The Luminate Festival celebrates its 5th birthday

Scotland’s creative ageing organisation has turned five this year and is celebrating its 6th festival this October. Films, art exhibitions, theatre acts and more will be featured during the festival all across Scotland throughout the entire … [Read more...]

Sip Away at the Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend

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Cocktail lovers are in for a treat at the first ever Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend this 6th–8th October. Following the Edinburgh Cocktail Festival back in August, it’s time for the inaugural Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend. Mixology and cocktail enthusiasts … [Read more...]

Strictly’s Same-Sex Couple Controversy

It was a moment of sheer joy when Scottish comedian Susan Calman was partnered with her favourite professional dancer, Kevin Clifton, on the first showing of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. Instead of an emotional response from the public, Calman … [Read more...]

Brainstorm: Evita Arrives at the Playhouse

Last night Evita arrived at Edinburgh Playhouse following a smash hit run at London’s Dominion Theatre. Telling the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentinian dictator Juan Peron, the show follows Eva’s journey from struggle to … [Read more...]

Brainstorm: The Lack of an Odeon in Edinburgh, Today

Years ago, Edinburgh was arguably one of the most iconic cities in Europe, in terms of its opportunities for music artists, with a vast number of venues across Scotland’s capital, suitable for a variety of styles. Over the years, the city has … [Read more...]

Brainstorm: Inside the Intimate World of House Gigs

With artists and music lovers seeking a more intimate way to enjoy live music, the concept of gigging in someone's living room is becoming increasingly more popular. We explored the intimate world of house gigs for ourselves. Check out Howie … [Read more...]

Brainstorm: The New Sonic Architect

For years David Oliver has been exploring the infinite scope of effects pedals in creating ambient soundscapes. Performing as Sleet Walls, Oliver strays away from the conventions of traditional songwriting; shifting focus more toward texture and mood … [Read more...]

Brainstorm: What’s On in Theatres This Week?

Cirque Beserk @ The Festival Theatre until February 12 Showcasing tantalising talent in a theatre setting, Cirque Berserk brings the circus from the marquee to the stage. With a company of over 30 acrobats, aerialist, jugglers and stuntmen, Cirque … [Read more...]

Brainstorm: Dundee’s Music Success on the Decline?

Go to university they said. Start a band they said. Ok maybe they never said that, but it got Snow Patrol to where they are now. Right now, Dundee is known for the waterfront development, the V&A, DC Thomson's and Rockstar Games. But is it … [Read more...]

Brainstorm: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Kings Theatre, Glasgow, Review

  The curtain lifts to reveal country bumpkin Millie Dillmount, played by Strictly Come Dancing’s Joanne Clifton, pulled from Kansas and thrust into 1920’s New York. The story follows Millie’s first week or so in the city, staying in the … [Read more...]