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EDINBURGH'S FESTIVAL AND KING'S THEATRES THROUGH TIME

by Jack Gillon

Available in bookshops and online now.

This book will obviously be of particular interest to Edinburgh theatre-goers, but has plenty in it also for those who are simply interested in local history.  

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KIM EDGAR "STORIES UNTOLD" TOUR 2016

To mark the release of her new album "Stories Untold" Kim Edgar has a 21 date tour.

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SCOTTISH OPERA The Sunday Series

Operas in ConcertCurated by Music Director Stuart Stratford, this series of four operas in concert puts the spotlight on early and lesser-known works by some of opera’s biggest names. Join The Orchestra of Scottish Opera and some world-class guest singers for drama, emotion, romance, and, most importantly, great music.

 

If you are in Glasgow, or Perth (or planning a visit to) then check out the new concerts.

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For a REALLY unique gift, our in-shop workshop creates original designs all with an Edinburgh Hallmark, the gemstones used are selected for their exceptional beauty and all designs are hand made.

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EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2016 5th to 29th August

REVIEWS SO FAR

SETTIN' THE WOODS ON FIRE THE SONGS OF HANK WILLIAMS DEAN OWENS THE QUEEN'S HALL WEDNESDAY 24th AUGUST

SARAH JANE MORRIS AND ANTONIO FORCIONE ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE VENUE 1 TUESDAY 23rd AUGUST

ANTIGONE THE SPACE @ SURGEONS' HALL MONDAY 22nd AUGUST

SIMON AND GARFUNKEL THROUGH THE YEARS SYMPOSIUM HALL SUNDAY 21st AUGUST

DAN & PETE "BOOKENDS" INTERVIEW- SIMON AND GARFUNKEL THROUGH THE YEARS

CHRISTINE BOVILL'S PARIS THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT FRIDAY 19th AUGUST

THE THREE BELLES IN THE MOOD ST ANDREW'S & ST GEORGE'S THURSDAY 18th AUGUST

BEYOND THE BLUE LORNA REID & JOHN ALEXANDER ACCOUSTIC MUSIC CENTRE @ST BRIDES WEDNESDAY 17th AUGUST

ANGEL TO VAMPIRE THE SPACE TRIPLEX WEDNESDAY 17th AUGUST

PIAF AND BREL THE IMPOSSIBLE CONCERT THE SPACE @ SURGEONS' HALL WEDNESDAY 17th AUGUST

PAM LAWSON FRED ASTAIRE & GINGER ROGERS THE OUTHOUSE TUESDAY 16th AUGUST

THE JIVE ACES AND THE THREE BELLES- SPIEGELTENT GEORGE SQUARE MONDAY 15th AUGUST

CINDY DOUGLAS QUARTET LUSH LIFE MERCHANT'S HALL SUNDAY 14th AUGUST

STORIES UNTOLD ALBUM LAUNCH KIM EDGAR STOCKBRIDGE CHURCH SATURDAY 13th AUGUST

CRY ME A RIVER THE SONGS OF JULIE LONDON THE JAZZ BAR SATURDAY 13th AUGUST

JOHN HUNT FOUR O' CLOCK AFTERNOON BLUES THE JAZZ BAR FRIDAY 12th AUGUST

DEAN FRIEDMAN STORY SONGS SWEET GRASSMARKET VENUE 18 THURSDAY 11th AUGUST

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK THE SPACE @ VENUE 45 THURSDAY 11th AUGUST

ELSA JEAN McTAGGART SINGS, STRINGS AND OTHER THINGS , THE SPACE @ SURGEONS' HALL THURSDAY 11th AUGUST

ELSA JEAN McTAGGART LASSIE WILL YE GO THE SPACE @ SYMPOSIUM HALL WEDNESDAY 10th AUGUST

BEST OF THE WEST END THE SPACE @ SYMPOSIUM HALL TUESDAY 9th AUGUST

MOVIN MELVIN ME AND OTIS ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE ONE MONDAY 8th AUGUST

