Festivals

The 2018 Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks

  Photos of the 2018 fireworks are by Dave Stewart of Studio 2 Photography and Callum Ollason of Shot Happens.   2018 Fireworks ‘waterfall’ on Edinburgh Castle from Edinburgh Spotlight on Vimeo.   The 2018 Virgin Money Fireworks Concert took place on Monday 27th August 2018. Behind the scenes with Pyrovision We were lucky enough to […]

Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks 2018 by Dave Stewart
 
 

PHOTOS: Edinburgh International Festival, Five Telegrams

Our photographers captured this incredible event from all angles last night. All photos are watermarked and copyright of Studio 2 Photography, Shot Happens Photography and Michael Bryant Photography. The Edinburgh International Festival 2018 opened tonight with the Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: Five Telegrams. 15,000 free tickets to the epic outdoor digital and live performance were snapped up […]

Five Telegrams, EIF 2018
 
 

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2018, The Sky’s the Limit

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has revealed the dynamic line-up of performers which are set to grace Edinburgh Castle’s iconic Esplanade from this Friday (3 August) for this year’s ‘The Sky’s the Limit’ showcase. From Australia and Oman to Malawi and the Shetland Isles, producers have explored all points of the compass to select a […]

Performers from all over the world take part in the 2018 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
 
 

INFO – Dates for Edinburgh’s 2018 Festivals

Edinburgh Spotlight loves living in ‘Festival City’ and already has all these dates in its 2018 calendar.   International Science Festival  31 March – 15 April 2018 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 2018 Edinburgh’s […]

Callum Ollason / Shot Happens
 
 

PHOTOS – Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks Concert 2017

Tonight the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 2017 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. Around 250,000 spectators watched the event across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife, with visitors to the Scottish capital joining residents to fill Princes Street […]

Callum Ollason / Shot Happens
 
 

REVIEW: Oresteia: This Restless House

*****

By Isabella Fraser Zinnie Harris has written a fierce, sprawling interpretation of Orestia in a marathon piece that pays off in guts, gore and the power of revenge, with the odd song and dance routine thrown in. Playing with elements of Brecht and hints of Tarantino, Dominic Hill’s brilliantly conceived direction challenges the cast to […]

FRINGE REVIEW – Dr Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman

*****

By Danielle Farrow Dr Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman is worth seeing simply as an unexpected experience. In a small theatre with a predominantly female audience, a male photographer at work on this occasion, women move boldly with blood (real or otherwise) and their often fully shown bodies, exploring menstruation and associated longings, lackings and judgements. […]

REVIEW: Mars Actually

*****

By Isabella Fraser This three-hander tale of Martians and discovering life on Earth is a sweet, funny show. The naivety of the characters is what wins over the audience; some of us may harbour a wish to explore new worlds and with these Martians, we get the opportunity to see our world through their eyes […]

FRINGE REVIEW – (More) Moira Monologues

*****

    By Danielle Farrow Alan Bissett, with his own short crop and lack of any ‘feminine’ makeup, gives us Moira Bell – a woman fae Falkirk – through invisible cigarettes and weed, swearing, some crude attitude and anger issues that have instilled fear in the neighbourhood, and Moira Bell is beautiful. This show is […]

REVIEW: We’ll Meet Again: Vera Lynn, The Forces Sweetheart

*****

By Isabella Fraser This show does exactly what it says on the tin – it is an homage to Dame Vera Lynn, interspersed with anecdotes about her life and the songs that she was known for. Ably sung by Melanie Gall, it is a light-hearted but entertaining show. Song sheets are provided for the audience […]