It was an intriguing old photo from a Glasgow newspaper that had belonged to my Dad that led me to find out about the tragic tale of the Scottsboro Boys. The old Press photo showed a black woman heading up some kind of demonstration in the 1930s, the time of the Depression.
It can be a terribly difficult thing not to fall into clichés when writing a piece such as this.
It must be a difficult job satirising politicians. Not to tarnish them all with the same brush or anything, but they really are self-satirising.
Elegant androgyny is what springs to mind in the latest production, Chaos and Contingency, from Janis Claxton’s award winning Edinburgh based contemporary dance company.
Má vlast is Bedřich Smetana’s take on the history of the Czech Republic. We heard the complete Má vlast - all six movements.
Presenting the music of Captain Beefheart without the man himself could seem a thankless task, such was his mesmerising stage presence, but decades of seclusion and a final private death for Don Van V
It’s a book, a film and a musical. Sit back and relax for a lengthy session of charades.
Even with the immediacy of today’s communication, it is still slightly disquieting to deal with harsh living history through humour.
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has announced its second Season with Music Director Peter Oundjian, following a critically-acclaimed start to the British-Canadian’s tenure at the helm.
Scottish composer Ailie Robertson has been awarded 2nd Prize in the prestigious 17th International Edvard Grieg Competition for Composers, for her piece 'Eternal Recurrence'.
Playing the 'Gabriel' Stradivarius violin (1717), courtesy of Jonathan Moulds, Nicola Benedetti captivated a capacity Usher Hall audience with truly mesmerising renditions of melodies from the silv
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra are celebrating their fortieth anniversary and they have indeed come a long way over the years to become one of the best chamber orchestras in the country.
It is no mean feat to telescope a six-part television series in to a 2 and a half hour stage play but that is just what Donna Franceschild has done superbly with Takin’ Over the Asylum, her r
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, based in Edinburgh, has launched its 2013/14 ‘40th Anniversary’ Season, which runs throughout Scotland from October 2013 to May 2014. With an overall programme that s
This year’s Imaginate Festival, Scotland’s international festival of performing arts for children and young people, runs from Monday 6 May to Mon
It was a chance find in Milngavie Library of the book about Russia’s women pilots, Night Witches by Bruce Myles, that inspired Glasgow writer Peter Arnott to pen his 1985 tribute to one of th
Actresses from local amateur theatre group Edinburgh Music Theatre get ready to play secretaries surviving sexism in a man's working environment in 1960's musical 'How to Succeed in Business Without R
Donnie Munro to headline Edinburgh Guitar & Music Festival Finale Edinburgh, UK,
200 years on, meet David Livingstone through the eyes of the Africans who knew him.