city each year to see the sights that have earned Berlin the title of Unesco City of… Read More Evolving art in Berlin
A lot has happened in the past few months. I enjoyed the last few months of student life in Glasgow, sat my final exams and recently graduated with an honours degree in French and Russian. I spent 3 weeks in France in June, and am currently spending a month in Berlin. But the past couple… Read More Waking up post-Brexit
“Long Game” marks the first exhibition of the CCA’s 2016 gallery programme and features a collection of works by Glasgow-based artist, Merlin James. The works, which span over 30 years of James’ career, incorporate a wide range of techniques and subject matter. From a series of small, wooden model buildings to large-scale mixed-material paintings and… Read More Exhibition Review – Long Game