SMIG’s Flavours of Malaysia: Reviewed

SMIG’s Flavours of Malaysia: Reviewed

Emily Grant reviews Flavours of Malaysia, an event put on by the St Andrews Malaysian International Group on Saturday 19th April in Holy Trinity Church Hall.     After writing up the preview piece for the St Andrews Malaysian International Group’s (SMIG) event, Flavours of Malaysia, I was absolutely ecstatic about actually getting to attend the event. For days I […]

Fine Food & Dining Society: Cook Like Ottolenghi

Fine Food & Dining Society: Cook Like Ottolenghi

Caterina Giammarresi reviews the penultimate Fine Food & Dining Society cooking class of the semester, Cook Like Ottolenghi, which went up Wednesday, 9th April.   Yotam Ottolenghi was definitely my first foodie crush. The moment I set on eyes on his mouth-watering dishes in his cookbook Jerusalem, I knew we were meant to be. For those of you who don’t […]

Victoria’s Ale and Oat Loaf

Victoria’s Ale and Oat Loaf

Victoria Allcoat shares a ridiculously easy and delicious no-knead, no-mess bread.   This recipe was born out of the leftovers from a steak and ale pie and my ‘waste not want not’ life motto. It’s bread, but it’s also ready in under an hour with no kneading and no mess!       Ingredients: 3 cups plain flour 1 tbsp […]

First Annual Scottish A Cappella Championship: Reviewed

First Annual Scottish A Cappella Championship: Reviewed

      Haley Scheer reviews the First Annual Scottish A Cappella Championship, which went up Friday 18th April in Younger Hall.      For such a small seaside town and university, St Andrews has an unusually large number of student a cappella groups, each with a slightly different style. While we St Andreans are all familiar with the faces […]

Film Review: Philomena (2013)

Film Review: Philomena (2013)

Jeni Morris reviews Philomena, the 2013 film directed by Stephen Frears and based on the true story of Philomena Lee.      Starring Judi Dench as the eponymous character and Steve Coogan as writer Martin Sixsmith, Philomena is a tale—based on a true story—about one Irish woman’s search to find the son that was taken from her by Magdalene nuns when she […]

Album Review: Drop by Thee Oh Sees

Album Review: Drop by Thee Oh Sees

Robin Hughes reviews Drop, the newest album from Thee Oh Sees and their prolific frontman John Dwyer.      I’ll be honest. I had never heard of Thee Oh Sees until a few days ago. Perhaps I should have, considering they have been around in various forms for over a decade despite numerous name and lineup changes. The one constant is […]

On the Rocks Festival Theatre Review: The Lesson

On the Rocks Festival Theatre Review: The Lesson

Dominic Kimberlin reviews The Lesson, which went up through the On the Rocks Festival the 10th and 11th of April in the Barron Theatre.      The Lesson had all the ingredients of an incredible show. I have a weakness for ‘Theatre of the Absurd’, so my expectations were already high to begin with, and the delightfully ominous publicity about scraping knives […]

Ebola: One of the World’s Most Deadly Diseases

Ebola: One of the World’s Most Deadly Diseases

Imagine a fever so strong that it wipes out 90% of those that have it.   MSF staff explaining the effects of Ebola to community members [MSF]   High-fever, weakness, body pain, headaches, and sore throat: I would pop some ibuprofen and regard these symptoms as the flu, hoping that in the morning I feel good as new. In Central and West […]

On the Rocks Festival Theatre Review: Birds at Dawn

On the Rocks Festival Theatre Review: Birds at Dawn

Calder Hudson reviews Birds at Dawn (written and directed by Lauren Hepburn), which went up through the On the Rocks Festival on 6th April in the Barron Theatre.      The On the Rocks’ production of Birds at Dawn culminated well, but—perhaps appropriately, given the play’s content—a bit anticlimactically. Lauren Hepburn, who both wrote and directed the play, managed to rally […]

On the Rocks Festival Theatre Review: Contractions

On the Rocks Festival Theatre Review: Contractions

Chris Cannell reviews Contractions, directed by Fraser Craig and produced by Elise Gallois, which went up the 12th and 13th of April in the Barron Theatre through the On the Rocks Festival.   To call it Kafkaesque would be, for once, appropriate; to call it soul-scarring might also be true. That it calls your complacency into question—well, that too, and more. […]

