Venezuelan pianist Leo Blanco releases a new album, Stories Without Words on January 29th. Featuring Blanco’s duo with fellow countryman, violin virtuoso Alexis Cardenas, it’s the first recording from the Boston Massachusetts-based musician and Herald Angel award-winner since Pianoforte, the solo piano album he promoted with a warmly received UK tour in 2013. Blanco andContinue reading “Leo Blanco returns with violin partner and a tale-spinning album”
A new audio-digital venture called Sound Stage is launched by the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Pitlochry Festival Theatre, in collaboration with Naked Productions. Designed by theatre makers and leading technologists, the project will run monthly from March to October 2021. Opening the season in late March will beAngela,the first autobiographical play from Mark Ravenhill,Continue reading “Joint Venture Launched by Edinburgh’s Lyceum and Pitlochry Festival Theatre”
A new installation has been created by emerging Edinburgh based artist Sophie Fields to express gratitude to everyone who has supported Capital Theatres over the past few months. Her textile-based work named Hanging by a Million Threads, is formed of millions of individual threads woven together to give it a tensile form that’s strong enoughContinue reading “Textile Art Work Says Thanks for Support to Capital Theatres”
While the title might conjure up images of romance, this is a film that provides a considerably less shiny, sparkly vision of the city. A much more realistic depiction, though, for many in these times when the gap between rich and poor becomes steadily more pronounced. Claus Drexel presents the world of the homeless andContinue reading “Under the Stars of Paris French Film Festival at Home”
Like every theatre across the world, Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre has been forced to close its doors to the public because of the pandemic. Whether you are a regular audience member or one who goes annually for the panto, the sense of awe entering the grand old red sandstone auditorium at Tollcross is the same. SinceContinue reading “Virtual Tour of King’s Theatre for the Festive Season”
When Gary McNair first performed his remarkable story about his Grandad in 2015 on the stage of the Traverse, he took the place by storm, collecting a Scotsman Fringe First Award. A wonderfully engaging storyteller, McNair narrated his story about Archie Campbell, the ‘guy who chased a thrill’ and won a fortune by betting onContinue reading “A Gambler’s Guide to Dying Traverse 3 Online”
This coming year will see the 10th anniversary of Scotland’s landmark Burns Night event that takes place annually in Dumfries, the town where the Bard spent his final years. The event, the Big Burns Supper, comprises a mixture of cabaret, comedy, music and entertainment and usually takes place at 30 different venues across the townContinue reading “Big Burns Supper Celebrates 10 Years in 2021 with Janey Godley”
It is very likely that the pun in the full title of this year’s panto, Rapunzel : A Hairy Tale Adventure, from the National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) may be esoteric except to Glaswegians of a certain age, but it’s still an apt title for what promises to be a fabulous show from a glittering teamContinue reading “National Theatre of Scotland’s Panto Rapunzel Set for Scottish Silver Screens”
Arusha, the Dundas Street art gallery that opened in 2013, has started a new online store where a bespoke and exclusive curated selection of publications, limited edition prints and art objects are available for purchase. The contemporary art gallery, that runs an annual programme of exhibitions, events and fairs, both nationally and internationally, includingContinue reading “Edinburgh New Town Gallery Arusha Starts New Online Store”
We might be hungry for Christmas fare at this time of year, but we’re also hungry for good news too and some of that comes from Imaginate, the organisation that produces the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival (EICF). Imaginate can confirm that plans for the 2021 EICF are going ahead and from 25th May till 6thContinue reading “Edinburgh International Children’s Festival to Go Ahead in 2021”
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