FilmSpace: Bohemian Rhapsody; First Man; Halloween
Film Critic Calum Cooper looks back at this week’s additional releases. Firstly, a Queen biopic that lacks the flamboyancy of its lead character, Damien Chazelle’s newest film on Neil Armstrong’s moon landing, and, just in time for the holiday of the same name, the follow up to John Carpenter’s 1978 classic Halloween.
Bohemian Rhapsody – ★★☆☆☆
BookSpace: The German Room; The Art of Coorie; Beautiful Country Burn Again; Crocodile; Here We Fucking Go
Chiara Bullen’s October edition of BookSpace reviews some of the latest Scottish literary productions
THE nights are longer, the days are wetter and the temptation to curl up with a good book whilst the rain rages outside is never stronger than in November. Scottish publishers are the ultimate enablers for that temptation this autumn, releasing a wide variety of titles to warm you up and get you through the dreich weather.
The German Room, Carla Maliandi (translated by Frances Riddle)
Natural History Museum face criticism for hosting Saudi Embassy after alleged murder of journalist
Saudi regime’s bombing of Yemen has caused a mass cholera outbreak among citizens
THE Natural History Museum has faced fierce criticism from human rights campaigners for hosting a reception for the Saudi embassy, as claims that a journalist critical of the Saudi regime was murdered in the country’s Turkish embassy remain.
Catherine Gillies: Politicising our heritage - the fiasco of Holyrood Park
Catherine Gillies, a museums and heritage consultant, says that by denying the All Under One Banner independence demonstration use of Holyrood Park on the grounds of being a-political, Historic Environment Scotland have unwittingly politicised heritage in Scotland and thus made a fundamental mistake
I FIND myself musing endlessly on the current furore over Historic Environment Scotland’s decision not to allow stalls and speeches after the forthcoming All Under One Banner march in Holyrood Park on the grounds that they, as an organisation, are a-political.
New campaign bids to promote nightlife to disabled Scots
Stay Up Late Scotland wants to make Scotland's vibrant late-night scene more inclusive of disabled Scots
FED UP of calling time on their nights out at 9pm, campaigners want to make Scotland's vibrant late-night music scene better for those who often have to leave before the night is over because of accessibility challenges.
The future of cinema is in good hands: The young programmers behind the Glasgow Youth Film Festival
CommonSpace film critic Scott Wilson speaks to two of the young programmers behind this year’s Glasgow Youth Film Festival, which returns to the GFT this weekend (14-16 September)
The Glasgow Youth Film Festival coincides with Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, a nationwide programme ensuring the country’s youth have access to inclusive education, feel a part of discussions pertaining to them, and are recognised as a vital contributor to Scotland’s culture.