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East meets West: Burns celebration returns with a Chinese infusion

The alignment of Burns Night and Chinese New Year makes for a braw evening THERE'S something beautiful about being a tourist in your own city and...

Oi Musica join a plethora of performers in Leith for a flamboyant and colourful ‘mega-jam’

Unbridled artistic creativity, raw invention and a heady fusion of musical and architectural vision descend on Leith Theatre this weekend as Oi Musica join the...

MUSIC – The Flaming Lips at Usher Hall

WHEN it comes to party planning, The Flaming Lips surely have it nailed. For the last four decades they have relied on more than a...

THEATRE – Fishbowl at the Pleasance Courtyard

FISHBOWL is an observational tour de force that belts the funny bone at a wildly funny angle from the very go-get. A trio of misfits enter...

It’s all childsplay for therapist whose Fringe show was inspired by Edinburgh’s sick kids

A HOME-MADE bigtop, popcorn and the power of pop-up performance has theatremaker Francisca Morton hypnotising little audiences. Francisca Morton believes being a sensible grown-up is...

MUSIC – This Is The Kit at Leith Theatre

STRONG and serene like a blade of willowy grass that curves with the wind - Kate Stables takes up her emotions with a compelling flow...

CHILDREN’S SHOWS – Edinburgh Youth Theatre perform Annie Jr

THE Big Apple was looking bright and juicy as Edinburgh Youth Theatre (EYT) hustled its take on this 1930s musical essay about the Great Depression...

Hidden Door at Leith Theatre – A multidimensional experience for the urban art adventurer

BY JEAN WEST WHEN Hidden Door took a gamble on a derelict theatre fallen from glory in the heart of Leith in 2017, it put everything...

FILM: Whirlwind tale of wild Rose who dreams of Country has makings of a cult classic

Uplifting and heart-fracturing fable worthy of a Dolly Parton number BY JEAN WEST WILD Rose. Thorny, rambling, insistent, bold, like the botanical rogue that forces its way...

From Bard to verse – this week long celebration of Robert Burns is simply brilliant

Edinburgh has a new festival - and it's a braw addition to the city's cultural offering IT IS oddly surreal, almost up there with Tam ...

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – A classic reworked with magic and comedy

BY JEAN WEST WHEN a squad of scooter soldiers take to the highways and bi-ways of Portobello accompanied by a hit from Quadrophenia - you can...

The Last Days of Mankind – a heartbreaking documentary of conflict

Timely revival of World War One epic is an uncomfortable reminder of the folly of war IT’S A DECADE and a half ahead of fin de...

How diminutive artist became the poster child for celebrity culture

Flamboyant and debauched Lautrec's work celebrated at vibrant Scottish exhibition By JEAN WEST HIS STORY could have been more tragic; a promising artist whose growth, stunted by...

PHYSICAL THEATRE – The Artist is a hit at Edinburgh Fringe

BY JEAN WEST Slapstick, goofy, charming and fun, The Artist, is a confident piece of physical theatre with truly masterful qualities. Keen to make a painting, award-winning...

CIRCUS – Flip FabriQue wow audiences with world class acrobatics

BY JEAN WEST Attrape Moi at Assembly Expert at their passion - these world-class acrobats from Quebec, know how to provoke the wows as firm favourites of...

MUSIC – St Vincent brings transgressive pop to the Playhouse

Few people can claim to have performed in front of an audience of hundreds in their under garments and successfully pulled it off with transgressive...

MUSIC – Joan As Policewoman performs at Lau-Land Festival in Edinburgh

  BY JEAN WEST Joan Wasser of Joan As Policewoman, from across the pond in New York, had a notion of what Leith was all about before her recent visit. The dynamic star,...

THEATRE – Geoff Sobelle builds a HOME at the International Festival

BY JEAN WEST   I hadn't intended to get married when I left the house this afternoon. But by 5pm, I had a new husband - a stranger I had...

THEATRE – Midsummer, a revitalised retelling by The National Theatre of Scotland

BY JEAN WEST 'Change is possible,' said the words on the parking meter as Helena balked at having to cough up so much for this unintentional...

MUSIC – Mogwai bring new and nostalgic sounds to Leith Theatre

BY JEAN WEST 'Beautiful terrorists,' that's how I heard someone describe Mogwai after last night's Edinburgh International Festival, ear-shattering showdown at a rejuvenated Leith Theatre, where they engineered rapture and...

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