City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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5 Fringe 2012 Promo Videos That Work

There's nothing like a memorable video to help make your show stand out from the crowd at Fringe time.

Edinburgh Festivals' Cavalcade

Chinese troupe

The Cavalcade was a free event held at the Edinburgh Festival for almost thirty years. It would see performers from all the Edinburgh Festivals roll through Princes Street in the city centre in an annual procession at the beginning of August.

Festival of Dangerous Ideas

The Festival of Dangerous Ideas is a Scotland-wide series of events that "aims to re-establish the importance of dangerous ideas as agents of change in education - to shift the axis of what is possible."

Paco Erhard: 5-Step Guide to Being German Review

Fringe 2011: 5 Step Guide to Being German

When I went to see this free stand-up show I was instantly struck by a vague sense of recognition about the German comedian in front of me.

Dying to Help Review

Lesley Evans: Dying to Help

Lesley Evans uses her experience of medical role-play (an actor employed to help doctor’s deal with terminal patients and practice their communication skills) to take an eager audience down the path of her life which, like most people's, is filled with idiosyncratic characters and amusing stories of embarrassing moments…mostly involving old farts who still get frisky.

The Silky Pair: Jealous People Review

Fringe 2011: Silky Pair

There is always a moment of trepidation before attending a free show in Edinburgh during August.

Nick Gibb: Crumpled Antipodean Dandy Review

Nick Gibb and martini

I must start this review by declaring a conflict of interests: I decided to review Nick Gibb because I was already a fan of his cult webcomic Dead Philosophers in Heaven.

Big Noise Review

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The first impression you get when you walk into Tara Flynn's musical comedy act, Big Noise, is the sheer warmth and affability of this small Irish woman (who is, as she puts it, in her "middle

St. Andrew's Day in Edinburgh

Saltire Faces

In the run-up to Scotland's national day St Andrew's Day, Edinburgh sees four-days of family events centred on St Andrew Square Gardens (update: cancelled due to snow), climaxing with a St Andrew's Day Ceilidh on 30th (update: cancelled due to snow) and St Andrew's Day Debate at the Scottish Parliament.

Edwin Morgan Tribute Event

Following the death of Edwin Morgan last week, The Edinburgh International Book Festival has confirmed that a special event will be held on Monday 30th August to celebrate the life of Scotland&rsqu