SWEET NOTHINGS WE NEED TO TALK THE SPACE @ SYMPOSIUM HALL SUNDAY 7th AUGUST

BILLIE IS BLUE MARY MAY THE JAZZ BAR SUNDAY 7th AUGUST

TEATRO DELUSIO PLEASANCE COURTYARD SUNDAY 7th AUGUST

CAMILLE O SULLIVAN THE CARNY DREAM UNDERBELLY CIRCUS HUB SATURDAY 6th AUGUST

DIRTY HARRY MERCHANT'S HALL FRIDAY 5th AUGUST

DOO WOPS & LOLLIPOPS THE SPACE @ SYMPOSIUM HALL FRIDAY 5th AUGUST

EXPOSING EDITH ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE STUDIOS FRIDAY 5th AUGUST

 

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EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2016

Fri 5th to Mon 29th August

REVIEWS SO FAR

SCOTTISH BALLET THE FESTIVAL THEATRE THURSDAY 18th AUGUST

THE GLASS MENAGERIE THE KING'S THEATRE SUNDAY 14th AUGUST

NATALIA OSIPOVA AND GUESTS THE FESTIVAL THEATRE FRIDAY 12th AUGUST

MONUMENTAL PLAYHOUSE THEATRE TUESDAY 9th AUGUST

THE AMARYLLIS QUARTET THE QUEEN'S HALL TUESDAY 9th AUGUST

 

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BEFORE THE FRINGE Monday 25th to Sunday 31st July 2017

The Spiegeltent St Andrew Squage

The Missy Malone & Friends Burlesque Revue, Vegas! A Magical Midsummer Night, The Five-Thirty Cabaret, Yola Carter, Dean Owens + Kim Edgar, Adam Holmes & The Embers, Fred Wesley & The New JBs, Africa Live: Rise Kagona’s Jit Jive Band + Sam..., Brian Kenned, Main Street Blues + Cynthia Gentle, Club Spiegel

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Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

15th-24th July

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Gladys Knight

Festival Theatre

Wednesday 6th July

FULL REVIEW

Cats

Playhouse Theatre Monday 4th July

Cats is at the Edinburgh Playhouse this week turning that huge stage area into a giant alley of dancing and singing cats

FULL REVIEW

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Amy Schumer Live

Playhouse Theatre

Tue August 30

National Theatre Live Screening: The Deep Blue Sea

Thur 1 September

Festival Theatre

St Petersburg Ballet presents Swan Lake

Playhouse Theatre

Thur1 to Sat 3 September

 

Big Songs: A Celebration of Song

The Queen's Hall

Fri 2 September

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The Simon and Garfunkel Story

Playhouse Theatre

Tue 6 September

Lyceum Open Day

Lyceum Theatre

Sat 10 September

Sunny Afternoon

Playhouse Theatre

Tues 13 to Sat 17 September

Ocean Film Festival

Wed 14 September

Festival Theatre

The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil

Wed 14 September to Sat 24 September

Jane Siberry plus special guest Carol Laula

The Queen's Hall

Fri 16 September

Billy Elliot

Playhouse Theatre

Tues 20 to Sat 22 September

Richard Hawley Solo Acoustic plus support

The Queen's Hall

Thu 22 September

The Three Degrees

Fri 23 September

The Brunton Musselburgh

Location: Venue 1

SNJO: The Jazz Legacy of Charles Mingus

The Queen's Hall

Fri 23 September

Richard Alston Dance Company

Fri 23 September

Festival Theatre

The Shee / Sarah Hayes

The Queen's Hall

Saturday 24 September

Joan Collins Unscripted

Sat 24 September

Festival Theatre

Immersion Theatre: Journey’s End

Wed 28th September

The Brunton Musselburgh

Location: Theatre

Democracy

Thu 29 September to Sat 1 October

King's Theatre

Tina May & Enrico Pieranunzi

The Queen's Hall

Thu 29 September

Talon: The Complete History Tour 2016

Thu 29th September

The Brunton Musselburgh

Location: Venue 1

Heidi Talbot

The Queen's Hall

Fri 30 September

Ross Noble: Brain Dump

Fri 30 September

Festival Theatre

Christine Bovill and Todd Gordon French Connections

Byre Theatre Abbey Street

St Andrews

Friday 7th October

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Unfortunately this show has yet to come to Edinburgh, but if you are in the area, try not to miss it.

