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Review: Boyhood (Richard Linklater, 2014)

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I remember when I was six years old; in every sense naive, argumentative and an observer of everything around me. There were breakfast time petty spats and fear of the ground being pulled from...

Edinburgh Pipe Band Championship 2011

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The Royal Highland Centre is to play host to its first pipe band championship on Sunday 24th July.Over 500 of Scotland’s leading pipers and drummers are expected to compete in the inaugural Edinburgh Pipe...

Norwich band heading to Scotland for the first time

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Norwich band Young States will be playing Edinburgh's Sneaky Pete's, which is their first ever show in Scotland on 29 July 2016.Young States released their debut EP 'Down To You' in 2015. Young States are...

Scottish Chamber Orchestra – audio visual installation coming to Wester Hailes

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The Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) has collaborated with people in Wester Hailes to create an audio-visual installation which is on show at the Society of Scottish Artists 121st Annual exhibition until 17 January after...

Juliet’s Lockdown Diary – #Week 4

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During an international pandemic the Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided to send a letter to all the British newspapers they hate, to say: 'We’re not talking to you any more.' As if they...

Underbelly’s Big Brain Tumour Benefit 2019 – with big names!

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Underbelly has announced the line up for its third annual Big Brain Tumour Benefit in its biggest venue at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, McEwan Hall.In the last three years the company has raised...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – Two Hearts – The Comeback Tour

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New Zealand’s most bombastic musical comedy duo, Two Hearts, are back. It’s a comeback tour! With a brand-new arena pop concert (not in an actual arena, it's more of a leaky bridge temporarily converted into...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER 2014Blackwell's Edinburgh presents The Monthly Book Quiz: if you know your Waugh from your Peace and your Meyer from your Heyer, try this monthly quiz.  Teams of up to five can...

Our Pick of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 – The Point

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The Point is written, performed and produced by Glasgow artists; it is a daring and challenging project driven by female artists: Every city has a dark little secret; a shifty place in the shadows...

Edinburgh rock musician Daryl Dmarco to release new album

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Edinburgh-born, Daryl Dmarco, is to release his new album Hollywood Crush in March 2014. Dmarco is no stranger to the music industry. The new artist spent a fair chunk of his childhood hanging out backstage with famous...

Osmondmania returns to the capital in time for Christmas

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Adding together group and solo recordings, members of the Osmond family charted an incredible 13 singles on the UK charts during 1973 resulting in the coining of a new word, "Osmondmania", to describe the...

Retina International Photography Festival 2016

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Retina International Photography Festival 24 June - 30 July 2016 Retina International Photography Festival returns for its third year to Scotland’s festival city, celebrating the best of photography from round the world in fifteen exhibitions...

Cables Wynd House: a story in pictures

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Photographer Derek Anderson and Irvine Welsh's Simon 'Sick Boy' Williamson have something in common: they both grew up in Leith's Banana Flats - or Cables Wynd House - one of the blocks of flats...

The Fabulous Baker Boys – The Greatest Strikers Scotland Never Had

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The eagerly anticipated book, ‘The Fabulous Baker Boys – The Greatest Strikers Scotland Never Had ‘by Tom Maxwell , highlighting the lives of two brothers Joe and Gerry Baker who lit up the terraces...

Coronavirus – New shows now available on STV Player

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So you have exhausted Netflix. And Amazon Prime. Time for something closer to home.STV has added 270 hours of new content and two new live streaming channels to the STV Player, giving you...

EFC Presents: Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage

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The Edinburgh Folk Club, at Summerhall, is presenting the folk duo Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage tonight Wednesday 8 March 2017.Hannah, best known for her debut album 'Charms Against Sorrow', and Ben of The Willows, have...

Burger King added to the menu at Edinburgh Airport

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Edinburgh Airport has just added Burger King to its food and drink offerings on departure, and the burger café will open later this year.They will have a children's interactive wall to keep younger...

A history of the statue in Parliament Square

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 Most visitors to Edinburgh will have passed the statue outside St Giles Cathedral on Parliament Square but only a few will know the identity of this remarkable man and even fewer will know the history...

One week until dinosaurs light up at Edinburgh Zoo

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Edinburgh Zoo's Giant Lanterns will light up from next Friday.Final preparations are now taking place for the light show which is back for a third year with a brand new theme. Giant Lanterns Lost...

Edinburgh chef’s recipe for success

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AN EDINBURGH hotel chef who fed thousands of NHS workers during the Coronavirus pandemic reveals how they helped fuel frontline medics.Alan Dickson, Executive Chef at Surgeons Quarter, was part of the star hospitality team...

New strategy for National Museums Scotland launched

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National Museums Scotland has launched its new National Strategy, strengthening its approach to working nationally with a commitment to taking more of the collections beyond the walls of the National Museums, engaging and inspiring...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Bowjangles presents ‘On The Box’

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‘On The Box!’ is Bowjangles’ Edinburgh Fringe debut - a day in the life of a TV that’s been left switched on. These four energetic musicians parody a variety of familiar programmes, with exhilarating dance...

Friday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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FRIDAY 18TH JULY 2014Director's Choice: Michael Clarke, director of the Scottish National Gallery, leads a tour of his favourite paintings in the collection.  12.45-1.15pm, Scottish National Gallery, The Mound.  Free but tickets must be obtained, either...

Edinburgh Festival 2019 – Komische Oper Berlin’s ‘Eugene Onegin’ at The Festival Theatre

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Eugene Onegin marks the return of Komische Oper Berlin and its Artistic Director Barrie Kosky to the International Festival after their spectacular The Magic Flute in 2015.Tchaikovsky’s best-loved opera features some of his...

What’s all the noise at Edinburgh Castle this weekend?

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We have been asked what was causing all the loud bangs in the city centre this weekend and we think we have found the culprits.Edinburgh Castle was the place to be yesterday and today...

Summer Beer and Food Festival in August

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Summer Beer & Food Fest is Edinburgh’s first collaboration festival taking place on Saturday 1st August at Stewart Brewing. Rather than hosting an event by themselves, the local craft brewery wanted to organise a...

Students go free at Musselburgh Races

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Students will get in for free at the Cheltenham Trials being held at Musselburgh Racecourse on 7 February 2016.Doors open at 11am and the last race starts at 4.30pm. Tickets are usually up to...

What you need to know about the ODEON Fort Kinnaird

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The Edinburgh Reporter was delighted to go along recently to have a look at the new cinema at Fort Kinnaird (and to enjoy the ice cream too!).Mark Hurst, ODEON Cinema Technology Manager has worked in cinema...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Ben Van der Velde: Sidekick

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Some people are life's heroes: leading men and women full of swash, buckle and derring-do. Others just hold their jackets.Ben Van der Velde has been peeping out through his drawn curtains and isn't feeling...

Letter from Scotland

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From time to time we all sympathise with Guy Fawkes. Blow up parliament and set the dark November skies alight with fireworks. The poor man was cruelly treated. He was tortured till he confessed and...

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