The weekend before the lockdown: when our access to food drastically changed

It is Friday morning, before the “lockdown Monday” and I start planning my food shopping list for next week.  I am planning to get some fruit, vegetables, chicken and beef. I go to the supermarket in the evening and the shelves where I was supposed to find those items, were empty, completely empty. My first thought was: …

PosiFest – Transforming the Definition of Festivals

From March this year, the joyful clamour of celebration for mental health awareness and wellbeing should have been ringing out across Edinburgh.   PosiFest 2020, a new festival created by a group of University of Edinburgh postgraduates, was set to fill central Edinburgh venues with positivity. Instead, these venues—the Pear …