Monthly Archives: September 2011

FEATURE – Illicit Ink

A spoken word group with a difference, Illicit Ink has a refreshingly relaxed and entertaining approach to literature and storytelling. Formed from an idea by Napier’s creative writing students, Illicit Ink has a forthcoming event on 2nd October with a Halloween theme – Monsters Ink. We caught up Illicit Ink’s ‘Benevolent Dictator’, Babs Melville, to […]

PHOTO – Inside Old Observatory House, Calton Hill

As part of the excellent Doors Open Days in Edinburgh, Old Observatory House on Calton Hill was opened to the public. Old Observatory Housethe is the oldest of the buildings on Calton Hill and was designed by James Craig, architect of the layout of the New Town and wascompleted in 1872.  It was intended to be used […]

REVIEW – Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off, Lyceum Theatre


Scotland is a country as much in a struggle with itself as it is with its southerly neighbour in Tony Cownie’s bold and brash staging of Liz Lochhead’s Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off at the Lyceum. A co-production with Dundee Rep Ensemble, the piece loses none of the Scots wit and […]

REVIEW – Rhinestone Mondays, Festival Theatre


By Danielle Farrow A spotlight before the raising of the curtain centres on a solo male singer whose gyrations make you wonder what kind of show Rhinestone Mondays really is, but certainly stimulate the predominantly female audience – and actually it is just a slightly raunchy rendition of a country song to start this light […]

NEWS – Sighthill Demolition, Sunday 25th September 2011

Blowdown operation of three Sighthill tower blocks Three tower blocks at Sighthill are scheduled for demolition on Sunday 25th September. Safedem are in charge of the demolition of Glenalmond, Hermiston and Weir Courts and it will mark the third blowdown operation for Safedem on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council. You can see the […]

REVIEW – Kes, Catherine Wheels Theatre Company – Brunton Theatre


An adaptation by Rob Evans of Barry Hines’ novel A Kestrel For A Knave, Gill Robertson’s new production of Kes is a masterful depiction of the power of the human spirit to fly: and of the ability for theatre to captivate and enthrall, whether it is pitched at adults or at children. Billy (James Anthony […]

PHOTO – Calton Hill sunset

One of the best things to do for free in Edinburgh is to take a stroll up Calton Hill and soak in 360 degree views. This evening we took a stroll up for some exercise, but were rewarded with a lovely sunset which we captured in pictures. As ever, the photos are unedited and the […]

EVENT – Septemberfest, 24th September 2011, Broughton High School

Broughton High School is hosting Septemberfest on Saturday 24th September 2011. Theevent suitable for all the family, and runs from 11am to 4pm. Admission is FREE and there will be football, sports, drumming, therapies, dance, music, crafts and more. There is a Facebook page for the event. Tweet