Isla MacFarlane

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By Isla MacFarlane On Monday, March 5th, 2018

A few things to do in Edinburgh this month

Hairspray at The Edinburgh Playhouse, 12-16 March 2018: This much loved musical comedy about big-haired Tracy Turnblad is coming to Edinburgh, with a stellar production guaranteed to charm audiences. For more information More...

By Isla MacFarlane On Monday, March 5th, 2018

St Patrick’s Day events 2018

 Edinburgh’s Festival of Ireland Friday 16 March to Saturday 31 March 2018: Edinburgh’s Festival of Ireland is a celebration of the links between Scotland and Ireland, with arts, dancing, storytelling More...

By Isla MacFarlane On Friday, February 16th, 2018

Edinburgh Napier students turn the world upside down

Two students from Edinburgh’s Napier University are celebrating the global success of an awareness  campaign based on a concept they developed. Gemma McTaggart and Lottie Grant, both 24, developed the idea for More...

By Isla MacFarlane On Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Books – Chrysalis by Jeremy Welch- a solid and original debut

Chrysalis by Edinburgh author Jeremy Welch is an engaging debut novel with a relatively simplistic premise, but complex undertones. When Sebastian, a self-pitying finance agent is fired from his prestigious job More...

By Isla MacFarlane On Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

What’s on this New Year in Edinburgh

Apart from the Street Party and all that is Edinburgh’s Hogmanay there are other things to do!   Here is a small selection for you to consider. Afore the Bells: Hogmanay at the Queen’s Hall-Sun More...

By Isla MacFarlane On Thursday, December 21st, 2017

What’s on this week at the Storytelling Centre

Jekyll and Hyde: A Specimen: In this contemporary adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s disturbing novel, Dr Henry Jekyll believes human nature is split into good and evil- and will stop at nothing to prove More...

By Isla MacFarlane On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

What’s on at the Filmhouse today

Fancy getting away from the Christmas party season? There’s lots to see at the Filmhouse this week. But, yes some of it has a Christmas theme! Human Flow Director Ai Weiwei: Over 65 million people worldwide More...

By Isla MacFarlane On Sunday, November 26th, 2017

On Giving Tuesday buy a Care Shelter Christmas Gift

National Homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust gives Christmas shoppers the chance to buy a bed for homeless people this holiday season. You can buy Christmas gifts, costing £21 each, online on Giving Tuesday More...

By Isla MacFarlane On Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Mary King’s Close announces Christmas tours

The Real Mary King’s Close has announced special Christmas tours for the festive season. This December guests can step beneath the historic Royal Mile and uncover a darker side to the holiday season, with More...

By Isla MacFarlane On Friday, November 24th, 2017

Wanted – choirs to sing this Christmas at The Dome

Local Edinburgh choirs are being encouraged to help spread the festive cheer by singing on the iconic steps at The Dome to support children in hospital this Christmas. Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (ECHC) More...