City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Michael Marra. Queen's Hall, Review

I spoke to someone the other day who had never heard of Michael Marra and asked what kind of style he had; who he was like. Well, the answer was, “He’s not like anybody. He’s unique.”

Film of the Week: Inside Job

Inside Job

The face of the financial crisis has taken many forms, from people lining up outside banks desperate to get at their savings, to the dilapidation of newly built suburban homes that have been foreclosed on.

Fiddler on the Roof, King's Theatre, Review

Tevye,Tzeitel and Motel -Scott Parker Photography

A 70-strong cast provides a great night’s entertainment at the King’s Theatre.

The Company Will Overlook A Moment Of Madness, Traverse Theatre

Jo Freer and Lewis Howden in The Company Will Over Look a Moment of Madness.

This new 5-week season of the popular lunchtime A Play, A Pie and A Pint has a South American theme with writers from Venezuela, Brazil and Columbia, hence the wonderful tango image on the flyers.

Council Rename Princes Street to Honour a Princess!

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We are not too certain whether the Council have decided to rename Princes Street to honour Prince William's bride-to-be, with its traffic sign on Frederick Street (above), but they have certainly u

Footloose, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review


Snap, Crackle and Pop, this production of ‘Footloose’ grabbed your attention from the moment that the lights beamed out into the audience until the finale.

RSNO Romantic Valentine's Classics Review

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This was the Romantic Valentine’s Concert with the men of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in white jacket and black tie and the women in a beautiful array of plain coloured dresses, all helping to make for a joyous evening.

New Boss Takes the Reins at Edinburgh Castle

Nick Finnigan

Nick Finnigan has been appointed as Executive Manager of Edinburgh Castle, taking over from Barbara Smith.

Jack Vetriano Charity Christmas Painting Raises £86,000

First Minister's Christmas Cards (2008-2010)

Scottish artist Jack Vetriano's Let's Twist Again, the specially commissioned First Minister's Christm

Architects Appointed To Build Council's 1,020 New Homes

Architects' Render of Proposed Streetscape

Award-winning architects firm Anderson Bell + Christie have been appointed to provide outline designs and guides for the North Sighthill and Pennywell & Muirhouse elements of the 21st Century Homes programme.

Subway Sandwich Shop Fined For "Filthy Conditions"

A City Sandwich Shop in Edinburgh Old Town has been fined a total of £4,000 after pleading guilty to two charges under the Food Hygiene (Scotland) Regulations 2006.

Film of the Week: True Grit

True Grit

I had a brief discussion with a couple of friends shortly after seeing this and posed the question: are the Coen brothers massively overrated geeks or are they bona fide geniuses?

Council Grasping at Straws to Save the Trams tie Floundering.

The future of Transport Initiatives Edinburgh (tie) must be in the balance.   Not only do they have a highly

Master Class, King’s Theatre, Review

Stephanie Beacham as Maria Callas

Stephanie Beacham plays Maria Callas in a musical drama that celebrates the famous diva.

Annie, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Cast of Annie

While ‘Little Orphan Annie’ was created by Harold Walker in the form of a comic strip that had a long run in the 1920’s, it took another half century for it to reach the Broadway stage. The film version is rolled out almost every holiday but this repetition should not detract from the memorable songs and a plot that hovers between the plight of orphans, other social comment and pure musical theatre.

RSNO Great Symphonies: Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Review

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Anatoly Lyadov was an extraordinarily talented musician but lazy.

Braquage –Stick up!, Traverse Theatre, Review

Braquage at Manipulate

This fantastic one man show starring Olivier Rannou is a mad cap depiction of a heist by two dim criminals, Billy and, well, the other one (Olivier Rannou).

Snapshots: Creation and Play, Traverse Theatre, Review

Old Fangs - Manipulate Festival

A night of magic and fantasy at The Manipulate festival integrating film, animation, puppetry, and theatre.

Dracula, St Brides Centre, Review

The opening night’s weather for the latest production by Holyrood Amateur Theatrical Society (HATS) was reminiscent of the one that carried Count Dracula to Whitby as a black dog in the 1897 epistolary novel by Bram Stoker, as the arched roof of St Bride’s was battered and attacked by the howling wind like demons trying to enter.

Festival Director Jonathan Mills Extends Contract Until 2014

Jonathan Mills EIF director by James Christie

The Edinburgh International Festival today announced its director Jonathan Mills is to remain in his post until Festival 2014.

Audit Scotland Report Confirms the Public's Worst Fears

Carrick Knowe Viaduct Works - 3 Oct 2010

As someone who wrote to the First Minister back in June last year I very much welcome the Edinburgh Trams Interim Re