City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Poetry and storytelling


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.

Edinburgh Remembers Absent Friends in Festival

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Now in its fifth year, To Absent Friends is part of a Scotland-wide festival of storytelling and remembrance, where organisations come together to remember loved ones who have died.

Do You See What I Hear?, C venues - C too, Review

Do You See What I Hear

Do You See What I Hear? is a collaboration by two award-winning performers, one a composer and the other a poet.

Amsterdam, theSpace @ Jury's Inn Studio, Review

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Amsterdam is a casual and contemporary spoken-word performance exploring themes of identity, love, and art, the central issues all springing forth from the two poets love of Vincent Van Gogh.

Love Songs, Delhi Belly @ Underbelly Cowgate, Review

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Love Songs is the true story of a hopeless romantic encountering the millennial dating world and understanding her own British Chinese identity in the midst of all the highs and lows.

The Archive of Educated Hearts, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

The Archive of Educated Hearts

In a hand-built garden shed at the edge of the Pleasance Courtyard is a room of perfect intimacy.

Toby Thompson: For The Record, Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance That, Review

Toby Thompson: For The Record

Filled with records, poetic musings, and beautiful love poems, this show is like stepping into the poet’s own living room and sharing in his delight at life's mysteries.

Simon Callow: De Profundis, Assembly Rooms, Review

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De Profundis is the most personal and wrenching of Oscar Wilde’s works, written not as a ‘work’ but as an explanation, an account and a document of accountability to his beloved Bosie while h

Harry and Chris Save The World, Just The Tonic at The Mash House, Review

Harry and Chris Save The World

Harry and Chris are two genuine best-mates taking their best-matery and their individual talents to create the hottest comedy-rap-jazz duo.

Walking with Poets on the Royal Mile

This August, Edinburgh-based Scottish poet Ken Cockburn brings a new walking tour to the Capital’s Royal Mile with Reading the Streets: An Old Town Poetry Tour.