French Film Festival UK Reveals 29th Line-up in Cinemas and Online

The crème de la crème of French and Francophone cinema comes to the fore from 3rd November to 15th December in over 30 leading independent cinemas nationwide as well as in a different online offer. The Festival opens with a UK premiere in his presence of Bruno Dumont’s On a Half Clear Morning, which features Léa Seydoux, France’s breakoutContinue reading “French Film Festival UK Reveals 29th Line-up in Cinemas and Online”

Scottish Opera Spring and Summer Programme to Feature Old and New Productions 

Following a busy year of both indoor and outdoor performances, Scottish Opera (SO) is announcing a full and varied 2022 Spring and Summer programme. Opening on 22nd February is a new production of Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Dominic Hill, Artistic Director of Citizens Theatre, who brings his Shakespearean expertise in theContinue reading “Scottish Opera Spring and Summer Programme to Feature Old and New Productions ”

Documentary Black Black Oil Explores North Sea Oil Role in Global Climate Action

An award-winning team brings a timeous new documentary called Black Black Oil that examines the interconnection between oil, finance and the challenges for the UK to keep its emissions at 1.5%, according to the Paris Climate. Black Black Oil draws on the voices of young activists, oil company executives, economists and pension fund managers toContinue reading “Documentary Black Black Oil Explores North Sea Oil Role in Global Climate Action”

Scots Poet Tom Hubbard to Deliver Seamus Heaney Memorial Lecture

Kirkcaldy born poet, novelist and cultural historian, Tom Hubbard, who was the Scottish Poetry Library’s first Librarian, is delivering this year’s Seamus Heaney Memorial Lecture as an Honorary member of the Széchenyi Academy of Letters and Arts. The evening’s event will be launched by Executive President of the Széchenyi Academy, Győző Ferencz, and followed byContinue reading “Scots Poet Tom Hubbard to Deliver Seamus Heaney Memorial Lecture”

Invitation to Participate in Mass Song Project to Celebrate the Planet

Artists involved in  the  viral success of the stirring climate song ‘Enough is Enough’ by multi award-winning folk musician Karine Polwart, the Soundhouse Choir and Oi Musica in November 2020, are launching a global call out for anyone and everyone to get involved in sharing a message to world leaders ahead of the critical talks at COP26,Continue reading “Invitation to Participate in Mass Song Project to Celebrate the Planet”

Live Music Now Announces World Premiere of Commission from Scottish Composer

Holy Cross Church in the west side of Edinburgh is the venue for a  one-off concert that will feature the world premiere of a new piece that will be performed by clarinettist Calum Robertson and pianist Juliette Philogene for whom the piece was commissioned. The piece, entitled What’s for you…, is one of two commissioned by Live Music NowContinue reading “Live Music Now Announces World Premiere of Commission from Scottish Composer”

A Mornng in Taipei, The Best Secret Agent          Taiwan Film Festival

Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh returns for its second edition between 25 and 31 October with a fantastic range of Taiwanese cinema gems, many of them UK premieres, dating from the 1930s up to 2020, presented through in-person screenings and digital talks at Glasgow Film Theatre and Summerhall in Edinburgh and a free digital programme of films. I took the opportunity to previewContinue reading “A Mornng in Taipei, The Best Secret Agent          Taiwan Film Festival”

Lammermuir Winter Festival of Online Concerts Announced

Following from the overwhelming success of this year’s Lammermuir Festival in September that involved a return to live concerts, the organisation announces its first Winter season of online concerts. Taking account of the fact that not everyone could make it out to East Lothian this year for reasons such  not being quite ready to attendContinue reading “Lammermuir Winter Festival of Online Concerts Announced”

Radio Summerhall Arts Adds an Audio Site

We now have a mixcloud site as a companion to this one, where we will post new editions of the Radio Summerhall shows. At the moment, we have four shows: Music Routes (mainly folk and acoustic music); Ain’t Nobody’s Fault But Mine (blues); No Horse, No Banjo (jazz); and Worldwalking (music from the wider world).Continue reading “Radio Summerhall Arts Adds an Audio Site”

Brunton Theatre Announces Hansel and Gretel as 2021 Pantomime

Musselburgh’s well-loved local theatre joins the ranks of venues returning to live performances for this Yule season. This year’s pantomime, Hansel and Gretel, comes from the pen of award winning writer and theatre maker, John Binnie. John, who was the founder and director of Glasgow’s Clyde Unity Theatre, has been behind past successful pantos inContinue reading “Brunton Theatre Announces Hansel and Gretel as 2021 Pantomime”