4.2 C
Edinburgh
Thursday, February 22, 2024
Home Culture

Culture

How to end your Dry January…..

0
by Robin Gauldie With only five days to go until the end of 'Dry January', Edinburgh's independent off-licence chain Vino is offering thirst-crazed customers an opportunity to get back on the sauce at bargain prices...

Discussion group on citizen participation 19 May 2011

0
The series on Citizen Participation continues. Arranged by the Public Policy Network their second event Citizen participation: how legitimate is it? Who is accountable? will be held on 19 May 2011 at 5.00pm on...

Book sculptor flies into Charlotte Square

0
PAPER BIRD SCULPTURES FREE TO FLY AT THE EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL A delivery of 30 paper birdcages from the anonymous Edinburgh Book Sculptor surprised the Edinburgh International Book Festival Staff yesterday.  Tipped off by a...

Fringe review – Runners ★★★★★

0
The pace of modern life can often get a bit frantic and in "Runners" Cirk La Putyka, a contemporary circus company from Prague, mount a visually stunning metaphor for its unrelenting pressures.The action takes place...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

0
Colony of Artists: a varied collection of work on display in the artisan community of Abbeyhill Colonies. Over 30 artists in 20 venues open their homes to show painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, music and...

At the National Gallery of Scotland – Bailey’s Stardust

0
"This is a fabulous exhibition," says Christopher Baker who is the Director of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, "but it is being staged at the National Gallery of Scotland as it is just so...
Robert Blomfield: Edinburgh Street Photography - An Unseen Archive

Robert Blomfield: Edinburgh Street Photography – An Unseen Archive

0
The City Art Centre will showcase an exhibition of vintage street photography by Robert Blomfield. Running from November 24th through to March 17th 2019, the exhibition reveals part of a remarkable private archive of...

New bookshop to open in Edinburgh later this summer

0
It is always good news to hear of new businesses making their home in Edinburgh, but this is particularly good news as will be a new independent bookshop for all of us to explore....

What’s on TV and film this month?

0
Coming to a cinema near you, as well as streaming services, are the first awards season projects for your consideration.Cinemahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM1U-Whb-P0After solving the impossible case of the ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ three years ago,...

Casa Mia highly recommended as Scotland’s best pizzeria

0
SUCCESS FOR CASA MIA IN SCOTTISH ITALIAN AWARDSCasa Mia Italian Restaurant in Nethertown Broad Street, Dunfermline is celebrating double success in the recent Scottish Italian Awards.The family run restaurant has picked up a Highly...

A love story which began at Sneaky Pete’s #VenueValentine

0
Any late night reveller can tell you that some of the best bands have played at Sneaky Pete's over the years. But when Sean met Jen, the bass guitarist with We Were Promised Jetpacks...

What’s on this month? Leith Festival of course

0
A charitable organisation run by locals, Leith Festival is as much a tradition as it is a festival. For over a century, on the second Saturday in June, there has been a Pageant and...

easyJet adds 70,000 extra seats from Edinburgh

0
Air passengers planning their summer getaways this year will have almost 70,000 extra seats on 19 easyJet routes to and from Edinburgh Airport to choose from.Between 22 May and 21 July, the airline will offer 68,500...

Review : The OK Social Club – Shape Of Things To Come

0
As permanent as the castle rock, The OK Social Club have finally gotten round to releasing their debut single. Spikey, sparky and subtle - it confirms the arrival of a band that mean business. The...

Lidl keeping Hogmanay traditions alive

0
Lidl have responded to a survey which they commissioned by offering free coal to help younger people keep up the tradition of first footing.The supermarket's research showed that older generations have stopped going out...

Letter from Scotland

0
Despite the holidays, these are testing times…….in school, on the race track and at the Festival.  For those hoping to get enough good grades to go to university or to win medals at the...

Letter from Scotland

0
It looks as though we are going to have a cold and showery Easter weekend. There may even be more snow.  So it’s a chilling outlook for April Fool’s Day and there’s much chilling...

Film Review – Silver Surfers Curry Favour

0
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, 2011 (12A) Director John Madden Screenplay Ol Parker (based on the novel by Deborah Moggach) Comedy/Drama 124 mins A senior ensemble cast lends some dignity, if not excessive credibility, to this predictable feel-good comedy/romance SAGA...

The Zeppelin raid on Edinburgh in 1916

0
This story began as a thread on my Twitter account @cocteautriplets.I write threads on the more obscure or wacky bits of Edinburgh and Leith local history and Scottish modern history.It was fittingly dark...

Capability Scotland’s song for the Games

0
Capability Scotland Musicians hit the right noteFifteen talented musicians from Capability Scotland services across the country, have created their own song to celebrate the ‘friendly games’.The disability charity received £10,000 from the Big Lottery...

Magic Fest Director wins Magic Circle competition

0
Magic Circle 'Sonny Day Close-Up Competition' MagicFest’s Kevin McMahon was named the winner last night at The Edinburgh Magic Circle’s annual 'Sonny Day Close-Up Magic Competition'. Kevin trained with Penn and Teller in Las Vegas during...

Rosslyn Chapel welcomes stars of ‘The Da Vinci Code’

0
Edinburgh’s iconic Rosslyn Chapel played the backdrop to Olivier-award winning actor Nigel Harman, Red Dwarf and Death in Paradise star Danny John-Jules and Edinburgh actress Leigh Lothian who made the trip to Roslin in...

AUDIO – Exhibition at Open Eye Gallery opening 20 February 2012

0
  The Reporter met up with Tom Wilson the owner of the Open Eye Gallery to find out  about their new exhibition of oil paintings.The gallery has been closed for rehanging for a day or...

Cityfibre – teaching digital safety and enabling cultural inclusion

0
The company behind the city's fibre rollout not only teaches people about the digital age, but it also enables cultural inclusion by backing free tickets to Fringe events.People of all ages from across...

Common Ancestor – new beer launching Thursday night

0
Four students on the Brewing and Distilling MSc course at Heriot-Watt University have won the support of Stewart Brewing in producing some of their own brand beer.Patrick, Phil, Louis and Mark have now made...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Trashed

0
Nineteen years working the bins and Goody's about to crack. Trashed is a grimy, booze-fuelled sucker punch of a play, bound to make you laugh until you cry. Expect love, loss, loneliness and lots of cider!  LAB...

Rosie Sings brings local Edinburgh talent together for a variety extravaganza

0
Join your host Rosie Sings and musical director Neil Metcalfe for an evening of variety featuring established Edinburgh based acts this November! After a sell out success with Rosie Sings: Facts About Me! Rosie Houlton presents the...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 REVIEW – A Rock ‘n Roll Suicide ★★★★★

0
If you like rock n’ roll with glamour and grit beneath the fingernails, then this is for you.With a cast of characters including Johnny Thunders, W. Axl Rose and David Bowie. Lee Mark-Jones...

Edinburgh Science Festival – round table discussion on climate change

0
Just before she was presented with The Edinburgh Medal Christina Figueres took part in a roundtable discussion about climate change. This is something she is particularly well-versed in. Miss Figueres was former Executive Secretary...

Virtual Santa’s Grotto open now

0
HO, HO, HO!The company behind the Edinburgh City Pass has created a 'virtual grotto' for families who won't be able to visit Santa in person this Christmas.The 'Surprise Santa' personal...