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”

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”

Edinburgh Poet Ken Cockburn Set to Launch New Collection

Ken Cockburn is a well-established poet on the Edinburgh scene. In recent years  he has spread his wings by leading Old Town walking tours that took in world-famous landmarks and hidden spaces, with the added bonus of  poems from weel kent names,  as well as some of his own work, being read along the way.Continue reading “Edinburgh Poet Ken Cockburn Set to Launch New Collection”

Capital Theatres Mark World Alzheimer’s Day on Tuesday 21 September

September is World Alzheimer’s Month and Edinburgh’s Capital Theatres will continue its commitment to supporting people living with the condition through the programme People Living with Dementia (PLWD).  Willy Gilder, Participant of Capital Theatres’ Dementia Friendly Projects said “I have Alzheimer’s Disease, and I think it’s time that we reconsidered how we think about ‘dementia’Continue reading “Capital Theatres Mark World Alzheimer’s Day on Tuesday 21 September”

The Female Creatives of Afghanistan

Freedom is being drip fed back into daily lives for the majority of people as restrictions from the pandemic gradually ease across the globe. Being isolated and locked down is mostly past tense; haunting us only every so often when Covid cases spike and threaten the fragile ascension into the ‘new normal’. I recently postedContinue reading “The Female Creatives of Afghanistan”

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival Returns to Corn Exchange This August

Scotland’s biggest and best celebration of modern beer, that goes by the name of Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival (ECBF), returns for summer 2021 over a weekend that will re-unite beer lovers, foodies and music fans from across the Capital at the Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange. The 2021 festival will host over 30 world-class breweries, pouring 100s ofContinue reading “Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival Returns to Corn Exchange This August”

Edinburgh Food Festival Makes a Return in 2021 for 10 Days

The Edinburgh Food Festival  (EFF) that was launched in 2015, when it ran for five days as part of Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink, is the city’s only free central Food Festival. It was postponed in 2020, but from 23rd July 2021, will return for 10 days of culinary treats as well as Chef demonstrations and workshopsContinue reading “Edinburgh Food Festival Makes a Return in 2021 for 10 Days”

Edinburgh Science Festival Celebrates Women in STEM Street Art Trail

This week, Edinburgh will see what is the world’s first and still Europe’s biggest Science Festival celebrating women in STEM (science technology engineering maths) with a large-scale street art trail  across 9 locations around the Capital, each devoted to a different female STEM professional whose passion and knowledge contributed to their branch of STEM. TheContinue reading “Edinburgh Science Festival Celebrates Women in STEM Street Art Trail”

Edinburgh Science Charity Launches NetZero Toolkit for UK Businesses

Edinburgh Science, the educational charity known for their schools learning programme, environmental business to business work and the annual Science Festival,   is determined to show leadership in the face of the global climate emergency. To do so, it is launching NetZero Toolkit. Born out of discussions at Climate Opportunity Ideas Factory, a series of roundtableContinue reading “Edinburgh Science Charity Launches NetZero Toolkit for UK Businesses”

Scotland’s Culture and Business Sectors Get Post Pandemic Support

Arts & Business Scotland announces the launch of a new funding strand that brings together the creativity of the culture sector with the business acumen of those in business and the public sector, to give support in their recovery in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic. The Culture & Business Fund Scotland COVID-19 Renewal &Continue reading “Scotland’s Culture and Business Sectors Get Post Pandemic Support”