Monthly Archives: March 2014

FESTIVAL – Tradfest Edinburgh, 29th April – 11th May 2014

Traditional Scottish culture festival launches in Edinburgh with music, literature, theatre, film and talks with a focus on the revival of folk arts and the impending independence referendum In its second edition after a triumphant debut in 2013, TradFest returns as Edinburgh’s only multi-arts festival dedicated to Scottish culture, traditional, Gaelic and folk arts. Rooted […]

Tradfest
 
 

FEATURE – The 2014 Edinburgh International Festival

Today, at a press conference in Edinburgh, Director Jonathan Mills revealed the artists, companies and work from around the world which will fill the stages of Edinburgh’s annual cultural celebration. Over 2,400 artists from 43 nations have been invited to Edinburgh to perform in the annual showcase of the world’s great performing artists. Jonathan Mills, […]

2014 Programme
 
 

REVIEW – Some Girl I Used To Know

*****

In this journey through the past, a shining Denise van Outen plays Stephanie Canworth, a married businesswoman confronting the past when a previous love gets in touch. Reflecting the memories, eighties and nineties music provides plenty of song, and van Outen’s strong vocals are often where she shows most emotional connection. Lack of accent in […]

FEATURE – Janis Mackay, Scottish Children’s Book Prize winner

With her time-twisting tale of adventure and friendship, Edinburgh author Janis Mackay is a deserved winner of the Scottish Book Trust’s Children’s Book Award 2014, with The Accidental Time Traveller. A previous winner of the Kelpies prize with the first of her Magnus Fin series of children’s novels, Janis is also an accomplished storyteller, creative […]

Janis with her award-winning book, The Accidental Time Traveller