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Rosemary Kaye

Rosemary Kaye used to be a lawyer in Aberdeen, but has now given all that up and instead justifies her jolly life in Edinburgh by writing about it. She is very fond of going out for tea and stickies, or staying in and reading the unparalleled novels of Barbara Pym.

By Rosemary Kaye On Sunday, December 24th, 2017

Splendours of the Subcontinent: A Prince’s Tour of India 1875-76

What did you bring back from your Gap Year? A rucksack full of rotting T-shirts? An embarrassing tattoo? Dysentery? In Splendours of the Subcontinent, a magnificent new exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

At the Pleasance Theatre – Oliver!

  Christmas is coming and with it, no doubt, countless adaptations of Charles Dickens’ books. From Great Expectations to The Muppets’ Christmas Carol, the festive TV schedules will overflow – and we More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

The Scottish Working People’s History Trust: Voices of Scottish Librarians

‘When I got my library card, that’s when my life began’ (Rita Mae Brown) ‘Life isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card (Lisa Simpson) For most of us, libraries have always More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Monday, October 30th, 2017

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra presents Tommy Smith’s ‘Spirit of Light’

On Sunday 17 December 2017 St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral will host an iconic event when the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) presents Tommy Smith’s new composition Spirit of Light. This illuminating More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Friday, October 27th, 2017

At the Church Hill Theatre: EDGAS – Oklahoma!

My parents had a record of the hits from Oklahoma! On the sleeve caricatures of Laurey and Curly danced through that corn as high as an elephant’s eye, a bright golden haze on every meadow. But while Oklahoma! More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Open Word – Open World: Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2017

‘There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.’ (JK Rowling) This year the Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) is opening its doors to the world. The world’s More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Monday, October 16th, 2017

In Edinburgh this month: the 12th Africa in Motion Film Festival

‘Movies touch our hearts and awaken our vision, and change the way we see things. They take us to other places, they open doors and minds.’ (Martin Scorsese, founder, World Cinema Fund) The first film festival More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Friday, October 13th, 2017

Portobello Book Festival 2017: A Community Triumph

These days there are book festivals everywhere you look, from the dizzy heights of Hay-on-Wye to the cultured calm of Cheltenham.  Last weekend, however, I went out to the seaside to visit a festival that, in the More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Sunday, September 17th, 2017

A Tour of The Gardens of Holyroodhouse

Every year in July HRH The Queen hosts a spectacular garden party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. It’s an event that carries on whatever the weather, and no doubt many a royal jam tart has ended up a little damp More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Edinburgh International Book Festival: The 2017 Siobhan Dowd Trust Lecture

If like me you were a child of the sixties, you probably read a lot of books. You did this partly because, swinging as things apparently were in Carnaby Street, just about everywhere else life was deeply boring. No More...

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