O-Two Editors' Letter


Welcome one and all to dear old UCD! As this year’s Otwo editors, we look forward to keeping you up to date with all artistic and cultural happenings over the next eight months, both on campus and further afield.

After a summer of rain and recession it is time to return to lectures and reality, but don’t be dismayed- Otwo will be here throughout the year to provide light relief and remind you that there’s more to life than nine o’clock starts and impending assignments.

Get ready to giggle as we interview a number of acts performing at the Bulmers Comedy Festival, including the mysterious Keith Barry and deadpan Rich Hall.

In music, we review one of the best loved music festivals just gone by, the eccelctic Electric Picnic, and talk to the band responsible for the hit of the summer, Noah and the Whale.

Those dreading a student diet of pizza and thin air should turn to the Food and Drink page for the lowdown on SeptemberFest, a spectacular food and drink festival taking place in Farmleigh House and the surrounding Phoenix Park.

The soon-to-be-released Tropic Thunder and Pineapple Express are reviewed on our film page, and Otwo Icon of the fortnight is the late, great and highly unpredictable actor Klaus Kinski.

We also preview two of the theatrical highlights of the Dublin Fringe Festival, La Clique and Magic Moments, and lament the loss of Private Practice from our TV screens.

In travel, Otwo checks out holiday hotspots New York and Krakow.

Being the dedicated sort that they are, some of the Otwo team risked their lives (or at least their reputation) trying out fencing on behalf of Otwo Attempts.

What’s Hot is as always predicting the trends that will sweep our fair campus over the next few months.

Meanwhile Mystic Mittens knows not only what you did this summer, but more importantly what’s about to happen to you this semester…

Anyone with feedback, suggestions or an interest in writing for Otwo can drop us a line at o-two@ucd.ie or call in to the University Observer office, which is located in that cosy Students’ Union corridor in the heart of the Student Centre.

All contributions are very welcome, just try and get in touch before the power goes to our heads…

Kate & Paul

What’s a better way to get through those 9am lectures than by piecing together the night before? This week, Otwo has 3 pairs of tickets to the Stone Roses Experience gig in The Academy on Friday September 26th. The first three students who email o-two@ucd.ie will get their hands on them!