Interview: Greg Esplin, Co-Director of Trainspotting Live
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Interview: Greg Esplin, Co-Director of Trainspotting Live

Published by Glasgowist. In 1993, Irvine Welsh’s ground-breaking debut novel Trainspotting was released. The book disgusted some, infuriated others, and kickstarted a phenomenon which is now a beloved franchise. Now, over twenty years later, the story of Rents, Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie is still being picked up by every generation and reincarnated into new, … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Trainspotting Live at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
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Theatre Review: Trainspotting Live at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Published by Glasgowist. Scurrying into what feels like a dark train tunnel buried underneath the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, wearing fluorescent wristbands as admission, the nervous excitement and eager anticipation in the room is palpable. Based on the 1993 novel by Irvine Welsh and adapted for stage by Harry Gibson, the audience brace themselves for … Continue reading

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Review: American Idiot at The Kings Theatre, Edinburgh
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Review: American Idiot at The Kings Theatre, Edinburgh

Published by Glasgowist. Following Green Day’s highly anticipated Glasgow gig being spectacularly cancelled last week, merely hours before show time, a youth theatre group are seeking to revive the spirits of Scottish Green Day fans. Shoogly Peg Productions showcase their adaptation of the 2009 Broadway musical American Idiot over two nights in Edinburgh’s impressive King’s … Continue reading

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Why the T2 Trainspotting Ending is Genius
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Why the T2 Trainspotting Ending is Genius

As Vladimir Nabokov once said: ‘Genius is finding the invisible link between things.’ With the DVD of T2 Trainspotting being released this month, allowing hardcore fans and phenomenon newbies alike to relish in 30+ minutes of unseen footage and cast interviews, the ending to the long-awaited sequel is a hot topic of conversation. Loosely based … Continue reading

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In the Line of Duty: Building a Memorial to the Unsung Canine Heroes of WW1
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In the Line of Duty: Building a Memorial to the Unsung Canine Heroes of WW1

Published by Positively Scottish. They are the forgotten heroes of the Great War, thousands of dedicated individuals who more than played their part on the front line. But now a crowdfunding campaign is under way to provide a permanent memorial to the Airedale Terriers near the Scottish base where their training began, at East Haven in … Continue reading

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