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on April 16, 2014 at 5:05 pm / in Culture, Theatre

On the Rocks Festival Theatre Review: 100 100 Word Plays

Dominic Kimberlin reviews 100 100 Word Plays’ culminating event, Inmates & Outliers, which went up Sunday 6th April in Venue 2 as part of the On the Rocks Festival.     100 100 Word Plays was one of the oddest theatre-going experiences I’ve ever had in St Andrews. The project is the brainchild of Rachel Tam and was developed out […]

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on April 16, 2014 at 4:45 pm / in Culture, Theatre

On the Rocks Festival Theatre Review: Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off

Chris Cannell reviews Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off, directed by Alexander Gillespie and produced by Amanda Hollinger, which went up Sunday 6th April in Venue 1 as part of the On the Rocks Festival.        Well she did.  The ending of the play is in its name.  The very inevitability of it lends a Shakespearean […]

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on April 16, 2014 at 4:23 pm / in Food, What's On

Event Preview: SMIG’s ‘Flavours of Malaysia’

The Tribe interviewed Aishah Azman, the Media Manager for the St Andrews Malaysian International Group (SMIG), about SMIG’s upcoming event: Flavours of Malaysia. Flavours of Malaysia is happening on Saturday 19th April in Holy Trinity Church Hall. Find out more info through Facebook.     The Tribe: Tell us a little bit about the event. What kind of night can we […]

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on April 10, 2014 at 7:01 pm / in Editor, What's On

Jamnesty: Reviewed

St Andrews Amnesty International put on a good show, whilst keeping the message in the limelight. Venue 1 is half-canvassed and out of use, and the Union itself looks like a building site. As a result Venue 2, the erstwhile less-used room at the top of two flights of stairs, has taken on something of a cult following amongst the […]

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on April 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in What's On

Event Preview: The Vagina Monologues

The Tribe interviews the cast and crew of this year’s production of The Vagina Monologues in anticipation of their performances on the 14th and 15th of April. Find out more about the event here.  The Tribe: Just in case some of the reading audience doesn’t already know what The Vagina Monologues is, can you give a little background information and summary? Sadie Hochfield […]

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on April 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Culture, Theatre

On the Rocks Festival Theatre Review: Gallathea

Calder Hudson reviews director Ben Anderson’s production of Gallathea, which went up 4th-5th February in the Barron Theatre through the On the Rocks Festival.  In the Director’s Note accompanying Gallathea’s program, Ben Anderson wrote that he “wanted the play to be fun for the actors and audience, engaging with a play they’ve probably never heard of.” Gallathea is certainly an (undeservedly) under-sung […]

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on April 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Food

Fine Food & Dining Society: Spring Harvest

Caterina Giammarresi fills us in about her experiences at the Spring Harvest cooking class held by the Fine Food & Dining Society on Wednesday, 2nd April.  Contrary to what the grey weather would have us believe, spring has arrived in St Andrews! To celebrate, this week’s Fine Food and Dining class—Spring Harvest—featured foods that are now in season. As someone who […]

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on April 8, 2014 at 11:55 am / in What's On

Sitara: Reviewed

The final show of St’ Andrews fashion season didn’t fail to dazzle, despite its problems. The last show of St Andrews’ fashion season, staged this time in Younger Hall, provided a refreshingly vibrant alternative to the poker-faced affairs of the other shows on offer. A fusion of models, dancers and actors occupied the runway, engaging the audience with a dramatic […]

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on April 3, 2014 at 11:01 am / in Culture, Film

Documentary Review: Call me Kuchu (2012)

Jeni Morris reviews Call me Kuchu, a documentary about LGBT issues in Uganda directed by Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright. This documentary gives a personalised yet balanced view into the LGBT community of Uganda. Filmed before the signing into law of the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act, which amongst other things legalised the death penalty for certain homosexuals, this documentary provides a detailed […]

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on April 3, 2014 at 11:00 am / in Culture, Music

Album Review: Ratking’s ‘So It Goes’

Tim Hughes reviews Ratking’s newest album, So It Goes Ratking’s So It Goes opens with a monologue about how you can’t compare current, young rappers to Biggie and Tupac because of the massive difference in life experience. As the argument goes, they have separate reference points and therefore cannot be put up against one another; they are of completely distinct times. […]

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