The exhilarating and extraordinary sound and light show in Edinburgh’s wonderful Botanical Gardens.
No wonder ‘The Enchanted Forest’ has everyone clamouring to add it to their ‘bucket list’
The very word ‘Dunkirk’ has a unique resonance in the UK about a failed campaign.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio [aka Caravaggio] is one the most famous painters in the world. A pioneer in the Baroque style he is one of the ‘Old Masters’
by Anthony Thomas With this being the hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution all credit to the Usher Hall for commemorating the earth shattering political event as part of their popular ‘Sunday afternoon Classics’ series. Adorned with my hammer and sickle earring and red watch with its hammer and sickle hands – gifts from my […]
The Edinburgh People’s Festival’s (EPF) weekend commemoration of Antionio Gramsci’s life and legacy was an exceptional experience. Who’d have thought that a commemoration and exploration of an 80 year-dead Italian communist philosopher’s teachings, first thing on a Saturday morning could create such demand in 21st century Scotland? Having planned accordingly for a modest turnout, demand […]
by Steve Byrme, 18.2.17 A hole the size of Arthur’s Seat is in the Edinburgh folk scene today. It is with the deepest, utmost sadness that I impart the news of the sudden death of our old friend, colleague and comrade, Eberhard ‘Paddy’ Bort, long-time stalwart of Edinburgh Folk Club, the Wee Folk Club and […]
The Edinburgh People’s Festival has secured funding for a major conference commemorating the life and work of the influential Italian philosopher and anti-fascist Antonio Gramsci. People’s Festival spokesman Colin Fox welcomed support from The Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust for the seminar which will take place in The Grassmarket Centre, Candlemaker’s Row on Saturday April […]
by Anthony Thomas, guest reviewer Like many sequels, Trainspotting 2 does not live up to the original. And that’s a real shame. For whereas ‘Trainspotting’ (1996) captured the essence of the book and became a classic: original, youthful, shocking, raw, edgy, exuberant, memorable and at times hilarious – ‘T2’ is a movie with none of these qualities. […]