City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Belt Up's Quasimodo Review

Belt Up's Quasimodo

Victor Hugo’s Hunchback of Notre Dame gets Belt Up Theatre’s trademark reconstruction as we are drawn into the Court of Miracles.

Book Festival: Owen Sheers


This event with young Welsh poet Owen Sheers was most entertaining and enlightening.  His new book is based on the recent BBC 4 TV series “A Poet’s Guide t

Russian National Orchestra Review

Expectations of the Russian National Orchestra performance at this year's EIF were high and its attractive programme – even the Shostakovich symphony –

The Last five Years Review

Tabitha Tingey and Ben Cork

In what is an intimate venue, two actor-singers sing this one-act musical by Jason Robert Brown tenderly and in an exquisite manner.

Instruments from the Mirrey Collection Review


John Kitchen’s recital was on three of the 22 historic keyboard instruments gifted to the University of Edinburgh in 2005 by Rodger and Lynne Mirrey.

Book Festival: Joseph Stiglitz; How the World Can Re-think Its Approach To Global Finance

Edinburgh Book Festival: Joseph Stiglitz

One of the most respected economic commentators of our times, Joseph Stiglitz made a clearly welcome return to the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Edinburgh Organ Scholars in Concert Review

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Edward Dewhirst is the Organ Scholar at the Canongate Kirk and is currently preparing for his Associateship Examination of the Royal College of Organists.

Letters Home Review

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The award winning production of “Black Watch” by the National Theatre of Scotland,  is based on interviews with former soldiers who served in Iraq.

Book Festival: David Mitchell

David Mitchell

David Mitchell’s got it. He has moved from relative obscurity among mainstream book readers to being one of the most popular authors in Britain.

Lockerbie: Unfinished Business Review

Why is it we always remember where we were when something bad happens?

Al Murray: The Pub Landlord's Compete for the Meat Review

Frnge 2010: Al Murray

I have never set out to actively watch Al Murray, whether it be on TV or at previous festival appearances.

Grupo Corpo Review

Grupo Corpo Parabelo

The colour and samba beat of Latin America fills the Festival Theatre with an exhilarating performance by the Grupo Corpo dance company from Brazil.  Their unique choreographic trademark is th

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Review

Hunchback of Notre Dame

Pip Utton strips back Hugo’s classic plot to leave us with a meditation on beauty and unrequited love

Kronos Quartet Review

The Kronos Quartet received an ecstatic reception at the Usher Hall, their first appearance at the Edinburgh International Festival.

Celebrity Autobiography Review

It is one of the cheapest, cruellest and easiest ways to mock the current fascination that the world has with celebrities. Group together people and read from their autobiographies. It sounds random but, as we were told multiple times over 60 minutes, "It’s all in their words and nobody else’s." In a way, this makes what you hear that little bit more ridiculous.

Sarah Millican: Chatterbox Review

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Having watched clips on YouTube of Sarah Millican over the last year, I have never been more excited to go and see a stand up live.

Book Festival: Maggie O'Farrell


Maggie O’Farrell is a remarkable novelist with a fresh, distinctive voice and visual imagination. She has meticulous attention to detail for period, manners, language and social m

Book Festival: Iain Banks

Iain Banks

Described as one of Scotland’s beloved literary sons and as the “Sage of North Queensferry”, Iain Banks has published 23 novels since The Wasp Factory burst onto the literary scene. With that first book now issued as a 25th Anniversary edition we flit back and forward through his life and career – and end up going in circles.

The Day the Sky Turned Black Review


"I hope they have good bikes in heaven" enthuses five-year-old Aidan as he thinks of his best friend Jack who didn’t survive last year's horrific bushfires that killed 173 peop

My Hamlet With Linda Marlowe Review

My Hamlet

Linda Marlowe plays a washed-up actress-turned cleaner who preferred treading the boards to scrubbing them.

Some Gorgeous Accident Review

Some Gorgeous Accident

This triangular love affair is a sophisticated soap opera smudged naturally by scandal. Susie loves Link and Fiddes, his best friend, an eminent psychiatrist.