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REVIEW – Ute Lemper (Edinburgh International Festival)

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German singer Ute Lemper takes the Scottish Chamber Orchestra to the cabaret as part of the Edinburgh International Festival, with this evocative and pitch-perfect journey through some of the most famous songs of the first half of the twentieth century. Lemper glides onto the stage in black dress and killer heels after the SCO have […]

EVENT – The Colony of Artists Exhibition, 20th-21st September 2014

Back for their 9th year, the Abbeyhill artists reunite for Colonies exhibition The Colony of Artists are excited to announce details of their 2014 exhibition. Centred around the Abbeyhill Colonies just east of Edinburgh city centre, this unique event will bring together over 20 artists to exhibit a diverse range of works at venues across […]

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FESTIVAL – Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, 18th – 27th July 2014

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival 2014 includes the Festival Carnival and the Mardi Gras The programme for the 2014 Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival has been announced with the programme hitting all the right notes! You can also read our article on Carnival workshops over the next few weeks. The biggest Festival of its kind in […]

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SILENT AUCTION – Stunning cake available in aid of It’s Good 2 Give

Bid now for this bespoke cake This evening we were at an event for Its’ Good 2 Give and our friend won the star prize of this amazing cake from Loulabelle Bakes. Rather than eat it herself, our friend has selflessly offered it to us to ‘raffle’ off to our readers to raise even more […]

BOOK FESTIVAL – Robert Macfarlane

Robert Macfarlane The landscape and some friendly ghosts Monday 27 August 5:00pm – 6:00pm ScottishPower Studio Theatre Over the past few years a new movement of exceptionally well-written books about Nature has appeared. A magical mix of the natural world and high-art. Each one attempting to reclaim individual experience in an age of technology and […]

REVIEW – 2008:Macbeth, Edinburgh International Festival

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Bombast, bluster and blood combine in a barrage on the senses in TR Warszawa’s bold and at-times brilliant version of Macbeth. Director Grzegorz Jarzyna sets the mood from the start, as Major Macbeth and his men drop behind enemy lines in a vital and brutal mission. And whilst his fellow soldiers rely on their guns […]

REVIEW -The Globe/English Touring Theatre, Anne Boleyn

Originally seen at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2011, Howard Brenton’s Anne Boleyn gives Henry VIII’s second wife a radical reinvention. Gone is the ambitious schemer using sex to snare the king, and in her place is a well-intentioned religious fanatic. With better casting and a less clunky production it might have worked, but there’s not enough […]

PREVIEW – Vive le Cabaret hits the Brighton Fringe

Although the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is still a few (short) months away, this week sees the start of the Brighton Fringe, where many Edinburgh-bound acts will debut their new shows and routines. Kicking things off in their own inimitable style this year are Edinburgh-based Blond Ambition and their five-star sellout show Vive le Cabaret (produced […]

PHOTO – Edinburgh city centre

Some photos of Edinburgh city centre as the sun was setting this afternoon. We were just wandering around the shops and detoured through Princes Street Gardens to appreciate the city we live in . Tweet