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Four Parts Broken, Traverse Theatre, Review

Conor McCarron and Tom Vernal in Four Parts Broken

These lunchtime South American plays for this season’s international theme just get better and better. Last week looked at the issue of the disappeared and this week deals with the dispossessed.

Andy Cannon's Saturday Stories, Traverse, Review

Andy Cannon (crop)

As a parent looking for something exciting, interesting and a bit fun to do with their 5+ year-old on a Saturday morning - and for under a tenner - it really doesn’t get any better than Andy Cannon’s Saturday Stories at the Traverse Theatre.

Edinburgh Council and Businesses To Trial Electric Scooters

Edinburgh City Council staff are getting on their electric bikes this Summer. Electric scooter service provider Go Zypper is providing the Council with four scooters, for free, to be trialled over four to six months from 1st May. Staff will use the bikes to commute to and from work, go out on Council business and for personal use.

City Council Set to Bankrupt the City with "Innovative Financing"

The City Council's plans to use what they describe as an "innovative" funding scheme to pay for future projects, sets the city on the same path as Bernard Madoff who created the infamous

Age of Arousal, Lyceum Theatre, Review

Typists in Age of Arousal, Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Linda Griffiths' play explores the timeless battle of the sexes and women’s dream for love, freedom and social equality

Bike Station Launches Edinburgh Innertube Map

Innertube Edinburgh

Anyone who cycles regularly in Edinburgh will probably be familiar with the SPOKES cycle map, with its detailed breakdown of Edinburgh roads and rides.

The King's Speech Takes Top Awards at Oscars

Colin Firth arrives with Livia Giuggioli at the 83rd Academy Awards

Edinburgh-set The Illusionist didn't manage an upset on Oscar night, but Colin Firth and The King's Speech had cause to celebrate.

Government Must Learn Lessons from Edinburgh Trams Project

Whichever party wins the next election for the Scottish Parliament they must take careful note of the way that the Edinburgh trams project has been mishandled and take steps to avoid any repeat of

Oscar Predictions 2011 - Who Will Win?

Colin Firth, King's Speech

Last year I did pretty well with my Oscar predictions when not deviating too far from the bookies' favourites. You know they do their homework. Longshots very rarely make it.

RSNO Great Concertos: Dvořák Cello Concerto Review

Pieter Wispelwey

This was a concert that began with an overture, went on to two choral works and ended with a concerto. In his pre-concert talk the charming and erudite Bill Chandler, the Associate Leader of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, told us that the night's composers were linked through Brahms. Brahms was a protégé of Schumann and Brahms later befriended a young Dvořák.

Richard III, King's Theatre, Review

Richard III

After being bombarded with Shakespeare throughout my school life, a night out with the Bard is not the most obvious choice when one of his works hits town. The mere whisper of the words “Thou art” sends me hurtling back to Standard Grade English and confronting the crushing weight of boredom and utter gloom.

Film of the Week: I Am Number Four

I Am Number Four

I Am Number Four is ‘film of the week’ by virtue of there being little else to choose from, for occasionally rising above rambling incoherence to provide moments of interest.

Prokofiev 'Classical' Symphony, Queen's Hall, Review

Conductor Andrew Manze

The guest conductor in this Scottish Chamber Orchestra concert was Andrew Manze who is developing a relationship with the orchestra as he conducts at least once in a season.

Edinburgh Youth Get Plugged In To Politics

The number of young people campaigning to stand for Edinburgh in the Scottish Youth Parliament has increased by 50 per cent, it was announced today. This year Edinburgh is fielding 27 candidates, up from 18 last year, who are competing for 12 seats in Edinburgh.

Science Festival '11 Brings Bangs, Bubbles, and the Big Blue

EISF: Generation Science

Between the 9 and 22 April, this year's Edinburgh International Science Festival will see over 200 adult and family events taking place in 38 venues across the city. 

Edinburgh Trams Workshops Start with a Sceptical Audience

Last night (22 February) the first of the Council's "workshops" was launched under the chairmanship of Dr Ashley Lloyd.   This was because  legal advice from the city's sol

Women's Wildlife Project To Bloom at Craigie

West Craigie Farm started its Local Food Project over two years ago, with the help of social enterprise funding, to grow food for the farm shop and cafe. Farmer John Sinclair supplied a poly tunnel and some ground for the project.

A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Instructions for a Butterfly Collector / The Archivist

This powerful double bill is the second in this season of A Play, A Pie and A Pint. There is a South American theme and the writers, Hector Levy and Mariana Eva Perez, are both Argentineans. It is no surprise then that a theme of each of these plays is that of the Disappeared.

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, Ghillie Dhu, Review

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

There is an air of a medieval banqueting hall at Ghillie Dhu, with its candled chandeliers, pillars and arches, the venue for the Edinburgh leg of the National Theatre of Scotland’s The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, “a cautionary tale for a cold winter’s night”.

Land Purchases Still Needed For Trams

Tram displayed on Princes Street

We're catching up on the trams latest today. Yesterday, we learned that the trams project still needs more land. The Scottish Government is extending the time limits of the original legislation that gives the Council powers to compulsorily purchase land for the project.

Rambert Dance Company: Awakenings Tour 2011, Festival Theatre, Review

Awakenings - Rambert Dance Company

The Rambert dance company is renowned for imaginative, ambitious, cutting edge choreography matched by stylistic technique, emotional mood and high energy with live music performed by an orchestra.