City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Books


Good Grief! - Death comes to the Fringe

This year, the charity-run initiative Death on the Fringe, that aims to get us talking about the one thing that faces us all, returns for its fifth year to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Burns Night in Edinburgh

Robert Burns (cutout)

Various Burns Suppers, ceilidhs and similar celebrations take place around the city to celebrate the birth date of Scotland's National Bard, Robert Burns (1759-96).

Jekyll & Hyde return for an alternative festive treat at the Storytelling Centre

Gavin Paul and Robbie Gordon_Jekyll and Hyde

A bit sick of Christmas? Come indulge your dark side with a modern dramatisation of RL Stevenson’s 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'.

A Chance for the Words of Three Young Writers to Shine in the Sky

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This New Year’s Day marks the beginning of the Year of Young People 2018 and today, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay launches a new competition aimed at aspiring young wr

Love Song to Lavender Menace, Lyceum Rehearsal Studio, Review

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In the middle of Margaret Thatcher’s icy reign over the UK, parts of Edinburgh may have been checking if visitors had had their tea as they wrapped fur coats round knickerless backsides, but other par

EIBF 2017: Harriet Harman with Ruth Wishart in the Chair, Gender Politics

Ruth Wishart in the Chair, introduced Harriet Harman as someone who had her own set of rules; she was a housewife and a mum - so how did she rise to great heights in the Labour Party as the Deputy Le

EIBF 2017, Richard Ford: Filial Bond, Review

This year, the Edinburgh International Book Festival has been privileged to welcome two of the United States’ most distinguished novelists; Paul Auster is the austerely if bleakly comedic post-modern

EIBF 2017: From Merchiston, with Mirth - Alexander McCall Smith, Review

Alexander McCall Smith .. in the real Scotland Street as featured in his fictional tales.

There is happy buzzing chatter from the capacity audience in the Main Theatre.

EIBF 2017: Nicholas Hytner: Making Theatre Popular

Nicholas Hytner’s ‘Balancing Acts’ is the latest in a considerable line of memoirs produced by former directors of England’s National Theatre.

EIBF 2017: Alexander Moffat and Alan Riach: Framing the Arts Debate

The ‘Bosco Theatre’, one of the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s satellite venues on George Street, seemed an odd choice for situating what proved one of its more stimulating events.