City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


Little Shop of Horrors Review

Claire Buckfield as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors

This zany, offbeat musical has gone through the rounds as one of the longest-running off-Broadway shows of all time; the original 1986 premiere scored by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken being adapted from a 1960s movie conceived and shot in a matter of days by Roger Corman.

Little Shop of Horrors Review 2

This is a shop full of talent with a monster munch as the centre piece.

Scots Fiddle Festival

Fiddle Festival 2009 Logo

The 13th annual Scots Fiddle Festival (13 to 15 November) sees Shetland/Edinburgh fiddler Aly Bain and Aonghas Grant topping a bill with some familiar faces and many new ones.

Take Five: Fringe Picks In Music, Theatre, Dance and Kids

Fringe 2009: Morecombe

The 2009 Fringe programme includes 2098 shows with 34,265 performances in 265 performing spaces.

Edinburgh Castle Piping In Visitors

Edinburgh Castle Piper and 1 0'clock Gun

The skirl of bagpipes on the Royal Mile may be a familar sound, but for the first time in recent years a lone bagpiper is welcoming visitors to Edinburgh Castle as it opens each day.

The piper, in full Highland dress, will be playing daily throughout the Summer season as Edinburgh Castle's great wooden entrance gates draw open at 9.30am and visitors flow in across the drawbridge.

Tickets for Festival Fireworks Concert To Go Online

Festival Fireworks Seen From Inverleith Park

The next chance to buy tickets for the Festival Fireworks Concert - the explosive  finale to the Edinburgh International Festival - is Monday 27 July when an allocation of tickets goes on sale

Preview: Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

The Thing

In recent years, criticisms could be levelled against the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival for being overly steeped in traditionalism. While the event remained a cornerstone of Edinburgh's summer festivals, and continued to gain good audience figures, there was little indication of the potentially revolutionary sounds on offer within the jazz spectrum.

Simple Minds at Edinburgh Castle

The last of a trio of major concerts at Edinburgh Castle sees Scottish rockers Simple Minds rock the parapets.

Hours-Long Queues On Record-breaking First Day For Fringe B.O.

Fringe Shop opens to queues

Fringe-goers have been facing delays and long waits to buy tickets for Fringe shows. However, fears that the box office fiasco of last year might be repeated have been allayed with the news that the Fringe Office surpassed all previous box office records after its first day of ticket sales to the general public yesterday, selling tickets in excess of £275,000.

Preview: Edinburgh Festival Fringe Music

Fringe: Soweto Gospel Choir

The sheer breadth of Fringe Music on offer does take your breath away, and the extensive classical portion should satisfy most tastes.

Handel's "Alexander's Feast" at the Canongate Kirk on 11 August should be really special.  You could also try the Bach or Beethoven "for Breakfast" events at the Royal Overseas League - tea/coffee and pastries are even included.