Monthly Archives: May 2012

EVENT – Leith Festival, 8th – 17th June 2012

Leith Festival returns for 2012 The Leith Festival is proud to return for 2012 despite funding troubles, and the jam-packed programme in and around the heart of Leith is available now. The Festival kicks off on Friday 8 June and runs until Sunday 17 June, with an exciting line-up of 170 free or low cost […]

PREVIEW – The Church of High Kicks

And now for something completely different… Promising to brighten up a Sunday afternoon and evening no end, The Church of High Kicks is a brand new mixed & gay party held in the newly-refurbished ground floor of CC Blooms every week from 4pm-9pm. Renowned drag DJ Jon Pleased Wimmin will be the party host(ess) with […]

NEWS – Looking Glass Books and cafe opens at Quartermile, Edinburgh

Look no further than Looking Glass Books in Edinburgh’s Quartermile A wonderful new independent bookshop and cafe has opened at Edinburgh’s Quartermile development. Looking Glass Books is tucked in the middle of the retail units, behind Peter’s Yard and close to the new Mariott Hotel. We had a look around this morning and chatted with […]

EVENT – Free outdoor films, St Andrew Square. 14-17 June 2012

Free outdoor films return to St Andrew Square for 2012 Following last year’s hugely successful free films in St Andrew Square as part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the ‘Under the Stars’ event is returning for 2012. The full programme has yet to be released, but last year’s included films suitable for all the […]

EVENT – Midsummer at the Botanical Gardens, Thursday 21st June 2012

Edinburgh’s Botanical Gardens open until 10.30pm on Thursday 21st June 2012 for Midsummer celebrations We absolutely love the Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh and visit on a weekly basis. In celebration of the longest day of the year, the gardens will remain open until 10.30pm on Thursday 21st June 2012. Make sure you make the […]

NEWS – Edinburgh Olympic Torch route 13th and 14th June 2012

Edinburgh Olympic Torch route 2012 The 2012 Olympic torch is coming back to Edinburgh. It made a brief visit to the city last August, but is coming back to town on the 26th and 27th days of its epic 70 day journey to London. You can read more about the people who were selected to […]

PREVIEW – The Rah’s EP launch, 26 May

Young Prestonpans band The Rah’s are beginning to make waves in the Scottish music scene with their great big servings of indie rock and good-time attitude. Drawing influences from modern-day heroes like Kasabian and Arctic Monkeys, their music is also coloured by the lads’ love of era-defining sounds from Hendrix & The Stones: combining together […]

FEATURE – Wendy Paterson, Inside Out Chef and Edinburgh’s first ‘pudding club’

‘Inside out chef’ Wendy Paterson offers some unique food choices in Edinburgh Edinburgh’s ‘secret’ dining scene shows no signs of slowing down. Pop-up, secret suppers, guerrilla dining, whatever you want to call it, comes in all shapes and forms in the capital city. Last night saw Edinburgh’s first ‘pudding club’ hosted by Wendy Paterson who […]

REVIEW – Food at the Old Chain Pier, Newhaven (reopened)


Old Chain Pier reopens with new decor, friendly service and impressive food Whatever image and thoughts you had of the Old Chain Pier before May 2012, leave them behind. Their doors were reopened yesterday after a much needed face lift and we were impressed as soon as we walked through the door. After a warm […]