City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Poetry and storytelling

TradTalk Explores Diverse Voices in Traditional Culture


The ‘traditional arts’ are often referred to as ‘The Voice of the People’, but what do we mean by ‘the people’ and do they speak with one voice?

William Macmath: New Life for Forgotten Scottish Ballads

Macmath: The Silent Page_Image by Kim Ayres

A life’s work that had gone largely unnoticed. Now, 100 years on, it is inspiring audiences across Scotland.

TradFest Edinburgh · Dùn Èideann


Launched in 2013, TradFest is Edinburgh’s main multi-arts festival dedicated to Scottish culture, traditional, Gaelic and folk arts.

Animal Magic at Folk Film Gathering


A unique opportunity to see two landmark works of British social realism side by side on the big screen, alongside the opportunity to chat with the filmmakers, is available this weekend thanks to a sp

From Planting to Painting Trees: Puppet State Theatre Presents World Premiere of JRR Tolkien’s Leaf by Niggle

Leaf by Niggle in Rehearsal_Credit Brian Hartley.jpg

Puppet State Theatre, the fantastic company behind the hugely successful stage adaptation of Jean Giono’s The Man Who Planted Trees, which has toured to sold out audiences for nine years, returns with

An Actor's Eye on Direction - Touring The Last Laugh


Shauna MacDonald is an experienced actor across a range of productions, from Hollywood film (The Descent, The Mutant Chronicles) to major television drama (Taggart, State of Play, Spooks, Sea of Souls

City of Literature lights up Leith with International poetry

Krakow poet Marek Porabka's poetry projected onto Constitution St in both english and polish - Photo by Chris Scott.jpg

In celebration of World Book Day, Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust launches an 11-day series of international poetry projections named City of Literature Poetry Projections on Constitution St

The Tailor of Inverness (2016), Traverse Theatre, Review


Heritage and genealogy are prominent aspects of modern culture, reflecting a widespread desire for a personal sense of belonging.

A Celebration of the Bard: Burnsfest at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

Supper with Burns at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

Celebrated annually on Robert Burns’ birthday, 25 January, Burns Night gathers Scots around the world to pay tribute to the great poet’s life and works, and to Scottish culture.

An Evening with Rabbie Burns

A traditional evening with a twist! Comas is fundraising yet again, this time whilst celebrating our glorious national poet, Robert Burns.