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Active travel for the summer

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 We are all guilty of saying we should do more exercise but here are some ideas for getting out and about.   The Scottish Government recently launched the next phase of the national Active Travel campaign...

What’s on in Edinburgh this weekend? 20th May 2011

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20th May 2011From this evening you can join in the 48 hour Film Project in Edinburgh. It sounds great fun and there are more details here. Are you taking part? Will you tell us...

EIFF 2011 Review: On The Shore

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By Heather C ThomsonObssession, longing and needing in a subtle South of France setting should provide On the Shore with a strong basis for a satisfying film, and yet it fails to deliver on...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 – Late Stage Cabaret

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Last Thursday Paul Montague and co took to the stage to give us the Late Stage Cabaret, entertaining the nocturnal creatures of the Fringe with spoken word, poetry and soulful music. Performing at the New Town Theatre,...

Hockey – Men’s National League 1 Preview

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GRANGE face a major test of their title credentials when they visit the long-time Division One leaders, Bromac Kelburne, on Saturday (push back 13.30).The Edinburgh side, fresh from their 4-1 road win at struggling Western Wildcats last...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Flickering Seasons: a monologue about real life, recovery and hope, written and performed by Frances McCann, directed by Adam Tomkins. The performance will last about 30 minutes and will be followed by a talk....

Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Mixed Doubles

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Venue: 88, Just The Tonic, Just Up The Road. Dates: 1-25 August (not 13) Time: 6pmMixed Doubles got together in the tropical British summer of 2012 after four like-minded social pariahs decided to join...

New flights from Edinburgh to Tallinn from May

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Nordic Aviation have announced that they are to start flying between Edinburgh Airport and Tallinn three times a week from 28 May until 3 October. The summertime flights will be operated along with Adria...

Edinburgh’s Young Photographers – competition for you!

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Calling Edinburgh's hottest young photographic talent - a new Europe-wide competition aims to showcase the continent's best young photographers as part of the EUROCITIES 'Your City - your view' project. The City of Edinburgh Council's...

NLS offers prizes to documentary film-makers

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The National Library of Scotland, home to the Scottish Screen Archive, has developed a partnership with EDINDOCS, Edinburgh's new documentary film festival, and will provide two documentary makers with a unique ...

COMPETITION – Win two tickets to the Caledonian Brewery Raceday at Musselburgh Racecourse

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On Saturday 10 September 2016 there is a special race day sponsored by The Caledonian Brewery and which will feature the Caledonian Beer Festival allowing you to sample a wide range of locally brewed beers as well...

What’s on TV this month?

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In August streaming services will be showing some original and possible hit films along with returning hit television series. Amazon Prime Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgBao4lOOfY

Game review – GTA V

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Rockstar North's recent title "Grand Theft Auto V" made an amazing $800 (£494) million in one day. After purchasing the game, I feel that they deserve the money they made. The games graphics have...

Forth Bridges Festival – Queensferry Regatta

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 Photo and words by Donal Ferrie (South Queensferry Rowing Club)As part of the Forth Bridges Festival, Queensferry Rowing Club in partnership with North Queensferry Rowing Club will be hosting their annual Regatta on Saturday...

Letter from Scotland

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 Remembrance Sunday always stops me in my tracks.  I see the names on the war memorials, I see yellow leaves on the green grass, I see the familiar ceremonies on television and I wonder at...

Oscars 2014 – Edinburgh Director nominated for award

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A young Edinburgh director has been short listed for an Academy Award.Edinburgh director Sara Ishaq has been selected as one of 5 finalists for the Best Short Documentary Award at this year’s Oscars.Her film...

Documentary competition offers a foot in the door to new film-makers

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Scottish Documentary Institute opens a call on the theme of SHIFT to all Scottish-based film-makers. Bridging the Gap (BTG) is one of the leading documentary new talent initiatives for cinema in the...

Little Shop of Horrors 31 October 2011

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Little Shop of Horrors takes place on Monday 31st October, promising a night of spooky tales read by both established and emerging writers and storytellers. The event will be hosted by Steve Rapaport, proprietor...

Edinburgh World Justice Festival begins this weekend

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On Saturday 1 October 2016 the Edinburgh World Justice Festival will begin two weeks of a programme which will look at migration and refugee rights.The movement began after the Make Poverty History march involving 225,000 people took place....

Craigroyston Art Exhibition opens tomorrow

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Every child at Craigroyston Primary should have one work exhibited here. Opens tomorrow Wednesday 27 May 2015. 

Red Note Noisy Nights

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 Noisy Nights is fun, free and your chance to listen to (and compose for) the musicians of Red Note Ensemble. This time the line-up is two cellos and a synthesiser – the swanky Kurzweil...

EIFF Review – Project Nim

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By David KettleThe new film from James Marsh, director of 2008 Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire, is a very different beast. Project Nim is the tale of a chimpanzee, snatched from its mother at...

Yes/No Ceilidh with music by Rachel Newton + Friends

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The Soundhouse Organisation are hosting a ‘Yes/No Now We Know’ Ceilidh for the day after the independence referendum on Friday 19 September 2014. It will be held at the Southside Community Centre on Nicolson...

World Book Night being celebrated across Edinburgh

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 It will not surprise you to know that the libraries are where it is all happening this evening to celebrate World Book Night. WBN is a celebration of books and reading when books are...

The Printing Press – eating from dawn till dusk

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Following the VIP launch last night, The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen officially opens its doors in Edinburgh today 22 October 2015, and has already welcomed some of Scotland’s literary greats as its first guests.Last...

Christmas present idea number 4 – gift vouchers

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You should not be wary of gift vouchers. They are a really good idea of making it easy on you and giving the recipient something they may actually want for a change... The socks...

Cult Classics at the Cameo

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Continuing Stella Artois’ long time support of great film, the UK’s number one premium lager brand is hosting two screenings of cult classic, and winner of the 1994 Cannes Palme d’Or award, Pulp Fiction,...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Storytelling - From Ballads to Lullabies. Join storyteller Fergus McNicol as he brings alive music and stories connected to portraits in the gallery, from The Maid of Norraway to The Fisher Lassies of Newhaven....

COMPETITION – Win two tickets for Jack Jones at the King’s

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The Legend Returns - UK Tour 2016 - Celebrating 100 Years Of Frank Sinatra - on 14 February 2015. You could be there if you just enter our competition here!Much loved international singing star, the one and...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Competition to win tickets for Still Spinning

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 Still Spinning sees Mick Groves perform three shows, weaving together songs and stories from thirty years at the peak of the folk business, including the folk revivial in the sixties, many television series and...

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