Leith Theatre Trust gets aid from Theatres at Risk Fund

Leith Theatre was built for the people of Leith ‘as a gift from the people of Edinburgh’, and opened in 1932. The Category B listed building, that lay empty from 1988 until 2016, is  part of a complex that includes Leith Library, the Registrar’s Office and the Thomas Morton Hall. Although it has been threatenedContinue reading “Leith Theatre Trust gets aid from Theatres at Risk Fund”

National Theatre of Scotland announces 8 week online family programme

This is the time of year when the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival usually takes place. Like everything else in the arts world, that longstanding annual event has been cancelled. However, all is not lost. The National Theatre of Scotland (NTS), in association with Starcatchers, Scotland’s theatre specialists for the under 5s and Imaginate, Scotland’s foremostContinue reading “National Theatre of Scotland announces 8 week online family programme”

The Carer

The latest Cinefile release to Vimeo is available now. There’s a lot to admire and enjoy in this slightly odd, (very) low-budget Hungarian-UK co-production, even if there’s nothing particularly original about it. Brian Cox plays Sir Michael Gifford, a grumpy old Shakespearian actor suffering the onset of Parkinson’s, who has seen off a number ofContinue reading “The Carer”

Playfulfest Bi-annual Programme Unveiled

Even in lockdown, there’s space for a new festival in Edinburgh! Saras Feijoo is an Edinburgh-based performance artist. She has recognised the power of being playful in performance as an opportunity for a festival. The first took place in 2018 under the name of the Edinburgh Contemporary Clown Festival, garnering praise from Scotsman critic, JoyceContinue reading “Playfulfest Bi-annual Programme Unveiled”

Exhibition on Screen: Manet – Portraying Life

As part of a programme to provide an art fix for experts and dilletantes alike during lockdown, the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) in London has released another film from their Exhibition on Screen series. This time, it is a behind the scenes look at the curating of their joint 2013 exhibition with the ToledoContinue reading “Exhibition on Screen: Manet – Portraying Life”

Catherine Wheels Theatre Company Exploring ‘new normal’

Catherine Wheels is Scotland’s most celebrated children’s theatre company. Created in 1999 by Artistic Director, Gill Robertson, the internationally acclaimed Musselburgh based company is reaching out to artists and all practitioners interested in work for young audiences to help the company explore what children’s theatre could look like in ‘the new normal’. Gill Robertson comments, “We recognise thatContinue reading “Catherine Wheels Theatre Company Exploring ‘new normal’”

Album Round up Episode 2

New Releases Episode 2 Henry Girls    Shout Sister Shout     Beste! Unterhaltung              Out Now A musical tribute to the Boswell Sisters performed live by the Henry Girls. And recorded in a circus tent on Malin Green, Donegal during Earagail Arts Festival last year. Well, I’ve enjoyed the music of the Boswell Sisters since I was aContinue reading “Album Round up Episode 2”

Traverse Theatre Launches Digital Series for Aspiring Young Writers

Continuing its commitment to creating opportunities for anyone to connect with and unleash their innate creativity, the Traverse theatre announces a new series of Open Submissions Workshops and the delivery of digital Scratch performances. These will enable their Young Writers Group to continue their creative development and share new stories with audiences through an onlineContinue reading “Traverse Theatre Launches Digital Series for Aspiring Young Writers”

FLY Launch Online Store to Help Charities

In a new business move, Scottish underground music promoters FLY has launched an on-line store in a bid to support mental health charities, local food banks and the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic. This ‘merch store’ is dedicated to the positivity of house music. Hats, scarves and tops with logos will go on sale withContinue reading “FLY Launch Online Store to Help Charities”