Author Archives: EdinburghReviewer

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


  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 […]

Edinburgh Central Mosque / Edinburgh Islam Festival

The Edinburgh Central Mosque is one of the city’s many mosques. And it’s here every August that the Edinburgh Islam Festival takes place. Imam Yahya Barry welcomed us to his mosque and gave us a guided tour. We were also honoured to be allowed to be present during prayer time and to take photographs. Interview with Edinburgh Central Mosque’s […]


REVIEW – Moliere’s The Hypochondriac, Greene Shoots


    By Jen Bolsover In amongst all the excellent professional and emerging companies that populate the Fringe, it’s a real delight to see a youth theatre company putting on a show that more than holds its own. Greene Shoots is made up of sixth formers from Berkhamsted School, and they’re an extremely talented bunch, […]



  By Isabella Fraser Director Paul Fegan has produced a beautifully shot and heartwarming documentary featuring Aidan Moffat, former front man of Arab Strap, about Moffat’s journey around Scotland, re-creating modern versions of traditional folk songs. The documentary also features the late Sheila Stewart, well known for her ballad singing and traveller background, and looks […]

Edinburgh International Festival: Anything That Gives Off Light


  By Isabella Fraser A journey along the shared history of Scottish and American emigration stories and identities, death and what we leave behind, it is told through storytelling, songs, music and dialogue. This is an interesting attempt at creating an imaginative explanation for what it feels to be – or to have a feeling […]

Edinburgh International Festival: Wind Resistance


  By Isabella Fraser Beginning with a journey through a corridor, stones crunching under our feet, the sound of birds a soothing backing track, we sit and and gaze at the myriad of equipment and paraphernalia lying around on the stage. A large backdrop of plants and their roots frame the space. The audience surrounds […]

REVIEW: Heads Up


  By Isabella Fraser Centred on stage are a table, small lights, sound equipment, paper, a candle and a chair. Writer and solo performer Kieran Hurley takes his seat and using these minimal props, leads the audience on an odyssey from the present to a not too distant future where the world is about to […]

REVIEW – Iconic Tours Night Photography Workshop (Edinburgh)

  In April 2015, my friend and I took a private tour with Iconic Tours and learned how to use my camera and the history of Edinburgh. I have (hopefully) put into practise what I had learnt since then, but it was time for another lesson and how to shoot at night and capture light trails. Iconic Tours […]

Greyfriars Bobby at dusk

FEATURE – A Dark Edinburgh Christmas

Our friend, Scott Liddell over at Dark Edinburgh has collaborated with the talented David Hamilton from WinterSixFour to bring us A Dark Edinburgh Christmas. “This is extremely important. Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back. No toys. Nothing but Peter, Kate, Buzz, Megan, Linnie, and Jeff. And […]