Film Review: ‘Bombshell’ ★★★★

Direction: Jay Roach
Screenplay: Charles Randolph
Cast: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow,
Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Malcolm McDowell, Allison Janney
Length: 109 minutes
Rating: 15

A stylishly executed drama that captures the cultural zeitgeist.

Set in 2016, Megan Kelly (Theron), Gretchen Carlson (Kidman) and Kayla Pospisil (Robbie) have been sexually harassed by predatory Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes (Lithgow) but are at different stages of their lives and careers. News anchor Carlson is fired after angering the network and its audience before preparing to sue Ailes, Kelly is the current star news anchor questioning whether to come forward against Ailes, and Posposil is a new arrival at what she thought would be her dream job.

In ‘Bombshell’, we have a backstage pass to watch the high pressure and competition of 24-hour cable news where the camera is always on the move; panning, zooming and refocusing, reflecting the fast pace and constant rate of change. Transformed by subtle prosthetics and vocal register, Theron is particularly impressive as Kelly, delivering dialogue in voiceover and breaking the fourth wall (as do Kidman and Robbie) to provide us with context on Fox News and her place within it as she strides through the newsroom sets.

Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie in character as Megyn Kelly, Gretchen Carlson and Kayla Pospisil, respectively | © 2019 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc.

Director Jay Roach, who also helmed the HBO political drama films ‘Recount’, ‘Game Change’ and ‘All The Way’, brings much of the same class and flair for behind the scenes storytelling to this biographical drama as he brought to ‘Trumbo’, his previous cinema release. Also in voiceover is the shocking testimony from other survivors of sexual harassment at the hands of Ailes, an unexpected and commanding move.

Both ‘Bombshell’ and the Showtime limited series ‘The Loudest Voice’, which depicts the rise and fall of Roger Ailes over twenty years as he builds Fox News into the media powerhouse that exists today, have received significant awards season attention. While Theron and Robbie have collected Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for their leading and supporting performances in the film, respectively, Kidman and Lithgow were overlooked for their supporting turns. In contrast, Russell Crowe won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Ailes while the limited series was also nominated.

John Lithgow in character as Roger Ailes | © 2019 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc.

While ‘Bombshell’ focuses more on Kelly and ‘The Loudest Voice’ on Ailes, both projects recognise the pivotal role of Carlson in the downfall of Ailes. By stepping into the firing line, literally and metaphorically, to expose the sexual harassment by Ailes, other women were encouraged to come forward. But this decision was a huge risk considering the media machine and toxic culture that opposed them. It would leave their lives, career and relationships vulnerable to attack. After surviving assault in private, they would need to withstand further onslaught in public with no guarantee of effecting significant change.

Since 2016, there has been a monumental cultural shift in action for survivors and reactions against perpetrators of sexual harassment, with particular reference to individuals and industries in the public eye. But how much of the system has changed when the settlements for accusers are much lower than abusers, as highlighted at the end of the film?

‘Bombshell’ broadcasts this heart-breaking news from the women’s point of view.

‘Bombshell’ is in cinemas now.
★★★★

Sex Education season 2 review: pushing conventional boundaries 

Netflix’s Sex Education is a British comedy-drama series which focuses on a group of young people trying to navigate sex and relationships (both romantic and platonic), as well as their own identities.

The second season of the comedy-drama, which stars Asa Butterfield as socially awkward high school student Otis, and Gillian Anderson as his sex therapist mother Jean, has been praised for introducing more taboo topics into the mainstream.

Viewers took to Twitter to praise both its maturity and the refreshing honesty with which it presented the awkwardness of adolescent sexuality.

The season opens with what can only be described as a masturbation montage to refresh your memory of how limitless the show’s boundaries are.

As for the plot, you follow several main storylines including several love triangles, drug abuse, a mass chlamydia outbreak and the school getting their sex education curriculum revamped.

While all this is going on, each episode also has an underlying theme of a niche sexual issue. While you follow a major storyline – the school’s sex education curriculum being completely restructured by Otis’ mum – you’re also following a smaller thread educating you on what douching is. And this is just one of many topics (see below for more).

The show’s ability to intertwine comedy with being informative is incredible. Every character featured is 3 dimensional, and for this, we have the writing and performances to thank. It’s effortlessly charming, effortlessly witty and just so effortlessly enjoyable to watch.

 

Tracks of the week reviewed: Hayley WIlliams, 070 Shake, Bombay Bicycle Club and Hasley

This week, we’ve got solo debuts, Kanye’s proposed next big thing and Twilight-era flashbacks.

