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The best of Scottish music this week at the EICC

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Scary Biscuits Promotions is presenting a diverse showcase of some of the best Scottish music talent for Edinburgh Fringe 2022, at the Pleasance music hub at EICC (Venue 150), in the cabaret style Lammermuir...

Marie Curie employees taking on the Fringe this month

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Three Marie Curie staff are appearing in this year’s Fringe, swapping stethoscopes, scrubs and secretarial support for the stage. Dr Rachel Kemp and Carolyn White are appearing in the sell-out musical theatre show The Mould...

Yang Guang celebrates his 19th birthday

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The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) celebrated Yang Guang the giant panda’s 19th birthday at Edinburgh Zoo on Sunday. Keepers at the wildlife conservation charity treated the UK’s only male giant panda, whose name...

City firms combine to launch first energy training academy

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Two city heating firms have joined forces to launch Scotland's first community-focused energy training academy. The ground-breaking project will be modelled on a social enterprise, and is an extension of a recently-agreed partnership between the...

Reekie Runners – join them on a Sunday please

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Three Edinburgh friends started up an inclusive running club which aims to bring people together through sport to talk about mental health. Jack Paladini, Elliot Grant-Conlin and Jack Henry started Reekie Runners in February...

Edinburgh Art Festival launches new Community Wellbeing project in Wester Hailes

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Set to launch in Wester Hailes in the west of Edinburgh is a major new commission as part of the 2022 Edinburgh Art Festival, as it celebrates its 18th edition. A group of people...

Edinburgh International Festival – The Book of Life

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During the Rwandan genocide in 1994, one million people were killed in 100 days. The unthinkable became commonplace and a country was torn apart. A quarter of a century later, Rwandan artist and activist Katese...

Edinburgh International Festival – Scottish Ballet’s ‘Coppelia

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Scottish Ballet test the boundaries of dance, theatre and film in this distinctive new version of the classic ballet, blending location and real-time filming with projection and live performance in a world premiere. What does...

Fringe Review – Arty’s Animagination ★★★★

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by Anoushka Stokes-Wilson (10) Arty’s Animagination is about a 10 year old girl  who misses her older sister Sophie, who is now too cool to play with her and mostly talks in Hashtags about boys...

Sunset above Edinburgh

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Photographer Tom Duffin was out and about on Thursday night to capture the last Supermoon of this year. Sit back with a cup of tea (other beverages are available) and enjoy his photos here....

Nominations close on Monday for The Edinburgh Award

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Nominations for the person who will win the Edinburgh Award close on Monday at noon. Until then anyone may suggest the person they think should win for their unique contribution to the capital and...

Second passenger ship to be used as temporary accommodation for Ukrainians arriving in Scotland

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Second passenger ship to provide additional accommodation. The Scottish Government’s Super Sponsor Scheme has now offered sanctuary to 10,056 displaced people from Ukraine to travel to safety in Scotland, many more than the original commitment...

Letter from Scotland

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The first week of the Edinburgh Festival has been a scorcher. Temperatures in the high 20s, blazing sunshine, a warm gentle breeze, crowds from all over the world, dressed for the Mediterranean. We’re not...

Richard Demarco honoured by the Saltire Society

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The Saltire Society has welcomed Richard Demarco, one of Scotland’s most influential advocates of the use of all the arts as an essential element in teaching on primary, secondary and tertiary levels of education,...

Take your pick at Army at the Fringe

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Army At The Fringe opened at Hepburn House in August 2017 aiming to spark conversations about what the Army is and what it stands for in the 21st century. Here are just two...

Edinburgh International Festival – The Book of Life

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During the Rwandan genocide in 1994, one million people were killed in 100 days. The unthinkable became commonplace and a country was torn apart. A quarter of a century later, Rwandan artist and activist Katese...

75th EIFF launches on the ‘Glorious Twelfth’

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75th Edinburgh International Film Festival takes place between 12 and 20 August and includes 87 new features, 12 short film programmes, and two large scale retrospectives that celebrate the 2022 Theme of the 50th...

Remember the multi-day tickets when booking a tram

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Anyone enjoying a short break in Edinburgh to make the most of this year’s festival season is well advised to get on a tram using the money-saving multi day option. Families and small groups travelling...

Council reject plans for 5G mast in Granton

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Plans for a 5G mast on a site earmarked for a ‘future tram stop’ in Granton have been thrown out by The City of Edinburgh Council following an appeal. Councillors refused mobile network Three permission...

Edinburgh International Festival – Taraf de Caliu

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The long-running Taraf de Haïdouks have toured the world for over three decades and can count the likes of Kronos Quartet and Danny Elfman amongst their fans. A taraf is a Romanian folk ensemble...

Assembly Festival – Alison Skilbeck – Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London

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Alison Skilbeck's critically acclaimed one-woman show, and 2016 sell-out Edinburgh Fringe hit, reveals the public and private life of one of the most extraordinary women of the 20th Century, Eleanor Roosevelt, from her daring...

Assembly Festival – Soweto Gospel Choir

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Winners of the 2019 Grammy award for Best World Music Album, Soweto Gospel Choir bring their Grammy-winning Freedom to Assembly Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Hailing from Soweto (South West Township), a town outside Johannesburg...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe – ‘Classic’ – Hope Mill Theatre

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The madcap comic play Classic! races through a multitude of classic novels at lightning speed in 60 minutes using some unlikely production styles. Moby Dick becomes a sea shanty, Jane Eyre is a silent...

Gorgie Street Art Sculpture Trail now includes the Dalry Llamas

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The newest art in town has been created in Gorgie with the addition of the newest sculpture to the Gorgie Street Art Sculpture Trail at LOVE Gorgie Farm. Gorgie Collective is a community arts...

Locals take over tree watering where council fails

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A Freedom of Information Request to The City of Edinburgh Council disclosed that the council has planted trees at a cost of almost £50,000 which could be left to die as there is no...

Fringe – Brain Hemingway at Greenside

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“Brain Hemingway”, premiering at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, narrates the internal conflict between Erin Murray Quinlan and one of America’s greatest writers. Hemingway fan Erin Murray Quinlan is opening her brand-new musical comedy Brain Hemingway,...

EIF – National Theatre of Scotland’s ‘Medea’

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Liz Lochhead’s gripping retelling of Euripides’s ancient drama takes up residence in the International Festival’s home, The Hub. This restaging from the National Theatre of Scotland is rich with Liz Lochhead’s poetic, Scots-inflected language. Michael...

Bridge closed over the Water of Leith

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A ‘deteriorating’ footbridge over the Water of Leith has been closed off by The City of Edinburgh Council. It is the third bridge in Colinton Dell to be shut due to damage since 2019, with...

Terramily offers more than a new skincare regime

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Terramily is a range of skincare products exclusively available at Art  & Craft Collective. The name comes from the Italian for earth and is a reworking of the word which means so much to...

Bield pledges to reach net zero by 2045

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Housing provider to slash carbon footprint by 90%. Housing and care specialist Bield has launched an Energy Management and Environmental Sustainability policy with a commitment to reduce its carbon footprint by 90% and reach net...

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