Monthly Archives: May 2010

EVENT – Meadows Festival 5th & 6th June 2010

The Meadows Festival takes place this weekend and is run entirely by volunteers.  There will lots of stalls and live music and a special kids tent to keep young ones amused. Tweet

REVIEW – CD Quality at Henry’s Cellar Bar, 28 May (Bainbridge Presents)

Nirvana, post-Richey Manics, Therapy, Rod, Jane & Freddy – the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is crammed with bands who make more noise than three people have a right to. It’s appropriate then that 3/4 of the bands at tonight’s CD Quality gig are three-pieces, proving that Edinburgh’s got its fair share of rock […]

REVIEW – Taste of Edinburgh, Day 1

We love the Taste of Edinburgh food festival at Inverleith Park and were super excited for this afternoon’s session.  The event is extremely well organised and the atmosphere was great, despite a couple of showers of rain.  The Jam House were supplying the live music in the middle of the event and were fantastic, even though their version […]

REVIEW – Suspicious Minds by Siege Perilous


In a play where The King features so prominently, you just know it’s going to end with that line. Elvis leaving the building is really the only predictable thing you’ll be exposed to in Suspicious Minds, the latest production from Edinburgh-based theatre company Siege Perilous. Director and company co-founder Andy Corelli tends the bar in […]

NEWS – Update on Mark Cooper

By the end of today, Edinburgh hero Mark Cooper will be half way through is challenge of running 50 marathons in 56 days from Amsterdam to Barcelona.  With people in town still recovering from the Edinburgh marathon last weekend, Mark battles on and runs one every day!  25 marathons under his belt with 25 more […]

REVIEW – Avoca, Stockbridge


  Avoca in Dean Street, Stockbridge is my local restaurant and bar of choice.  I live half-way between here and its’ sister restaurant and bar, The Orchard which we recently reviewed.  They have a mixture of seating including stools at the bar, normal tables and chairs at the rear (which can be booked for private functions) […]

Readers in the Spotlight #11 – Michelle Thompson

1. Tell us a bit about yourself in a couple of sentences.    My name is Michelle Thompson and I moved to Edinburgh 3 years ago.  I work in the city centre and love everything that Edinburgh has to offer.   2.  What do you love about the city? I actually like the climate here!  Of course it can […]

EVENT – Leith Festival, 11-20 June 2010

  We have already provided details about this year’s Leith Festival but now the start is only a couple of weeks away, it’s time to get excited.   You can have a look at what’s on at the Leith Festival website and there are paper copies of the programme scattered around town and places like Ocean Terminal and Leith […]

EVENT – Magic Festival Gala Finale, 11th July 2010

Do you believe in Magic? From 7th – 11th July, Edinburgh is playing host to the first ever Edinburgh International Magic Festival, culminating in a Magic and Variety Gala Show on the 11th July at the Royal Lyceum Theatre. Featuring some of the best of The Inaugural Magic Festival 2010, world renowned acts and a […]