Simmer (Song) – Hayley Williams

The first taste of Hayley Williams’ ‘Petals For Armor’ album dropped earlier this week. The Paramore front-woman said it was nice to call something ‘her own.’

‘Simmer’ was accompanied by a music video directed by Warren Fu (who regularly creates videos for The Strokes and Haim) in which Williams is seen running through a forest bathed in orange light and into a dark empty house where she smears herself in a brown paste.

The video’s atmosphere is similar to her Twilight single ‘Decode’ days – sharp camera movements and eerie greenery.

Lyrically, the song is incredibly deep. Williams delves into feelings of dealing with love and loss and the struggle between needing to be vulnerable but also protecting yourself.

Everything Else Has Gone Wrong (Album) – Bombay Bicycle Club

Trying to define Bombay Bicycle Club’s sound is a tricky task, as they’ve previously touched on post-punk jams, quiet folk, and electronic pop. And this album is almost a summary of it all.

Each song represents an era of their musical progression, but by doing this, the album comes off as quite middle of the road. It isn’t anything they haven’t done before, and it isn’t better than their previous effort.

This doesn’t mean it’s all bad, though. After a four year hiatus, it’s quite comforting to just have Bombay Bicycle Club back making music.

Modus Vivendi (Album) – 070 Shake

Danielle Balbuena, better known by her stage name 070 Shake, is most famous for her soft vocals used on Kanye West’s ‘Ghost Town’, which appeared on his eighth album ‘ye’.

She’s one of the most sought after women in the world to collaborate with, appearing on The Lion King soundtrack and with Lil Yachty, Jessie Reyez, DJ Khaled. Now, though, the release of her debut album, ‘Modus Vivendi’, sounds like a definitive statement – she is her own entity.

The album is built for festivals and clubs. The crooned vocals blended with a strong beat makes the sound one of a kind.

Manic (Album) – Halsey

When a pop star gets to a certain level of fame, they can lose the ability to relate to people. But not Halsey. Her lyrics are what makes her songs work: vulnerable and honest – far more appealing than catchy money-making hits which pop can be littered with.

Lyrically, she wrestles with self-destructive tendencies blowing up healthy relationships. “I could never hold a perfect thing and not demolish it,” she sings on the glitchy outro of “Forever … (is a long time).”

When listening, the album feels personal to her, and musically, ‘Manic’ is admirably haywire for an artist as mainstream as Halsey.

Listen to any of the songs we’ve included in this article below!

 

Film Review: ‘1917’ ★★★★★

A war drama of extraordinary technical and emotional achievement.

Often the simplest plots are the best for epic staging. Two young British soldiers, Lance (George MacKay) and Tom (Dean-Charles Chapman) have been charged by General Erinmore (Colin Firth) with preventing the planned attack by the 2nd Battalion of Devonshire Regiment who mistakenly believe the Germans are in full retreat but are actually tactically withdrawing. With field telephone lines cut, they must deliver the message by hand to save the lives of 1,600 men before the attack the following day.

A treacherous descent into destruction develops as the protagonists move cautiously through a maze of death. Like the soldiers, we’re held in a ubiquitous state of tension, by both the leading characters’ progress and the cerebral writhing of Thomas Newman’s score.

With each challenge Schofield and Blake surpass, the further they journey from relative safety adding to the sense of foreboding. Louder and softer the music groans, evoking the sound of far off shelling, and the image that while all is quiet here and now, it is only temporary as battles are raging somewhere and death is never far away.

Lance Corporals Will Schofield (MacKay) and Tom Blake (Chapman) make their way through the barbed wire of No Man’s Land in ‘1917’ | © 2020 Universal Pictures

Step by step, the characters walk the story through dangerously cramped trenches, hazardous underground tunnels and battle-scarred farmland. Completely isolated, in fear of their lives and only each other for survival, Schofield and Blake still press on. One wrong move could be their last. Just one story of true heroism representative of so many that fought, died and survived an unimaginable existence. The tragedy of war is inescapable. But life goes on.

An entire world has been created in ‘1917’. What unfolds before us is a miraculous combination of forensic planning in screenwriting and production. And the meticulous precision of acting and directing in order to execute what is essentially a cinematic play staged on location in real time but that never feels staged for effect. One-shot filming requires a faultless performance from cast and crew and all should be commended for the distinctive qualities this gives the film.

