Edinburgh Book Festival: Murray Pittock and Christopher A Whatley; Nationalism and Unionism; the background.
Professors Murray Pittock and Christopher Whatley have studied different aspects of Scottish historical experience and take divergent positions in the light of their experience, promising a lively and
Francesca Martinez and Mark Thomas really ought to consider forming a double act, on the strength of their appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
With the double basses raised and along the back of the orchestra, and with twelve violas at the front to the right, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, founded in 1896, was well set for an evening of C
Douglas Newton and David Olusoga came together with Al Senter, in the Chair, to look at the other side of the Great War and in Newton's case a counter view of the decision making that led to the war.
Schizophrenia, a largely misunderstood mental illness often mistaken for split personality disorder, affects around 1.1% of the population and is a subject often thought of as taboo.
What happens when an audience arrives at a theatre performance and there are no actors and no performance? The answer is - not much!
A soaring polyphony on the grief and waste of war.
Improvised comedy or Improv “is a form of theatre where most or all of what is performed is created at the spur of the moment.
Feminism has always been a widely debated subject and many women feel there is a need to reject the image of the 'normal woman' that is projected upon us by society and instead rebel in a way that exp
The theme of this year’s Edinburgh Book Festival is summed up by the phrase ”Let’s Talk” illustrated with chirriping birds on the programme cover.
Its such a rare pleasure these days to stumble across something by relative chance, coming away energised and utterly enchanted.
A beautiful, sunny August morning (rare for any Edinburgh Festival goer), a cup of coffee, fresh strawberries and a croissant (even rarer for any heavy-eyed Fringe reviewer).
“Everybody is rushing, running, trying to escape almost certain death in this hail of enemy shells. Today I have seen the real face of war.” - German musketeer, Hans Otto Schetter.
Amnesty International has chosen six Fringe productions for the shortlist of its 2014 Freedom of Expression Award.
A Rabbit. Headphones. Finger Puppets. A New concept for Fringe 2014, but anything goes right? Well not always.
Major revival of John Byrne’s The Slab Boys set to mark Citizen’s Theatre 70th Anniversary Season in 2015
The Slab Boys by John Byrne is one of the best-loved works in twentieth-century Scottish theatre and regarded as a landmark play in Scottish theatre, being named by the National Library of
Sadly a monsoon-like downpour reduced the size of the audience for Hilary Roberts, but those who braved the elements were treated to a fascinating hour of pictures from her new book, 'The Great War -
A man who has been travelling stands on stage. He has just arrived from somewhere else – some nameless place known for exporting ‘sarcasm and uric acid’.
An appearance by Nicholas Parsons is always a highlight of the Edinburgh International Book Festival and this year was no exception.
Civil Rogues is a good, old-fashioned, rollicking romp and, although it follows a rather familiar formula, a first-rate cast ensures laughs all round.