Monthly Archives: June 2014

EXHIBITION – Ming: The Golden Empire, National Museum of Scotland

Ming: The Golden Empire The latest blockbuster exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland focuses on the extraordinary period of Chinese history from the 14th to 17th centuries, where the Ming dynasty saw a flourishing of wealth and culture. Featuring several objects from the Najing Museum, Ming: The Golden Empire is a literal treasure trove […]

FEATURE – Foxes in Edinburgh by Anthony Robson

By Anthony Robson I’m standing near the intersection of two busy Edinburgh roads, leaning on a metal railing beside a bus stop, looking over into an overgrown, untouched, area of a park within five minutes of my home. And on the far side, maybe 50-60 yards away, on a steeply sloping bank, are 7 foxes sunning […]

Foxes in Edinburgh
 
 

REVIEW – The Addams Family, King’s Theatre

*****

By Danielle Farrow The Addams Family are iconic and the characters particular, with fans tending to have favourites. Here, the story focuses on daughter Wednesday’s romance with a young man from a ‘respectable’ family and what happens when he and his family come round to dinner. Wednesday has confided in her father Gomez, but gained […]

FRINGE PREVIEW – The Pommery Bar and special events for 2014

The Signet Library will play host again to the Pommery Champagne Bar throughout the city’s most celebrated season Housed in Edinburgh’s beautiful Signet Library, the Pommery Bar is back from 1st August until Monday 25th August 2014. This year, the sophisticated pop-up has a distinctly Scottish feel, with unmissable Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo packages, indulgent […]

Back for 2014
 
 

PHOTOS – Edinburgh’s Floral Clock 2014

Edinburgh’s Floral Clock 2014 Information taken from the Edinburgh Council website This circular clock has been planted out since 1903 with up to 40,000 plants in an ornate design reflecting a different theme each summer. The idea came from James McHattie, City Superintendent of Parks and James Ritchie, the Edinburgh clockmaker, using the mechanism of […]

Floral Clock 2014, celebrating 10 years as a Fair Trade city
 
 

EVENT – The Stockbridge Duck Race, Sunday 29th June 2014

Join in the famous Stockbridge Duck race and raise money for charity This year’s fabulous Stockbridge Duck Race will be taking place on Sunday 29th June at 3pm. This is a popular annual event is held to help raise money for local charities. This year, the monies collected will be donated to Lifecare and St Columba’s Hospice. […]

Will your duck be first down the course?
 
 

FRINGE PREVIEW – Elliot Bibby, Bibism

Elliot Bibby makes his solo debut at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe B’-ib-ism – Adjective – Informal Something insanely stupid yet said so innocently – but after pondered, is genius. Edinburgh’s Elliot Bibby will be performing his crazy, fast paced show for the first time in Edinburgh this year. His show promises to be ‘crammed full […]

Fringe 2014
 
 

PHOTO COMPETITION – Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Win a VIP tour and afternoon tea at Lauriston Castle We love Lauriston Castle and visit at least once a week to stroll through the beautiful grounds and inside the Kyoto Friendship Garden. Lauriston Castle Many Edinburgh residents still don’t realise that this council-run attraction even exists, so in an effort to highlight this beautiful […]

Lauriston Castle
 
 

EXHIBITION – Leith Walkers on Leith Walk

Large Leith Walkers portraits exhibited in Leith We’ve previously written about the excellent Leith Walkers website. An outdoor exhibition of life-sized black and white photographs of Leithers has been installed by the City of Edinburgh Council in partnership with LeithLate today, all along Edinburgh’s famous thoroughfare, Leith Walk. The exhibition includes 21 portraits, taken by […]

Large Leith Walkers posters