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Posted 17 May 2013
The National Gallery of Scotland (11 May - 8 Sept 2013) hosts a selection of landscape paintings from Fredric Church. The American landscape artist (1826 -1900) is known as one of the greatest landscape artists. Perhaps not as well known as he is in America, his landscapes of nature are not to be missed. His oil landscapes are a reflection of his travels throughout the world, including the Arctic and South America. The art exhibition at the National Gallery is a collection of 25 landscapes collected from the United States. Admission is free.
Posted March 9, 2013
The 2012 London Olympics may be merely a distant memory but the games inspired a nation to don their training shoes and take up a sport, and what better way to do this than participating in the Edinburgh Marathon. The fast and flat course was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World in 2008 and more recently as the best race of any distance in Scotland. So if you are looking to improve your Personal Best or get a good time under your belt for your first marathon, Edinburgh is the course for you.
Posted February 28, 2013
One of Edinburgh’s must-see cultural attractions is the original Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour. Original because it was the first literary tour launched in Edinburgh back in 1996. It’s performed by professional actors what makes the tour not only very interesting but also quite entertaining.
Join the intrepid duo, Clart (as in muck!) and the clean-hankied intellectual McBrain, who will lead you on a brilliant and witty dramatic romp through the wynds, courtyards and pubs of Edinburgh's Old and New Town. A hilarious duel of wits across three hundred years of great writing and colourful characters!
Posted January 4, 2013
Every year millions of us take that all very special personal commitment called New Year's resolution. The prospect of a new year ahead, renewed energy and a brand new start makes us believe we can achieve something great for ourselves and motivates us to sit down and plan for a better year. Funnily enough, most of us have very similar New Year's resolutions. The most common are: lose weight (join the gym/ get fit), quit smoking and spending more time with family and friends.
Following is a list of some of the most popular New Year's Resolutions. If you have committed to any of them (or most of them) Edinburgh is the perfect place for you!
Posted December 20, 2012
The UK is famous the world over for its traditional Christmas Pantomime, where long established children’s fairy stories come to life in a fun family show filled with jokes, songs, dancing and more than a hint of innuendo that passes over children’s heads and leaves adults chuckling with glee. Cinderella, Dick Whittington, Jack and the Beanstalk, Peter Pan and Sleeping Beauty have all been translated beautifully into hilarious family theatre productions.