Elaine C Smith
New campaign organisation aims to take independence movement ‘to the next level’
On the fourth anniversary of the 2014 referendum, the Scottish Independence Convention has revealed its plans for a new campaign body
THE SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE CONVENTION has announced plans for a new national campaign organisation, aiming to raise support for independence above 50 per cent.
From Rab C Nesbitt to Still Game to the Limmy Show: Why is Scottish comedy so saturated by working class humour and what does it say about society?
CommonSpace’s culture and ideology columnist David Jamieson speaks to Rab C. Nesbitt star Elaine C Smith and co-creater of Still Game, Greg Hemphill, to explore why Scottish comedy has a distinctively working class character, and what that cultural awareness says about power and ideology in Scotland today
THE Scottish comedy scene is saturated by working class humour. From sketch shows like Burnistoun and Limmy to stand up acts like Frankie Boyle, Kevin Bridges and Janey Godley. Their predecessors like Still Game and Rab C Nesbitt remain national favourites.
Inaugural “IndepenDANCE” organisers urge country-wide rollout of popular event
Organisers call others to get up and indepenDANCE following successful debut
LAST Friday, the first ever IndepenDANCE brought independence supporters to the dance floor in Haddington, and organisers are encouraging other groups to try their hands – or feet – at planning similar events.
Lindsay Conn: The #CommonFest sell-out show is just another signal that the 'new left' in Scotland is not going away post-indyref
Common Weal North Glasgow member Lindsay Conn was one of the organisers of CommonFest, and says the event was an unprecedented success which underlined the strength of Scotland's new political scene
IF there was ever a case for a fear of missing out, it's being 400 miles from home while your friends and family engage in the most exciting, vibrant and defining summer of their lives. So, if you had told me a year ago I'd have just played co-host to a sold-out gig combining politics and culture in a post-indyref Scotland, I'd have laughed in your face.