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EIFF Review – Between 2 Fires

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By David KettleAgniezska Lukasiak’s harrowing and angry film follows young mother Marta and her daughter as they escape child prostitution in their home country of Belarus and flee to a refugee camp in the...

93 Things To Do in Edinburgh This Week!

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Oh dear, it's half term already... the February break, with its unreliable weather, always seems one of the most difficult to cope with - but we have ideas to help, from free films to...

Number One is in the top ten

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Michelin-starred Number One at The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte Hotel in Edinburgh, announced earlier this month that it has been recognised as one of the favourite Fine DiningRestaurants in the UK in the...

Dunedin Consort announces their 2017/18 season

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Dunedin Consort have announced their upcoming concert dates as well as a recording release.The upcoming season will include highlights such as Vivaldi Violin concertos and annual performances of Bach’s Matthew Passion and Handel’s Messiah. Additionally,...

Letter from Scotland

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The potato, wheat and barley fields of the Black Isle looked idyllic in the sunshine of this extraordinary Scottish summer. An old friend and I cycled round this forgotten peninsula, just north of Inverness,...

RBS Museum lates tickets on sale now

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There will be a Viking invasion of the National Museum of Scotland for the next RBS Museum Lates event on Friday 22 February. Tickets go on sale today for the latest in the series of hot-ticket events,...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Recitals for Wrigglers Christmas Concert: a free classical concert for babies, toddlers and their parents and carers. 10.30am, Drumbrae Library Hub, 81 Drumbrae Drive. Please ask a member of library staff to book your place(s),...

Reap the rewards by booking Edinburgh Leisure’s holiday clubs early

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Be an early bird and book by 31 January 2019 to receive a 10% discount on weekly Holiday Club places at Edinburgh Leisure for the February 2019 half term. Enrol your kids in the biggest...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week – for children

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Library Garden Club: fun and creative activities related to gardening! For ages 8-14. 3.30pm, Monday 9th May and every Monday, North Edinburgh Arts, Pennywell Court, Muirhouse. Tiny Tales: Creature Feature - join Daniel Allison for stories...

Spotlight on Chris Close photographer and gallery owner

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I first met Chris Close at the Book Festival where he sets up what is effectively an outdoor studio and takes beautiful portraits of the authors who appear at the festival.The series so...

Scottish Motorcycle Show 2019

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The Scottish Motorcycle Show is coming to the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh on 9 March 2019 for two days.The event will be jam-packed with lots of different shows and demonstrations. Timetables and schedules for...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 – Bebe+Luna Present…The Cabaret Farce!

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Bebe and Luna are debuting at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe with their brand new cabaret-goes-wrong…Bebe van der Belt and Miss Luna Peach are a spectacularly mismatched duo disagreeing on many things–from the right...

Plan your up, up and away proposal with Webster Adventures

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Buy online or order a postal voucher today for a Valentine's Day gift experience to be enjoyed together later in the year (the ballooning season starts in Spring).  A trip in a hot air...

A damn good read – Queen of Crime Val McDermid on The First Modern...

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Her novels have been translated into 40 languages and sold 16 million copies worldwide, so Val McDermid knows a thing or two about crime writing.The winner of the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for...

Edinburgh parents join international fundraising efforts

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Edinburgh parents join international fundraising efforts..All proceeds from a family fun day organized by Karina Reinhardt of Turtle Tots Edinburgh at Gymboree in Slateford on Sunday 10 August 2014 will go towards an international...

Edinburgh Airport to get new Boston route from May next year

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Delta Air Lines is to double the number of flights from Edinburgh Airoport next summer by adding a new service to Boston’s Logan International Airport, from 24 May 2019.This new route will add to...

COMPETITION – Win Bloom Gin Afternoon Tea for two at One Square

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 The lovely people at One Square would like you to join them for their special Bloom Gin Afternoon Tea which is served daily from 2.30 till 5.30pm. This prize can be claimed any time...

Theatre review: 3 Seconds (A Play, a Pie and a Pint), Traverse Theatre (****)

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Tense, terse and tight, Lesley Hart’s 3 Seconds makes a powerful and sometimes unsettling start to the Traverse Theatre’s spring season of A Play, a Pie and a Pint lunchtime shows.The set-up is familiar...

At the Fine Art Society this month

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The Fine Art Society in Edinburgh has an exhibition of Scottish landscape paintings by Victoria Orr Ewing (b.1962). Her pictures are often of remote crofts and unsullied vistas of Galloway, the Highlands and the west coast of...

HES sites across Scotland set to reopen as Covid restrictions ease

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As Edinburgh Castle gets ready to open its doors to visitors once more, the Honours of Scotland are set to go on public display again.The Honours, which includes the Crown and Sceptre of Scotland,...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Mindy Raf:Keeping My Kidneys****

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An emoji orgy is unlikely to have featured in an Edinburgh Fringe show before, but Mindy Raf who produces one is nothing if not barrier-breaking.Her inventive, sexually liberated (and liberating) one-woman show - a...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – Ali Brice: Bin Wondering

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HEROES OF THE FRINGE PROUDLY PRESENTS…BRICE: BIN WONDERINGBrice is back but he’s not the same.Still silly, but not the same… After a turbulent year of choices that couldn’t be unmade, and drinks that...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – Dave Bibby: Crazy Cat Lad-y

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 Critically acclaimed comedian Dave Bibby (Channel 4, Netflix and Comedy Central) is back with a one-man variety show with a conveyor belt of comedy characters, stand up, sketches, storytelling, cat stories and sick ass rhymes. A...

Young writers now feature in Message from the Skies across Edinburgh

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Message from the Skies is an interactive literary project which will get you out and about in the city. You download the app from iTunes or Google Play and then set off to find...

Christmas Gift Idea – The Treasure Trove has it all sewn up

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Are you looking for something special this Christmas? Something hand-made by an expert knitter, baker, sewer or craftsperson? And would you like to know that your purchases are helping not just someone, but the...

Pilrig Park School pupils learn through dance

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A special school in Edinburgh is helping its learners develop skills they can use in their adult life thanks to an innovative theatre arts course that has helped them stage sold-out shows at one...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 – Plasters ★★★

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Within this play with in a play - no spoiler as it hardly matters - Chris will have himself a not-so-fast-tracking, denialist-angry, dashingly tyro.It is full of philosophical promise, erudition, poise and wit -...

Review – I Can Go Anywhere, Traverse Theatre

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British Mod life has inspired countless musicians, writers and artists since the subculture developed in post-war London among young jazz lovers during the 1950s.I Can Go Anywhere is a vital addition to the...

Friends reach John O’Groats despite weather, punctures and bats!

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Twelve days ago, The Edinburgh Reporter reported that five friends were raising money for  the Marie Curie Hospice by cycling unsupported from Land’s End to John O’Groats.Despite the atrocious weather conditions, the group, painter...

Movie Magic in A Box

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Movie Magic in a Box is an animated film which takes you behind the scenes to see the 8½ Foundation’s Catherine Payton wrapping the 2000th film on DVD to be sent to an 8½ year-old child...

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