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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]
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]
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]
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 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]
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]
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]
“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]
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]
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]
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 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]
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]
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 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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