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Interview // Anna Meredith

Nov
07

Rosie Davies talks to Scottish Album Of The Year winner Anna Meredith about her latest project.

Photo credit: Kate Bones.

Photo credit: Kate Bones.

People are, apparently, surprised to find out that Anna Meredith’s music has been written by a woman. If her music was, God forbid, marketed by Nestlé she’d be a grab bag of Mexican Chilli McCoys or a Yorkie. NOT FOR GIRLS!!!! Lol.

It feels like a betrayal to something or someone to whisper, “Yeah, I can kind of see what they mean.”
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GIRL GAZE // 12 NOVEMBER

Oct
15

Not Your Average Teen Tits

Aug
22

Edinburgh-based design student Rosana Exposito tells us about her most recent project.

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This series of work initially started from the knowledge that a lot of women dislike their boobs. I hate it when my friends put themselves down, so these artworks could be considered the creative equivalent of the very female ritual of saying, “No, you’re beautiful! No, YOU’RE beautiful” and I’m okay with that.
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TYCI chats to Anna Meredith

Jul
26

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Last week, award-winning and celebrated composer Anna Meredith led a four-day residency as part of Brighter Sound‘s Artistic Director Series in Manchester. Alongside guitarist and composer Jack Ross, and visual artist Eleanor Meredith, the residency provided an opportunity for young and emerging female musicians and multidisciplinary artists to collaborate and create new work inspired by the Wonder Materials:Graphene and Beyond exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Produced as part of the programme for the Science in the City Festival, and in wider celebration of Manchester as the European City of Science 2016, the work will premiere at the museum’s Science in The City Late event tomorrow (Wednesday 27 July). Before the residency began, Stacey Walton conversed with Anna over email…
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Behind The Scenes // Gender-Blind Theatre With Arielle Seidman

Jul
18

Sarah Brosenstern interviews Arielle Seidman, Artistic Director for Britches and Hose, a gender-blind theatre group in Northern Virginia, U.S.A.

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With today’s ease of streaming video to cell phones, computers, and home televisions in a matter of seconds, it is a sad reality that many young people today have a limited exposure to live theatre. Yet there are many community theatre groups out there who seek to make live theatre more accessible to their local communities. Recently, I touched base with Arielle Seidman, a longtime friend and the Artistic Director for Britches and Hose, an American gender-blind theatre group whose actors hail from Washington, D.C. and the nearby states of Virginia and Maryland.
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Getting Out Of The Margins

Jul
11

Sarah Brosenstern discusses women in comic books, graphic novels, and gaming.

When feminists think of women in comic books, graphic novels, and gaming, we often cringe. Images of scantily-clad women with no other purpose than titillating (pun intended) the psyche of young men are often the first in a series of negative images that come to mind. For empowered women everywhere, these women can represent the worst of the patriarchy; their bodies are idealized to the point of almost being caricatures, they are overtly objectified and sexualized (to the point where any functional aspects of their wardrobe have been discarded), and their characters are often trapped in the binaries of the damsel in distress/seductress archetypes.
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Maps Another Way?

Jun
20

Edinburgh-based visual artist Fionnuala Mottishaw shares some intriguing new work as part of our EXPLORATION series.

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If we were not so familiar with the image of truth that is the globe, how would we choose to map our world? This image of the green and blue ball floating in the blackness has been validated by so much within our culture – from those remarkable photos taken from space to the virtual landscape that is Google earth. I am not condemning this, but I am suggesting that commitment to this template has lead to a situation where our minds are bound to it as the only logical solution. But, we would be mistaken to believe that this is the only way to present the world, that this commitment to “objective” truth really is all a map could offer us. If we decided to shift our goals, blur them a little, perhaps everything could get a bit more interesting.
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Into The Wild… Life Drawing

Jun
15

Gabrielle Corbett interviews conservationist and artist Jennie Webber about her Wild Life Drawing classes, as part of our EXPLORATION series.

Illustration by Gabrielle Corbett.

Illustration by Gabrielle Corbett.

Jennie Webber is next in a session of interviews / profiles from CueGirls. The aim is to celebrate current young, creative and interesting women in order to inspire more.

Wildlife is something that a lot of people do not explore despite it being so close. As more and more of us move to cities we become increasingly detached from nature and the natural world we used to be so content with. Recently, I joined Jennie and class at Charter House Aquatics (FYI it’s free to just pop in and have a snoop about) in London for a drawing class as a pre-Teleman gig activity and was infatuated by the lax atmosphere to roam free, use any of the drawing materials and admire the sea creatures. Before painting we were walked around the tanks and informed of the fascinating habitats and conservation issues surrounding certain species.
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PINS: On The Road

Jun
04

Faith Vern, singer of the Manchester band PINS, shares some photographs that she took on the band’s latest US tour as part of TYCI’s EXPLORATION series.

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WOLF: HOME / AWAY

May
25

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We are beyond delighted that WOLF will play the first ever TYCI live event in Edinburgh on Thursday 2 June. WOLF features on the bill alongside Rosie Lowe, Nimmo, HQFU and TYCI DJs. Tickets on sale HERE

Kim kindly took the time to share the music that makes her think of home when she is away…
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