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 17 May 2013
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 November 15, 2012
If you are coming toEdinburghbefore the end of the year or if you are looking for an excuse to come during this time, we will give you a short list of good reasons to spend a short break in our beautiful city: Gary Mullen and The Works Perform One Night of Queen, Gary Barlow, The Proclaimers in Concert, Dirty Dancing, …
Posted November 09, 2012
From November 13th to 30th Edinburgh will host another great festival: Scotland’s History Festival.
This is their second edition after an unexpected very successful launch in 2011 which attracted over 5,000 people to 236 events. The organizers are of course history lovers, academics, journalists and authors of the subject. Their main aim is to bring history from the universities, libraries and museums into cafes, bars and streets. A series of talks, debates and tours will make you up to date with the history of Edinburgh and Scotland.
Posted September 24, 2012
One of the biggest New Year’s celebrations in Europe is coming: The Edinburgh Hogmanay! Every year, thousands of people from all over the world gather in Edinburgh to welcome the new year together with the Scots.
On December 30th, the event that kick-starts the 3 days of celebration is the Torchlight Procession. That evening, the public take part by carrying torches all the way from the Royal Mile to the Carlton Hill where there is a beautiful concert with fireworks display. In order to join the procession from the very beginning it’s recommended to arrive at Parliament Square by at least 6pm.
Posted August 31, 2012
This Sunday, September 2nd, at 9pm one of the most awaited events of the year will take place: the closing ceremony of the Edinburgh International Festival & Fireworks Concert.
The fireworks were specially designed and choreographed to music from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. The concert will be held in Princes Street Gardens with Edinburgh Castle as the backdrop for the fireworks. The show will take 45 minutes and will provide viewers with an unforgettable and unique experience.
Posted August 23, 2012
Storytelling is one of the most ancient forms of art; through it generations were educated and inspired. It is so powerful in stimulating the imagination and taking the listeners to other worlds that it can be quite addictive. It also brings people together rich and poor, the old and the young, while they share the enthusiasm of the storyteller.
In order to celebrate and promote this incredible tradition, storytellers and audiences from all over the world will gather in Edinburgh to take part in the Scottish International Storytelling Festival. This year’s edition will take place from October 19 to 28.
Posted August 17, 2012
Another great festival being held in August in Edinburgh is the International Book Festival. It takes place on Charlotte Square from August 11th to 27th.
It’s the largest book festival in the world! Acclaimed writers such as Ian McEwan, James Kelman, Will Self, Pankaj Mishra, Pat Barker, Gavin Esler and Louise Welsh will launch their new books here. The Festival will gather 800 authors from 44 different countries. Here you will find books that you wouldn’t find in a regular bookshop!
Posted August 9, 2012
It can be very hard to choose what to see, especially with so many different names you might have never heard of. The beauty of the Fringe is to adventure of immersing yourself into the world of art without having a clue of what you are going to see or if you are going to enjoy it.
The first week of the Festival should certainly be about experimenting. Now, coming to the second week, you can go for those performances that have got the best reviews.
There are so many options out there that it’s good to hear from others what they think is worth watching. Following is a short list of reviews that will help you choose what to watch next.