Edinburgh Festival

PHOTOS – Edinburgh takes a deep breath ahead of the main Festival season

Every year at this time, we always like to imagine Edinburgh taking a deep breath. Although the city is filled with tourists and all the year-round attractions are enjoying the height of the summer season, one thing is waiting in the wings. The Fringe. Work has begun all round the city centre as venues are […]

EVENT – Edinburgh Festival Carnival, Sunday 22nd July 2012

Edinburgh Festival Carnival comes to Princes Street Gardens As part of the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival this year, there will be a free Festival Carnival suitable for all ages. From 2pm – 4pm there will be music, dance, costumes, and street entertainment in all shapes and sizes. This will take place on Princes Street […]

FESTIVAL PREVIEW – Festival in the Sky, Princes Street Gardens

DADA Ventures is bringing the Festival in the Sky to this years’ Edinburgh Festival which will see residents and tourists in Edinburgh having a meal at the dizzy heights of 100ft at a 22-seat suspended table.  Let the wind rise up your kilt as you are strapped in and gently transported skywards by a large crane in West Princes Street Gardens.    The […]

REVIEW – Life of Si @ GRV / Five Pound Fringe


Life of Si is part of the very popular Five Pound Fringe  5.40pm at the GRV venue. Sy and Simon were witty, hair conscious men.  The show is based around the set up of their shared flat in London.  They let the audience into their lives a little, by showing  dvd collections, games they play and […]

REVIEW – At Home With Holly


At Home with Holly is one of the more unusual shows I have seen in the Fringe over the years.   Holly Burn, who is an exceptional comedy actress invites you into her home  for the festival.  You can buy tickets in advance from the Fringe office,  the Five Pound Fringe / GRV box office, or you […]

REVIEW – The Hotel, Mark Watson


The Hotel is an interesting festival experience to say the least and are brought to you by the people of the Invisible Dot but the main name behind the show that you may recognise is Mark Watson. Watson for me, is one of the best performers of the Fringe / Festival over the last number of years […]

REVIEW – Paul Zerdin Sponge Fest


Paul Zerdin is a very talented man indeed.  His ventriloquist skills are so astonishing with the speed he can mix his voices.  I was in the front row and after realising that I was never going to see him move his lips, was transfixed on his characters and their almost human like qualities. I was even subject […]

REVIEW – Breakfast with Richard Simms


  Richard Simms is a delightful character who I met before going to his show when he was promoting on the Royal Mile.  He was super friendly and full of advice for me to live a healthier life.   Meeting him in person got me excited for his breakfast show that I had already booked for.  […]

REVIEW – Tom Tom Crew


Tom Tom Crew came highly recommended from a friend of mine and I am sooooooo glad I went along last night (Friday).  What a show !  I would actually say this is bordering on my all time favourite festival show – EVER.     Although I am not a true afficianado of all things hip hop and drum […]

REVIEW – Chris Cox


Myself and 3 friends went to see Chris Cox last night and along with a full house, we all thoroughly enjoyed the show.  I last saw Chris at the festival 2 years ago and he seems to have matured his stage presence a lot, with a huge injection of humour.  I didn’t expect to laugh as much […]