City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News

Design shines at Gayfield Garden Party

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Whatever the weather brings to Edinburgh this summer, Gayfield Creative Spaces is hosting a Garden Party exhibition of leading Scottish and Dutch design.

Books: The Annals of the Holyrood Parish

‘The Annals of the Canongate Parish’ has a promising title, and manages to live up to it, though not perhaps in ways the ‘average reader’ might expect.

Edinburgh’s Italian Cultural Institute Supports Italian Artists at the 2014 Festival Fringe

Last year’s Fringe saw an impressive showcase of Italian theatre that came under the umbrella name Impatto Totale.

Museums: Common Cause - Commonwealth Scots and the Great War

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With the Commonwealth Games due to open in Glasgow on Wednesday, 23 July and the Centenary of the start of the First World War this year, the timing of this exhibition could not be better.

Fringe By The Sea Returns to North Berwick in 2014

Fringe by the Sea returns to North Berwick, from the 4th to the 10th of August.

Dear Scotland… Notes to Our Nation


In April 2014, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery was host to two sets of guided promenade performances from the National Theatre of Scotland in a unique combined celebration of the written word a

The Lucky Charm of Major Bessop: A Grotesque Mystery of Fife by Tom Hubbard


Stravaiger is a great Scots word. It is defined in the glossary at the back of this latest novel from Tom Hubbard, as ‘wanderer, traveller, itinerant’.

Charity to Support First Ever Relaxed Performance of King’s Theatre Panto

The Festival City Theatres Trust, which runs the King’s and Festival theatres, is delighted to announce that Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids will support the first ever relaxed performance of the legendar

GENERATION Revisits Landmarks in Contemporary Art in Scotland

The National Galleries of Scotland launched its largest exhibition to date this summer with the opening of GENERATION (28 June 2014 to 25 January 2015),

National Theatre of Scotland Announces Five New Members of the Board of Directors

The National Theatre of Scotland has announced the appointment of five new members to serve on its Board of Directors, under the leadership of Chair, Seona Reid DBE.

EIFF Review: Han Gong-ju

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Never has a shot of an abandoned suitcase been so gut wrenching.

EIFF 2014: Documentaries

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Edinburgh International Film Festival has long excelled with its annual selection of documentaries offering global perspectives and insights within rapidly

EIFF Review: Set Fire to the Stars

Still: Set Fire to the Stars

There’s a brief moment that struck me half way through Set Fire to the Stars when Celyn Jones playing Dylan Thomas tips drunkenly asleep onto the shoulder of exasperated host John Malcolm Brinnin.

EIFF Review: Snowpiercer

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Imagine you’re having an epic surreal dream set on an epic and surreal train journey.

Thief, Pleasance, Review

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‘Hello Sailor’ has become a camp, cheeky and comic cliché about casual pick-up sex. Thief is the real deal.

Edinburgh Quartet Celebrates Hans Gál, Queen's Hall, Review

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There is an ever increasing interest in the music of Hans Gál - heightened last month when BBC Radio 3 chose him as its Composer of the Week.

Avenue Q, King's Theatre, Review

Avenue Q - Sell a Door Theatre Company

Ten years on since its Broadway beginnings, Avenue Q is remounted by Sell A Door Theatre Company, showcasing topically controversial material through cute fur bulls in a hilarious show with a bevy of brilliant songs.

CATS Awards: A Call to Applause Not ‘Aux Armes’ at Glasgow Citizens!


In a particularly warm and buoyant atmosphere, the cream of Scottish theatre was honoured in fine style at the annual Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) Awards ceremony on Sunday 08 June 2014.

The Marathon Storytelling Cycle Challenge

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As part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme, Tam Dean Burn endeavours to read all 195 of Julia Donaldson's books to children
across Scotland.

La Tragédie Comique, Traverse Theatre, Review

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The play stripped bare by its characters.

John Byrne introduces new “Billy Award” in memory of Slab Boys actor Billy McColl.

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John Byrne is to institute an award in memory of Billy McColl, the first ever Phil McCann in The Slab Boys, who died earlier this year, it was announced today, Friday 6 June 2014.