City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Lindsay Corr's blog


Strange Theatre: Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves

The earth is trembling with the promise of a new wave as Strange Theatre present a mini-festival which kicks off this evening at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, centred on the company’s new

A trio of theatrical treats for MESP explore myth, war and nature at Storytelling Centre

The annual Edinburgh International Festival of Middle Eastern Spirituality and Peace brings together people from a wide range of backgrounds to explore spiritual, secular, educational, artistic and cultural approaches to peace and mutual understanding utilising performances that deal with these topics through inventive, cross-art productions.

February at the Storytelling Centre Gives Voice to All

LGBT History Month takes place throughout February, aiming to replace ignorance and prejudice with knowledge and understanding, yet those who watched BBC Three doc

Sweeney and Signing go hand-in-hand for Edinburgh Musical Theatre Anniversary Production

Tickets are now on sale for EMT’s Thirtieth Anniversary production of the sophisticated, macabre, visceral and uncompromising Stephen Sondheim musical masterpiece, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. 

Burnsfest at Storytelling Centre proves Scotland's Bard is accessible to all!

Edinburgh’s Royal Mile is the obvious place to start for a taste of Burns and the Scottish Storytelling Centre, right in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, doesn’t disappoint.

Science Fiction On Stage – new theatre company reaches for the stars

Esc f8, the country’s only theatre company dedicated to producing science fiction is to take its maiden voyage this Friday in ‘Black Sky’ – an evening of scien

Banned book now a sell-out stage show

A book by a North-east novelist, which was once banned in her home town, is set to tour Scotland

The annoyance of illness at Fringe time

You look forward to it all year – the most vibrant, beautiful city in the world becomes a vast jungle of bodies everywhere and not enough room to swing a cat…the Fringe engulfs the city with its myriad of shows and performers all eager to get bums on seats or people gathered round them…even if it is in the most inconvenient of spots to juggle fire.

‘Storydads’ celebrate active fatherhood for Father’s Day

There’ll be a special day for fathers this Saturday at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, giving dads the chance to share their experiences and challenges of parenting with each other – and to learn and practice the skills to become ‘storydads’, able to share their own and other stories with their children to build and strengthen the bond between them.

Irish Dance Show Comes to your Doorstep

Edinburgh-based Absolutely Legless are taking their full show of Irish Music, Song & Dance to the Netherbow Theatre on Saturday 11th June. Their show continues to entertain audiences in Scotland, Europe and beyond. They have just returned from the Riviera and will soon travel to Slovenia to take part in an international festival of music, song and dance.

Storytelling Centre Marks Fifth Birthday with Book Launch of Storytelling Legend

''Five fabulous years – it’s just flown by – but the possibilities for this artform are endless and there’s lots more to come.'' Donald Smith, Scottish Storytelli

Puppet Animation Festival takes over Storytelling Centre

Box Office: 0131 556 9579
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR
All tickets £6.50/£4.50 and shows last approx 50 minutes
 
Scotland's Puppet Animation Festival began with 12 events at the Netherbow Theatre on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, in 1984. The award-winning Scottish Storytelling Centre carries on the tradition of outstanding puppetry for families with a fantastic programme for this year's Scotland-wide marionette take over!
 

EMT Supports Waverley Care through Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musical, Rent

 
Edinburgh Music Theatre (EMT) has joined forces with Waverley Care, Scotland’s leading charity providing care and support to people living with and affected by HIV and Hepatitis C, for its April 2011 production of the musical, Rent.
 

Census may boost Scots tongue

Scots Language event highlights Census question in a pure braw nicht