City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Poetry and storytelling


Edinburgh International Festival 2013 Launches

Don Quichotte du Trocadéro José Montalvo

Frank Zappa, a Leonardo da Vinci anatomy exhibition, chinese heavy metal, and a theatrical journey to a "new Earth" can all be found at this year's

BURNSFEST at Scottish Storytelling Centre backed by Fiona Hyslop MSP

Christine Kydd

Over 250 years after his birth, Robert Burns’ influence on Scottish language and culture is alive and well.

Gaelic Culture, Music, Performance and Song Showcased at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

Gaelic musical traditions and influences are thriving throughout Scotland, with the strong impact of the Gaelic cultural revival over recent years heavily influenced by the inextricable link between l

poetry book launch

Reading from the new poetry book by Gordon Peters -- By Leaves Entwined.

The poems are lyrics - and rants - of people closeby and places faraway.

Queen Amang the Heather: The Life of Belle Stewart in performance

Queen Amang the Heather

First Reading of a new play about the life of Belle Stewart, a cultural icon, and Scottish Traditional Traveller, feted throughout the world for her ballad singing.

Women's Health... Whose Wealth? Three Day mini-fest marks Thirtieth Anniversary

The first Scottish Women’s Health Fair in 1983 saw women coming together from across Scotland to explore alternative grassroots visions of women’s health and challenge the established m

Edwin Morgan International Poetry Festival Competition Winners

The winners of the fifth Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition were announced at a ceremony at the Edinburgh International Book Festival at the weekend.

Tam O'Shanter Review

Tam O'Shanter: A scene.

As Tam struggles home after another big Saturday night of boozing, up in the morning early is a certain Rab Ruisseaux, ploughman and aspiring poet. He may be struggling for inspiration but the

Book Review: By Leaves Entwined

Can the political be poetical? Once in the day, Penguin Books responded with ‘The Penguin Book of Socialist Verse’, offering poems from all corners of the globe. 'By Leaves Entwined' is a poetry collection that is both personal and often political in its content.

July Folk Fest Fun at Scottish Storytelling Centre

July Folk Fest at Storytelling Centre

After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” -- Philip Pullman