Tuesday, September 21, 2021

East meets West: Burns celebration returns with a Chinese infusion

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The alignment of Burns Night and Chinese New Year makes for a braw eveningTHERE'S something beautiful about being a tourist in your own city and seeing it through the eyes of a dead poet...

Havana Nights to sizzle on stages across the UK in 2020

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Strictly Come Dancing professional Graziano Di Prima is preparing to dazzle and delight audiences with stunning new dance show Havana Nights which tours the UK in 2020. The 25-year-old will be joined by fellow Strictly professional and fiancée Giada...

The Benedetti Foundation Orchestra releases Mascagni’s Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana on Decca Classics

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On 3 January 2020 Nicola Benedetti and her Foundation Orchestra release Mascagni’s Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana digitally worldwide on Decca Classics. The Benedetti Foundation is grateful to Decca for its support.The work is one of the pieces the...

Critically acclaimed LGBTQ play Riot Act returns for 2020 UK tour

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A powerful verbatim theatre piece exploring the history of the LGBTQ rights movement is returning for a UK tour in 2020, following a successful tour in 2019 and run at the Duchess Theatre in the...

Oi Musica join a plethora of performers in Leith for a flamboyant and colourful...

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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 Pianodrome for the Sunday Get Down.The most unique little...
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MUSIC – The Flaming Lips at Usher Hall

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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 few strings of tinsel to harness their eccentricities on...
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BOOK FESTIVAL – Rory Stewart: Talking the talk and walking the walk

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Former Conservative leadership candidate, MP Rory Stewart talked of life following the leadership campaign, his passion and love for walking and previous ventures across the Middle East at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on...

BOOK FESTIVAL – Salman Rushdie on his retelling of Don Quixote and the state...

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At the last event of the Edinburgh Book Festival on 26 Aug, Salman Rushdie took to the stage with Journalist James Naughtie to talk about his new book Quichotte, a modern retelling of the...

COMEDY – Harry and Chris, This one’s for the aliens at Underbelly Cowgate

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Harry and Chris, This one’s for the aliens brings an hour of jazz-slam poetry, music, love and laughter to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.Harry and Chris have an on stage chemistry that kicks off at...

COMEDY – Daniel Muggleton: Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy (But I Reckon it’s Easier for Straight,...

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Presented in a lazy Aussie drawl, Daniel Muggleton: Pimpin' Ain't Easy (But I Reckon it's Easier for Straight, White Men?) functions as a perfectly serviceable hour of stand-up but suffers from a lack of distinct...

COMEDY – Garrett Millerick: Smile at Just the Tonic – The Tron

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Smile is a misanthropic feast of vitriolic cynicism and social commentary, presented by one of the most charismatic stand-ups at this years Edinburgh Festival Fringe.Breakthrough Act 2019 Award nominee Garrett Millerick is fed up...

BOOK FESTIVAL – Kai Strittmatter reminds us that China is as complicated as it...

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New York Times journalist Steven Erlanger, author and journalist Kai Strittmatter and Tech correspondent for the Financial Times Yuan Yang gathered in the Spark Theatre gathered together on one of the hottest days of...

BOOK FESTIVAL – Gordon Brown: “No deal Brexit would be an act of self-harm”

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Addressing crowds at the Edinburgh International Book Fair yesterday (26 Aug), the former Labour Prime Minister called out a growing rise in nationalism across the UK.Brown agrees with Nicola Sturgeons analysis that a no...

THEATRE – Citizens of Nowhere? at Sweet Novotel

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THERE is no long preamble: arrive, get a drink of your choice and sit at a table like you might do any other Saturday afternoon at the Sweet Novotel. This Saturday, there were headphones...

SPOKEN WORD – Fake News Kills World! at The Stand’s New Town Theatre

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Dr Richard Milne is quite obviously not a natural performer. When delivering the more informational components of the show he is frantic and nervous, his hands splaying everywhere. The acted components are similarly...

CIRCUS – Rouge at Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows

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Clap your hands and slap your thighs for the jaw dropping Rouge. This adult circus show was definitely one of the best stops at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year.The production brought acrobatics, cabaret...

THEATRE – 44 Inch chest at the Space on North Bridge

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WRITTEN in 1996, adapted into a film in 2009 and now performed in its intended medium for the first time ever, 44 Inch chest acts as a discussion of toxic masculinity and dehumanisation, explored...

THEATRE – Mythos trilogy: Gods with Stephen Fry at Festival Theatre

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STEPHEN Fry was greeted by the audience singing him happy birthday at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh on Saturday night.The entertainer was slightly embarrassed and told the Edinburgh International Festival audience to quieten down...

THEATRE – The Very Well-Fed Caterpillar at theSpace @ Surgeons Hall

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FOLLOWING a sell out run in Brighton last year, Red Biscuit Theatre have brought their show The Very Well-Fed Caterpillar to Edinburgh for their debut appearance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Stripped back to the...

COMEDY – Steff Todd at Just the Tonic – The Caves

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AWARD-winning comedian, Steff Todd is probably most well-known for her viral impressions of reality TV stars - you might have seen her video mimicking this year’s Love Island contestants circling lately.The Yorkshire comedian, impressionist...
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