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The Scotsman / December 22, 2017

Arts Review of 2017: Susan Mansfield and Duncan MacMillan on the year in visual art

Alastair MacLennan: Air A Lair, Summerhall, Edinburgh, August and September Scots-born Alastair MacLennan settled in Belfast in 1975 at the height of the Troubles, so perhaps it’s no surprise that his work is informed by themes of war, loss and the possibility of healing. He works principally in performance, making substantial exhibitions of his work

The Stage / December 14, 2017

Nominees Unveiled For The Stage Awards 2018

The Bridge Theatre, Manchester’s Royal Exchange and Sadler’s Wells are among the nominees for The Stage Awards 2018. A theatre show told through WhatsApp and the National Theatre’s new captioning technology have also made the shortlist for the annual awards, which celebrate the achievements of theatres and individuals across the UK over the past year.

What's On Stage / December 14, 2017

Nominees for The Stage Awards 2018

The nominations for the 2018 Stage Awards have been announced, with The Believers Are But Brothers and the National Theatre’s smart glasses going head-to-head in the innovation category. Javaad Alipoor’s The Believers has been shortlisted for The Stage Innovation Award alongside the National Theatre’s Open Access Smart Capture pilot scheme, and the return of the

inews / December 6, 2017

10 Outlander Film Locations You Can Visit in Scotland

Outlander – the story of a time travelling nurse who was transported back to Scotland in the 1740s – has captured the imagination of millions around the globe, helping to turn it into a worldwide phenomenon. With filming for its fourth season already in full swing, there’s never been a better time to visit the

The Scotsman / December 4, 2017

Music review: Orkestra Del Sol

“You better seize the day, there’s no such thing as having too much fun,” ran a line from one of the songs here, yet it’s possible to imagine that Orkestra Del Sol were attempting to test the truth of the statement with this marathon show. Fourteen years since they were formed by a group of

The National / December 3, 2017

What's On In Scotland in December: Christmas shows, Hogmanay parties and more

WHAT’S HAPPENING? A HUGE hit at the Fringe over the past couple of years, Massaoke is likely the most fun alternative to Edinburgh’s official street party in welcoming in 2018. Bringing together one of the tightest live bands to play classic hits from the 1980s through to the present day, the mass sing-a-long night aims

Student Newspaper / November 27, 2017

Deerhart at Summerhall

Deerhart is the result of a collaboration between Northern Writer’s Award winning poet Yvonne Reddick and Royal College of Art Graduate Diana Zwibach. Through Reddick’s highly-descriptive prose and Zwibach’s dramatic charcoal drawings, the exhibition explores the chthonic, esoteric relationship between nature and humanity.

The Times / November 24, 2017

Artist Richard Demarco fears for the future of his archive

One of Scotland’s most colourful and influential creative figures is battling to secure his artistic legacy after suffering a stroke. Richard Demarco, 87, revealed in a newsletter to his friends and supporters that he had been unwell and that “the last two weeks have been challenging, to say the least”. The artist and promoter said

The National Student / November 22, 2017

Edinburgh Short Film Festival: Closing Night Highlights

The closing night of Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2017 took place in Summerhall, a venue renowned for its alternative approach and widespread support for artists. The screening room was completely packed and buzzing with excitement throughout the event. This final night of escapism was concerned with the innermost human emotional states: adapting to situations, struggling

The Scotsman / November 20, 2017

Music Review: Scots Fiddle Festival

As part of a festival celebrating the glories of Scots fiddle music, Saturday’s recitals at Summerhall couldn’t have kicked off in more apposite and bar-raising form than the performance by the renowned Campbeltown fiddler Archie McAllister. Accompanied expertly by guitarist Ron Pirrie, McAllister was an imposing presence, hunched over his fiddle with serious intent as

The List / November 8, 2017

Christmas Fairs & Markets in Glasgow & Edinburgh

Revel in the Christmas spirit with our round-up of the best festive markets and fairs Tis the season to go shopping, and with Christmas just around the corner, there’s plenty of that to be getting on with. So go against the grain of rampant corporate consumerism and explore some local Christmas fairs and markets this

The Wee Review / October 7, 2017

A Songwriters' Circle Tour - James Yorkston, Withered Hand, Kris Drever

The Songwriters’ Circle tour features three of Scotland’s best-loved folk musicians. James Yorkston, Withered Hand and Kris Drever are taking to the stage together to perform songs and stories and tonight they are at Summerhall in Edinburgh. The format of the show is simple: the three musicians onstage take turns in performing each other’s songs.

The Reviews Hub / August 26, 2017

Scorch

Gathering more stars than a greedy telescope, Scorch bristles and blisters from the flaming lips of protagonist, Kes, and she has a story to tell from Hell

The Stage / August 26, 2017

Final week Fringe Firsts

The final week of the Scotsman Fringe Firsts saw three Summerhall shows win one of the prestigious awards and Selina Thompson win the new Filipa Braganca award for salt. Congratulations to all!

The Scotsman / August 26, 2017

The Class Project

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Rebecca Atkinson-Lord is in action before the audience have even taken their places.

North West End / August 26, 2017

Border Tales

Border Tales is a bold, visceral dynamic attempt to show the lives of multicultural Britain’s today. The company of seven use dance, live music and dialogue to capture what it means to live in post-brexit Britain, which despite the show being first composed in 2013 still has a powerful attachment to the present day. Watching

The Panoptic / August 25, 2017

The Vagina Dialogues

is difficult to think of the new play The Vagina Dialogues without associating it with Eve Ensler’s famous The Vagina Monologues in 1996. But that is not to say that this production piggybacks off Eve Ensler – instead, it gives us a well-needed update on feminist dialogue. The Vagina Dialogues is a variety performance in

Theatre Extra / August 25, 2017

How to Act

Before it starts properly a man comes on stage and says “We haven't started yet, talk amang yourselves, this isn't a church” or words to that effect. I thought I bet that's not an ad lib.

Edinburgh Guide / August 25, 2017

Velvet Petal

The allusive, illusory nature of choreography depicts through gesture and movement, human emotions and the drama of life.

The Stage / August 25, 2017

Total Theatre Award Winners

Three Summerhall shows won a Total Theatre Award last night within the category Innovation, Experimentation and Playing with Form. Congratulations salt., Our Carnal Hearts and Palmyra