Author Archives: EdinburghReviewer

PHOTOS – Frozen fog over Edinburgh, January 21st 2017

I had intended to capture a lovely sunrise this morning as the conditions were forecast to be good. First of all, I headed to the Castle Esplanade and it looked ok, but I could see that Arthur’s Seat was covered in frozen fog except the peak. I hot footed down the Royal Mile and up […]

The Edinburgh Old Town emerging from the fog this morning.
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

Harry Potter and the Writer’s Museum (free)

A rare first-edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, featuring personal anecdotes and illustrations by author J.K. Rowling, will be placed on display at Edinburgh’s Writers’ Museum on Thursday 8th December 2016 until 8th January 2017. The original hardback book was annotated by J.K. Rowling in 2013 to raise money for English PEN and […]

Thoughts on Quidditch
 
 

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, […]

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: Where You’re Meant To Be

*****

  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

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  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 […]