Monthly Archives: July 2011

REVIEW – The Honours, North Castle Street

The Honours ticks all the right boxes within days of opening We have already previewed The Honours and heard only good things since the doors on North Castle Street opened for business. One of Edinburgh’s finest food bloggers, Hilary Sturzaker has reviewed The Honours for us. You can find more of Hilary’s food experiences on […]

FRINGE PREVIEW – Cabaret picks

Open the Fringe programme this year and the first thing which greets you is the brand new Cabaret section. If 2010 was the year that the genre made its mark in Edinburgh, then 2011 is when all the variety, comedy, magic and music is officially deemed important enough to be recognised in its own right. […]

FRINGE PREVIEW & TICKET OFFER – Pinocchio: A Fantasy Of Pleasures

Company XIV are theatrical Libertines, meaning their productions aim to be concoctions of extravagant excess and tempting decadence. With its blend of Neo-Baroque style, Commedia del’Arte, ballet and bone-flexing, their production of Pinocchio: A Fantasy of Pleasures is therefore unlikely to feature a singing cartoon cricket – or indeed resemble any other telling of the […]

FRINGE EVENT – Fair Trade on the Fringe, 13-21 August 2011

Fair Trade on the Fringe, Castle Street Fair Trade on the Fringe is an International event that provides a platform for Fair Trade and ethical gifts from across the globe.  Held in a marquee on Castle Street, Fair Trade on the Fringe will again bring together the best of fair trade gifts, foods and drinks, […]

NEWS – Street celebrations for the opening of the National Museum of Scotland

A huge crowd gathered outside the National Museum of Scotland this morning, eager to get inside and see all that this fabulous museum has to offer after having been closed for refurbishment for three years. Dinosaurs, strange sea creatures, firecrackers, drummers – the spectacle was almost as impressive as what lay behind the doors, which […]

FRINGE PREVIEW – Paul Daniels: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Paul Daniels last performed at the Fringe 8 years ago. This year he’s back – with the very lovely Debbie McGee – with Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow, a brand new show featuring an hour of his much-loved comedy magic. And, we have it on good authority, he promises not to dance… We asked Paul to […]

FRINGE PREVIEW – Des Bishop – My Dad Was Nearly James Bond

Des Bishop is back at the Fringe this year with his show My Dad Was Nearly James Bond, a movingly hilarious look at being a hero and living up to macho stereotypes. He told us a little bit more about his Fringe experiences. What’s the weirdest venue you’ve played at the Fringe? I am sure […]

REVIEW – National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street

For years, the Royal Museum on Chambers Street was the ‘forgotten bedfellow’ of the National Museum of Scotland. Now, after a three year refurbishment, it is ready to reopen its doors once more: with a treasure trove of objects and exhibits and a modern space which has been designed to give access to its rich […]

EVENT – Spurtle Hustings (Ward 11) 9th August 2011

Our friends over at the Broughton Spurtle are proud to announce: Spurtle will host a hustings on Tuesday 9 August from 7.15–9.15pm at Broughton St Mary’s Parish Church in Bellevue Crescent. Although the Spurtle is a Broughton-based entity, this is an event for everyone in Ward 11 (see map). STV will blogcast live from the event. If […]

FRINGE PREVIEW – Camille O’Sullivan: Feel

“It’s a mix of madness!” If the Fringe has a royal family, then Camille O’Sullivan is its queen. With a long list of five-star reviews and shows which pack in the crowds and build on the successes of the year before, a Fringe without an appearance from this Irish singer would feel strange indeed. “I […]