Monthly Archives: June 2011

PREVIEW – Moscow State Circus (and competition)

The Moscow State Circus – Babushkins Secret As part of the Edinburgh 2011 Fringe and inspired by the legend of ‘THE 12 CHAIRS’, the new Moscow State Circus show takes us on an incredible journey in the company of – without a doubt – the greatest circus performers on earth. Housed at the Ocean Terminal […]

FRINGE PREVIEW – Kayla Kavanagh

Before advances in technology, the concept of a ‘one person band’ would conjure up images of someone with a bass drum on their back and cymbals on their knees, alternating between blowing into a kazoo and mouth organ whilst trying to sing at the same time. Fortunately (for everyone), Irish musician Kayla Kavanagh uses her […]

PREVIEW – Pop-up Champagne Bar, Signet Library (Edinburgh Fringe)

The Signet Library will play host to a Pop-up Champagne Bar throughout the city’s most celebrated season The Signet Library is an ideal location to meet friends or colleagues during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with its impressive surroundings and beautiful architectural details. Last night we attended a preview evening of the newest Fringe venue in […]

Edinburgh International Film Festival conclusion

By Shell and Sirin Bryson It has been a few days since the curtains closed on another epic Film Festival in Edinburgh with the UK premier of Lion King 3D. From the outset, we knew this festival would be a little different than previous years, with the de-emphasis of ‘red carpet’ events in favour of […]

FRINGE PREVIEW – Chasing Dragons by Nottingham New Theatre

“He’s getting bigger every day!” Dragon-builder extraordinaire Holly Wicks is talking about her progress on ‘Hector’, the puppet star of Chasing Dragons, Nottingham New Theatre’s Fringe play. “We considered bringing him up on the train,” she says, laughing, “but he’s too big for that now.” “Though it will be so hard to let go of […]

REVIEW – Zest Health and Beauty, Edinburgh

By Chiara Pannozzo There’s no getting around it, women love to be pampered, and pampered I was today at Zest Health and Beauty on Haddington Place. This city centre salon was established by Louise Caithness eight years ago and has continued to thrive ever since. With talented staff and premium products, it’s easy to see […]

FRINGE PREVIEW: Chris Martin: No. Not That One

“I quickly disappointed a lot of people,” says Chris Martin, talking about a recent appearance at a charity gig where he suspects a lot of the audience thought they were going to see his namesake. “But then I quickly made a lot of people happy.” Taking time out from his busy schedule (of ‘watching YouTube […]

FRINGE PREVIEW – Danny Pensive’s Map Of Britain

“I got a bit bored with young, sexy comedians telling you things you already know,” says John Cooper, creator of Welsh idiot savant character Danny Pensive. “I started out as a geeky, awkward standup myself,” he continues, “then developed Danny. He’s deliberately unpredictable – a bit odd.” “And I love performing as a naive character […]

FRINGE PREVIEW: The Truth (Explained in Doodles!), Gareth Morinan

Having established himself on the London comedy circuit with his creative and innovative doodle-based comedy, Gareth Morinan is bring his sketchpad up to Edinburgh this year with his new show The Truth (Explained in Doodles!). We caught up with the Gareth to hear a little bit more about what he has planned for the Fringe […]

FRINGE PREVIEW – Hairy Maclary (Miss Plum)

Family favourite Hairy Maclary returns to Edinburgh Following a totally sold-out run at the Fringe in 2010, Hairy Maclary and his friends are springing off the page and onto the stage once again this Summer. This year’s production will feature some new stories and a whole new look. We caught up with Miss Plum from […]