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Art depicting controversial motorway plan to be purchased for city’s collection

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An award-winning painting depicting what Edinburgh would have looked like under a 1949 plan for an inner city motorway is to be purchased for the City Art Centre.Showing a six-lane elevated ring-road tunnelled under Calton Hill...

Celebrated Scottish soprano to lead masterclass at Marchmont House

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Scottish soprano Marie McLaughlin to lead Samling Artist Programme Masterclass at Marchmont House.Scottish soprano Marie McLaughlin has enjoyed a distinguished career spanning more than four-decades at the top of the operatic profession. She returns...

Finalists announced for British Book Awards

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Three independent publishers in Edinburgh have been included in the shortlist for the British Book Awards.The three are:CharcoPress|Edinburgh404Ink|EdinburghScotlandStreetPress|EdinburghThe British Book Awards 2024 Small Press of the Year, sponsored by CPIBooks, celebrates the...

Fifield continues traditional Musician in Residence programme

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Multi-instrumentalist Fraser Fifield releases One Great Circle, the second album of his tenure as Traditional Musician in Residence at the University of Edinburgh’s Department of Celtic and Scottish Studies on Friday 8 March.Following Fifield’s...

The Sean Connery Foundation establish film festival prize

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It has been announced that the Sean Connery Foundation set up by the family of the late 007 star is to sponsor a new £50,000 prize at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this summer.The...

All Back to Vinyl – Band on the Run 50th anniversary edition

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One of the most important albums of the 1970s Paul McCartney's Band On The Run remains his most definitive and popular post-Beatles long-player on both sides of the Atlantic.A new 50th anniversary edition on...

Love Your Business meetup features journalist Rebecca McIntyre-Smith

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The monthly networking event is back at the Black Ivy in Bruntsfield on Thursday Feb 29th'Love Your Business' is a relaxed, informal networking event, held in Bruntsfield on the last Thursday of every month,...

At Modern One – Do Ho Suh: Tracing Time

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Isn’t it interesting how an artist can be world famous and yet you have never heard of them?  Call me a philistine but I have never come across Do Ho Suh before (and I...

Review: Two Sisters ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Seldom is there any justification for a play to have a running time of more than two hours 40 minutes, including an interval.There are exceptions, of course.At two hours 40 minutes, plus...

Phil’s dreams have come true this weekend

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Phil MacHugh, the Edinburgh-based businessman and TV star has had a fabulous few days leading up to this weekend "doing" the media rounds with his friend and colleague, Scottish actor, Martin Compston.The duo...

The Bike Station – bikes for growing kids

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The Bike Station knows that children very quickly grow out of their bikes.The charity that believes cycling should be accessible to everyone, and they deliver a whole range of projects to break down...

Review: The Wizard Of Oz ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Fizzing with big bold colours, catchy show tunes and a contemporary new look that still manages to embrace all things retro, The Curve Leicester production of L Frank Baum’s ‘modern-day’ fairytale, The Wizard of...

Ex-Napier student in running to be Eurovision voice for San Marino

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A Scottish musician who studied in Edinburgh is "within touching distance" of Eurovision to represent the microstate of San Marino at this year's Eurovision song contest.Venn Smyth, a former Bachelor's student at Edinburgh Napier...

Interview with Jah Wobble

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Interview for The Edinburgh Reporter - an interview with the bassist and singer who is coming to Edinburgh on 3 May. "I'm a Celt; the drones, the keening, the airs; it's proper deep stuff...

Symphony Orchestra from Edinburgh’s sister city to play at Usher Hall

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Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra’s debut UK tour with acclaimed violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen will bring award-winning film scores and orchestral pieces to EdinburghOrchestral music lovers in Scotland have the rare opportunity to experience one of Asia’s most...

Sunsets, Drawings and Tapestries

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Edinburgh born artist Andrew Crummy, best known as designer of The Great Tapestry of Scotland, is giving a talk at his exhibition at the Whitespace Gallery, East Crosscauseway, at 2pm today (Tuesday Feb 13).Andrew...

Queen’s Hall concert showcases young Scottish jazz talents

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The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra’s Nu-Age Sounds marks a major celebration of Scotland’s vibrantly exciting young jazz scene in a concert at the Queen’s Hall on Sunday 3 March.Conceived and produced by the orchestra’s artistic...

An afternoon of traditional Scottish Fiddle Music

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The Edinburgh Highland Reel and Strathspey Society EHRSS) is returning to the Queen's Hall to present another varied programme of traditional Scottish fiddle music in March.The concert will feature the orchestra under the...

Three years to make One Day

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Scottish screenwriter Nicole Taylor has revealed that it took her three years to make the hit Netflix series One Day.Taylor, originally from Glasgow, was lead writer on the new series, based on David Nicholls'...

Leith Athletic celebrate dressed up in their new strips

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Leith Athletic Football Club girls team netted a visit to Paolozzi at 100 at National Galleries Scotland: Modern Two.Celebrating the 100th birthday of Leith artist Eduardo Paolozzi the free exhibition has taken over two rooms on...

Valentine’s Day – celebrate at Johnnie Walker Princes Street

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Still looking for ways to show your love this week on Valentine's Day? Here is another suggestion or two for you:Valentine’s Day in the Explorer Bothy Bar - £128 for twoThey say the stomach...

John Cooper Clarke – Get Him While He’s Alive Tour

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John Cooper Clarke is back, returning with a brand new tour and poetry collection this year. John will be performing at Queen's Hall in on 12th & 13th April 2024. The new show will be...

Valentine’s Inspiration

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Whether you prefer low key, fine dining or staying at home, here's a round-up of ideas for a special Valentine's treatRomantic breakfast pastries from Twelve TrianglesPick up some pastries for a romantic breakfast from...

Review: Jesus Christ Superstar ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Cryptic symbolism, striking iconology and the energy of youth combined with powerful vocal performances are the highlights of this frustrating reimagining of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s ‘smash hit’ musical charting the last...

Last chance to see Michael Pendry’s HEART this weekend

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HEART, the first in a series of installations and sculptures by German artist Michael Pendry, is at St Giles’ Cathedral as part of the city’s Burns&Beyond Festival and St Giles’ 900th, the anniversary of...

Fly down to East Lothian

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Discover the fascinating Second World War history of East Fortune airfield at the National Museum of Flight this half-term.Supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, families can travel back in time during a...

Illuminating: Artist Linda in new charity exhibition

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Fresh from raising £10,000 for the Scottish Survivors of Human Trafficking from sales of her work over three years, Edinburgh artist Linda Hoskins is preparing to launch another charitable project.Linda has persuaded Virgin Money...

Valentine’s Day – have a lovely time at Duck & Waffle

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At Duck & Waffle in St James Quarter this Valentine's Day the restaurant has a sharing menu to make hearts flutter...Diners are invited to indulge in chef-curated dishes for two, from a velvety Butternut...

Valentine’s Day – sharing dishes just for two

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SHARING DISHES TAKE CENTRE STAGE IN DALMORE INN’S VALENTINES DAY MENUWith fourteen years under his belt as Head Chef at the Dalmore Inn and restaurant in Blairgowrie, Iain Naysmith knows a thing or two...

Valentine’s at the Botanist

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A special sharing menu with cocktails and live music on offer at The Botanist this yearStuck for ways to treat your special someone to a night of romance, without breaking the bank this Valentine’s...