City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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The Creation - Haydn, Usher Hall, Review

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The Creation was composed at the end of the eighteenth century.

Mouth Open Story Jump Out, Churchill Theatre, Imaginate Review

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Storyteller Polarbear, aka Steven Camden, inspires his audience to get writing as he plucks ideas out of the air and makes a big mess all over the floor.

Kidnapped: RL Stevenson's Ripping Adventure Yarn Live

Billy Mack and John Winchester - Kidnapped: When Kilts Were Banned

Seven years after its original inception, Donald Smith’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Scottish novel returns to the Scottish Storytelling Centre for two performances.

When War Photographer Lee Miller Met Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso and Lee Miller after the Liberation of Paris (1944) - Copyright Lee Miller Archives

Could Lee Miller, model and one of the world’s most famous female war photographers, have been more than just friends with Pablo Picasso?

That is the question posed by her son and archivist, Tony Penrose, who has been working with the Scottish National Portrait Gallery on a major new summer show about the pair that starts later this month.

Impressionists' Impact Traced To Scots Art Dealer

"Haystacks: Snow Effect" (1891) by Claude Monet - Scottish National Gallery

He was dubbed Van Gogh’s twin because of his uncanny resemblance to the Dutch painter.

Pop-up Restaurant Business Caters To Home Diners

Starters served up in a scrap of brown paper, gorse from Arthur's Seat diffused into a mid-course nectar and the creamiest ice-lolly for dessert.

This quirky, pop-up feast from the brilliance of Kith and Kin, the recently formed duo Polly Higginson and Aimie Brown, who met whilst working at Edinburgh’s Gardener’s Cottage, brings all the art and surprise of a nature table to your plate and your doorstep.

The Lost Things, Southside Community Centre, Imaginate Review

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The anticipation in waiting for a show to start usually takes the form of waiting in a bright auditorium for the lights to dim and the proverbial curtain to rise.

Henry The Fifth, Traverse Theatre, Imaginate Review

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Unicorn Theatre’s Henry the Fifth throws in a bit of history, a bit of Shakespeare and a lot of artistic licence to get the 2015 Imaginate Festival for children and young people off to a great start.

Jeeves & Wooster: Perfect Nonsense, King's Theatre, Review

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A lifelong fan of the works of P G Wodehouse, I was very much looking forward to tonight’s performance of Jeeves And Wooster: Perfect Nonsense at the Kings Theatre, Edinburgh.

The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket, Festival Theatre Studio, Imaginate Review

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As scores of teacher chastened school weans gather in the upstairs foyer to enter the auditorium of the Festival Theatre Studio, they are met by the two characters Henry and Bucket from Kilkenny theat

A Mano (By Hand), Traverse, Imaginate Review

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It is a belief held in some religious faiths that man has been created from clay.

Breabach, Queen's Hall, Review

A jig called post-modernity

UK Parliamentry Results For Edinburgh

The UK Parliamentary General Election results for Edinburgh’s five constituencies were announced early this morning at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Lyceum’s Artistic Director Stepping Down After 12 Years

In the year of the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company’s 50th Anniversary, Mark Thomson announced that he is to step down from his role as Artistic Director.

Mermaid, Traverse Theatre, Review

Mermaid mixes the real with the supernatural in a modern reworking of Andersen’s classic fairy tale.

Shield Patterns / Graveyard Tapes, Assembly Roxy, Review

The dark rises quick in Edinburgh, and never was that truer as this balmy, sun-drenched afternoon is suddenly swamped by crepuscular gloom and fast-flowing harr.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong, King's Theatre, Review

‘It’s Peter Pan made funny because it goes wrong’ – overheard explanation of the storyline by one young audience member to their younger sibling, which is as concise an exposition of ‘Peter Pan Goes W

RSNO's Grieg's Piano Concerto, Usher Hall, Review


Imagine an overnight sleigh ride across Finland finishing with the sight of sunrise - and that's Nightride and Sunrise composed by Sibelius in 1908.

A View From The Bridge, King's Theatre, Review

Touring Consortium Theatre Company delivers Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge with a powerful punch.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review


What is there left to say about an already award winning production based on an award winning book?

The Venetian Twins, Lyceum Theatre, Review

Confused? They certainly will be…