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The Herald / January 23, 2018

Burns Unbroke

The simple Bard, unbroke by rules of art, He pours the wild effusions of the heart; And if inspir'd 'tis Nature's pow'rs inspire; Her's all the melting thrill, and her's the kindling fire. So reads... [more]

The Skinny / January 23, 2018

Burns Unbroke

Let’s dive right in, shall we? This month we’re giving a whirlwind tour of spoken word happenings across the Central Belt. January – it inevitably means Burns, and it’s up to our favourite poets and programmers... [more]

The Scotsman / January 23, 2018

Cabaret Preview: Kevin Williamson on an 'All-snarling, all-dancing' tribute to Burns

It’s that time of year when the supermarket shelves are groaning with haggis and writers are forever trying to find a new angle on Scotland’s national Bard. Given last year’s long overdue uprising of women against... [more]

The National / January 9, 2018

The Scots Magazine / January 9, 2018

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... [more]

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... [more]

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... [more]

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... [more]

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... [more]

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... [more]

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... [more]

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... [more]

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... [more]

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... [more]

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... [more]

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... [more]

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. In streams and screams of lyrical consciousness liberally... [more]

The Stage / August 26, 2017

Final week Fringe Firsts

Six Fringe Firsts were presented at a ceremony in Edinburgh’s Pleasance Beyond on August 25, along with five other separate awards, including a new mental health accolade. The Wardrobe Ensemble’s exploration of... [more]

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. She’s seated on a desk on centre stage in leggings and plain black T-shirt, blonde hair scraped back... [more]

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,... [more]

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 –... [more]

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. During this time I was... [more]

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 inspiration for this enigmatic piece by Fleur Darkin was the drawing together of two distinct... [more]

The Stage / August 25, 2017

Total Theatre Award Winners

Critic Lyn Gardner and performer Selina Thompson are among the winners of this year’s Total Theatre Awards at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Thompson won an award for innovation, experimentation and playing with... [more]

The Scotsman / August 24, 2017

Love +/ BlackCatfishMusketeer

Both are insightful, although the pick of the pair for those stretched for time is BlackCatfishMusketeer, a courtship revealed entirely through the interactions of a couple online. Adam and Zadie meet on an online... [more]

The Scotsman / August 24, 2017

Give Me Your Love

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: In The Eradication Of Schizophrenia In Western Lapland, the first part of a trilogy on the theme of innovative treatments of mental ­illness, ­Ridiculusmus divided the audience and sat them... [more]

The Scotsman / August 24, 2017

Fringe displays great ethnic diversity

At the Scotsman Fringe Awards tomorrow morning, the performer Apphia Campbell is set to perform the song Wannabe Free, from her award-winning show, Woke. It’s sung by her character Ambrosia, a naive US university... [more]

The Scotsman / August 24, 2017

Now is perfect time to launch Mental Health Fringe Awards

This year, then, seemed a good time for a mental health charity on a mission to challenge negative attitudes towards mental health to launch an award recognising, celebrating and encouraging this kind of groundbreaking... [more]

August 23, 2017

AMNESTY FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AWARD 2017 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

Seven superb shows that explore some of the urgent human rights issues we are facing right now and don’t just inform us but compel us to take action.”– Naomi McAuliffe Adam Borders #JeSuis Salt The Fall What... [more]