Having sold out online in just a few days, all you could hear up and down our three streets was people either excited about the House of Horror launch party, or annoyed they hadn’t clicked that Fixr link and snapped one up. Everyone arrived with high hopes, anticipation and curiosity about what the spooky evening would entail. The event was the launch of the annual House of Horror Halloween event, which will be held in Kinkell Byre on October 31st in support of the Charity Impact Arts. After Tuesday night’s fun, the main event should not be one to miss.
If any of you were wondering what that strange sound was last night coming from the direction of 1 Golf Place, it was the sound of Under Canvas 2015 officially kicking off. For £3, we got a small but very sweet taste of what to expect on April 25th. If you missed out, be sure to get yourself to ticket sales because if last night was any indication, it will undoubtedly be a night to remember.
I’ve been in the library for 14 hours now and instead of watching people come and go, I see the same faces typing away, with a few more Starbucks cups littered around their work spaces. Pre-break deadlines are looming and I’ve decided my main goal this week is to avoid catching library-pneumonia.
Last night, Zest played host to the launch of Achik, an impressive new student-run social enterprise that aims to share the intricate work of Guatemalan and Bolivian weavers with St Andrews – and beyond.
Last year, Under Canvas underwent a successful rebranding to become the sole music festival event in St. Andrews. Johannah Alltimes described the music as, “Oh. My. Days. It was incredible” and the event as, “the best event I have ever attended in my 4 years in this town.”
I have not been blessed with the talent of easily unearthing layered meanings in a painting or fully appreciating the creative procedure behind abstract drawings or sculptures. While I like to think creative bones exist in my body, they manifest themselves in words rather than art. Consequently, I went into the St. Art Launch Party with trepidation – would the art be accessible to someone like me? Could I write an honest review, knowing I may have grossly misinterpreted someone’s hard work?