Africa in Motion Scotland African Film Festival 2016

‘The darkest thing about Africa has always been our ignorance of it’ (George Kimble) What does African film mean to you? Does it bring to mind Meryl Streep and her Kenyan farm? Virginia Anderson and her lion cub? Madagascar? Well think again. This year’s Africa in Motion Scotland African Film Festival (AiM) sets out to change your More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Olympic medallist to turn on Christmas Lights in Edinburgh

Callum Skinner who won both silver and gold medals at this year’s Olympics in Rio will switch on the city’s Christmas lights on Light Night. This year Light Night will take place on 20 November. All More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Independent and Radical Book Fair 28 – 31 October

The 20th Edinburgh Independent and Radical Book Fair  takes place at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall between 26 and 30 October. The hall becomes a mecca for all forms of literature and is supported by a programme More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, September 26th, 2016

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 More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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...