Monthly Archives: June 2009

Twittering the Festival

Around this time last year, I started scouring the web for any Edinburgh Festival and Fringe tidbits I could find. Using a combination of the usual suspects (the Fringe website’s message boards, The Scotsman, etc) and some more “webby2.0” ones (saved Google news searches, RSS aggregators, etc), I was able to glean some nuggets from […]

What will it be…?

2 years ago, the show that everyone wanted to see was Fuerzabruta. Its Fringe programme entry was unremarkable, but soon the word-of-mouth spread (helped by the intensive flyering on the High Street). And it was fantastic: a memorable and unique experience that nearly everyone I spoke to saw and loved. Last year, The Aluminum Show […]

We shall remember them

Some acts over the past few years have defined the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for me, and it is with a hint of sadness that I present this short roll-call of absentees from 2009’s line up: The Terrible Infants – I had high hopes for their return after last year’s engaging and imaginative run (and they […]

INFO – Faust & Patti Plinko

Two of the shows I’m looking forward to at this year’s Edinburgh Festival: Faust by National Theatre ‘Radu Stanca’ Sibiu (link) This performance is a perfect example of how eclectic this year’s Edinburgh International Festival programme is. A large-scale promenade performance by a Romanian company, this promises to be an assault on the senses, especially […]

REVIEW – Another Burger at GBK


I first reviewed Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) in March and you can find all the details HERE I returned for dinner with 3 of my friends on Sunday, again taking advantage of their 2for1 offers you can find on their website. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, all menus and other info can be […]

2009 Highlights

My intensive planning exercise is complete and has been endorsed by my erstwhile companion. Highlights of 2009’s Festival season I am particularly looking forward to include: Kataklo Amanda Palmer Tao Ranganika Faust Tiger Lillies and, of course, Camille (so much so, I’m seeing her twice) 50 days and counting… Tweet

NEWS – Easter Road Stadium Tours

The best football team in Edinburgh – Hibernian FC are now doing stadium tours.  Full details can be found HERE The full 2009/2010 fixture list is also out today – HERE Tweet

NEWS – Old Town Festival Now On

The Old Town is having its’ own festival which started yesterday and runs through until the 28th June Lots of free events and interesting events. Full programme is HERE Tweet

REVIEW – Day Trip Around Perthshire

I recently took some friends from out of town around Perthshire for the day.  I know the route I took like the back of my hand, but a really useful information site for Scotland is Undiscovered Scotland.  They have a great search facility, by region and by Historic Scotland sites etc all accompanied with photos so […]