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Janis Joplin: Full tilt, Assembly Checkpoint, Review

Janis Joplin Full Tilt performance

Janis Joplin might be gone, but more than forty years since her death, she is still not forgotten.

Spectrum, theSpace on North Bridge, Review


In recent years, a number of publications written by people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder has helped to bring the condition to the public consciousness.

Circus Incognitus, New Town, Review

Jamie Adkins with his ladders

In many ways, Jamie Adkins' solo act in Circus Incognitus could have been plucked from the screen of an early black-and-white silent movie.

Cabaret, Greenside, Review

Sally in California Musical Theater Ensemble's Cabaret

Stunning Cabaret with the best M.C. (Emcee) in town.

Dalloway, Assembly Roxy, Review

Rebecca Vaughan as Mrs Dalloway

Dyad Productions is renowned for innovative adaptations of literary texts (Austen’s Women), and profiles of powerful women (I Elizabeth, Marilyn Monroe).

James Tait Black drama prize - 2014 winner

Ricky Champ as Josef the Fool (left) and Ony Uhiara as Lizaveta in Canni....jpg

Last night the Traverse Theatre played host to the awarding of the prestigious James Tait Black drama prize that was presented by the Scotsman’s theatre critic, Joyce McMillan.

O is for Ofsted, theSpace on North Bridge, Review

O is for OFSTED

On a scale of A-Z, "O is for Ofsted" would be a clever remark but a bit unfair on the cast.

This is quite a short show covering a potentially failing school awaiting the dreaded Inspectors.

Edinburgh Book Festival: William McIlvanney, "Scotland's George Orwell"

Jenny Brown, as the founder and first Director of the Edinburgh Book Festival (as it was known before being renamed Edinburgh International Book Festival) seemed to have known William or 'Willie' as s

Edinburgh Book Festival: David Crane, Monuments to the Great War Dead

In his introduction Andrew Kelly mentioned that David Crane is the Director of Bristol 2014, remembering the Great War Centenary events and that among his previous books were "Men of War" and that his

EIF 2014: Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review


Edinburgh based Scottish Chamber Orchestra was conducted by its own Robin Ticciati.

EIF 2014: Holst's The Planets, Usher Hall, Review

It may have been that some in the audience had come for The Planet's and knew they had to put up with the Britten and Berg beforehand. But how wrong they were.

EIF 2014: Inala, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Inala - Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Inala – which translates into “abundance of goodwill” – was first conceived five years ago.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Ian Macwhirter - After the Referendum

Iain Macwhirter’s ‘Road to Referendum’, a potted history of how we got to where we are, is now in paperback, after appearing as both a TV series and hardback.

EIF 2014: Ganesh Versus the Third Reich, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Review

Ganesh Versus the Third Reich (photo by Jeff Busby)

"I myself, meanwhile, after innumerable attempts, had laid down a final form; a flag with a red background, a white disk, and a black swastika in the middle." - Adolph Hitler.

The Second Edinburgh International Culture Summit

A major musical pioneer who uses music to improve cultural relations, the grand-daughter of Nelson Mandela - philanthropist and business-woman, and the Director General of UNESCO are among the cultura

Edinburgh Book Festival: Aimhreit & Aithreachas/Conflict & Regret Review

This event was chaired by Catriona Murray in the RBS Garden Theatre and it attracted just over thirty people, probably because it was billed that it would be "mainly in Gaelic".

Pommery Champagne Cafe Bar, Signet Library, Review

Pommery Champagne Cafe Bar - Signet Library entrance with Terrace.

The Pommery Champagne Café Bar at the Signet Library is back for the Edinburgh Festival with a sparkling, fizzing POP.

3,000 Trees, Gryphon @ West End, Review

‘3,000 Trees’, a phrase which also appears in the title of another play on the same subject in this year’s Fringe (

Polska, Dance Base, Review


Sometimes it can be difficult to follow or interpret dance and to understand the meaning or intentions of the choreographer or performer.