Monthly Archives: October 2010

INTERVIEW – Fiona McDonald, Tightlaced Theatre ‘writerling’

Tightlaced Theatre are an Edinburgh-based theatre group who focus on new writing: developing new plays, encouraging new writing talent and living up admirably to their strapline of “Fringe theatre in Edinburgh isn’t just for August”. Here, we caught up with one of their writers-in-residence, Fiona McDonald. Fiona has written two pieces for Tightlaced, both of […]

FEATURE – Tea Tree Tea, Bread Street, Edinburgh

  Tea Tree Tea in Bread Street is one of our favourites places in town to work from and conduct meetings – as well as starting the day with a hearty bowl of porridge and some relaxing time in the afternoon involving cake.  The owners Drew and Jamie were kind enough to be our first Spotlight feature when […]

REVIEW – ‘Foolish’ by Augustalia (single)

Originally from New Zealand, singer, songwriter and self-styled rock chick Hannah O’Reilly now calls Edinburgh home. She has joined forces with guitarist Adrian Michalski, bass-player Gary Anderson and drummer Steve Galbraith to create Augustalia, a band treading a beguiling line between melancholic alt-country and Amanda Palmer-esque dark cabaret. Foolish is the lead track from the […]

REVIEW – The Importance Of Being Earnest, Lyceum Theatre


Although The Importance of Being Earnest at the Lyceum is a faithful and impeccably-staged production of Wilde’s classic comedy of errors, Mark Thomson has taken two original directorial decisions. First, the piece is staged on the same set and with many of the same actors as last month’s Romeo And Juliet, allowing audiences who see […]

INTERVIEW – A Fight You Can’t Win

“I’ve got no qualms about p***ing people off,” says A Fight You Can’t Win frontman Matthew Bakewell. He’s talking about the band’s campaign to win a place on Hog The Stage, the competition for Scottish acts to appear at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay – on the same bill as headliners Biffy Clyro. “It’s over 18s anyway, isn’t […]

REVIEW – Kampong Ah Lee, Malaysian, Clerk Street


Edinburgh Spotlight Recommended!

Kampong Ah Lee – Malaysian delight in Edinburgh We have previously reviewed the excellent Kampong Ah Lee but thought it was worthwhile to remind our readers how fabulous this Malaysian restaurant is. My friend and I dined here last night for the third time in two weeks and took our seat and perused the extensive […]

EVENT – Santa Dook, Cramond, 28th November 2010

Take a swim dressed as Santa for charity. In the absence of the Scottish Santa run this year – you can still put on your Santa outfit and take a dip in the Forth in aid of the British Heart Foundation.  On Sunday 28th November, they are holding an event from Cramond promenade in which […]

REVIEW – Anteaques, South Clerk Street, Edinburgh


Edinburgh Spotlight Recommended!

Step back in time to enjoy tea and cake at Anteaques. I have pondered for some time whether or not to share one of my ultimate Edinburgh hideaways – Anteaques in Newington. Step back in time and enter this magical shop full of antiques and astonishing range of teas.  I have lost count of how many times […]

NEWS – Edinburgh Military Tattoo Tickets for 2011 on sale 1st Dec 2010

The 2011 Edinburgh Military Tattoo is sure to be a spectacular show.  To get a good ticket, you need to be on the ball and buy your ticket as soon as they go on sale.  They are available to buy online from 1st December 2010 from 10am (GMT) and are limited to 8 per household.     Share […]