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Yer Granny, King's Theatre, Review

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Douglas Maxwell has described ‘La Nona’, Roberto Cossa’s play on which ‘Yer Granny’ is based as a ‘tragedy with jokes’.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra Dream of Gerontius, Usher Hall, Review

John Henry Newman was a Church of England priest who in 1845 converted to Roman Catholicism. For the last forty years of his life he lived at the Oratory he had built in Birmingham.

Rites, Traverse Theatre, Review

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Rites describes the multitude of conflicting views and the complex, challenging issues that surround the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

"Big Four" Launch Edinburgh Fringe 2015 Programme

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As we head towards June, it’s only a couple of months before the curtain rises to launch the Edinburgh Festival Fringe again and a world of visitors will arrive i

Council Plans Co-operatively Funded Solar Project

Edinburgh City Council is planning to install community-owned solar panels on 25 Council buildings throughout the city.

Red Note Ensemble, Queen's Hall, Review

An evening comprising a newly composed modern classical song cycle by Rory Boyle which sets to music poems musing on themes of motherhood from Dilys Rose. But first, a bit of Janacek.

Edinburgh Royal Choral Union, St Stephen’s Centre, Review

Michael Bawtree introduced a concert without a overarching theme but of pieces which were his favourites.

Scottish Opera Announces 2015/16 Season

Scottish Opera has announced details of its vibrant new season, showcasing seven powerful operas featuring drama, romance, fairy-tale and comedy.

Scottish Opera's Il trovatore, Festival Theatre, Review

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Il trovatore, along with Rigoletto and La traviata, is a must-see grand opera by Verdi. Il trovatore is based in Spain in the 15th century.

The Lower Depths, Hidden Door Festival, Review

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There could hardly be a more apt setting for this Russian classic from Maxim Gorky set in early 20th century Tsarist Russia than inside the cold disused depot with its flaky painted ceilings, exposed

PASS Out, Traverse Theatre, Review

PASS Out is the final show for this year’s HND Acting and Performance graduates from Edinburgh College.

Torn, Assembly Roxy, Review

Faux Theatre’s Torn is a wordless and witty exposé of life after love.

Made in Scotland launches 2015 Fringe programme

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Under glorious warm sunshine, the 7th Made in Scotland annual Fringe programme was launched in Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens on Wednesday 20th May.

Derren Brown: Miracle, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

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Psychological illusionist Derren Brown has, for over a decade, wowed audiences by blurring the view and asking if what you're seeing is witchcraft, power of the mind or reality.

Waves, Traverse Theatre, Imaginate Review

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Waves, by Alice Mary Cooper, is a beautiful story told with touching simplicity.

Dream City (Droomstad), Traverse Theatre, Imaginate Review

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De Dansers, from Utrecht in the Netherlands, dance like no-one’s watching but ‘door Christ!’ you’ll be glad you did!

We dance, wee groove, Church Hill Theatre, Imaginate Review

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The Imaginate Festival is an annual children’s festival for performing arts held in various venues in Edinburgh.

Gardner Muirhead: Leitmotif, The Sutton Gallery - Art Exhibition Review

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Since opening in 2012, Reuben Sutton and Colin Herd at Sutton Gallery have always sought to exhibit an eclectic range of artists offering distinctly different styles of work.

The Gold Digger, Traverse, Imaginate Review

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Immigration and emigration are words heard a lot these days. This show from Haderslev in Denmark tells a tale based on a Danish legend written by Nobel prizewinning author Johannes V.

Hup, North Edinburgh Arts Centre, Imaginate Review

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Hup is a short and quietly beautiful piece of bespoke musical theatre for babies and toddlers up to 24 months.

Mess, Traverse Theatre, Imaginate Review

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The “…particularly thin elephant in the room” that this new play from Caroline Horton is tackling is a version of her own experience of and recovery from anorexia.