City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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La Fanciulla Del West Review

La Fanciulla Del West

Puccini’s seventh opera La Fanciulla, better known to most of us as The Girl of the Golden West, had a highly acclaimed premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in 1910, conducted by Toscanini wit

Trafficking Drama Roadkill Wins Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award

Mery Ojelade as Mary in Roadkill

Amnesty International announced this morning that Cora Bissett’s Roadkill is the winner of the 2010 Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award at the

Miss Havisham's Ghosts Review

Miss Havisham's Ghosts

“What wind blew you here?” asks Miss Havisham as she sits at her dressing-table, frozen in time, preparing for her wedding that should have taken place 25 years ago. The clocks are

Caledonia Review

Caledonia - Ahoy there Panama!

‘Caledonia’ is an undeniably ambitious undertaking, rather like the project it seeks to portray. Remembered by at least some of us from school history lessons, the Company of Scotland Trading to the Indies and its project to colonise the Isthmus of Panama for Scottish interests still seems to exert a malign influence on the nation’s psyche, the failure of the scheme possibly contributing to the so-called ‘Scottish cringe’.

The Ukulele Project Review

Fringe 2010: Ukulele Project

To a great build up and the promise of ‘musical madness’, the three very young and very smiley ukulele players took to the stage to play what the programme describes as ‘original

Judy and Liza - Me and My Baby Review

Judy and Liza.jpg

The new series of X factor began last Saturday (21 August), with thousands of wannabe celebrities in Glasgow and London attempting to perform a three minute song. The majority could not sing a

Hairspray Review

Big hair, big sounds, and a big cast with some really big performances from the students and recent school leavers of Edinburgh’s Royal High School.

Our Share of Tomorrow Review

Our Share of Tomorrow

Our Share of Tomorrow is more of a journey than a story, charting the lives of three people as they come to terms with the past and the future.

Final Allocation of Edinburgh Fireworks Concert Tickets Go On Sale

Festival Fireworks Rocket above Edinburgh Castle (taken Inverleith Park)

The final allocation of tickets for the Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert go on sale on Sunday 29 August at 10.00am, available only in person from the counter of Hub Tickets at The Hub on Edinburgh's Castlehill. Tickets to the concert in the gardens cost £11.

Camille O’Sullivan – Chameleon Review

Camille O'Sullivan

The stage is littered with dustbin lids and childish detritus.  Glittery dresses hang from the rafters and bare lightbulbs pierce the gloom.  I

Book Festival: The Future of Publishing

Book festival bookshop

There can be no doubt that publishing is undergoing significant and long-lasting change.

Festival of Politics: Do Newspapers Have a Future?

Dianne Abbott by Norrie Stewart

Can newspapers survive the internet? Most are available free on the web, but compete there with broadcast media websites like the BBC.

Vieux Carre Review

Vieux Carre - photo credit Franck Beloncle

This autobiographical play is set in a run-down boarding house at 722 Toulouse in the French Quarter, the oldest neighborhood of New Orleans, the actual address where Tennessee Williams&n

Book Festival: Alan Moore In Conversation With Steve Bell

Celebrated comic book author Alan Moore makes an appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Kassidy Review


A friend and I caught the end of Kassidy’s set in King Tut’s on Saturday at this year's T in the Park.

British Summertime Review

Escaping to ‘British Summertime’ on a very wet Monday evening in the festival was a good decision. Despite only lasting 45 minutes, this was an unpretentious but enjoyable romp.

Tabu Review

Fringe 2010: Tabu

Founded in 1986, nofitstate is a Welsh company with a cast of international and homegrown performers.

Broke Britannia! Review

Scene from Broke Britannia ! by David Shireff & Russell Sarre

Broke Britannia! is still topical and is an interesting hotchpotch of characters - some from a relevant childhood story and some depicting well known names still affecting daily lives.

Departures Review

Departures - Billy Askew, Jonathan Taylor. (credit Adam Goldstein)

Venue 3 at Spaces on the Mile, (Radisson hotel) is the perfect space for this smart comedy by John Godber, the award-winning, veteran Edinburgh Fringe playwright.

Pavel Haas Quartet Review

Pavel Haas Quartet - EIF 2010

The reputation of the Czech Pavel Haas Quartet has been gathering momentum since winning the Paolo Borciani International String Quartet competition in Italy in 2005.

Latin American Vespers Review


Columbus discovered the New World in 1492 and with it the prospect of new musical traditions.