City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Drift, Pettycur Bay Burntisland, Review

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Drift is the latest production from Edinburgh-based visual theatre company Vision Mechanics and is inspired by a remarkable woman’s true story.

EIFF 2015 Awards: Audience Award Goes to "Big Gold Dream"

Davy Henderson: Big Gold Dream

A locally made film that covers an unsung part of recent Scottish music history has won the coveted audience award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015.

Trailer: Big Gold Dream

Trailer for documentary Big Gold Dream which looks at the impact of Edinburgh's post-punk music scene.

The film won the Audience Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015,

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015: Documentaries

Imagine Waking Up

With Crystal Moselle's brilliant but disturbing depiction of a uniquely 21st century family grouping The Wolfpack deservedly winning Best Document

The James Plays Embarking on a Major UK and International Tour in 2016

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Following critical acclaim and box office success in 2014, the co-production from The National Theatre of Scotland, the Edinburgh International Festival and the National Theatre of Great Britain of

The Driver’s Seat, Lyceum, Review

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Said to be Spark’s favourite and self-confessed creepiest novel, her short, fragmented and chillingly memorable tale, The Driver’s Seat, was also adapted into 1974 film, Identikit st

Improbable Fiction by Alan Ayckbourn; Pitlochry Festival Theatre - Review


Alan Ayckbourn is an absolute genius at creating deviously complex, farcical situation comedies.

John Kitchen's Get ORGANised, Usher Hall, Review

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Yet again an enthusiastic audience of nearly two hundred organ music lovers were in the Usher Hall for a lunchtime concert by the City Organist, Dr John Kitchen.

Mog-nificent Day for Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre!!

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The Royal Lyceum Theatre scooped the pool on Sunday 14 June 2015 at Glasgow’s Tron Theatre, winning six of the ten awards at the 2015 CATS Awards Ceremony.

Fleeting Impressions by Jamie Primrose - Exhibition at Dundas Street Gallery - Review

Sunrise over Portobello Beach - Jamie Primrose

Artists, composers and writers often return time and again to a particular subject, experience or character, their variations on a theme, to create, recreate and develop ideas afresh.

Edinburgh Singers Scotland at Night, Old St Paul's, Review

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Even the best of singing seems bare in a concert without some human interest and Alistair Digges knew this.

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2015 Programme Launched

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This year's Edinburgh International Book Festival takes on a globetrotting theme with a programme that Festival Director Nick Barley says is "more internati

Books: Postcairds fae Woodwick Mill by William Hershaw


The Sheafy is the part of Woodwick Mill in Orkney where poet Willie Hershaw retreats and reflects.

The Car Man, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

Matthew Bourne demonstrates the powerful force of visual imagery in this dramatic re-imagining of Bizet’s Carmen.

Crazy Jane, Summerhall, Review

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Jane Avril was the original poster girl.

Lee Miller and Picasso: Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Review

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“Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?” Pablo Picasso

Hans Gál's 125th Anniversary Concert, Queen's Hall, Review

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There will have been some older members of the audience who remember Hans Gál, who was born 125 years ago in Austria. Fleeing from Nazi Germany he and and family arrived in Edinburgh in 1939.

2015 Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) guest presenters announced.

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Leading comedian and actor Karen Dunbar will be joined by artistic director of the Tron Theatre and founder of Glasgow’s Arches Andy Arnold, as this year’s presenter.

Stand, Traverse Theatre, Review

The sub-title for ‘Stand’ reads ‘ordinary people changing the world’, an uplifting premise which is, unsurprisingly, never really fulfilled.

Fringe 2015 Biggest Fringe Ever - Again

Fringe 2015 programme launch by Jane Barlow

The Edinburgh Fringe has done it again. This year’s Fringe, running 7th to 31st August, is bigger than ever.

'Carousel' - Opera North, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh - Review

The magic of the Fairground Carousel

Premiered in New York in 1945, 'Carousel' was a phenomenal hit running for almost 900 performances. Time magazine named it the best musical of the 20th century.