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The bitter end - Edinburgh Festivals Days Twenty-six and Twenty-seven.

Sunday 27th August and the Bank Holiday Monday 28th August saw the end of this year’s Festivals.

First show on Sunday was Girls from Talawa Theatre Company, a powerful piece about three young women captured by, I guess, Boko Haram after an attack on their village; it’s never made explicit.  754 more words

Music

Angel at the Arcola Theatre review ****

Angel

Arcola Theatre, 4th October 2017

I had been hoping to get an opportunity to see Angel after reading a review of the premiere at the Edinburgh Festival last year. 465 more words

Culture

And Dali Melted Into Matisse

How long had my heart been in pieces on the floor? How long had I looked at the pieces needing a dustpan? Mopping up the blood that just attracted ants, I picked up the broom from its handy storage… 7 more words

Featured

Experience unforgatable weekend in Edinburgh over Fringe

That time of the year when there is three times more people, music everywhere, venues full of visitors. Me and my friends spending nights drinking beer and seeing one life band after another, venue shows changing to street performance and getting satisfying feelings what only music can offer.   641 more words

Travelling

Edinburgh Festivals Days Twenty, Twenty-one, Twenty-two and Twenty-three.

Monday 21 August, day 20 of the Festivals…

Mairi Campbell’s Pulse was a thoughtful and graceful exposition of her own musical journey from the conservatory to the folk tradition, directed by my friend Kath Burlinson.  447 more words

Music

A Novel Idea

It is a common urban myth that the novel, as a literary form, is only a few hundred years old – ‘novel’, in every sense of the word. 1,220 more words

Literature

Edinburgh Festivals Day Nineteen.

Sunday 20 August, three shows, two of which were sadly a waste of time, ill-conceived with little content and no point.  Such is life and that’s going to happen, it’s just the other side of the coin which sometimes yields unheralded and unexpected good surprises (like yesterday.)  I do love the three and a bit weeks of the Fringe and I have a great time – it just doesn’t always feel that way at the time. 114 more words

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