City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Books


Festival of Politics 2018

Scottish Parliament - Corridors of power

The Festival of Politics is a populist, accessible festival set in the Scottish parliament at Holyrood. The festival pulls together talks, debates, film screenings, music, food, and exhibitions.

EIBF 2018: European Literature in Translation

Eugene Vodolazkin and Hamid Ismailov sign books

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

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

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, by Muriel Spark (original cover design)

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

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

Flodden Wall (The Vennel) cr Double Take Productions 2.jpg

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

16.(L-R) Matthew McVarish and Pierce Reid. Photo credit - Aly Wight 2.jpg

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