Monthly Archives: June 2013

PREVIEW – Edinburgh International Book Festival, 10-26 August

In 1983, the Edinburgh Book Festival first pitched its tents in Charlotte Square Gardens, featuring 120 authors. Now, the 30th Edinburgh International Book Festival will feature over 700 events, with authors from all across the globe in what is now the biggest literary festival in the world. One of the festival’s many fascinating themes is […]

PREVIEW: Just Festival, 2-26 August

In a rebranding which aims to encapsulate the moral core of what was previously known as the Festival of Spirituality & Peace, the programme for Edinburgh’s Just Festival was launched last night in St John’s Church. With 129 performances, talks, films, events and exhibitions, the festival aims to celebrate cross-faith and cross-cultural diversity in Edinburgh […]

News – The Edinburgh Royal Scots Club uncovers photographs from 1919

The Edinburgh Royal Scots Club uncovers rare photographs from 1919 Staff at the historic Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh have uncovered rarely seen photographs of the building’s meeting rooms as they looked in 1919.  The building formerly housed in temporary huts in St Andrew Square after the First World War can be seen in the […]


Horrible Histories: The Terrible Tudors, King’s Theatre


The Horrible Histories books are proving popular in performance, both on television and touring theatres. Based on Terry Deary’s books, this production – in rep at the King’s with Vile Victorians – offers plenty of juicy details about the Tudor monarchs, from Henry VII to Elizabeth I. Within a framework created by Dr Dee’s troupe […]

REVIEW – Calum’s Road, Traverse Theatre


A co-production from the National Theatre of Scotland and Communicado Theatre Company, David Harrower’s adaptation of Roger Hutchinson’s Calum’s Road forges a poignant path through themes of belonging, change and cultural identity. Taking 20 years to single-handedly build a road on the sparsely-populated island of Raasay, Calum Macleod (Iain Macrae) is portrayed as a single-minded […]