Monthly Archives: October 2013

REVIEW: Dragon, National Theatre of Scotland, Traverse Theatre


Young Tommy seems to be coping after the untimely death of his mother. Whilst his sister throws herself into her passion for swimming and his grief-stricken father hides himself away, Tommy carries on with his everyday life. Apart, of course, from those special, secretive times he spends in the company of the Dragon… Directed by […]

PHOTO – Robert Louis Stevenson statue, Colinton

A beautiful bronze sculpture of Edinburgh-born Robert Louis Stevenson now sits outside Colinton Parish Church. You can read further information about the statue in this Scotsman article. “All through my boyhood and youth, I was known and pointed out for the pattern of an idler; and yet I was always busy on my own private […]


COMIC: Scott vs Zombies

THRILL to the sight of Edinburgh city centre overrun with zombie shoppers and undead bus drivers… GASP as a freak storm unleashes an ancient evil hidden deep within Castle Rock… Then MARVEL at the fact that this fun and action-packed new comic from 2000AD and Batman writer Alan Grant and acclaimed artist Robin Smith has […]

FEATURE – St Andrew’s Day events in Edinburgh 2013

St Andrew’s day events in Edinburgh 2013 including a music and dance extravaganza in the Grassmarket 2013 sees a packed programme of free events in the capital city to celebrate St Andrew’s Day.  Unique Events and Underbelly will present award-winning Scottish performers in a music and dance extravaganza to take place throughout the afternoon and […]

PHOTOS – Autumn in Edinburgh 2013

  We love Edinburgh at all times of the year, but in autumn, we love the crisp sunny days and the changing colours. Here’s some photos capturing the change in the seasons. Tweet


REVIEW – The Three Phantoms, Edinburgh Festival Theatre


With productions of Cabaret and The Lion King both competing for Edinburgh audiences’ attention tonight, Three Phantoms‘ enjoyable and light-hearted journey through some of the West End’s greatest musical hits must be cursing its timing a little. However, there are certainly no such issues with the performance itself. Matthew Cammelle, Stephen John Davis and Glyn […]

PREVIEW – Dragon, National Theatre of Scotland, Traverse Theatre

A co-production between the National Theatre of Scotland, Vox Motus and the Tianjin People’s Arts Theatre from China, Dragon tells the wordless tale of young Tommy, who feels alone and disconnected from the world following the death of his mother. Until one day, when opening his bedroom curtains, he’s greeted with a most extraordinary sight. […]

BOOK LAUNCH – Beacons: Stories for our not so distant future

Beacons: Stories for our not so distant future is a new collection of original short stories which explore the theme of climate change, and which will be launched as part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival on Sat 26 October. Featuring stories from Alasdair Gray, A L Kennedy, Janice Galloway and a whole host of […]

REVIEW – Crime & Punishment, Lyceum Theatre


Seldom has inner conflict been so visibly portrayed than in Dominic Hill’s production of Dostoyevsky’s Crime & Punishment at the Lyceum Theatre. A co-production with Glasgow’s Citizens and the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatre, the piece crackles with an intensity which keeps a stranglehold on the audience’s attention, from its first foreshadowing of murder, through […]

EVENT – Edinburgh Samhuinn Fire Festival, 31st October 2013

Edinburgh Samhuinn Fire Festival, Parliament Square, 31st October 2013, 9-11pm (free event) From the Beltane Fire Society Once again we gather to celebrate Samhuinn, the Celtic New Year, with our unique festival event in the heart of Edinburgh’s atmospheric Old Town. With drumming, dancing, voice and music, street theatre, captivating fire performance and stunning costumes, […]