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Tattoo and the council hand out funding to arts organisations

Ten Edinburgh arts organisations will get a share of £50,000 this year from the partnership launched in 2017 between The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and The City of Edinburgh Council. The grants were made possible thanks to the support of the Tattoo which made a contribution to the Council’s pre-existing Fund as part of its £1M contribution More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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Bubble party for the penguins

For Penguin Awareness Day the penguins at Edinburgh Zoo were fed with bubbles to celebrate! The bubble machine was given as a Christmas gift through the Zoo’s Amazon wishlist set up for the animals.  More...

By John Kennedy On Saturday, January 20th, 2018
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Theatre review – Miss Saigon, Festival Theatre ****

In these post-modern troubled times of Trump, Weinstein #MeToo and Brexit political turmoil tonight’s escapist delight with Miss Saigon might well have been compromised by the Morality Police handing out foyer More...

By John Kennedy On Saturday, January 20th, 2018
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Theatre – The Last Ship – principal casting announced

THE LAST SHIP Festival Theatre Edinburgh 12 to 16 June 2018 Joe McGann, Charlie Hardwick, Richard Fleeshman and Frances McNamee join the production The principal casting has been announced for the UK premiere More...

By Rob Adams On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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Tommy Smith returns home triumphant

Internationally acclaimed Edinburgh-raised saxophonist Tommy Smith will play  a hometown concert with his latest group, Tommy Smith Quartet: Embodying the Light at The Queen’s Hall on Sunday 28 January 2018. Smith More...

By John Knox On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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Letter from Scotland

Arthur’s Seat enjoying the calm between the storms. We think we live a precarious existence between raging snow storms but actually Scotland is blessed with a benign climate.  Yes, we have had snow this week More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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At The National Museum of Scotland – Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition

The 53rd Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition opens on 19 January and runs until 29 April 2018 in the museum’s largest exhibition space. Exhibitions Officer Hannah Boddy views ‘The Nightcap” More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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Edinburgh Lumen – ‘most ambitious light display yet’ for the capital

Edinburgh Lumen which launches in February is billed as an immersive visual and sound display to brighten up the dark nights. We had the Field of Light a few years ago but you will be able to walk through the area More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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Ad campaign launches to get you to eat your greens

Nourish Scotland tell us that only a fraction of any advertising spend is actually spent on advertising for vegetables. In comparison with spending on sugary snacks and soft drinks, the amount of cash devoted to More...

By Nigel Duncan On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Scotland popular with young Spanish tourists

Edinburgh Airport, the first view of Scotland many Spanish tourists see. Picture by Ian Georgson More young people visit Scotland from Spain than anywhere else in Europe. And VisitScotland is this week promoting More...

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