City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


Edinburgh International Festival 2018 Bursting With Youth

Fergus Linehan

A free, outdoor show by Scots electronic and acoustic composer Anna Meredith (see video below) and laser and light artists 59 Productions will launch this year’s 2018

The Lover, Lyceum, Review

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French writer Marguerite Duras’ 1984 semi-autobiographical novel The Lover has been exquisitely adapted for the Lyceum stage by Stellar Quines and Scottish Dance Theatre, bringing together fo

Beltane Fire Festival

Beltane Fire Festival procession

On the last night of April and first day of May up to 12,000 people take to Calton Hill for a ritualised and theatrical pantheistic celebration to mark the arrival of Summer. The event combines a wild mix of fire, drumming, and pagan performance.

The Nutcracker, Festival Theatre, Review, 2017


Come one, come all! Feast your eyes and ears at the Festival Theatre for one of the most quintessential Christmas treats brought to us this year by Scottish Ballet.

Rambert Dance, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

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Rambert Dance has the audience gripped as they pull off a storming triple bill.

Scottish Ballet: Stravinsky, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

Andrew Peasgood and Constance Devernay in The Fairy's Kiss by Sir Kenneth MacMillan (photo credit, Andy Ross)

This brilliantly conceived programme pairs two contrasting ballets featuring Stravinsky scores, in which each dramatic narrative shares a similar subtext where a femme fatale predator aims to disturb

Tap Factory, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

There’s eight men with a few set-piece skills and it’s got to be tricky to knit this together into a seamless evening’s entertainment without turning it into a variety show composed of little variety.

Richard Alston Dance Company, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

Tonight’s performance opens with a personal appearance from Richard Alston himself, introducing a youth dance company he’d spotted at the U Dance Festival, in Birmingham, earlier this year.

COAL, Traverse Theatre, Review

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In the programme notes for Coal Yorkshire born dance artist and choreographer, Gary Clarke says, “It’s not meant to be a political show, nor is it meant to be provocative.” Nothing could be

Scotland's creative ageing festival Luminate is five and going strong!

Luminate was created to address the issue of improving the quality of life of our ageing population.