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EIF 2018: Virgin Money Fireworks Concert, Princes Street Gardens, Review

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This year's Edinburgh International Festival finished with a concert in Princes Street Gardens - a concert in two parts.

Ali Smith: Spark and Time, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Review

Muriel Spark - in her prime

As part of the series Muriel Spark 100, Val McDermid introduced Ali Smith as Scotland’s greatest living writer who would be discussing the work of our greatest deceased writer.

The James Tait Black Prizes, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Review

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These are the UK’s oldest Literary Awards, founded in 1919 by Janet Coats, the widow of the publisher, James Tait Black to commemorate his love of good books.

EIF 2018: Mahler Symphony No 8, Usher Hall, Review

Hailed in the EIF brochure as an ‘epic choral masterpiece’, Mahler’s Eighth Symphony was the final Usher Hall concert in this year’s International Festival programme.

Dance Japan, Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Review

Dance Japan

Yoshitaka Suzuki was Born in Akita, Japan in 1981 and has danced and trained all over the world. His list of performances is impressive so I was looking forward to this performance.

Folding Echoes, Review, Dancebase

Folding

This is the second piece I have seen at Dancebase which is pushing at the borders of what we see and perceive as dance.

Do You See What I Hear?, C venues - C too, Review

Do You See What I Hear

Do You See What I Hear? is a collaboration by two award-winning performers, one a composer and the other a poet.

EIF 2018: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

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Every seat was filled for the first of two concerts at the Usher Hall which started the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's first overseas tour for thirteen years.

Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer, Dancebase, Review

Confessions

This is the story of a dancer's life, about the journey towards dance and all that it can provide, but it is also about what dance demands of us and what we some times have to give up or hide in order

Helen Bellany, Portrait of a Marriage, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Review

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The late John Bellany (1942 – 2013) is regarded as a major Scottish – indeed European - Figurative Expressionist painter, an artistic giant alongside Francis Bacon and Alan Davie.

Legacy: The Book of Names, Assembly Hall, Review

Hale Stewart and Jennifer Hart as Finnegan and Catriona & cast in Legacy: The Book of Names. (photo, Robbie McFadzean)

The topicality of this musical drama is powerfully poignant.