City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Poetry and storytelling


Burns&Beyond Culture Trail

Audiences follow a culture trail around eight events in secret locations around the city.

The Culture Trail is part of Edinburgh's 6-day festival of Robert Burns called Burns&Beyond.

Scotland's Storytellers Celebrate St Andrew with a Fisherman’s Feast

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Inspired by St Andrew himself, ‘Fisherman’s Feast’ has received support through Scotland’s Winter Festivals to bring the Galilean fisherman’s story of strength and sociability to life at the Scottish

Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Hogmanay Street Party fireworks

Traditionally, Hogmanay is marked in Scotland with friends and first footing at the strike of midnight in the New Year.

Edinburgh Remembers Absent Friends in Festival

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Now in its fifth year, To Absent Friends is part of a Scotland-wide festival of storytelling and remembrance, where organisations come together to remember loved ones who have died.

Do You See What I Hear?, C venues - C too, Review

Do You See What I Hear

Do You See What I Hear? is a collaboration by two award-winning performers, one a composer and the other a poet.

Amsterdam, theSpace @ Jury's Inn Studio, Review

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Amsterdam is a casual and contemporary spoken-word performance exploring themes of identity, love, and art, the central issues all springing forth from the two poets love of Vincent Van Gogh.

Love Songs, Delhi Belly @ Underbelly Cowgate, Review

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Love Songs is the true story of a hopeless romantic encountering the millennial dating world and understanding her own British Chinese identity in the midst of all the highs and lows.

The Archive of Educated Hearts, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

The Archive of Educated Hearts

In a hand-built garden shed at the edge of the Pleasance Courtyard is a room of perfect intimacy.

Toby Thompson: For The Record, Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance That, Review

Toby Thompson: For The Record

Filled with records, poetic musings, and beautiful love poems, this show is like stepping into the poet’s own living room and sharing in his delight at life's mysteries.

Simon Callow: De Profundis, Assembly Rooms, Review

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De Profundis is the most personal and wrenching of Oscar Wilde’s works, written not as a ‘work’ but as an explanation, an account and a document of accountability to his beloved Bosie while h