City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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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

Edinburgh Book Festival: Francesca Matinez and Mark Thomas; The Jokes are Never Wobbly, Review

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.

EIF 2014: Czech Philharmonic 02, Usher Hall, Review

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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

John Kearns Wins Top Foster's Comedy Award

Once more, the comedy industry has run its annual knockout contest for the crown of best comic at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Edinburgh Book Festival: The Not-So-Great War?, Douglas Newton & David Olusoga, Review

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.

Normal / Madness, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

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.

Theatre On A long Thin Wire, Summerhall, Review

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What happens when an audience arrives at a theatre performance and there are no actors and no performance? The answer is - not much!

EIF 2014: Front, Lyceum, Review

Front - Royal Lyceum

A soaring polyphony on the grief and waste of war.

Upstairs Downton, Laughing Horse @ Counting House, Review

The cast of Upstairs Downton

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.

Sister, Summerhall, Review

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

Edinburgh Book Festival: Maggie Gee and Enrique Vila-Matas: Novels about Novelists

Maggie Gee

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.

Leaving Home Party, Summerhall, Review

Leaving Home Party - Catherine Ireton

Its such a rare pleasure these days to stumble across something by relative chance, coming away energised and utterly enchanted.

The Big Bite-Sized Breakfast, Pleasance Dome, Review

The Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

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).

EIF 2014: Beyond Zero: 1914 - 1918, Festival Theatre, Review

Beyond Zero: 1914 - 1918

“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 Freedom of Expression Award 2014 Shortlist Announced

Amnesty International has chosen six Fringe productions for the shortlist of its 2014 Freedom of Expression Award.

Biding Time (remix), Summerhall, Review

Biding Time (remix)

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

Edinburgh Book Festival: The Great War in Pictures, Hilary Roberts

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 -

Title and Deed, Assembly Hall Rainy Hall, review

Title & Deed stage

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’.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Nicholas Parsons, No Repetition, Hesitation or Deviation

An appearance by Nicholas Parsons is always a highlight of the Edinburgh International Book Festival and this year was no exception.

Civil Rogues, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

Civil Rogues - ladies

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.