SUZANNE VEGA RETURNS TO THE UK IN 2016 ‘THE LOVER, BELOVED TOUR'

The Queen's Hall

Sunday 9th October

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JEANIE LAUB

"I am an artist living in Edinburgh.My work is the influence of toys and old objects.The past and childhhod is part of my work,and the desire to collect"

For more information about the work of Jeanie Laub visit her website at

https://jeannielaub.wordpress.com/about/

 

ARTIST ROOMS Modern 2

Joseph Beuys A Language of Drawing

30th July − 30th October 2016

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Admission free

EXHIBITION REVIEW

Facing the World Self-Portraits Rembrandt to Ai Weiwei

16th July − 16th October 2016

Scottish National Portrait Gallery £9 (£7) Free for our Friends

EXHIBITION REVIEW

Scottish National Gallery Summer Exhibition 2016

Inspiring Impressionism Daubigny Monet Van Gogh

25th June − 2nd October 2016

EXHIBITION REVIEW

 

THEATRES, VENUES & ARTS
 
LOCAL COMMUNITY

Grassmarket Picture House offers a weekly selection of movies for free (donations for entry gratefully accepted).

Grassmarket Community Project

info@grassmarket.org Tel 0131 225 3626

86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QA

117 Nicolson Street. Provides a wide range of groups and classes. Also rooms available to hire for meetings and functions
Local community cafe situated inside Southside Community Centre.

THE SOUTHSIDE ASSOCIATION

Local amenity group. Meets first Tuesday of most months
SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL Check website for further details
OLD TOWN COMMUNITY COUNCIL Check website for further details
GRANGE/PRESTONFIELD COMMUNITY COUNCIL Check website for further details
FRIENDS OF NEWINGTON CEMETERY Grange Prestonfield Community Council has set up an Interest Group of local volunteers, Friends of Newington Cemetery
MSPs, MP, Councillors Local Councillors Southside & Newington

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NORDIC NOIR AND BEYOND

The best of crime / noir drama from around the world

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Cindy Douglas with Tim Richards Trio

My New Jive


It’s nice also to hear some unexpected songs on this album such as “Alice In Wonderland”  by Sammy Fain and Bob Hilliard

FULL REVIEW

Elsa Jean McTaggart

Lassie Will Ye Go


This album is a mixture of traditional songs that will be well known to many people, and new songs and music written by Elsa.

FULL REVIEW

Dean Owens

Settin’ the Woods on Fire (Songs I Learned From Hank Williams)

Many of the 12 tracks here will be well known to Hank Williams music fans with their stories of open roads, railroads, women and redemption, but there are some musical surprises here

FULL REVIEW

 

Gov't Mule

The Tel-Star Sessions

Gov’t Mule “The Tel-Star Sessions” is a special treat for all “Mule” fans out there and music fans in general.

FULL REVIEW

The Jelly Jam

Profit


If you are a progressive rock fan then this album should definitely be on your list.  If you are not, then put this album on that list to listen to three musicians at the very top of their game if for nothing else

FULL REVIEW

Rose Room

The High Life

The High Life is a finely crafted album blending together a group of talented and experienced musicians to give us a haunting sound of the past that is also fresh and modern.

FULL REVIEW

No Sinner

Old Habbits Die Hard

Old Habits Die Hard is the new 12 track album (out May 20th) from Vancouver based blues-rock quartet No Sinner.

FULL REVIEW

Gary Hoey

Dust and Bones

If you like your classic instrumental tracks then the last track here “Soul Surfer” is going to please you.  Simply classic sounds

FULL REVIEW

Walter Trout

Alive in Amsterdam

Walter Trout “Alive In Amsterdam” was recorded live at The Royal Theatre Carre on November 28th 2015 to an obviously appreciative audience..

FULL REVIEW

Dean Owens

Into The Sea

...this song is classic vintage Americana Country in sound and deserves its place up there alongside any of those great country songs.

FULL REVIEW

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