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Nigella Lawson at The Queen’s Hall on her book tour

Ms Lawson was in top form at The Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh last month on a book tour for the 20th anniversary of her debut cookbook, How to Eat. The…

Choose Life, Choose Leith: Trainspotting on Location

It may be August, but then again, this is Scotland. So if you gather outside the Leith Dockers Club on any given morning as the rain begins to fall in…

The Fishermen

Emerging from a brief hiatus, the literary canon has benefited from an extraordinary output by African authors, notably seen in the likes of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Yaa Gyasi, and, most…

Lazy Susan: Forgive Me, Mother!

Somewhere, in a dark shipping container on the outskirts of the Fringe, you may find yourself surrounded by fidgety strangers, a mixed crowd of hipsters and youngsters, when Cyndi Lauper’s…

Vertical Influences

‘Oh, the places you’ll go!’ exclaims the Dr. Seuss axiom and as such, Murrayfield Ice Rink on the edge of central Edinburgh is where you must go to find the…

Lady Rizo: Red, White and Indigo

Cabaret has always been rooted in political dissent, existing in 16th century France as an avenue to air local grumblings under the cover of night, not confined to female performances…

Dad’s Army Afternoon Tea Hour

As you enter through a long, white mess tent, conspicuously pitched on the second level of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, you hear the old-fashioned tunes of frenzied big band…

Shakespeare for Breakfast

For some, the prospect of untangling Shakespearean verse at 10:00 in the morning can only be made palatable with the allure of free coffee and croissants. (Spoiler, the croissants are…