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Review – The Astonishing Colin Cloud , Forensic Mind Reader.

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He has been described as the next Derren Brown - but forensic mind reader Colin Cloud says he is more like Sherlock Holmes. However you wish to describe him, one word springs to mind...

Sunday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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Raising the Relief Fund for Earthquake Victims in Nepal: Charity Dinner. The Everest Nepalese and Indian Restaurant has organised this special event - and their chef, the wife of the proprietor - is 'probably...

Crowdfunding for a movie to be made in Edinburgh

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Film Director, Magnus Wake is hoping to make a new movie in Edinburgh next year but he needs just over £1m to enable him to do that. So can you help? Seriously, he is asking for...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – Herald Angel adds to awards for Knot

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Knot may be at the Fringe for the first time but they have definitely made their mark. They won the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award and today they won a Herald...

Try out Triathlon this weekend

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Get yourselves along to Festival Square to try your fitness at triathlonTriathlon Live will be at Festival Square during the triathlon events of the London 2012 Olympic Games from 4- 7 August 2012. Triathlon Live...

Manna House – A Bakery With a Difference

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 Summer time and the living is easy, so the song goes. It certainly felt like it at Manna House bakery on Easter Road on Monday afternoon. There was certainly a relaxed atmosphere inside the...

Edinburgh International Film Festival Programme Launch

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Lavish extravagance ditched in favour of ‘an exciting, fun, engaged, serious, brainy, and relevant series of events’ at the 2011 Edinburgh Film Festival. Following months of speculation since the release of the ‘blueprint’ for the...

A bridge too far for me

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The Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge on The Antrim coast in Northern Ireland is only 66ft long, but it was a bridge too far for me. However, tens of thousands from all parts of the globe...

Leith Food Assembly – what’s it all about?

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Leith Food Assembly has burst onto the Edinburgh foodie scene with an idea of bringing great local produce to customers on demand. 'great quality food from farm to fork' The website explains that you order from...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week? 28th March 2011

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Monday 28th March 2011Climate Challenge Open Day At Stockbridge House, 2 Cheyne Street, Edinburgh on Monday 28th March 2011, from 10am to 4pm. Inverleith Neighbourhood Partnership.Tuesday 29th March 2011Craft Reactor is an Edinburgh-based...

EIFF – Cake to celebrate the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival

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This year the Edinburgh International Film Festival celebrates its 70th anniversary. And they are going to celebrate it with a cake baked by Great British Bake Off semi-finalist Flora Shedden.This three tier sugary concoction...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s on Today

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2015 Iranian Film Festival: a season of classic and contemporary films from Iran, including a number of Scottish premieres, shown as part of the Edinburgh Iranian Festival. Today: The Desert Fish (12A): a young...

Letter from Scotland

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 One of the pleasures of living in Scotland is that there is plenty of countryside, even in the cities.  On average, each of us shares a square kilometre with just 65 other people. That...

Restaurant Review: Spoon Café Bistro

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Vintage Heaven since 2009 We arrived at Spoon Café Bistro, opposite the Festival Theatre, after a brisk walk up North Bridge - Celia and I had already been told about this lovely café/bistro and we...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 – Grant Stott’s Tales from Behind the Mic

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Former policeman-turned-Radio Forth DJ Grant Stott debuts his dazzling solo show following his appearances in the sold out Fringe First-winning ”Kiss Me Honey, Honey” and ”Willie and Sebastian”.You might have also seen Grant as...

A little Italy in St Andrew Square

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Vapiano will open in Edinburgh this month bringing an easy-going approach to Italian food and creating around 50 jobs.It is the global company's first Scottish restaurant and it is situated on three floors in...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Viggo Venn

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After a BEST COMEDY AWARD nominee at the 2017 Brighton Fringe, award-winning Norwegian comedian Viggo Venn makes his solo debut with The Life Of Pepito!A graduate of École Philippe Gaulier in France, Viggo is...

Edinburgh Marathon run raised funds for Katie Piper Foundation

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Richard Borthwick of Corstophine completed the  Edinburgh Half Marathon on Sunday 27 May 2012 and raised over £500 for The Katie Piper Foundation Local man, Richard Borthwick  of Corstophine  completed the Edinburgh  Half Marathon on Sunday...

Hard Rock Rising in Edinburgh this week

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Hard Rock is gearing up for one day of non-stop live music around the world! On Wednesday 1 June, 2016, more than 425 local artists and music acts will perform live at 107 Hard Rock Cafe and Hotel...

Southampton is not all about cruising

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The lights in Southampton quayside flickered in the darkness as the flybe plane from Edinburgh made its approach over the extensive dock area. The South Coast port is, of course, synonymous with cruising with two...

Mark Greenaway teams up with Innis & Gunn to find the best pudding!

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Mark Greenaway Award 2013 launches in association with Innis & Gunn#GreenawayAwardThe Mark Greenaway Award has been established to find Scotland's most innovative dessert from an amateur chef.Known for his extraordinary dessert creations, Mark believes...

Open Word – Open World: Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2017

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‘There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.’ (JK Rowling) This year the Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) is opening its doors to the world.The world’s largest celebration of live,...

La Cenerentola

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And not a glass slipper to be seen...Ingenious optical illusions, sumptuous video projections and unstoppable comedy. Renowned Norwegian director Stefan Herheim’s extraordinary production of Rossini’s effervescent Cinderella opera is stuffed full of ideas and comic...

Creative Scotland provides new funding for arts venues

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Performing arts venues across Edinburgh and the Lothians have received £1,325,698 from the open call for applications to the Scottish Government’s Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund through Creative Scotland.Awards made...

What’s on in Edinburgh this weekend? 13th May 2011

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Friday 13th May 2011Leitheatre presents 'I Am A Camera' at the Church Hill theatre at 7:30pm tonight. In the words of the The Herald Tribune, the play “looks at life in a tawdry Berlin rooming...

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...

Scotland’s Culture Secretary tours The Kelpies with sculptor Andy Scott

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Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop MSP, was in Falkirk last week to review progress on the construction phase of The Kelpies – the two 30-metre high horses head sculptures...

Scottish Album of the Year – 2019 Longlist is announced at Queen’s Hall

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Edinburgh's Queen's Hall was buzzing tonight with music from many of the 'happening' bands of the moment. Held in the capital for the first time tonight's Live at the Longlist offered...

Taste the Spirit of Summer at M&S this weekend

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Today and tomorrow at M&S you are invited to embark on an adventure to explore the flavours of the Mediterranean as M&S hosts a tasting event at its high street store, introducing the new...

Tickets on sale now for Frozen 2 at Vue

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THE wait is over, as fans of Anna and Elsa can now get tickets for Disney’s enchanting sequel Frozen 2, which is set to be released in Vue Edinburgh Omni and...

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