City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Preview: 22nd French Film Festival Draws On An ‘Embarras de Richesses'

Scene from Gazelles, a romantic comedy  (Mona Achache)

The French Film Festival (La Fete Du Cinema) is a wonderful opportunity to see an inspiring, cultural collection of new French movies, many of which will not be shown on general release in Br

John Kitchen's Get Organised, Usher Hall, Review

Usher Hall Organ

John Kitchen told us that the lunchtime recital was titled 'To absent friends: Music for Remembrance in the week of the Festival of Storytelling and Remembrance' because All Soul's Day was just past a

St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

Nikolai Lugansky, pianist with Russian National Orchestra

If the overture or the first work played in a concert sets the scene then Liadov's short Kikimora gave us a slow and sombre beginning - enough to remind us that we were hearing Russia's longest establ

Smokies,The Studio at the Festival Theatre, Review

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A story of fishers of men, but not as we know it!

Behind the Lines, National Library of Scotland, Review

The exhibition in the National Library of Scotland on George IV Bridge, tells the personal stories of the First World War and it does so extremely well.

Canongate celebrated at Storytelling Festival Finale

John Fee Book Sleeve

Sunday 2 November sees the Glorious Half-Mile to Holyrood – the Canongate – come to life with a free afternoon of story sessions, walks and tours, followed by the book launch of John Fee’s ‘Old Town T

Turn back the clock at Teviot Row House!

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A weekend of special events has been lined up by Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) and the University of Edinburgh Alumni office to mark the 125th anniversary of Teviot Row House.

Bondagers, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Review

Bondagers cast

To describe Sue Glover’s ‘Bondagers’ as a classic of contemporary Scottish theatre is but to do it justice.

Barnum, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Circus skills of Barnum the Musical

‘The Show must go on’ was a maxim that P.T. Barnum and Brian Conley would probably share.

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


The collision of opposing worlds features in this arresting one-man play.

The Mousetrap, King's Theatre, Review


Dame Agatha Christie is Queen of the ‘Murder Mystery’ genre, having created well- known detective characters such as Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot in a series of short stories.

Tales of a Grandson, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review


Mr. Cannon’s passion for all things historical is infectious, as he makes real the sort of magical history lesson you thought was only possible in your dreams.

Doug Allan: Freeze Frame – the Author’s Perspective

As part of Book Week Scotland, award-winning natural history photographer Doug Allan will be offering some unique personal insights into his exp

Institute, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

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Masculine mime with a mixed up message.

Metamorphosen Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review


This was an out-of-the-ordinary Friday evening programme from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra if only because the overture, Beethoven's Overture to Fidelio, came after the interval.

The Pop Group & Finitribe, The Voodoo Rooms, Review

I am having a weird altered states flashback to an evening in Sativa circa 1995. My states altered purely by the conflict between nostalgia and the aged reality both within and around me.

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.