City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


Even the Rain - Charity Film Screening

A special one-off charity screening of Even the Rain (Tambien la Lluvia), a 2010 Spanish drama film starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Luis Tosar at SYHA Edinburgh Central, with a guest appearance by

Up to £2,500 Grants For Recycling Projects

The deadline for Edinburgh City Council's Waste Action Grants, worth up up to £2,500, is drawing close.

Film of the Week: Ai Weiwei, Never Sorry

Ai Weiwei blogs with cat

It's easy to forget that many Chinese teenagers know nothing about the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989.

Tahrir Square Author Confirms Book Fest Appearance

Book Festival in Charlotte Square

Amid concerns that she would be unable to leave Egypt due to the current political situation, eminent Egyptian writer Ahdaf Soueif has confirmed that she will be appearing at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in August.

Video: Greenpeace Hits Shell Petrol Stations

Yesterday, Greenpeace activists said that they successfully shut down 77 Shell petrol stations ("some more than once") in Edinburgh and London in protest at Shell's plans to drill in the ecologically fragile Arctic. 

Edinburgh's Invitation To Aung San Suu Kyi

David Mach's portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi (2006)

Edinburgh's Lord Provost has written to the Burmese opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to invite her to visit Scotland's Capital city as part of her stay in Britain this June.

Demos, Traverse Theatre, Review

Actors James Mackenzie and Kirstin Murray and director Hamish Pirie at Demos rehearsal

There is a routine that follows me around on nights such as tonight and, if you'd be so gracious as to allow me to elaborate briefly, I'll explain what what I mean.

Audience Stars In Occupy Movement Inspired Play

Demos illustration by Heather Tomlinson.jpg

The Traverse Theatre Company is set to stage an immersive, live theatre event inspired by the Occupy Movement, Demos by Tim Price.

Earth Hour: We're In It Together

Earth lights from space

Tomorrow (Saturday 31st March) at 8.30pm, Edinburgh joins cities around the world by powering down for Earth Hour.

Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish Parliament, and the Scott Monument are among familiar Scottish landmarks that will be sharing sixty minutes of darkness. Following the completion of its 2-year long repainting, the Forth Rail Bridge will go dark for the first time in support of Earth Hour.

New Environmental network for young people NOT at university

New environmental network for young people not at university!