City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News


Dona Nobis Pacem, Greyfriars Kirk, Review

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Music of breath-taking beauty awaited us at Greyfriars Kirk for this afternoon recital of largely late Mediaeval Scottish polyphony.

Signals, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

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When it’s the centre of your universe, doubting the existence of extra-terrestrial life can never be a good thing.

In Loyal Company, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

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“If there’s one thing I am good at its running away”, pants young Arthur Robinson as he sprints off with a stolen loaf of bread.

Schütz: Resurrection History, St Vincent’s Chapel, Review

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Tonight’s outstanding performance of Schutz’s ‘Resurrection History’ fell within St Vincent’s ‘Festival of the Sacred Arts’, and was introduced by its director, The Revd Professor Gordon Graham.

Xenos, Festival Theatre, EIF, Review

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Akram Khan’s trust in the power of collaboration is significantly rewarded in a new piece of work, delivering a performance of profound and intimate intensity.

EIBF 2018: European Literature in Translation

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These two talks by European writers at the Edinburgh Book Festival had themes of storytelling in common, with an emphasis on loss – of country, language, memory and the kind of losses and suffering in

Bilal Zafar: Lovebots, Just the Tonic at the Mash House, Review

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My mother had one piece of advice for me when dealing with bullies, “Kill ‘em with kindness.” Bilal and my mother clearly have some things in common, because that is exactly what the comedian has done

La Maladie de la Mort, Lyceum, EIF Review

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As part of their residency at the 2018 Edinburgh International Festival (EIF), Paris company Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord brings La Maladie de la Mort, an adaptation of the 1982 novella by Mar

All About Miss Jean Brodie, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Review

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As part of the Muriel Spark 100 celebrations, Alan Taylor, literary critic, writer and close friend of the late Muriel Spark, and Candia McWilliam, the award winning novelist discussed Spark’s most fa

The Trail to Oregon!, TheSpace on North Bridge, Review

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“It’s Oregon or bust!” This audience-interactive, campy musical The Trail to Oregon! brings to life the classic (and educational!) childhood computer game every 90’s-born American loves.

Cathedral Festival Evensong, St Mary’s Cathedral, Review

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St Mary’s Cathedral provided us with some excellent music for this celebration of the Assumption, or the ‘Feast of St Mary’.