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Broke Britannia! Review

Scene from Broke Britannia ! by David Shireff & Russell Sarre

Broke Britannia! is still topical and is an interesting hotchpotch of characters - some from a relevant childhood story and some depicting well known names still affecting daily lives.

Departures Review

Departures - Billy Askew, Jonathan Taylor. (credit Adam Goldstein)

Venue 3 at Spaces on the Mile, (Radisson hotel) is the perfect space for this smart comedy by John Godber, the award-winning, veteran Edinburgh Fringe playwright.

Pavel Haas Quartet Review

Pavel Haas Quartet - EIF 2010

The reputation of the Czech Pavel Haas Quartet has been gathering momentum since winning the Paolo Borciani International String Quartet competition in Italy in 2005.

Latin American Vespers Review


Columbus discovered the New World in 1492 and with it the prospect of new musical traditions.

Scotland's Political Football

Photo by Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

Football fans, politicians, and sports media examined the politics of Scotland’s national game and discussed what needs to be done to improve the fortunes of our national team.

Smoke and Mirrors Review

From the crucible that brought us last year’s ‘La Clique’, Smoke and Mirrors is another treat from the Australian post-cabaret scene.

Belt Up's Lorca Is Dead Review

Mad-cap surrealism from a company that is fast becoming a Fringe staple.

Edinburgh International Book Festival: Night and Day

With over a week of the Edinburgh International Book Festival behind us I feel like it’s time to reflect.

Edinburgh Film Festival Director Bids Farewell

EIFF 2010 Opening Night: Moment of Reckoning

Hannah McGill has decided to step down from her role as artistic director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. McGill has been at the helm of the EIFF since 2006 and curated her first film festival in 2007. Prior to that she was a programme consultant for the festival for five years.

Book Festival: Garry Trudeau In Conversation With Steve Bell

Cartoon chat

Superlatives are weak and ineffective when in presence of a true master in his field: the newspaper comic strip.

Book Festival: Zaiba Malik On The British Muslim Experience

Birmingham is famous for its ‘Curry Mile’ but cosmopolitan as that city is, Bradford continues to be synonymous with extensive immigrant population.

A Fool's Audition Review

The notion behind this show offers considerable promise; the fool/jester/clown is, after all, one of the earliest and most enduring types of performer.

Morningside Malcolm (Meets the Weegies) Review

I first met Robin Cairns a few years ago at a Foakies night at the Royal Oak when he fair exploded on to the stage, and have since been fortunate enough to have shared the odd bill with him on the

Book Festival: Ken McLeod and Adam Roberts

This Edinburgh International Book Festival event was chaired by, and part of a series of events chosen by, Scotland on Sunday’s Literary Editor Stu

A Festive Flourish Review


I never thought I would see three of Edinburgh’s well known organists playing The Stars and Stripes Together by John Sousa - six handed!

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.