Schofield (MacKay) hauls himself out of a river of bodies to deliver a message that will spare 1,600 lives | © 2020 Universal Pictures

Violent sequences alternate with moments of great beauty. Death and life intertwine. Crossing the broken bridge, escaping the bombed town and running through open battle are all stand-out set-pieces. While Mark Strong, Andrew Scott and Benedict Cumberbatch add gravitas to pivotal moments, Claire Duburcq and Richard Madden provide sensitive relief. And then there’s George MacKay. Despite enduring such mental and physical extremities that are truly unbelievable in order to make this film as great as it is, he has infuriatingly been left out of the Best Actor categories this awards season. Thankfully, the film as a whole has not.

Winner of two Golden Globes (Best Director and Motion Picture – Drama) from three nominations, ‘1917’ has also been nominated for nine BAFTAs, including Best Film, and ten Oscars, including Best Picture. While Sam Mendes won Best Director at the Critics’ Choice Awards (in a tie with Bong Joon-Ho for ‘Parasite’), one of its three wins from eight nominations, ‘Once Upon A Time In… Hollywood’ won Best Picture.

An almighty gamble has paid off and the one-shot wonder of ‘1917’ should be handsomely rewarded as an iconic cinematic accomplishment alone. It deserves to be experienced on the big screen and will stay with you long after you leave the cinema. As the lone tree stands tall at the denouement of the film, so can the filmmakers.

‘1917’ is in cinemas now.
★★★★★

 

Billie Eilish shakes (and stirs) Bond fans

Tracks of the week reviewed: Selena Gomez, Shimmer, Soccer Mommy and The 1975

Billie Eilish shakes (and stirs) Bond fans

Billie Eilish has been recruited as the voice of the latest Bond film. Could this be to ensure the film franchise will exceed box office figures for its 25thanniversary?

On Tuesday, Billie Eilish announced on her social media that she is the latest talent to sing the 007 theme song, this time entitled No Time To Die.

The James Bond film series holds a target audience of men aged 12-40. Whilst this is a wide audience, it does not run parallel to the teenage girl demographic that Eilish appeals to, making her a contrasting choice for the latest instalment.

Many took to Twitter to criticise the choice…

Despite this, she has proven popular in the world of music and has won numerous awards, including one at the Apple Music Awards 2019. Eilish has also been nominated for the 2020 Grammy awards under six categories.

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Billie Eilish performing at Pukkelpop Festival 2019

And some fans were even excited at the prospect of Eilish doing the next single.

Susan Jolly, 35-year-old James Bond fan puts Billie on the same level as the talented artists that have sung previous Bond theme songs.

“I watch films very often and I quite enjoy James Bond. They usually have quite a high-profile person doing the songs, like Adele or Sam Smith, and Billie Eilish is quite a big name. She’s had a fast rise to fame, so I think it’s good for her to do the song.”

By picking Eilish, the director, Cary Joji Fukunaga, has also taken the bold decision to move away from the usual sound designated to the James Bond theme tune.

24-year-old film enthusiast, Gregor Thomson, thinks Joji Fukunaga is taking a step in the right direction: “I think it’s good they’re using younger people now and they’re also changing their genre from their more classical, really good voice to more centric voice.”

The Bond films have reached varying box office totals over the past fifteen years, hitting 1.109 billion US dollars in 2012 with Skyfall and then plummeting to a total of 880.7 million US dollars in 2015 with Spectre.

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Daniel Craig at the 2015 premier of Spectre

Joji Fukunaga has also cast Rami Malek, 2019 Academy Award winner for Best Actor, in the latest instalment of the film franchise. With a talented pool of actors and Billie Eilish bringing in a brand new audience, it is possible to see No Time To Die exceeding Spectre’s box office totals.

No Time To Die will be released on 3rd of April 2020 in the United Kingdom. Watch the trailer below.

Tracks of the week reviewed: Selena Gomez, Shimmer, Soccer Mommy and The 1975

This week we’ve got husky come-backs, young protégés and a blast from the past.

Rare (Album) – Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez released her third album this week.

This is her first bit of music since 2015 after taking five years out to focus on her physical and mental wellness. Gomez is a sufferer of lupus and has had to undergo chemotherapy to treat it.

Throughout the album these subject matters are the major themes. However it is still an overwhelmingly upbeat album. It’s a real celebration of resilience and growth.

As a musician Selena’s main challenge has always been mastering her voice. It’s very low and understated. This album works so well as it sticks to intimate contemplation rather than attempting bravado.

