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Edinburgh 29th Oct 2016: Come along to Out of the Blue Drillhall (off Leith Walk), to a "Visit, Listen, Discuss, Write" event from 9.45 am - 'Creating a Just Scotland: Transforming Our Land and Taxation Policies'... Click For More Info

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Music: Sukh

On the 5th of July we got the local talent of Sukh playing from his debut album ‘Kings’ in the Castle Hotel in Manchester.  Sukh (born 1988) is a Manchester based singer songwriter with many creative strings to his bow.

Characterised by his raw voice and various guitar tunings his songs invite the listener into the inner world of his mind. He plays guitar, piano and has recently finished recording his debut album “Kings”. Drawing upon by the likes of Dylan, Sigur Ros, the National and his favourite novelists his music has been said to be always warm, inviting and honest. Read more

Ghosted: Confessions of a Model Essay Writer by Tiny Splinter

Oh, let’s take the jargon ‘model essay writer’ out of the way to start with and tell you what I really did. I aided and abetted students who wanted to get a qualification without actually doing the boring academic stuff that goes along with it. In short, I helped them to cheat….

I did this by researching and writing essays and dissertations for them. Mostly the research and writing I did was for a variety of business degrees – MBAs and the likes – but I have been asked to write in a variety of subjects: law, politics, psychology, nursing, education. Within business studies I have written pieces of work on human resource management, accounting, economics, international trade, business strategy, leadership, business law, oh, the list goes on and on. I have even produced a series of draft pieces of dissertations to be shown to lecturers and supervisors as ‘word-in-progress’. Read more