In the lyrics of the Beatles’ song Penny Lane there’s a nurse who’s ‘selling poppies from a tray and though she feels as if she’s in a play, she is anyway…’ And aren’t we all?
Alex Salmond has been appearing at the Edinburgh International Book Festival since 2006.
Following a significant funding award from the Scottish charity Life Changes Trust in March of this year, the Festival and King’s Theatres are delighted to announce the official launch of Forget Me No
Just when everyone involved in the Festival is catching their collective breath, lurking round the corner waiting to pounce in delight are the programmes for the Autumn/Winter Season.
Alistair Moffat stood alone on the stage to introduce Gordon Brown who received a tremendous welcome from a packed audience to hear his thoughts on 'A Conversation About Scotland'.
Edinburgh Book Festival: Paula McLain & Priya Parmar, From True Stories to Unforgettable Novels, Review
Delving into the intimate lives of real women has taken Paula McLain and Priya Parmar on extensive travel trips to investigate hidden secrets and separate gossip from fact.
Edinburgh Book Festival: Helen Lederer, Funny Novel from a Funny Woman & Celia Imrie, Debut Novel by a Beloved Actress, Review
Given the popularity of these two British actresses, it was understandable that Helen Lederer and Celia Imrie starred in their own one-woman shows at the Book Festival, rather than a double bill.
Dame Susan Bruce DBE, has been appointed as the next Chair of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO).
This entertaining discussion about F. Scott Fitzgerald was like eavesdropping on an animated, cultural conversation during a literary soiree at Gertude Stein’s Parisian apartment.
Mark Urban, the Diplomatic Editor of BBC 2 Newsnight was welcomed back to Edinburgh by Al Senter who was chairing the session.
Peter Bream is one of Edinburgh's celebrated pianists and full-time piano teachers. For several years now he has performed works by Erik Satie in the Fringe - but at St Cecilia's.
A seemingly nervous conductor squeezes himself along the front row of the auditorium before falling into the orchestra pit.
At the end of the UK premiere of ‘Kairos’ last night, Ballett Zurich received a standing ovation from the Playhouse audience, as the dancers took another curtain call to the cheers from the front Stal
Whether Steve Bell can be described as ‘Britain’s best loved cartoonist’ is possibly a matter for debate.
Andrej Klimowski and Danusia Schejbal offer a unique perspective on Poland under communist rule in their graphic novel of their time in the country, Behind the Curtain.
Breakfast plays at the Traverse this year feature six international writers who were commissioned to write a play responding to the word ‘tomorrow.’ This morning’s play, No Desert Roses, was written b
In an increasingly digitalised world we are ironically becoming less and less connected. Relationships have been whittled down to a Facebook message, a follow or a swipe right on tinder.
Charlotte Higgins and Jean Seaton are uniquely placed to talk about the BBC and contemplate its future.
A touching outpouring from a young girl drenched in grief.