Review: Mick Herron and Chris Morgan Jones, Aye Write 2017

Two vastly different authors with two vastly different backgrounds both introduce their spy novels on the final day of Aye Write in Glasgow, grounding the audience in the world of spooks. Chris Morgan Jones introduces us to his American self-discovering protagonist, Isaac Hammer, whilst Mick Herron drags us into Slough House, also known as the Jackson Lamb series, who is more of a reactionary agent, in this case to a proper terrorist event in London, something that has become too commonplace for comforts as of late.

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Simon Erlanger: How could you bottle the essence of Harris?

With a whisky spirit casked on the edge of the Atlantic, a Click and Collect service newly introduced, there is much to talk about with the youthful Harris Distillers.
The Fountain spoke with Managing Director of the organisation, Simon Erlanger, about this notion of ‘the Social Distillery,’ the history of the company and what we can hope to expect from them in the near future.

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Review: John Hunter, Aye Write 2017

Where else would you wish to be on a dreich day on a Sunday afternoon in Glasgow than at the Aye Write Festival listening to a talk about four tiny Scottish isles? Academic, John Hunter, promoting his title, The Small Isles, gave us an overview of precisely that focusing on Eigg, Rum, Muck and Canna, displaying his evidential background as a forensic archaeologist.

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Review: Jamie Isaac – Couch Baby (Revisited)

Having gained infamy over the past few years through releasing a series of EPs and collaborations, last July Jamie Isaac released his acclaimed debut album, Couch Baby. This month the South London songwriter and producer will be embark on his first U.S. tour, and to celebrate he has also dropped a deluxe version of the album, Couch Baby (Revisited).

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Matt Lloyd: GSFF has always aimed to prod and push

Running from the 15th to 19th March, Scotland’s biggest celebration of short film showcases the best in international and Scottish short filmmaking talent.
As the Glasgow Short Film Festival is about to kick off for it’s tenth year, The Fountain spoke with festival director, Matt Lloyd about his personal favourites programmed this year as well as new features such as the VR storytelling and a return of The Magic Lantern.

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