Posted October 19, 2012
Halloween is coming and there is no better place to spend it than in Edinburgh, one of the most haunted cities in Europe!
Edinburgh has successfully preserved its medieval streets so walking through Old Town is like stepping back in time. Behind its buildings, there are thousands of stories about people who suffered from plagues, fires, murder, witch hunts and war, and whose souls are ‘trapped’ in the city. Several records about supernatural occurrences are proof of that Halloween is the night when spirits are most active celebrating their special date. If there is a place to be during Halloween it’s Edinburgh.
With several tours and attractions exploring the ghost theme, there will be lots going on for those who want to experience the true Halloween spirit.
Posted October 19, 2012
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.
Posted August 3, 2012
As the temperature rises and the Fringe starts, Edinburgh is changing its face. Many streets are closed for traffic and open to the public with terrazas, food & drink stands and stages. Being here at this time of the year is a unique experience.
The weather is not as hot as in most of European capitals, which makes walking and enjoying al fresco dining a truly pleasant experience.
Some odd showers may happen but hopefully it will be when you are watching a play or stand-up comedy in a pub.
If you have never been to the Fringe Festival before and haven’t been able to plan your visit in advance, here are some tips.
Posted June 14, 2012
Everybody is more excited than usual about this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival and there is good reason behind it. The new artistic director of the Festival Chris Fujiwara has promised to make this year’s festival the best of all, premiering almost double the amount of features from last year with around 100 new ones. Expect the traditional red carpet events and famous film stars.
Edinburgh is a small city so it’s a privilege to be here during the festival. It’s very likely you will bump into a movie star strolling around the city, having drinks or dinner!
Check out their short video about this year’s festival. It does make one want to book tickets now.
Posted March 14, 2012
9 August 2102 – 2 September 2012 are the dates for the Edinburgh International Festival for 2012. Today the programme for the Edinburgh International Festival 2012 is released. Tickets can be booked from 24 March 2012 by phone, or visit the ticket centre at the ‘Hub’.