Monthly Archives: March 2013

FEATURE – It’s Good to Write competition for It’s Good 2 Give

It’s Good to Write launches nationwide to raise money for It’s Good 2 Give It’s Good to Write Have you ever wanted to write but never known where to begin? Or been daunted by the prospect of writing a whole novel? Now’s your chance. It’s Good to Write is a literary project which will  bring […]

PHOTOS – A walk up Calton Hill on Good Friday

  Today we were out about about enjoying the blue skies that have returned to Edinburgh. Taking family and friends for a walk, we headed up Calton Hill via Regent Road. Taking a walk up Calton Hill and enjoying the views really is one of the best free activities you can do in Edinburgh. Enjoy […]


FEATURE – Pisces at the National Museum of Scotland / Edinburgh Science Festival

Suspended from the ceiling of the National Museum of Scotland’s Grand Gallery, Jason Hackenwerth’s leviathan art installation Pisces is visually stunning, arresting and — given that is made from over 10,000 balloons — playful. Created in situ over the course of the last week, Hackenwerth and his assistants have created a unique and ephemeral wonder […]

REVIEW – The Government Inspector, King’s Theatre, Edinburgh


By Danielle Farrow Communicado Theatre Company returns to its acclaimed 2010 collaboration (with the Tron Theatre), this time presenting The Government Inspector in co-production with Aberystwyth Arts Centre and producing a highly entertaining play in Adrian Mitchell’s adaptation, which is fresh and modern without having to forcibly update Nikolai Gogol’s 19th century take on political […]

REVIEW – Casa Angelina, London Street


Casa Angelina, Vintage Tea Room and Patisserie now open on London Street, Edinburgh Casa Angelina has opened in London Street (at the bottom of Broughton Street) and we couldn’t wait to pay a visit. The photos they were posting on their Facebook page made our mouth water so much, we booked in for a full […]

REVIEW – Takin’ Over The Asylum, Lyceum Theatre


By giving the inmates of the fictional St Jude’s psychiatric hospital an opportunity to have their voices heard, Donna Franceschild’s Takin’ Over The Asylum broadcasts not only the plight of those in care, but also airs the humour to be found in what some might think to be the bleakest of situations. A co-production with […]

REVIEW: Rue Crimée by Sacre Noir

As anyone who’s ever been on a ghost tour of the city knows, Edinburgh is riddled with a labyrinthine network of dark and mysterious tunnels; a mysterious subterranean world which holds many secrets. If that world had a soundtrack, it would be provided by Sacre Noir, whose dark electronica happily lurks in the shadows cast […]

PREVIEW – Death Row Diva, Summerhall, 22 & 23 March

Whilst Patsy Cline was crazy for trying, fellow Southern belle Crimson Skye’s craziness for killing takes a rather more psychopathic — but fortunately comic — turn in Death Row Diva, a one-woman cabaret monologue running at Summerhall on 22 and 23 March. With only the severed head of partner Ed for company, Crimson Skye promises […]

EVENT – Earth Hour in Edinburgh, 8.30pm Saturday 23rd March 2013

On Saturday 23 March at 8.30pm, thousands of people from across Scotland will join millions around the world in turning off their lights for one hour in a huge, symbolic show of support for action on climate change and for a more sustainable future. In 2012, a record 152 countries took part for the biggest […]

EVENT – Britain from the Air (outdoor exhibition), Edinburgh until 20 May 2013

Britain from the Air exhibition has arrived in Edinburgh until 20th May 2013 Edinburgh is the latest host venue for Britain from the Air, an outdoor exhibition of more than 100 stunning aerial photographs. The photos have already arrived on the streets of Edinburgh and are creating quite a buzz. The free-to-access street gallery will […]