City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Jazz Festival

Crowds Descend on Grassmarket For Jazz Fest Mardi Gras

Jazz Fest 2011: Dancing ladies

The crowds were out for the Edinburgh Jazz Festival Mardi Gras in the Grassmarket today. After weeks of overcast, wet weather, and the recent deluge that, in Morningside, saw flash floods washing cars down the road and pedestrians wading waist-deep up the street, the festival organisers must have breathed a collective sigh of relief that the event was not another wash-out.

Fringe Brochure Hits the Street Tomorrow

Festival Fringe poster (cropped)

The Edinburgh International Film Festival starts a week tomorrow. The EIFF moved from August to June for more "breathing space", but this month's Edinburgh events calendar is still brimming with "festivals" of one kind or another.

Edinburgh's Festivals Share £2 million Expo Funding

Laying first marble step at the Martin Creed Scotsman Steps

Edinburgh's Festivals will share £2 million from the Scottish Government to showcase Scottish cultural and creative talent.

Edinburgh Jazz Festival: Naturally Inspired

The Jazz Festival winds down with this free, outdoor event.

Lizzard Lounge 2010 Review

Ty at Lizzard Lounge 2010/Photo by Xantholou O'Connor

Many many moons ago I had the pleasure of occasionally frequenting Lizzard Lounge, a club night at Café Graffiti, in the basement of Mansfield Church

Edinburgh Jazz Archive Exhibition Reveals A Connery Connection

The Central Library tonight launched its recently gifted Edinburgh Jazz Archive covering over 60 years of jazz in Edinburgh.

Preview: Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival 2010

Kershaw Martin

The 32nd Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival runs from the 30th July to the 8th of August, with 110 acts playing at venues across the city. It attracts the largest audience of any Jazz Festival in the UK.

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.

Edinburgh Jazz Festival's Jazz on a Summer's Day

Jazz on a Summer's Day, Edinburgh

Fingers crossed the weather man will provide a sunny day to accompany the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival's

Understanding the Edinburgh Festival, Biggest Arts Festival in the World

Whither now? Sign at the Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Few cities undergo such a transformation as Scotland's capital city in the month of August.

The normally easy-going, historic city suddenly jolts to life as thousands of actors, artists,