Festivals 2013

PHOTOS – The 2013 Torchlight Procession in Edinburgh

  Tonight saw the Torchlight Procession snake its way through Edinburgh again and raise thousands of pounds for charity in the process. Here are a selection of our photographs from the event. Picture credits: Richard Dyson of Trixta Photography Some other pics of ours from the evening (mainly iPhone) And this cracker from Mo Thomson […]

 
 

FEATURE – St Andrew’s Day events in Edinburgh 2013

St Andrew’s day events in Edinburgh 2013 including a music and dance extravaganza in the Grassmarket 2013 sees a packed programme of free events in the capital city to celebrate St Andrew’s Day.  Unique Events and Underbelly will present award-winning Scottish performers in a music and dance extravaganza to take place throughout the afternoon and […]

FEATURE – Edinburgh’s Christmas 2013

An all new Edinburgh’s Christmas for 2013 The Edinburgh’s Christmas programme has officially launched and we are already excited. Christmas activities will not be centered around the Princes Street Gardens this year, but will also feature in St Andrew Square and along the length of Rose Street. The majority of the attractions open on 22 November […]

FEATURE – Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2013/14

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2013/14 events Every year at Hogmanay, the eyes of the world look to Edinburgh for an example of how to bring the new year in with a bang. This year will be no exception, as the stroke of midnight will see another spectacular firework display light up the Edinburgh skies whilst thousands party on the […]

EVENT – The Scottish International Storytelling Festival, 18-27 October 2013

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival – Once Upon a Journey The Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) takes place this year between Friday 18th and Sunday 27th October 2013. This year journey with nomads, explorers, pilgrims and voyagers. Be transported by Travellers’ Tales that span worlds of geography, fiction and landscapes of the heart. The 2013 […]

EIF REVIEW – American Lulu

*****

Lulu is bold and amoral, her character proud and unflinching through the events of 50s, 60s and 70s America, where Scottish Opera and The Opera Group’s Amercian Lulu is set. Siren-like, she bewitches then toys with the men (and women) who sail too close to her spell, before her past ultimately catches up with her […]

EIF REVIEW – Don Quichotte du Trocadéro

*****

The hero in José Montalvo’s fun and frivolous Don Quichotte du Trocadéro doesn’t so much tilt at windmills, as shake his naked belly at them. Montalvo’s ensemble piece takes loose themes from Cervantes’ source and blends them into a comic dance burlesque, where Patric Thibaud’s Don Quichotte wanders through a dreamlike world modelled on the […]

EIF REVIEW – Eh Joe

*****

Before trying to sleep in the single bed in his shabby apartment, elderly Joe checks behind windows and doors for monsters — forgetting that there is one from which he can never escape. Eh Joe is Dublin Gate Theatre’s astonishing adaptation of Beckett’s first TV play, featuring a fearsomely gripping performance from Michael Gambon as […]

BOOK FESTIVAL – Margaret Atwood & Neil Gaiman

“This is where it ends,” says Neil Gaiman, taking to the stage with Margaret Atwood on the last evening of the Edinburgh International Book Festival. As guest selectors, tonight marks the last of their many individual appearances over the course of the festival, covering not only their inimitable bodies of work, but also their influences […]

BOOK FESTIVAL – Horror & Weirdness, A Scottish Peculiarity

“Is it because half of the year it’s very dark?” asks Margaret Atwood, wondering what it is about Scotland which seems to draw its writers to the sinister and supernatural. “With nothing but whisky,” replies Ian Rankin, whose own novels may not have strong supernatural elements, but certainly still take a walk on the dark […]