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Juliet goes on ‘retreat’ – to Trump Turnberry

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Let me tell you about my recent 24 hours of champagne, food, foraging, swordsmanship and, erm, carpet croquet with Donald Trump.Or, allow me to rephrase: courtesy...

Edinburgh Zoo welcomes Jacques

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RZSS Edinburgh Zoo welcomed a new resident, Jacques this week.The Visayan warty pig arrived from Touropac Zoo in France and has joined the zoo's existing females, Evie and Mina.Lorna Hughes, Team Leader for Hoofstock...

Monday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Picturehouses Toddler Time - today with The Teapot Trust! Short screenings exclusively for pre-school children and their parents and carers. Today's film is The Hive, Programme 5 (U): join Buzzbee and his friends in their...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 – Trash Test Dummies at The Circus Hub

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Three young men in dungarees and hard hats pushing wheely bins. Where was it all going to lead? Well, it lead - after a tentative start - to an hour of juggling, balancing, synchronised wheely bin pushing,...

At The Open Eye till November 2010

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Contemporary Prints by Tracey Emin, Damian Hirst, Peter Doig, Gary Hume, Ian Davenport, Bernd and Hilla Becher and Jake and Dinos Chapman.Included in this show of contemporary prints are works by artists associated with...

Traverse Theatre considering redundancies as a result of Covid-19

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The Traverse Theatre is forced to consider some redundancies among its staff as it cannot yet open its doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.The management...

What’s on in Edinburgh? Concert at Stockbridge Church for Syria

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Tonight at 5:00pm there will be a concert and silent auction to raise money for Syrian refugees. Everything you need to know about it is here: 

Getting out of Edinburgh – Glasgow Gig for The Hooves of Destiny

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Glasgow's 'The Captain's Rest' plays host to the tour opening gig from Beth Jeans Houghton and her band The Hooves of Destiny, this Friday, 17 February 2012. Doors open at 8pm. Described by The Guardian as “Vashti...

Women in Brewing Beer Fair Showcases Scottish Beer

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With over 100 new breweries in the last ten years, there’s a lot of energy in the Scottish beer industry.Quality, innovation, and collaboration are flourishing as a result of this rapid growth. Timed to coincide...

Books, Poetry, Storytelling…. What’s on in November

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If you’re a reader, a writer, a listener, a fan of poetry or comic books, or even a hill walker, there’s something on for you in Edinburgh this November. From Beowulf to Miss Blaine...

It’s all systems go for Hidden Door 2019

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The art festival run by volunteers set out to raise thousands last year to enable them to keep going - and the good news is that they have done it and...

#ECW18 – Get your wristbands at the ready for Edinburgh Cocktail Week

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This month there is a whole week devoted to cocktails. This will involve tasting, sampling, learning how to make sophisticated drinks and having a bit of fun in the Cocktail Village or in one...

“Now You See It, Now You Don’t!”: An Exhibition of Photographic Illusions

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MagicFest Christmas Special"Now You See It, Now You Don't!": An Exhibition of Photographic IllusionsPrepare to be mesmerised by the uncanny illusionists from Edinburgh Young Carers.In collaboration with MagicFest and Professor Richard Wiseman they will...

Edinburgh Human Rights Festival

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On Saturday, 17 November 2012, from midday until 5pm, the Amnesty International groups in the Edinburgh area are hosting the second annual Edinburgh Human Rights Festival at St Augustine's Church, George IV Bridge. This year...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 – Blind Man’s Song

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After a sell-out run at the 2015 London International Mime Festival, Theatre Re (The Gambler, The Little Soldiers) presents a wordless tale about the power of imagination that blends together physical theatre, mime, sound,...

POUTfest Tour 2016

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Talking hamsters? Magic plants? Romance even? Yes, it must be time to POUT again, like you did last summer…So says the Filmhouse, which this month welcomes back POUTfest, the annual tour of international LGBTQI films....

Stockbridge Photography Club Photo of the Week

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This week’s photo is from Col Walder, who has captured a long exposure image of the Star Flyer in St Andrew Square. The long exposure technique means that the camera will pick up all...

The A to Z of Not Feeling Very Well

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Our old man of Leith, Mike Smith, is not one for complaining about being unwell, much...Here's his A to Z of not feeling very well. If you recognise the majority of these symptoms, you...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Adam Page

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Underbelly - Cowgate, George IV Bridge (Venue 61) 1-25 August 4.50pm (5.50pm)Fringetastic multi-instrumental musical mayhem... with a fair dose of beard and funMulti-instrumentalist Adam Page hits the Edinburgh Fringe once again with a show...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Soho Theatre Present

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Highlights this year from Soho Theatre include the hugely anticipated Wild Boreby international stars Zoe Coombs-Marr, Ursula Martinez and Adrienne Truscott, together with Natasha Marshall’s debut play Half Breed.Fringe 2017's seventieth birthday includes the welcome return of Fleabag, Girls and Rash...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Edinburgh Art Festival Curators' Tours - Kwang Young Chun: Aggregations. Dovecot Gallery's Exhibition Curator Kate Grenyer tours the Aggregations exhibition and talks about the inspiration behind the Korean artist's mulberry paper assemblages. 11am, Dovecot...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

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Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised, Pleasance That @ Pleasance Courtyard, 31 July to 26 August, £6 (£5 concessions) to £8 (£7 concessions)With two severely visually impaired members (one of whom lost his sight...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Luke Wright, Poet Laureate

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With a new Poet Laureate due to be announced in 2019 Wrighty’s chucking his hat in the ring.But let’s be honest, he’s a dark horse at best. He rejected his invite to the palace in...

At Dynamic Earth this weekend

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At Dynamic Earth this weekend Five-star visitor attraction Dynamic Earth will take visitors on a journey through the cosmos this Bank Holiday, with an immersive theatre experience. From 29 April – 1 May, visitors can learn...

On DVD/Blu-Ray: The Congress (Ari Folman, 2014)

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In the transition from the steel grey dystopian future to the lurid animated society, The Congress makes a stark visual change but little in terms of its overpowering tone. Ari Folman is a director intent...

Rob Adams wins award for services to Scottish jazz

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At a virtual ceremony aired on Sunday night, jazz journalist, critic and promoter, Rob Adams, won a prestigious Scottish Jazz Award for Services to Scottish Jazz.Apart from...

Letter from Scotland

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I arrived home from a visit to South Britain to find a petition posted through my door inviting me to “Save Inch House.” This is my local community centre, a 17th century manor house...

Leith Festival Ends With Tattoo By the Shore

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The curtain came down on another hugely enjoyable Leith Festival with the Community Tattoo at Malmaison Plaza by The Shore on Sunday evening.Despite the weather being somewhat overcast this didn’t stop a sizeable crowd...

Stevenson College Charity Concert

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A group of talented musicians from Stevenson College Edinburgh are presenting a charity concert on Monday 28 February 2011 at the Quaker Meeting House in Edinburgh,  to help raise funds to provide workshops for...

Edinburgh Leisure to close all venues and golf courses from Thursday

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Tonight Edinburgh Leisure has taken a step they really did not want to be taking today.They are closing all leisure venues and golf courses from...

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