Tag archive for ‘Edinburgh Festival’
By John Preece On Monday, August 1st, 2016

The Edinburgh Festival Theatre – Norma

  Italian-born Cecilia Bartoli will sing the title role in a powerful, passionate production of Bellini’s searing opera masterpiece on love, betrayal and revenge. Since its unveiling at the 2013 Salzburg More...

By John Preece On Friday, July 1st, 2016

2016 Edinburgh Festival Carnival Launch

Jonelle Caraballo launches Edinburgh’s 2016 Festival Carnival. Jonelle Caraballo, a finalist in the Miss Trinidad & Tobago beauty pageant UK 2016, has lived in Edinburgh for four years and has put together More...

By John Knox On Saturday, April 9th, 2016
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Letter from Scotland

They stretch in never ending line The daffodils are still blooming, telling us that despite Easter being over, we are only at the beginning of spring. Like young lambs, the weather is skipping along, cheerful but More...

By John Preece On Friday, August 7th, 2015

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut from the UK’s leading aerial theatre company.

Award winning and critically acclaimed aerial theatre company Ockham’s Razor mix circus, physical theatre, narrative story-telling and distorted perspectives. Combining circus and visual theatre, they aim to More...

By Carol Wilkin On Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Quick eats and tasty treats at Edinburgh’s Festivals

Festival season is well underway and it’s all rather hectic! With so many things to see and do you may find you don’t have a lot of time to think about eating so here are our pick of the best outdoor bars, More...

By Carol Wilkin On Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Where to eat and drink in Edinburgh – Pop in to Pommery at the Signet Library

The Signet Library just off the Royal Mile is one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful buildings and usually a well-kept secret. That is until the Pommery bar pops up in August serving champagne, afternoon teas, sharing More...

By John Hislop On Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Police launch annual Edinburgh Festival operation

Police in The Capital are launching their annual operation to keep people safe during the Edinburgh Festival. Operation Eastborough (formerly Operation Assure) will see high-visibility police patrols deployed throughout More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
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Val McDermid on top form at the Central Library

‘My life’, says Val McDermid, ‘is a testament to the power of books: they made me.’ This may well be true, but Val has also made quite a few books herself.  Prodigious writer, frequent More...

By John Preece On Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

EIF now searching for a Photograph​er for 2014 festival

Unique Festival opportunity for budding photographer as the Edinburgh International Festival Photographer 2014 competition launches. Not necessarily what the winner will be involved in – this is the Book Festival!  Emerging More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, August 2nd, 2013

VIDEO – Festivals Champion Councillor Steve Cardownie looking forward to the Fringe

Councillor Steve Cardownie probably has the best job at this time of the year. He is Festivals Champion and we spoke to him about the summer Festivals and how the council supports these.  More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Edinburgh Dungeons want your worst jokes

FRIGHTFUL FUN GUARANTEED AS CRIMES AGAINST COMEDY LAUNCHES AT THE EDINBURGH DUNGEON   Throughout August, the Black Jester is up to his old tricks again as he takes up residency at the Edinburgh Dungeon, promising More...

By Sam Khan-McIntyre On Friday, March 15th, 2013

Reel Festival Showcases the Real Iraq

Set up to to enhance bonds of connection and harmony between Iraq and the rest of the world through culture, the Reel Iraq Festival is due to take place in Edinburgh to mark the tenth anniversary of its invasion. More...

By Mark Mckinlay On Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Preview: Haddow Fest is on this Sunday

Edinburgh is bracing itself for the return of the city’s annual Haddow Fest tomorrow. Over 50 artists take part in the one-day music festival, with a mixture of unsigned and established acts set to play across More...

By Carrie Morrison On Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Five best things to see at the Edinburgh Mela Festival

  The Mela is a festival that brings communities together offers a spectacular range of talent from all cultures. Here’s what to look out for this year. DANCE The 2012 festival is centred around dance, More...

By Darren Shek On Monday, July 11th, 2011

Tickets for Virgin Money Fireworks Concert available 18 July 2011

The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert will have a second allocation of tickets available on the 18th of July at 10am. They can be purchased online, over the phone and in person at The Hub. The event will conclude the More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

The Culture Minister looks forward to the Festivals

by Fiona Hyslop MSP As well as being one of the elected members for the Lothians region, I am also the Minister responsible for Culture in the Scottish Government. Despite a 6.7% budget cut in my portfolio, we have More...