Saturday, May 25, 2019
Movie review of Eaten By Lions

BY JEAN WESTEATEN By Lions is the story of two half-brothers with a complicated past - namely that their parents came to a sticky...
Screen grab from James Kelman movie, Dirt Road to Lafayette

By JEAN WESTIN MANN Booker prize-winning author James Kelman’s first foray into screen writing, his literacy and love of traditional American music from Creole...
Film review. Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd in Ideal Home

By JEAN WESTSLICK, sassy and genuinely funny throughout, Ideal Home teams Paul Rudd (Paul) with Steve Coogan (Erasmus), as an embittered gay couple who...
Melissa George in The Butterfly Tree

By JEAN WESTAWARD-winning writer/director, Priscilla Cameron, weaves a visually vibrant tale of everyday tragedy in The Butterfly Tree, her first feature debut.From the outset...
Joana Vasoncelos at Jupiter Artland

As it celebrates its 10th anniversary, JEAN WEST discovers exactly why Jupiter Artland sculpture park holds such a power of attraction  THE ROAD to Jupiter...
Nothing, by Faux Theatre at the Manipulate Festival in Edinburgh, 2018

The Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival is a celebration of puppetry, animation and visual theatre in Scotland. It took place in Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre from...
Actor Stephen McGann - a review of his appearance at Edinburgh International Book Festival

EVENT: Stephen McGann - Flesh and Blood: A History of My Family in Seven Maladies (Simon and Schuster) VENUE: Baillie Gifford Main Theatre, Edinburgh International...
Review of Senegalese Shindig. A Scottish World Music band, who performed at edinburgh fringe 2017

SHOW TITLE: Senegalese Shindig VENUE: New Town Theatre, Venue 7, August 17 only By ANGUS MITCHELL THIS musical collective, arguably Scotland's finest world music purveyors, is led...
Author Maggie O'Farrell at Edinburgh International Book Festival

EVENT: Maggie O’Farrell: This Must Be The Place (Tinder Press) VENUE: Baillie Gifford Tent, Edinburgh International Book Festival   By JEAN WESTWHEN the already well-loved author Maggie O’Farrell...
Spitfire Company's One Step Before The Fall at Edinburgh Fringe 2017

 SHOW TITLE: One Step Before The Fall: Spitfire Company and Damuza. VENUE:  Zoo Southside, August 20, 21, 22. By JEAN WEST THIS harrowing and powerful one-woman dance...
The Cast of Brothers, by 203 Theatre Company, at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017

SHOW TITLE: Brothers, by 203 Theatre Company VENUE: Underbelly Med Quad, until August 28 By CAT TIMONEY BROTHERS proves an important piece of theatre tackling the critical issue...

SHOW TITLE:  I Swear, Tom StadeVENUE: Gilded Balloon Teviot, until August 27 By WULLIE MARR  I SWEAR, the title of Tom Stade's first Edinburgh Fringe show for...
Yo, Carmen - Maria Pages Company, performing at Edinburgh Festival

SHOW TITLE: Yo, Carmen (María Pagés Company) VENUE: Playhouse, Edinburgh, Aug 12-13 By JEAN WEST “WE HAVE created Yo, Carmen to dignify the woman,” pronounces María Pagés,...
Vuelos performing at Edinburgh Festival 2017

SHOW TITLE: Vuelos, Aracaladanza, VENUE: Church Hill Theatre, August 11-13  By JEAN WEST  WHEN it came to his fascination with aviation, Leonardo da Vinci - not just...
5 Guys Chillin', a play about gay chemsex at Edinburgh Fringe

SHOW TITLE: 5 Guys Chillin' VENUE: Assembly Roxy (Venue 139), Aug 17-22, 24-27  By ANGUS MITCHELLTHIS provocative theatre performance, based on events in Clapham, London, is fuelling dialogue...
Performance of Shame by Tidy Carnage at Edinburgh Fringe 2017

SHOW TITLE: Shame VENUE: Assembly George Square Studios, until August 28 By CAT TIMONEY Brought to the festival by Glasgow-based and avowed feminist company, Tidy Carnage, Shame...
My Leonard Cohen at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017

SHOW TITLE: My Leonard Cohen VENUE: Assembly Rooms, until 27 August, 7.45pm. By JEAN WEST OK, so I guess it was my own fault for going to...
Benjamin Clementine on stage at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017

SHOW TITLE: Benjamin Clementine VENUE: Festival Theatre, Edinburgh International Festival. By JEAN WEST You can see why Benjamin Clementine might have got on some people’s nerves early...
Orkestra Del Sol at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017

SHOW TITLE: Orkestra Del Sol VENUE: Summerhall August 12,  7.30pm. By JEAN WEST  If Orkestra Del Sol could measure their musical worth in smiles they might already...
Art work by Ruaridh Crighton

SHOW TITLE: More Than Meets The Eye – Ruaridh ‘Rudog’ Crighton VENUE: Hill Street Design House until August 18. BY JEAN WEST Ruaridh ‘Rudog' Crighton is a...
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