How is it all going to end?
Asteroid? Plague? Nuclear war?
In the hustle and bustle of everyday life it is all too easy to forget who you are and where you’ve come from. The home that sheltered you.
St Cuthbert’s is a large and impressive church. The alabaster wall frieze in the apse depicting Leonardo’s Last Supper was a fitting back drop for Neil Mantle to conduct J. S. Bach’s Mass in B minor, one of most respected settings of the mass. For the Edinburgh Bach Choir this was the first of four performances this coming year to celebrate their centenary.
The typical image of Rio de Janeiro is of sunshine and samba, Carnival and colour, football and fun. That essence of physical energy is at the heart of Brazilian choreographer Deborah Colker’s award winning dance works to reflect on the wider picture of contemporary life, social issues and relationships.
Imagine selling 53,000 secondhand books for £2.00 each in, and around the outside of, a church in Edinburgh’s George Street in just short of a week. By simple arithmetic that's £106,000.
Scottish artist Kate Robinson has erected a massive sand castle on Edinburgh's Castle Street this week as part of a promotion by Spanish airline company Spanair, who have launched direct flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona.
‘Malt Disnae’ a line delivered with comic timing about a proposed distillery theme park raised the loudest laugh of the night in this touring production of Whisky Kisses.
The Lord High Commissioner is the Sovereign’s personal representative to the Annual General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
The Scottish government has launched an alert system to help travellers find out the current levels of disruption to Scottish flights caused by ash eruptions from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland.
The Bishop of Edinburgh was at St Michael and All Saints Church in Brougham Street, Tollcross, whose Rector, the Very Reverend Kevin Pearson, is also Dean of the Scottish Episcopal Diocese of Edinburgh.
Last year, a record 176,522 visitors passed through the gates of the annual farming and countryside show The Royal Highland Show. The organisers, the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) held the first “Highland” in 1822 in Edinburgh’s Canongate on a site now occupied by the Scottish Parliament. The 2010 show, takes place from Thursday, June 24, to Sunday, June 27, and is the 170th.
Just about two thousand two hundred concert goers were in our seats in the Usher Hall for this season’s final Friday evening Royal Scottish National Orchestra concert.
One of the Scottish companies returning to the Bank of Scotland Imaginate Festival this year is the wonderful Wee Stories, a multi award winning company that creates high quality theatre for all ages. In their own unique (and incredibly) 2-man style, they have this time recreated a Bohemian folk tale for Bank of Scotland Imaginate audiences of 5 years upwards.
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra are developing into a very fine orchestra indeed. Last night, under the expert baton of guest conductor Trevor Pinnock, they gave an excellent performance of compositions by Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Mozart.
This year marks the Bank of Scotland Imaginate Festival’s 21st birthday and to celebrate the programme offers the largest ever selection of Scottish companies at the Festival.
The Royal Highland Show will be staging one of the world’s finest displays of livestock breeding with almost 5000 head of the UK’s best cattle, sheep, horses and goats entered for the 2010 event.
What I love about elegant classical ballet and brash, bold, exciting contemporary dance is the vitality of movement matched by the beauty of the human form. Here, it’s the turn of artist