City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Fringe

The Art of Swimming

The Art of Swimming, written and performed by Irish writer Lynda Radley, revolves around the life of the long-distance swimmer, Mercedes Gleitze, the first British woman to swim the English Channel in fifteen hours, fifteen minutes.

Follow Me

'Follow Me' opens curiously with a bespectacled woman putting a jigsaw puzzle together whilst jazz standards play in the background.

Neil Brand - The Silent Pianist Speaks

One of the great joys of the Fringe are the unexpected surprises occasionally thrown in the way of unsuspecting reviewers.

Free Shows at Edinburgh's Festivals

In all the Edinburgh Festivals that I've been at over the last couple of decades there's always been plenty of free shows. I'm not just talking about the street entertainers and musicians that are out in numbers on the Royal Mile and outside the National Galleries, but full shows indoors.

Natasha Wood - Rolling With Laughter

The audience for 'Natasha Wood, Rolling With Laughter' owe a considerable
debt to Wood's parents, who clearly equipped her with a large share of her
mother's 'Double D for determination'

Launch Party for New Royal Scots and Euro Scot Fringe Venues

The Royal Scots Club and Euro Scot venues are
celebrating the fact that they are operating under the new management of Seven Dwarves, with a launch party this afternoon, August 2nd at 2pm.

A to Z of Venues on Fringe Minus Four

The Fringe doesn't officially start until Sunday, but already the city is in the grip of Festival fever. The High Street is milling with street performers and actors peddling their shows and venues at both ends of the festival programme are today having their press previews.

Hard work, Bad Pay, Happy Days - My Job at the Gilded Balloon.

Ten years ago I moved to Edinburgh from Australia. It was completely

Fringe Promoter Understairs Goes Under

The Fringe promoter Understairs who, earlier this month, lost one of their key venues the Apostolic Church has gone into liquidation days before the Fringe kicks off.

An Old Friend's Advice On Picking Fringe Lists

The Fringe is just around the corner. Officially, the Fringe runs from 5-27 August, but the preview shows start pretty much as soon as August arrives.