Scottish Opera Presents New Access Performances of Don Giovanni in Scottish Cities

Early summer 2022 sees Scottish Opera offering new Access afternoon shows of Don Giovannithat are specially created for those who enjoy a more relaxed theatre experience. While everyone is welcome, it is aimed at those who are living with dementia; recovering from an operation; have breathing difficulties; have a young baby; can only travel toContinue reading “Scottish Opera Presents New Access Performances of Don Giovanni in Scottish Cities”

Red Ellen Lyceum Theatre

Ellen Wilkinson was a pioneer left wing working class politician who worked tirelessly on grassroots campaigns like the Jarrow March and went on to be the only female cabinet minister in Attlee’s Labour Government. Writer Caroline Bird deserves high praise not just for her firecracker script but for her research in unearthing a story about yetContinue reading “Red Ellen Lyceum Theatre”

Musselburgh’s Brunton Theatre to Host Summer Orchestral Concerts and Recitals

As part of its wide range of arts experiences on offer, Musselburgh’s Brunton Theatre is able to present a programme of orchestral concerts and lunchtime recitals made possible thanks to support from Creative Scotland. At the lunchtime classical concert series, audiences can enjoy lunch of soup and a sandwich at noon in the upstairs bar,Continue reading “Musselburgh’s Brunton Theatre to Host Summer Orchestral Concerts and Recitals”

Cast Announced for Dundee Rep’s New Black Comedy The Bookies

The Bookies is a dark thriller comedy that’s based on an idea that emerged over 15 years ago from two working class Scottish writers and long term friends, Mikey Burnett and Joe McCann. Written in East Coast dialect, the play is set in an Edinburgh bookies’ and deals with themes of  misogyny, racism, greed and addiction.Continue reading “Cast Announced for Dundee Rep’s New Black Comedy The Bookies”

EDINBURGH TRADFEST LAUNCHES ITS 10th FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

FESTIVAL DATES: Friday 29 April – Monday 9 May 2022 Edinburgh Tradfest has launched its 10th festival programme of traditional live music, talks, podcasts, storytelling, ceilidhs, dance, workshops and new commissions taking place at various venues across the City. Thanks to continued support from Creative Scotland, the Festival returns with a packed programme of liveContinue reading “EDINBURGH TRADFEST LAUNCHES ITS 10th FESTIVAL PROGRAMME”

Folk Stars Join Jazz Orchestra to Share Tales of the Tribe

Top traditional musicians Phil Cunningham, Julie Fowlis, John McCusker, and Michael McGoldrick join the internationally acclaimed Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in an exciting new adventure bringing Scotland’s myths and legends to vibrant musical life. Dragons, mermaids, fairy queens, ghosts, giants, goblins and sorcerers roam the Scottish soil and seas to a soundtrack composed by the orchestra’s director, saxophonist TommyContinue reading “Folk Stars Join Jazz Orchestra to Share Tales of the Tribe”

Sound–Based Performance from Appau Jnr Boayke-Yiadom at Fruitmarket 

The Fruitmarket Warehouse, part of the Fruitmarket Gallery, is a new space for art in Edinburgh that lends itself to performance. In May it will play host to multi-media performer Appau Jnr Boayke-Yiadom  who challenges  ideas that that live performance involves seeing the performer’s body. There have been two iterations of the concept with the firstContinue reading “Sound–Based Performance from Appau Jnr Boayke-Yiadom at Fruitmarket ”

French Film Festival UK Announces Screen Horizons Programme at Summerhall

Edinburgh’s Summerhall is set to host a programme of French and Francophone cinema, including nine contemporary and classic titles some of which are Cannes and César award-winners. The programme exemplifies the diversity of the genre as it spans not just award-winners but new talents, classics and documentaries. With two films screening every Sunday, audiences will have theContinue reading “French Film Festival UK Announces Screen Horizons Programme at Summerhall”

Young Theatre-Makers to Present Bryony Kimmings’ Revolting at Traverse Theatre

Theatre Company Wonder Fools, whose aim  is to present lost, unknown and forgotten stories in theatrical form, present a  version of award winning performance artist Bryony Kimmings’  Revolting played by a group of young theatre-makers. For one night only at  the Traverse, Scotland’s new writing theatre, young people from fifteen different locations across Scotland willContinue reading “Young Theatre-Makers to Present Bryony Kimmings’ Revolting at Traverse Theatre”

Free Tickets and Books for Kids Announced by Edinburgh International Book Festival

This year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival  (EIBF) Schools Programme will be entirely free thanks to Lead Sponsor Baillie Gifford. In addition to the free tickets, every child attending in person will receive a free book and free online resources on the EIBF  Learning site. The Baillie Gifford Schools Programme, that  is available to all primaryContinue reading “Free Tickets and Books for Kids Announced by Edinburgh International Book Festival”