Luminate Festival 1-31 October 2016

It is almost time for the festival for the ‘creative ageing’ among you to begin. All of October there is a variety of activities making up the Luminate Festival. In the fifth festival there will be events held all across Scotland from art workshops to authors’ events. The festival is held in theatres, galleries and care homes with More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
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Edinburgh is Hogmanay!

Even if this is not your favourite time of year Hogmanay is full of things to see and listen to. Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is organised by Unique Events who have secured a major coup with Scottish singer Paolo More...

By Ailean Beaton On Monday, September 19th, 2016
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Edinburgh’s Christmas 2016 expands to the West End

Edinburgh’s Christmas 2016 today launched its programme of locations and events for this year’s festivities, which for the first time include new and expanded sites in the city’s West End. The More...

By Carol Wilkin On Sunday, September 4th, 2016
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Calling all craft beer enthusiasts to the New Beer Revolution Festival!

Beer-loving friends Richard Servranckx and Dan Quille, both from Leith in Edinburgh, plan to share their passion for quality brews and revolutionise the Scottish beer scene with a new ‘Craft Beer Revolution Festival’ More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, September 4th, 2016
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First Dunbar Day Tripper Festival

LOCAL INDIE PUNK BAND FROM EDINBURGH WHITEHILL GROVE The Dunbar Day Tripper Food and Music Festival took place yesterday and Jon Savage has shared some of his lovely photos with us. Looks like it was a great day! Were More...

By Keira Brown On Saturday, September 3rd, 2016
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Edinburgh International Book Festival 2016 – Tom Lanoye and James Yorkston ***

The Edinburgh International Book Festival’s event with James Yorkston and Tom Lanoye had a very different spin, as it got into the nuts and bolts of the process of writing and getting a book published, highlighting More...

By Keira Brown On Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
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Edinburgh International Festival REVIEW – Mogwai Play Atomic ****

Photo by Brian Sweeney It seemed appropriate to conclude the Festival with Mogwai performing the OST to Mark Cousin’s film, Atomic, live. Subtitled Living in Dread and Promise, Cousins’ film nods to the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
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Edinburgh International Festival – Così Fan Tutte: racial and sexual abuse should shock audiences – not the titillation

by Eleanor Smith, Edinburgh Napier University The new production of Mozart and Lorenzo da Ponte’s classic opera Così Fan Tutte has attracted no shortage of controversy. After its premiere in Aix-en-Provence More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
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Virgin Money Fireworks attracts audience of 250,000

Last night the festivals which have taken over the city for the last month and more came to a spectacular close. The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 2016 filled the sky with giant walls of silver and golden crackle More...

By John Preece On Monday, August 29th, 2016
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2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival – 29th August p.m.

So that’s it over for another year – well closer to 50 weeks, but who’s counting – and the final day saw a couple of big name political figures in the shape of Gordon Brown and, not listed More...