And I Revel  (Album) – Shimmer

Shimmer’s new album is being described as “loud, messy and wrong”.

But don’t get that confused for it being bad. It’s receiving outstandingly high scores from music critics at the exact same time.

The quartet who have all previously individually been involved in other more “traditional” rock bands said they had became tired of “conforming to the norm” and banded together to create something different.

And this record is exactly that – experimental and utterly unique.

Circle the Drain (EP) – Soccer Mommy

22-year-old singer songwriter Sophie Allison, or better known as Soccer Mommy, dropped her latest EP this week.

Allison is in a league of a powerful growing crop of assertively independent female musicians – often opening shows for the likes of Vampire Weekend and Paramore.

Paramore’s Haley Williams even went as far as saying she felt like a proud big sister watching Sophie push through the “male dominated indie rock scene.”

This EP is packed full of vocals so silky that you almost overlook the sorrow inside the tales she sings of managing her own sadness.

These four songs are only the beginning as well with the rest of her album due to be released on February 28. Soccer Mommy is definitely someone to watch.

Me and You Go Together (Single) – The 1975

The latest 1975 single came out on Thursday. Me and You Go Together is an upbeat love song that many speculate is dedicated to FKA Twigs.

Back in August was the last time the band released a single. The song ‘People’ shocked many fans. It’s loud, screamy, emo and very angry. Quite off-brand for the band and it led to a lot of speculation to whether all their new releases would have a similar sound.

However Me and You Go Together seems to revert back into a pretty standard The 1975 pop record.

So if you’re a fan of traditional 1975 sounds then you’re in luck! But if you were looking forward to hearing their more unapologetic song-making style you might have to wait until their next record.

Listen to any of the songs we’ve included in this article below!

I’m a Celebrity Round-Up: Caitlyn Jenner, Ian Wright and other stars tackle Australian jungle

It’s the time of year when it begins to feel like Christmas is on its way. And what gets us more in the Christmas spirit than watching a number of celebrities tackle critter-filled tasks in the middle of the Australian Jungle.

We are almost a week in and things are already heating up. Between radio DJs Roman Kemp and Adele Roberts tiffing over Adele’s luxury item – a photo of Jane McDonald, of course – and the entire British public already rooting for Caitlyn Jenner to be crowned Queen of the Jungle, it appears to be a very entertaining cast.

We saw the split-up of the group on the first day after they went into pairs to complete tasks which would place them into Snake Rock, the dreaded ‘rough’ camp, and the main camp where they would receive an evening of jungle luxury, well, beds and food.

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Caitlyn Jenner, Ian Wright, James Haskell, Jaqueline Jossa, Andrew Maxwell and Kate Garraway had the misfortune of spending the first night in Snake Rock eating the small portions of beans and rice.

It took just a few hours for Caitlyn to spill the beans on her life as a Jenner and living with the Kardashians. She is already proving to be a fan favourite and fellow campmate Jaqueline Jossa is no exception. As admitted on the first night of the show, she is the Kardashians’ biggest fan and is just as excited as the rest of us to see what stories Caitlyn will tell over the next 3 weeks.

Adele Robertson, Nadine Coyle, Roman Kemp and Myles Stephenson spent their night in the main camp, taking in their new surroundings.

Fans have taken to twitter to demand I’m a Celeb provide subtitles for the Northern Irish Girl’s Aloud member, Nadine Coyle. Though her accent is thick, we all heard her admit she doesn’t actually know any of the lyrics to the iconic Girls Aloud songs on last nights episode.

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This is the first year the producers have banned eating live insects since facing a lot of backlash the last few seasons, but that doesn’t mean to say that the trials are any less gruesome. So far there have been three of the famous Bush Tucker Trials, Caitlyn and Kate were voted to do the first trial. Arguably one of the less horrid trials the show has seen, the pair had to drop five balls each into a bucket whilst lying in perspex boxes high in the air filled with, of course, multiple critters.

Snake Rock took on the helmet challenge, where each camp mate’s hamlet was filled with different critters and in true I’m a Celeb style, suspiciously matched to the camp mates’ fears.

The two camps were reunited on Tuesday night after spending a couple of nights apart.

And last night, Roman and Adele took on the Just Desserts eating challenge, where Roman’s dad took to twitter to admit he was voting for his son to eat some form of balls. No such luck for Martin Kemp, but he did have to eat a bull’s penis.

