City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News

Haydn's Harmony Mass, Queen's Hall, Review

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The programme spanned centuries and began with ‘Solfeggio’, an a cappella composition for a choir written in 1963 by the Estonian composer Arvo Part.

Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

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In the centre of Ottawa sits the large building that houses Canada's National Arts Centre. Built in 1969 there's car parking underneath for 950.

Three Sisters, King's Theatre, Review

John Byrne’s version of Chekhov’s ‘Three Sisters’ re-locates the play to Dunoon in the 1960’s.

Squash, (A Play, A Pie and A Pint), Traverse, Review


Life in a Scotch Sitting Room taken to new 18 storey heights.

Flags Fly at the Nelson Monument for Trafalgar Day

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The Nelson Monument on Edinburgh’s Calton Hill has been colourfully commemorating Trafalgar Day.

Transplanted Concert, Royal Botanic Garden Lecture Theatre, Review

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Known for their love of shoes together with the hairs of a stringed instrument's bow, Alice Rickards and Sonia Cromarty are High Heels and Horse Hair.

Swiss Ambassador's Award Concert, Balmoral Hotel, Review

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Haydn, the teacher, was not happy when he heard one of Beethoven's three trios which were to become his Opus 1. Haydn told him to rework it but Beethoven thought it the best of the three.

Seven Hungers, Summerhall, Review

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As humans we are inherently hungry. Hungry for love, desire, security and violence and of course, the substance vital to our survival, food.

Challenge Beauty during Body Confidence Week

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Juliette Burton’s Look at Me received critical acclaim and sold out almost every performance, as well as being nominated for The Skinny’s Talk of the Town Award for Cultural Impact at Edinburgh Fringe

Top Hat, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

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It may seem incredible that a 1930s musical showing the farcical shenanigans of the privileged few is still popular in the 21st century but when it arrives with the sumptuousness of this classy produc

Embrace, Royal Botanic Garden, Review


Excitement builds for the latest audience of Vision Mechanics’ current site-specific production as they are guided through a dark forest with only torchlight for guidance.

Elgar's Cello Concerto Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

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With every seat taken, we were off to a rousing start with Mozart's four-minute-long Overture to The Marriage of Figaro before Peter Oundjian returned with microphone in hand.

Pistons and Pipes, McEwan Hall, Review

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In the week in which the McEwan Hall's fine organ is back in use after a significant restoration Tom Poulson and Calum Robertson began their lunchtime concert with a world premiere.

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, Traverse Theatre, Review


White Rabbit Red Rabbit is an interesting experiment, but it’s difficult to pin down precisely what - if anything - can be learnt from it.

Mahler: Symphony No 4, Usher Hall, Review

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The Scottish Chamber Orchestra launched its new season last night at the Usher Hall with two works that complemented one another superbly.

Edinburgh Quartet Rush Hour Concert, St Andrew's and St George's West, Review

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In his introductory remarks Tristan Gurney told us that they had not played the first piece before.

Sunset Song, King’s Theatre, Review

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In another marking of the century since the start of WW1, Sell a Door Theatre Company has chosen to stage Alastair Cording’s adaptation of Sunset Song.

Flame Proof (A Play, A Pie and A Pint), Traverse, Review

Flame Proof at Traverse

Today’s maze of social complexities is at the core of this fast paced funny piece about the result of rage when that ‘flame of pain’ fails to be extinguished after a relationship break-up.

Chants Sacrés Edinburgh Singers, Greyfriars Kirk, Review

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To celebrate the forthcoming 500th anniversary of the Treaty of Paris the Edinburgh Singers plan a concert tour to Paris next June.

Outlying Islands, Traverse, Review

Helen mackay and Martin Richarson in Outlying Islands

How to people behave when removed from society’s mores and are thrown to the claim of nature?