Fringe Society Launches Fringe Days Out for Its Fifth Year

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has for the fifth year launched its flagship community engagement programme, Fringe Days Out that has seen nearly 10,000 people participate since starting as a pilot programme in 2017 to mark the Festival’s 70th anniversary. Fringe Days Out involves partnerships with 33 schools, community groups, charities and organisations around Edinburgh, and provides FringeContinue reading “Fringe Society Launches Fringe Days Out for Its Fifth Year”

Edinburgh International Book Festival Announces Permanent New Home

The Edinburgh International Book Festival (EIBF) has announced that for the next two years, the Book Festival will be held at the Edinburgh College of Art before moving to a brand new city centre venue in 2024. Building on the success of last year’s hybrid programme, this year will see the current site expand, withContinue reading “Edinburgh International Book Festival Announces Permanent New Home”

Mount Stuart Trust to Host Exhibition by Iranian Artist Abbas Akhavan

Mount Stuart is a Neo-Gothic mansion on the Isle of Bute, on the Firth of Clyde. Since 2001, this magnificent building has provided both the inspiration and location for an acclaimed Contemporary Visual Arts Programme. The Programme enables the Trust to promote and facilitate interest in the contemporary visual arts and bring exhibitions of internationalContinue reading “Mount Stuart Trust to Host Exhibition by Iranian Artist Abbas Akhavan”

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”


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 ”


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