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EHFM’s Third Birthday — Review

Venue: Summerhall – Secret Courtyard Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ For several years now Summerhall has been the beating heart of Edinburgh’s arts scene. One of the top arts venues during the Fringe, but also throughout the year, it remains at the forefront of promoting local creatives within theatre, music and dance. Therefore, in 2018, it became the […]

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Art Culture

Out of Sight, Out of Mind at Summerhall

‘Out Of Sight Out Of Mind’: a phrase often used in order to distract someone or suppress a fear or concern. The yearly exhibition of the same title held at Summer Hall, however, employs its title ironically, aiming to confront that toxic mentality and demonstrate that mental health can’t just be boxed away at your […]

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Comedy Fringe

Cardboard Citizens: Bystanders review

The creative group Cardboard Citizens shares true stories of home homelessness and injustice through theatre.  Their performance of Cardboard Citizens: Bystanders at the Fringe is an entirely immersive and educational experience, directly involving audience members in their play and helping people understand that every homeless person has a unique story.  From the beginning, the audience […]

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Fringe Theatre

‘A celebration of the everyday’: The End

The End explores the end of the relationship between two friends, Bert and Nasi, in the wider context of the end of civilisation, the world, and all we know. The performance is given by Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas and is a mixture of dance, performance and visuals.  The play is often very silly, but […]

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Fringe Theatre

‘Poignant, ambitious and experimental’: Fish review

An adaptation of legendary Taiwanese writer Huang Chunming’s short story, Fish is a simple yet profound tale tackling masculinity, familial love and social mobility. Taiwan’s Shinehouse Theatre’s production further impresses by seamlessly integrating British Sign Language and by having the lead character, a young boy named Acha, as a puppet – whose masterful manipulation exaggerates […]

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Music

Live Review: Samantha Crain & Hamish Hawk are charming with witty and wistful songs

Taking the stage in the rather lovely ‘Main Hall’ at Summerhall, adorned with its red-velvet curtains, were two captivating singer-songwriters. Whilst different in style, Hamish Hawk and Samantha Crain share an enviable skill for crafting lyrics and melody. Both entertained a seated audience of all ages with endearing charm and skill, warming an already mild […]

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Art Culture

369 Remembered – The Women, Summerhall

Either the art world is facing a crisis, or it has been in crisis for a fairly long time and we have just started talking about it. Every year from art colleges throughout Scotland, graduates are spilling out degree shows to exhibit some of their best works. All these graduates passionately hope for their works […]

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Art Culture

Street Hermit at Summerhall

Showing at Summerhall, Street Hermit is Graeme Todd’s long-awaited arrival back to Edinburgh since his last solo show in 2000 at the Edinburgh Fruitmarket Gallery. While including paintings from the artist’s ‘Street Hermit’ series which was inspired by his residency in 2016 to the Apennine mountains in Umbria as well as the Sol Lewitt studio […]