Tonight we will see the introduction of two new camp mates, Coronation Street star Andy Whyment and former EastEnders actor Cliff ‘Minty’ Parisi, added into the mix as the next stage commences.

Film Review: ‘Le Mans ’66’ ★★★★

Director: James Mangold
Screenplay: Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Jason Keller
Cast: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Caitriona Balfe, Noah Jupe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas
Length: 152 minutes
Rating: 12A

You hear the race cars before you see them, the roaring vibrates from the screen and fades in and out from the opening to the end credits. Roaring into action with a literal road race, ‘Le Mans ‘66’ focuses on the 24 hours of Le Mans, the oldest active endurance sports car race in the world and the rivalry between Ford and Ferarri to win it. Indeed, the film is titled ‘Ford v Ferrari’ in almost every other territory. Brace yourself for a showdown of technical excellence in speed, skill and endurance as we go behind the scenes of the enduring annual endurance competition and the car manufacturers that vie for victory.

‘Le Mans ‘66’ (Ford v Ferrari in other territories) film poster

Introduced in quick succession are Carroll Shelby (Damon), an American car designer and engineer, and Ken Miles (Bale), a British professional race car driver whose relationship drives the film as much as the exceptionally mounted racing action sequences. Miles’ wife Mollie (Balfe) and son Peter (Jupe) are no mere background scenery characters, as can often happen in films anchored on two leading roles. Henry Ford II, CEO of Ford (Letts) and Leo Beebe, Senior Executive Vice President of Ford (Lucas) also get their moments to shine.

In an effort to rebrand its image for a new generation and become a car-maker of artistry instead of mere practicality, Ford attempts to buy a bankrupt Ferrari who have won the last four Le Mans events. But Ferrari choose Fiat, prompting Ford to challenge their racing dominance at Le Mans by designing, building and testing a car of their own in order to beat Ferrari at their own game. That’s the plan anyway. In ninety days, Shelby and Miles, backed by Ford, must fight the limits of automotive engineering, the corporate structure and occasionally each other (you won’t be disappointed).

Academy Award winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in ‘Le Mans ‘66’

Gorgeous cinematography presents the film as shot in a perpetual hot summer sunset, adding to the exotic nature of sports car racing and the people that make it happen. Shelby and Miles are heat stroked and grease oiled to within an inch of their lives, leaving only the overpowering petrol fumes to the imagination, especially while the racing game is underway at various events preceding, as well as, Le Mans.

Attention to minute details like these are representative of a data-focused yet mechanical industry where time, weight and size can mean the difference between success and failure, separating the winners from the losers, becoming legends or footnotes in history. Essentially a period film set over half a century ago, for all the time and effort spent in search of the perfect lap the passion for driving and love for machines is what envelops us most.

Surprisingly romantic and entertaining to a fault, the film benefits from well executed editing and dynamic sound design. Commanding monologues allow for a fireworks display of charismatic acting performances from Letts, Lucas, Damon and Bale. After four Oscar nominations this decade, will Bale finally win Best Actor next year? While his Dick Cheney in ‘Vice’ brought him close, ‘Les Mans ‘66’ could push him over the finish line.

Prepare for high stakes in the front seat as drama punctuates the levity to draw the film away from mere satisfactory viewing. A soundtrack of drums and guitars, acoustic and electric, with tyres screaming and engines revving pulsate through the film, instilling a genuine adrenaline rush for each characters’ destiny. Armed with a propulsive script and muscular production values, ‘Le Mans ‘66’ is quite simply a cinematic tour de force.

‘Le Mans ‘66’ is in cinemas now.
★★★★

What’s on in Edinburgh this Christmas?

SANTA FUN RUN & WALK

West Princes Gardens will play host to the 15th anniversary of the Santa Fun Run & Walk, a fundraising event that sees a horde of Santas taking on a 2.5km circuit in order to raise funds for When You Wish Upon A Star.

The route will be accessible to all with wheelchair and pram access, as well as allowing our four-legged friends on leads to join. Registration for the event begins at 9:30am, and there are prizes in place for the best dressed Santa!

Price:
Adults: £15
Juniors: (5 – 11) £5
Juniors: (2 – 4) £3
Under 2s: Free

Date/Time: 1st of December, 9.30am – 3pm

CHRISTMAS MARKETS

This magical winter wonderland in the heart of the city is the best way to get in the festive spirit.

