City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh lectures & talks


Edinburgh International Book Festival Blog: Opening Day 2010

This morning there was a less-than-bloody pitched battle between Richard Holloway, Richard Harries and author of the His Dark Material trilogy, Philip Pullman.

Edinburgh International Marketing Festival

Considering that the financial success or failure of any show at Edinburgh's Festival Fringe can depend heavily on a producer's promotional skills, it's perhaps surprising that it has taken this lo

Festival of Politics 2010

Debating Chamber

The Main Hall of the Scottish Parliament and various Committee Rooms are given over to five days of public discussions and debates on hot button issues such as euthanasia, privacy, the future of ci

BBC Director General to Give TV Fest's MacTaggart Lecture

Mark Thompson - BBC Director General

BBC Director General Mark Thompson will give this year’s MacTaggart Lecture at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival.

Lauriston lectures: The First Christmas: Medieval & Renaissance Arts Depicting Nativity-related scenes in Glasgow Museums' Collections

Glasgow Museums' Medieval & Renaissance collections feature a wonderfully rich selection of scenes from the Christmas story.

Lauriston Lectures: Christmas in the Edwardian Kitchen

Ivan Day will guide you through the splendid array of treats served in most Edwardian Kitchens in the lead up to Christmas - from stunning jellies to ornamental raised pies.

Lauriston Lectures: Painting the Christmas Story

The events surrounding the birth of Jesus have been retold by artists down the centuries.

Lauriston lectures: Christmas Tales and Traditions

Share in some seasonal tales with carol Stobbie.

Lauriston Christmas lectures: Shadows of Winter

Winter landscapes were a challenge for artists working out of doors in the late nineteenth century, and some devised ingenious ways of keeping out the cold.

Lauriston lectures: Invisible and Subterranean Creatures: Fairies in Scottish Literature

J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan is perhaps the Scottish 'fairy story' most readily conjured up in our minds, but Scottish fairies have a rich literary history.