Rosemary Kaye

Rosemary Kaye used to be a lawyer in Aberdeen, but has now given all that up and instead justifies her jolly life in Edinburgh by writing about it. She is very fond of going out for tea and stickies, or staying in and reading the unparalleled novels of Barbara Pym.

By Rosemary Kaye On Friday, April 21st, 2017

Dr Neil’s Garden – a little piece of paradise

‘Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees….. while cares will drop off like autumn leaves’ (John Muir) The breeze is blowing through the reeds, ducks quack, swans trumpet, a heron More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

The Queen’s Gallery: Maria Merian’s Butterflies

A 52 year-old German artist and naturalist and her 21 year-old daughter set sail for a remote South American country, their plan to find, study and record insects in their native habitats. A little different, perhaps, More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Friday, March 24th, 2017

King’s Theatre: EDGAS presents Ruddygore or The Witch’s Curse

Do we have to live by the rules? Can we bend them, break them, ignore them altogether? And who makes them in the first place? Gilbert & Sullivan’s tenth operetta Ruddygore considers these questions as it tells More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

RSA New Contemporaries

A man lies face down on the sand; a woman in a sun hat sits on his back whilst another man manipulates his legs. A third man, in a deckchair, looks decidedly puzzled. What is going on? In Luke Vinnicombe’s deceptively More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Saturday, February 4th, 2017

A new season at Bedlam Theatre

If you’ve ever walked past the corner of Forrest Road and Bristo Place, you may well have wondered what actually goes on inside the church behind the bright red door. The place is clearly no longer used for More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Event Horizon – The Charlie Stross Special

‘One of the defining phenomena of twenty-first century science fiction is Charlie Stross’ (Time Out) Event Horizon is Edinburgh’s monthly night of science fiction, brought to you by Shoreline More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

An Evening with ‘Umbrellas of Edinburgh’

‘so many people come to Edinburgh… and they go back with a bit of Edinburgh in their hearts.’ (Janice Forsyth) The brief to the writers was simple: choose a location in Edinburgh and write about it. The More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Nick Sharratt wins the 2017 Bookbug Picture Book Prize

‘In quiet times and sleepy times a child can dwell in thoughts of his own, and in songs and stories of his own.’ Although children’s author Margaret Wise Brown wrote these words over fifty years More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Friday, January 13th, 2017

Turn your Christmas cards into trees!

The first Christmas card was commissioned by Sir Henry Cole in 1843 to persuade the British public to use the new Penny Post. The card showed three generations of a family raising a toast to the card’s recipient: More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Saturday, January 7th, 2017

EQ: Revolution! The Edinburgh Quartet and Erik Petrie at Ocean Terminal

In 1917 the Russian Empire collapsed, the Tsar abdicated, and by the end of the year a new communist state had emerged, one that would eventually lead to the formation of the USSR. One hundred years later The Edinburgh More...