Monthly Archives: February 2011

COMPETITION – Win two tickets to see Flawless in Edinburgh

  Flawless return to Edinburgh in 2011 at the Festival Theatre. We love Flawless at Edinburgh Spotlight and were delighted to see their exciting show at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe.   Read our review on their Edinburgh debut here.    You can check out their official website, find them on facebook and follow them on twitter.   Chase The Dream They are returning […]

PHOTO – Crocuses in Melville Drive, Edinburgh

The first signs of Spring arrived in Edinburgh a couple of weeks ago and one of the best places to see the crocuses in full bloom just now is Melville Drive.  Start at one end and walk the length of the road, taking in the all the flowers that line the outside of the pavements. The […]

REVIEW – Adele’s Cafe, Fountainbridge. Coeliac friendly.

*****

Coeliac friendly cafe opens in Fountainbridge. Update January 2012 – unfortunately, this business has ceased trading. Last Monday, another new cafe opened its doors in Edinburgh.  This isn’t just any cafe, but one that coeliacs living in Edinburgh have been waiting for. Situated opposite McEwan’s Brewery, we popped our heads round for a quick cup of […]

REVIEW – Robin Red Breast, The Store

*****

Robin Red Breast, That’s Lunch Productions  Thurs 24th Feb – Sat 26th Feb at The Store, Guthrie Street, Edinburgh Have you ever stopped to think about how much our lives are intertwined? We all know that in Edinburgh there is always somebody, who knows someone, who knows you. But in Robin Red Breast, a ‘That’s […]

EVENT – Into the Deep, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Photo exhibition in St Andrew Square until 1st May 2011 (free) St Andrew Square _ Steve Bloom returns to Edinburgh with new exhibition We are delighted to see that Steve Bloom is returning to Edinburgh with another fantastic photographic exhibition in St Andrew Square.  The exhibition runs from Friday 25th February until Sunday 1st May 2011. We […]

NEWS – Edinburgh International Science Festival launches 2011 programme

Edinburgh International Science Festival 9 – 22 April 2011  Packed programme launched this morning.   The Edinburgh International Science Festivaltoday launched a packed programme for 2011 where visitors can travel from outer space to the deepest depths of our oceans, join in a Guinness World Record Attempt, experience a new hands-on Chemistry exhibition, enjoy the BBC’s […]

REVIEW – Richard III, King’s Theatre

*****

Arterial blood sprays on an abbatoir-style plastic curtain. Lumbering chorus-like figures wear masks straight out of an 80s slasher movie. Assassins despatch the hapless Duke of Clarence in a style more reminiscent of Pulp Fiction than historical drama. Edward Hall directs the all-male company Propeller’s production of Shakespeare’s bloody culmination of the first Wars Of […]

REVIEW – The Comedy of Errors, King’s Theatre Edinburgh

*****

A Shakespearean pantomime? There are definite panto elements in this Comedy of Errors by all-male company Propeller, not only because the ladies are played by men but also because of a joyful spirit of audience inclusion, adlibbing, popular songs and great physical punctuation of the text. The text is well-illustrated and supported by these elements, […]

REVIEW – Joker by Echo Arcadia

*****

It’s a long time since we’ve been able to use the word ‘crystalline‘ in a review, but Joker, the new single from Edinburgh indie pop group Echo Arcadia deserves the use of the word. Sparkling and freshly polished from its recording at The Depot a few days ago by Edinburgh producer Garry Boyle, the track […]