Deputy First Minister in Q & A tonight

Lights Out in Edinburgh tonight

Piano recital at lunchtime

Fringe reviews

Edinburgh International Festival 

Deputy First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon MSP will attend a public question and answer session at Craigmount High School, Craigs Road, Corstorphine from 7pm to 8.30pm on Monday 4th August. This is one of many public question and answer sessions conducted by the Deputy First Minister across Scotland in recent months.

The public meeting will be chaired by local Edinburgh Western constituency MSP Colin Keir. This event has been arranged in order to allow those who have still to make up their minds on the referendum to ask questions of one of the leading campaigners for a Yes vote.

Colin Keir MSP said: “I’m delighted that the Deputy First Minister has accepted the invitation to come and participate in this event at Craigmount High School.

“Although it’s clear that support for a Yes vote on September 18th is steadily growing there are still a fair number who are undecided and want to know more. This is their chance to come along and ask the questions they require answers to before they get to the ballot box.

“ It’s my hope that many locals who are still undecided will take the opportunity to come along and hear from one of Scotland’s leading political figures.”



14-18 Now, UK-wide initiative for anniversary of WW1: A project you need to be aware of in particular is Nalini Malani’s performance on 4 August, Scotland’s presentation of 14-18 Now’s LIGHTS OUT project, a dramatic UK-wide event marking the 100th anniversary of WW1. Nalini’s haunting video installation, ‘In Search of Vanished Blood’ will be projected onto the National Gallery of Scotland’s external wall at 10.30pm until midnight TONIGHT!


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Will Pickvance will play a lunchtime concert today at St Giles….. at 12.15pm

“Will Pickvance performs his popular concerts of piano improvisations and witty repartee. Enjoyed across generations and music tastes, the shows are never the same twice, featuring original takes on audience requests, played on the Cathedral Steinway… a Bach fugue evolves into a be-bop classic on its way to becoming a version of Nirvana’sSmells Like Teen Spirit…”

More details here


You may or may not have tickets for the Edinburgh International Festival by now, but if you have missed out then you will be able to watch and listen to all the multimedia that the EIF have produced.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo are appearing at The Playhouse on 9 August 2014 and when we looked there were some limited tickets left.

You can listen to them here: