As the musicians take the stage in front of Nobles Bar's large dominating set of stained glass windows the sun comes out and highlights the central image high above them, of Madonna and child in a boat alone in the ocean.
Following a fifteen month refurbishment, the City Art Centre will reopen to the public on Saturday 31 July with two major exhibitions featuring works by two acclaimed, but very different American photographers, Edward Weston and William Wegman. The opening of the city centre art gallery comes at the start of this year's Edinburgh Art Festival (29 July - 5 September).
It’s a brave thing for an amateur company to put on a play by a living writer of the stature of Alasdair Gray but the group had the support and encouragement of Gray from the start.
Edinburgh Playhouse has played host to it’s own "Fame Academy" having run an intensive fortnight’s workshop and rehearsal programme involving 130 young people between the ages of 10-21 from Edinburgh, Fife, and the Lothians. This stage experience is a follow-up to previous successes with Oliver, High School Musical, Annie, and Anything Goes.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Scotland (RSPB Scotland) today reported the highest number of confirmed poisoning incidents discovered in a single year in Scotland in the past two decades.
Holidaymakers are being advised to be wary of luggage weighers that can be used to help avoid excess baggage charges at airports. Trading Standards officers at the City of Edinburgh Council have tested some of the models and found big variations in accuracy, with one actually breaking during the trial.
The Edinburgh Fringe Society was set up in 1959 as a registered charity to advise and support anyone taking part in the Fringe and to provide information and ticketing services for Fringe participants and the public. It also promotes the Fringe through its website and the Fringe programme.
First Minister Alex Salmond has written to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in order to assist it with its proposed hearing next Thursday (July 29).
My audience with Pope John Paul II followed his service in the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls, built over the burial place of St Paul in Rome, at the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The trouble for me was that whilst the good Catholics in the huge congregation participated in the Mass, those few of us representing other Christian denominations, despite sitting up front and close to His Holiness, were excluded.
Charlotte Square was only half built when Edinburgh’s Town Council decided to build a church on its west side. And so in 1814 St George’s Church of Scotland Church opened for worship and relieved the over-crowded St Andrew’s Church at the east end of George Street.
The Edinburgh International Festival is looking for a new sponsor for the Festival Fireworks Concert after the Bank of Scotland announced that 2010 will draw to a close its sponsorship of the event after 16 years. The Fireworks Concert has had just two title sponsors during its 28 year history - Bank of Scotland and Glenlivet.
Is Christopher Nolan's movie the stuff that dreams are made of?
Amateur theatre company HATS find Lanark author highly supportive of their new production of his "modern pantomime".
Norfolkline, the company that runs Edinburgh's local ferry connector to continental Europe, from Rosyth to Zeebrugge, has been taken over by DFDS.
House prices continue to rise in Edinburgh and the Lothians, supported by a historically low Bank of England base rate of 0.5%, unchanged since March 2009.
The 31st of July is the last day for aspiring and professional photographers to showcase their special shots of Scotland’s spectacular nature, as part of a contest run by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).
The National Theatre of Scotland (NATS) is launching a nationwide search to find a piper for a touring production of the critically acclaimed production of Black Watch. Open auditions are being held in Glasgow on Friday 16th July 2010 at the The National Piping Centre from 12.30pm – 7.30pm.
The pioneering library at HMP Saughton (Edinburgh) has scooped a prestigious award in recognition for the life-changing impact it has on inmates.
Affectionately known as ‘the flying barn door’ due to its massive 8 foot wing span, Scotland's breeding population of white-tailed sea eagles continues to rise through a reintroduction programme that began on the west coast more than 30 years ago.