FEATURE – 17 places to walk in Edinburgh in 2017

Edinburgh is brilliant for lovers of the outdoors. You don’t even have to leave the city to find some beautiful green spaces to blow the cobwebs away. One of the most striking things about the city is not just the enormous number of parks, but the sheer quantity of people enjoying using them. Here are 17 suggestions […]

Edinburgh in the spring
 
 

INFO – Dates for Edinburgh’s 2017 Festivals

  Edinburgh Spotlight loves living in ‘Festival City’ and already has all these dates in its 2017 calendar.   International Science Festival  1 – 16 April 2017 The International Science Festival features a host of fun and educational events, lectures and attractions celebrating all things scientific. TradFest Edinburgh 26 April – 6 May 2017 Edinburgh’s […]

By Dave Stewart
 
 

Edinburgh Photo Review – 2016

2016 was another incredible year to live in Edinburgh. We never take it for granted that we can call this amazing place our home. Every day, we make the most of our city and enjoy all it has to offer. Here is a selection of our photo highlights from 2016. Enjoy!   There was a dusting […]

Salisbury Crags
 
 

REVIEW – The Suppliant Women, The Royal Lyceum Theatre

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David Greig reflects modern events across a gulf of time and tradition with the multifaceted mirror of The Suppliant Women, his season opener as new artistic director of The Lyceum. The star of the performance is the manifold feminine might of the twenty-seven strong Choir, which — apart from earnestly powerful lead Gemma May — […]

Edinburgh Autumn and Winter 2016-17

Our gallery of photos from autumn and winter 2016-17. The newest images are at the top. Tweet

 
 

The Scott Monument illuminated at night

The Scott Monument is illuminated every evening at dusk now. It looks beautiful as these images demonstrate. Images by Michael Bryant. Tweet

 
 

PHOTOS – Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks Concert 2016

  Tonight the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 2016 drew to a stunning close with the sky filled with giant walls of silver and golden crackle effect fireworks bursting 225 metres above Edinburgh Castle to the closing bars of Shostakovich’s Festive Overture. Around 250,000 spectators watched the event across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife, with visitors […]

By Dave Stewart / Studio 2 Photography
 
 

REVIEW – My World Has Exploded a Little Bit, Natural Shocks

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  By Jen Bolsover This is an unflinchingly brave show. Writer and performer Bella Heesom delivers a performance lecture on the subject of death – ‘A Logical and Philosophical Guide to Managing Mortality’ – in which she offers a 17 step programme for anyone coping with dying loved ones. It’s based on her own experience […]

REVIEW – Ada/Ava, Manual Cinema

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  By Jen Bolsover Beautiful, chilling and quietly heartbreaking, Ada/Ava is the brainchild of Chicago-based Manual Cinema. Audience members of a certain age may have flashbacks to primary school assemblies when they walk in and see a row of old-fashioned overhead projectors, but all such recollections are quickly dispelled when the projected images come to […]

Edinburgh International Festival: Richard III

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By Danielle Farrow Thomas Ostermeier directs Berlin’s Schaubühne Theatre in a magnificently presented, forceful ‘Richard III’, that rests squarely on the shoulders of Lars Eidinger as Richard. These are strong shoulders, bent over before being corseted and neck braced into straightness, and complete with hump. Energetically shuffling through dry clay, kneeling naked beside a coffin, […]

Lars Eidinger plays Richard III in Thomas Ostermeier's production of the same name. Photo: © Arno Declair