City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News

Kursk, Bedlam Theatre, Review

Kursk - Airlock Theatre

"Being set on the idea
Of getting to Atlantis,
You have discovered of course
Only the Ship of Fools is
Making the voyage this year. – W H Auden”

Edinburgh Book Festival: Alan Taylor, "Glasgow: the People's History", Review

Alan Taylor has a long history as a journalist with The Scotsman, where he rose to be the deputy and then managing editor.

EIF 2016: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Usher Hall, Review

The Gewandhausorchester of Leipzig is one of the most established orchestras in Germany (it was the first orchestra in the world to play the complete cycle of Beethoven symphonies in 1825-26) and Herb

Edinburgh Book Festival: Jonathan Dimbleby, "Where World War Two Was Won", Review

Jonathan Dimbleby had Magnus Linklater in the chair for this Experian event looking at 'Where World War Two was Won'.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Matthew Goodwin, "Where Now for UKIP", Review

Political scientist Matthew Goodwin introduced his book "UKIP" by explaining that the book really came about as a result of the growing Eurosceptic feeling in the country.

EIF 2016: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

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For half an hour Sarah Connolly CBE entranced us as she sung six of Alma Mahler's lieder, German romantic songs.

The Last Five Years, The Space @ Surgeons Hall, Review

Ellie Smit as Cathy and the orchestra in The Last Five Years

Premiered off Broadway in 2002, "The Last Five Years" by Jason Robert Brown covers the all American, tragic-romantic territory beloved by Woody Allen, about Jamie Wellerstein, a talented young Jewish

The Magic Cave of Salamanca, Quaker Meeting House, Review

A group of con-artists, pimps, prostitutes and cuckolds come blinking into the light after 400 years.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Vince Cable, "Sailing Britain Through a Storm", Review

With a hearty Edinburgh reception, Sir Vincent (Vince) Cable took his seat with Phil Harding who was in the chair for this session.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Ruby Wax, "Stand up to Stress", Review

Ruby Wax came into the auditorium to resounding applause and clearly revelled in the very supportive welcome that she received.