Known for his ability to spin satiric gold from the most unpromising of topical trivia on BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Now Show’, Mitch Benn played to a small (ish) but certainly appreciative audience at The Queen’s Hall. Although the well-crafted satirical stiletto is Benn’s weapon of choice on air, the two hour set, ably supported by his very own Distractions (Kirsty Newton and Tash Bayliss), glowed with a relaxed rather than enraged intensity.
A glamorous, romantic and intelligent production, performed with fast pace and crisp articulation to enhance every syllable of Wilde’s sparkling comedic wit.
A former chaplain to one of the toughest prisons in Scotland has been nominated to be the next Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. The leadership role is held for 12 months.
Francesco Piemontesi was the winner of this year’s Swiss Ambassador’s Prize and the concert, designed to give publicity to the winner, was part of his reward.
The reviews are in for Burke and Hare, the black comedy from John Landis, the veteran director of The Blues Brothers and American Werewolf in London. And the verdict is... a resounding thumbs-down.
Edinburgh Airport introduces its controversial passenger drop-off fee from tomorrow (Friday 29 October 2010). Critics of the move to charge car drivers for picking up and dropping off family and friends have called the move a "money grab".
Very different from Disney's film version, Opera North's Pinocchio is an extraordinarily elaborate and true production that is the result of 10 years work and research
It takes a certain kind of nuttiness to want to take a splash in the icy Firth of Forth on New Year's Day. But up until now at least you weren't charged for it. For the first time, on New Year's Day revellers will be charged a £6 fee for the privilege of joining in the Loony Dook.
Scientists investigating the mysterious spate of fatal ‘corkscrew’ injuries to seals in the UK believe that boats are to blame.
Did you know that falls from height are the main cause of fatalities at work?
Nationally, in 2008/09, ladders were involved in nearly a quarter of all falls from height.
Musical stage adaptation of Flora Thompson's nostalgic story fails to take off.
The concert opened with a little played reworked single movement of the incidental music Sibelius wrote for his brother-in-law’s play Kuolema (‘Death’).
Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong first met 17 years ago at a party on a barge in Chiswick.
In Spring 2003 volunteers from Leith Festival ran Leith FM 1, a successful short term broadcast (RSL) over the Leith Festival week. In Winter 2003/4 Leith Community Mediaworks (LCM) was set-up to deliver Community Radio & TV for and by the people of Leith.
Leith FM History at 13/12/06
The statue of Charles II in Parliament Square in Edinburgh Old Town was taken away yesterday for a £57,395 conservation job. The oldest equestrian lead statue in the UK, it dates back to 1685, and is possibly the work of the Dutch sculptor Grinling Gibbons.