Festivals

FRINGE REVIEW – The Power Behind the Crone

*****

By Danielle Farrow The Power Behind the Crone is well acted, written and directed. Alison Skilbeck and director Tim Hardy present seven of Shakespeare’s older female characters in the framework of a University of the Third Age lecture – a very amusing one. Lecturer Artemis Turret had arranged for her friend from Oxford days, Bunti […]

REVIEW: Mouthpiece

*****

By Isabella Fraser A strikingly original and mesmerising two-hander, Mouthpiece is both heart wrenching and eloquent in its portrayal of the complexity that women face in their everyday existence. Shown through a series of battles with the clingy inner thoughts that will be familiar to many, this duo use every possible facet of their enviable […]

REVIEW: The Whip Hand

*****

  By Isabella Fraser The Whip Hand takes you on a rollercoaster of twists, turns, family resentments and the every day battle that takes place in how you leave your individual mark on the world. Initially it seems like a fairly straightforward family drama – a broken family merges into a somewhat happy-on-the-surface-but-not-really group. A […]

FRINGE REVIEW – The Dreamer

*****

By Danielle Farrow A taken-for-granted woman in a repetitive, uninspiring job, in love with someone in love with another (all of them colleagues) and under pressure from her parents, finds solace from her humdrum existence in her reading, while being tormented by nightmares. The book she reads unfolds in live, flowing silhouettes of beautiful Chinese […]

PHOTOS – Edinburgh International Festival: Bloom

Tonight saw St Andrew Square come to life as the first evening of Bloom took place. The opening Edinburgh International Festival event created by 59 Productions to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the event wowed the large crowds. Our photographers caught the event from all angles! The event was repeated on Saturday 5th August. Callum Ollason: Shot […]

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PHOTOS – The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2017

The 2017 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo still lives up to its reputation of being the greatest show on earth. You can read more about this year’s theme of Splash of Tartan in our preview article. The performers from across the world, wowed the crowds throughout the show and it lived up to its reputation of the greatest […]

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The 2017 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo reveals an array of international acts to celebrate this year’s Splash of Tartan The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is set to celebrate in its usual technicolour style, unveiling a stellar line up of acts set to descend on Scotland’s capital for the 2017 Show today (Monday, 31 July). Returning for […]

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Islam Festival Edinburgh 5-24 August 2017

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. Edinburgh Central Mosque opens its doors and warmly invites you to Islam Festival Edinburgh. The exhibition offers a genuine insight into Islam including a dynamic experience of knowledge and culture. Enjoy talks, workshops, free […]

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FESTIVAL EVENT – Edinburgh Big Beach Busk, Saturday 26th August 2017

Back for its eighth year, the Edinburgh Big Beach Busk will take place from 12 noon on Saturday 26th August. Edinburgh’s Portobello seaside gets mixed up and musical for a day. People of all ages are encouraged to head along and entertain the public on the promenade. The Edinburgh Big beach Busk say: “No rules. Just Busking. […]

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Edinburgh International Festival Event: Bloom

The Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom will take place on Friday 4th August and Saturday 5th August from 10pm until midnight around St Andrew Square. It is once again being created by 59 Productions who were behind the magnificent Harmonium in 2015 and Deep Time in 2016. The Edinburgh International Festival was established in 1947 […]

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