City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News

Festival of Ian Smith: A Celebration of Death

This Autumn, Mischief La-Bas and Summerhall present a new festival with the theme of what ultimately affects us all – death.

The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil, Royal Lyceum, Review

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It is hardly exaggeration to suggest ‘The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil’ changed Scottish theatre, and indeed Scotland forever.

Barry Steele and friends – the Roy Orbison Story, Brunton Theatre, Review

Barry Steele as Roy Orbison

It’s a brave man who decides to cover Roy Orbison the 1960s crooner who had such a distinctive voice and singing style. Barry Steele and his six-piece band make a brave stab at it.

Sunny Afternoon, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Garmon Rhys plays one of the Kinks

This is the backstage Kinks’ story. The band that made the Swinging London Mod scene of the 1960s their own.

Discover Dreams at the Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2016

Now in its 27th year, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival returns from 21 – 31 October 2016 with another vibrant programme of live story

Emerging Artists Calum Robertson and Juliette Philogène, Usher Hall, Review

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Edinburgh's clarinettist Calum Robertson was joined by Mauritius Island born pianist Juliette Philogène for the first of this season's Emerging Artists Series concerts.

Edinburgh Book Festival, Kate Summerscale: The Story of a Victorian Child Killer, Review

Robert and Nattie Coombes, the boys in the Victorian Child Killer case, 1895

Kate Summerscale became a best selling author with “The Suspicions of Mr Whicher”, about the scandalous real life murder of a child at Road Hill House, Wiltshire in 1860.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Paul Mason, "A Fairer Financial Future", Review

Paul Mason, appearing at the Edinburgh International Book Festival to promote the paperback edition of his book ‘Postcapitalism, a Guide to Our Future’, proved as trenchant as ever in his comments on

Edinburgh International Festival 2016 Has Record Year For Ticket Sales

Fergus Linehan

The Edinburgh International Festival has raked in £4.2 million in income from ticket sales for the first time since it was launched in 1947.

2018 Sees Return of War Horse to Festival Theatre

Following its completely sold run of 31 performances in January 2014, the National Theatre’s award-winning sensational production of Michael Morpurgo’s WW1 story War Horse returns to the