City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Poetry and storytelling


Reflections of a Constant Monk, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Review

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A mixture of parables, poetry, and music, Reflections of a Constant Monk is, at best, abstract and imaginative and, at worst, aimlessly frenetic.

Storytelling Centre Showcases St Andrew's Story in Cultural Diversity Celebration

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Beginning with St Andrew’s Day and running through to Burns Night, the Scottish Storytelling Centre in association with Scotland’s Winter Festivals ente

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

A Time to Remember Absent Friends

Organisations across Edinburgh will be gathering together this week to remember loved ones who have died, as part of a Scotland-wide festival of storytelling and remembrance called To Absent Friends.

Edinburgh's Christmas

Big wheel on Princes Street

Christmas, or Xmas for non-believers, used to be a quiet period in Edinburgh. It's less so now, although (Edinburgh's Hogmanay aside) it's still not quite as mad as the hurlyburly of the Edinburgh Festival in August.

City of the Dead: Haunted Graveyard Tour, Outside St Giles' Cathedral, Review

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This was a very informative and entertaining tour of some historic sites in and around St Giles'.

Prévert: Piano & Poetry

Original one-man show by a young French concert pianist

Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Hogmanay Street Party fireworks

Traditionally, Hogmanay is marked in Scotland with friends and first footing at the strike of midnight in the New Year.

Take a walk down the Mile this Fringe with local poet Ken Cockburn

Ken Cockburn is a poet living in Edinburgh.

In The Ink Dark, Scottish Poetry Library, Review

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Fully immersive, evocative experience, In the Ink Dark is a living poem comprised of conversations, podcasts, performances, and a publication.