City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News

Half Price Tickets for the Tattoo

Tattoo 2011: Lion Rampant projected onto Edinburgh Castle

A limited number of half-price tickets for this year’s Edinburgh Military Tattoo preview performance on Thursday 6th August will go on sale from the

Lindsay Lou and The Flatbellys, Sound House, Review

Lindsay Lou and The Flatbellys

When Lindsay Lou sings its like listening to a very versatile musical instrument with universal pitch.

Cast announced for EIF première of Alasdair Gray's classic novel, Lanark

The Citizens Theatre and Edinburgh International Festival announce the cast and full creative team for the world premiere of Lanark.

LeithLate15 Offers Walking Tours in August and September

LeithLate has expanded its format for the LeithLate15 festival with a number of different events taking place over an extended 4 month period.

James Tait Black Prize for Drama Prize Shortlist Unveiled

From more than 180 world-wide entries three nominations from playwrights based in Scotland, England and the United States have been selected for the shortlist of this year’s James Tait Black Prize for

Art Preview: Stand - Emblems of Imagination

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‘Stand – Emblems of Imagination’ is John Bissett’s third exhibition since retiring from full-time teaching, and promises a further opportunity to app

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham Join Joan Armatrading at Fringe by the Sea

‘Fringe by the Sea’, North Berwick’s somewhat doucer answer to Edinburgh’s bacchanalian August festivities, returns with a musical bang this year.

Home and Beauty, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Review

Home and Beauty - Victoria, Frederick and William, with Taylor the maid.

The British playwright, novelist and short story writer, W. Somerset Maugham was born in the British Embassy in Paris where his father worked.

21st Edinburgh Mela Programme Announced


The full programme for the 21st Edinburgh Mela launched today, offering its usual enticing mix of world music, dance, interactive craft sessions and a smorgasbord o

Pleasance Launches New Initiative to Support Creative Talent

Pleasance Futures is a new scheme from Pleasance Theatre Trust to nurture artists both on and off stage.

Drift, Pettycur Bay Burntisland, Review

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Drift is the latest production from Edinburgh-based visual theatre company Vision Mechanics and is inspired by a remarkable woman’s true story.

EIFF 2015 Awards: Audience Award Goes to "Big Gold Dream"

Davy Henderson: Big Gold Dream

A locally made film that covers an unsung part of recent Scottish music history has won the coveted audience award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015.

Trailer: Big Gold Dream

Trailer for documentary Big Gold Dream which looks at the impact of Edinburgh's post-punk music scene.

The film won the Audience Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015,

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015: Documentaries

Imagine Waking Up

With Crystal Moselle's brilliant but disturbing depiction of a uniquely 21st century family grouping The Wolfpack deservedly winning Best Document

The James Plays Embarking on a Major UK and International Tour in 2016

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Following critical acclaim and box office success in 2014, the co-production from The National Theatre of Scotland, the Edinburgh International Festival and the National Theatre of Great Britain of

The Driver’s Seat, Lyceum, Review

Gabriel Quigley and Morven Christie in Driver's Seat NTS

Said to be Spark’s favourite and self-confessed creepiest novel, her short, fragmented and chillingly memorable tale, The Driver’s Seat, was also adapted into 1974 film, Identikit st

Improbable Fiction by Alan Ayckbourn; Pitlochry Festival Theatre - Review


Alan Ayckbourn is an absolute genius at creating deviously complex, farcical situation comedies.

John Kitchen's Get ORGANised, Usher Hall, Review

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Yet again an enthusiastic audience of nearly two hundred organ music lovers were in the Usher Hall for a lunchtime concert by the City Organist, Dr John Kitchen.

Mog-nificent Day for Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre!!

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The Royal Lyceum Theatre scooped the pool on Sunday 14 June 2015 at Glasgow’s Tron Theatre, winning six of the ten awards at the 2015 CATS Awards Ceremony.

Fleeting Impressions by Jamie Primrose - Exhibition at Dundas Street Gallery - Review

Sunrise over Portobello Beach - Jamie Primrose

Artists, composers and writers often return time and again to a particular subject, experience or character, their variations on a theme, to create, recreate and develop ideas afresh.

Edinburgh Singers Scotland at Night, Old St Paul's, Review

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Even the best of singing seems bare in a concert without some human interest and Alistair Digges knew this.