City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Over 250,000 to View Festival Fireworks Finale

Harmonium Blue

The Edinburgh International Festival draws to a close tonight with the traditional Festival Fireworks finale watched by an esti

Traverse Theatre announces Autumn Season 2015

Just when everyone involved in the Festival is catching their collective breath, lurking round the corner waiting to pounce in delight are the programmes for the Autumn/Winter Season.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Gordon Brown, "A Conversation About Scotland"

Alistair Moffat stood alone on the stage to introduce Gordon Brown who received a tremendous welcome from a packed audience to hear his thoughts on 'A Conversation About Scotland'.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Paula McLain & Priya Parmar, From True Stories to Unforgettable Novels, Review

Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar (Bloomsbury)

Delving into the intimate lives of real women has taken Paula McLain and Priya Parmar on extensive travel trips to investigate hidden secrets and separate gossip from fact.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Helen Lederer, Funny Novel from a Funny Woman & Celia Imrie, Debut Novel by a Beloved Actress, Review

'Losing It' by Helen Lederer, A funny Novel from a Funny Woman (Pan Macmillan)

Given the popularity of these two British actresses, it was understandable that Helen Lederer and Celia Imrie starred in their own one-woman shows at the Book Festival, rather than a double bill.

RSNO appoints new Chair


Dame Susan Bruce DBE, has been appointed as the next Chair of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO).

Liza Klaussmann & Stewart O'Nan:Visions of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edinburgh Book Festival, Review

Liza Klaussmann - author of Villa America

This entertaining discussion about F. Scott Fitzgerald was like eavesdropping on an animated, cultural conversation during a literary soiree at Gertude Stein’s Parisian apartment.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Re-drawing the Military World Map

Mark Urban, the Diplomatic Editor of BBC 2 Newsnight was welcomed back to Edinburgh by Al Senter who was chairing the session.

Piano Music of Erik Satie, St Vincent's, Review

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Peter Bream is one of Edinburgh's celebrated pianists and full-time piano teachers. For several years now he has performed works by Erik Satie in the Fringe - but at St Cecilia's.

EIF 2015, Murmel Murmel, King's Theatre, Review

Murmel Murmel - photo credit Thomas Aurin.

A seemingly nervous conductor squeezes himself along the front row of the auditorium before falling into the orchestra pit.

EIF 2015, Ballett Zurich, The Playhouse, Review

Scene from Sonett by Ballett Zurich (photo credit, Judith Schlosser).

At the end of the UK premiere of ‘Kairos’ last night, Ballett Zurich received a standing ovation from the Playhouse audience, as the dancers took another curtain call to the cheers from the front Stal

Edinburgh Book Festival: Steve Bell: The Cartoonist's Election campaign

Whether Steve Bell can be described as ‘Britain’s best loved cartoonist’ is possibly a matter for debate.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Andrej Klimowski and Danusia Schejbal: When Poland Made its Mark

Andrej Klimowski and Danusia Schejbal offer a unique perspective on Poland under communist rule in their graphic novel of their time in the country, Behind the Curtain.

Traverse Breakfast Plays: (in search of) Tomorrow, Traverse, Review

Breakfast plays at the Traverse this year feature six international writers who were commissioned to write a play responding to the word ‘tomorrow.’ This morning’s play, No Desert Roses, was written b

501 Things I Do in My Bedroom, Just the Tonic @ The Caves, Review

501 Things I Do in My Bedroom

In an increasingly digitalised world we are ironically becoming less and less connected. Relationships have been whittled down to a Facebook message, a follow or a swipe right on tinder.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Charlotte Higgins and Jean Seaton: Is the BBC Worth Fighting For?

Charlotte Higgins and Jean Seaton are uniquely placed to talk about the BBC and contemplate its future.

The Soaking of Vera Shrimp, Pleasance, Review

A touching outpouring from a young girl drenched in grief.

You’re Not Like the Other Girls Chrissy, Pleasance, Review

A charming love letter sent across generations.

Every Brilliant Thing, Summerhall, Review

Every Brilliant Thing - photo credit Michaela Bodlovic

When our narrator was seven years old his mother couldn’t think of anything worth living for.

The Red Chair, Summerhall, Review

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What creeshie secrets does the red chair hold?

Under the Ground, Assembly Checkpoint, Review

Under the Ground - Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Detached amidst the crowd a girl stands on the underground platform.