With food and drink and gift stalls lining the East Princes Street Gardens, you will find plenty that catches your eye. There is something for everyone at the Christmas Markets which makes it a must for your Christmas activities this year!

Price: Free Entry

Date/ Time: 16th of November – 4th of January 2020, 10am – 10pm every day
With the exceptions of:
16th of November, Early Afternoon – 10pm
24th of  December, 10am – 8pm
26th of December, 12pm – 8pm
31st of December, 10am – 6pm
1st of January, 12pm – 8pm

SANTA LAND

While visiting the markets at East Princes Street Gardens, don’t forget to stop off for some fun at Santa Land! Situated just beside the markets, there is plenty to do and see, such as a Santa Train, Carousel, Chair O Planes and even a Christmas Tree Maze.

Fun for all this festive period at Santa Land!

Price: Tickets vary from £2.50 – £4.50 with a 20% discount for EH postcode holders

Date/Time: Santa Land will run on the same days as The Christmas Markets. Time slots for each activity are subject to availability.

NATIVITY CAROL CONCERT

Start December right by joining the annual Nativity Carol Concert. Choirs from across Edinburgh gather at a brand new location, Mound Place, to perform a selection of traditional Christmas carols with the public.

Price: Free

Date/Time: 1st of December, 3pm

SANTA’S GROTTO

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to the man himself… Santa!

This year, Santa’s Grotto will be situated on Castle Street, with group visits beginning every 30 minutes for a magical experience this winter.

Adults can be warmed up thanks to the bar below, which serves hot chocolate or mulled wine while you wait. However, if you wish to join in, each child can bring two adults, with the first receiving free entry and the second paying £5.

Price: Tickets from £8.50 with a 20% EH postcode discount applicable

Date/Time: 16th of November – 24th of December

SPECTACLE OF LIGHT AT DALKEITH

Hosted at Fort Douglas, the spectacle of light at Dalkeith looks to be a spectacle well worth exploring. This event promises to make you “marvel at the beauty of the Orangerie as you follow this visual and musical feast around the gardens and across the river”.

The event is a “continuous experience” which will offer entry times every 30 minutes from 4pm to 6:30pm, and the entire experience will take around 90 minutes to complete.

Toast marshmallows around the fire and stay as long as you wish.

Price:
Adult: £15.75
Child (3 – 15): £9.90
Family (2 + 2): £44.55
Under 3s: FREE

Dates/Times:
7th – 8th of December
13th – 15th of December
17th – 23rd of December
27th – 31st of December
2nd – 5th of January

CASTLE OF LIGHT

The Castle of Light will take place at Edinburgh Castle and is highly accessible for all to enjoy and attend. Boasting “state of the art” light installations and “stunning visuals”, this event will make a great outing for anyone keen to see something visually sensational.

On the 2nd of December, there will also be an access night for those who suffer from conditions such as autism and dementia. This will come with an autism orientation map and support will be provided by event stewards.

Price:
Adult (16-59yrs) £20.00
Concession (60yrs+) £16.00
Child (5-15yrs) £12.00
Family (1 adult and 2 children) £40.00
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £58.00
Family (2 adults and 3 children) £68.00

Date/Time: 24th, 29th and 30th November and 1st – 2nd, 5th – 8th, 12th – 15th and 19th – 22nd of December

 

By Caitlin Gallagher

Edinburgh Art Fair 2019

Photo Credit: Arte in Europa

The Edinburgh Art Fair is set to celebrate its 15th anniversary this week.

The fair will take place between November 21 and 24 at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange, where it has been based since 2005.

It will showcase the work of over 500 artists from across the world, hosting a wide array of different artworks such as paintings, ceramics and glassware, and it’s all by up-and-coming contemporary artists.

There will be art for every type of person, whether it is your first time at the Art Fair or if you are returning once again, and gallerists will be on hand to talk to you about the pieces.

Edinburgh Art Fair exists so people of all backgrounds can partake in the experience. The pieces included in the exhibition come with different price tags in order to make it more accessible to a wider range of people. Artwork will be on sale from £100 all the way up to £50,000, so there should be something for most people.

Some of the exhibitors due to be at the fair include Alpha Art, Bourne Art, and Axis Art.

Tickets for the fair cost £4 for a standard day ticket, and if you are looking for a group ticket for more than 10 people, it will cost you £3 per person – but only when you buy online. If you are a student or unemployed, then you can buy a ticket at the door for £2.

Edinburgh Corn Exchange can be found off Chesser Avenue on New Market Road. EH14 1RJ.

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