BOOK NOW: Capital to be shaken & stirred at new cocktail weekend

THE inaugural Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend, which runs from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 October, will give cocktail lovers in the city the chance to choose from 50 signature creations at what is set to be Scotland’s biggest ever cocktail event.

ACCLAIMED: Ria Jones as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard

Award-winning Sunset Boulevard comes to Playhouse

ONE of the all-time great musicals, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning Sunset Boulevard comes to the Playhouse next week.


Celebrating the quirky history: 10 things you shouldn’t miss at Edinburgh Alphabet

Hundreds of Edinburgh’s quirkiest artefacts, historic treasures and intricate artworks spell out an A-Z of the city’s collections in an exhibition at the City Art Centre. Grab your chance to see them in the show’s last weeks.

Lothian Buses doors open day

10 things you shouldn’t miss at Edinburgh Doors Open Day 2017

Dozens of Edinburgh venues are opening up this weekend for the annual Doors Open Day events.

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Climbing World Cup comes to Ratho

Climbers aim to be top of the world at Ratho arena

THE world’s top climbers descend on the Capital this weekend for the Climbing World Cup and Paraclimbing Cup.

Aileen Paterson with Maisie the Morningside Moggie

Abbeyhill artists set to showcase works

MAISIE of Morningside returns to Abbeyhill this weekend. There’s also a treasure hunt, live music and more than 60 artists showcasing their work in their own homes. All of which can mean but one thing, it’s time for the Abbeyhill Colony of Artists 12th Annual Exhibition.

Dark Asylum
by  ES Thomson

Liam Rudden: Murder and madness make for thrilling reads

HOLIDAY reading. Always a dilemma. Not so earlier this month, however, thanks to two gripping new novels from Edinburgh based authors - Dark Asylum by ES Thomson and Dr Jekyll and Mr Seek by Anthony O’Neill.

The Ivy On the Square St. Andrews Square - Edinburgh

A first look inside The Ivy on the Square

ALLURING and effortlessly chic, The Ivy is the ultimate London celebrity hang out, the haunt to which the flash and famous flock.

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Emperor Rosko,(real name Mike Pasternak)

10 of the best things to do in the week ahead

To have your event considered for 10 of the Best Things, email


Review: What Shadows - Hannan’s play is a chilling must see

ROLLING thunder rumbles and cracks at the opening of What Shadows at the Royal Lyceum. A storm is approaching. A storm called Enoch Powell.

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Royal Lyceum, Grindlay Street


Queens Hall has Mael brothers creating Sparks

IT’S might have taken 43 years by synth pop legends Sparks look set to return to the UK Top 10 with their 23rd album Hippopotamus landing at No 6 in the midweek charts, as announced by the Official Charts.

Kara Lily Hayworth as Cilla Black in Cilla

Cilla musical gets Scottish premiere

SURPRISE, surprise, the life of Liverpool’s most famous daughter, Priscilla White, has been immortalised in a musical.

Caledonian Brewery Raceday at Musselburgh Racecourse

There’s so much more to a day at the races

ENJOY a day at Musselburgh races this Saturday, when the annual running of the Caledonian Cup will be the highlight of the day.

Rainbow Pok-e; raw tuna, avocado, brown rice, mint, sesame and pickled cucumber.

Poke! The latest street food trend comes to town

IT’S the latest street food trend to hit the Capital, and Treacle bar and kitchen, on Broughton Street, are leading the way with the city’s first ‘Poke Bowl’.

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Review: Grease - Danielle saves the day at Rydell High

DO a split, give a yell, throw a fit for old Rydell!

Grease has been the word for nigh on 40 years now and at the Playhouse this week, the latest tour of the original West End production offers a fun, if underwhelming return to 1950’s America.

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Playhouse, Greenside Place

Ian McDiarmid as Enoch Powell in What Shadows at the Royal Lyceum

Explosive Rivers of blood speech revisited in Lyceum play

IT WAS a landmark in British politics, a divisive speech that focussed the country on the need to embrace its new multi-cultural make-up, and one that had the power to divide a nation.

DEVOTED: Tom Parker as Danny and Danielle Hope as Sandy in Grease

The Wanted’s Tom Parker proves Grease is still the word

WHEN the block-buster musical Grease first hit cinema screens in the Capital back in 1978, it ran not for weeks, but for months.

Wind Toy,on Lanzarote

Liam Rudden: From nature to industry, ‘street art’ is everywhere

THEY call them ‘Wind Toys’, the name they were given by their creator, Cesar Manrique, the artist and architect who single-handedly transformed the Canary Island of Lanzarote into a living, breathing work of art.

CHEERS: Nicholsons National Beer Showcase 2017 boasts 28 ales

Try 28 beers, in eight pubs, over six weeks

EIGHT Capital pubs play host to Nicholson’s annual beer festival from Monday, when they set out to showcase the UK’s best beer in Scotland.

Davis and Torabi

Snooker star Steve Davis to DJ in Capital

SNOOKER star turned DJ Steve Davis is heading the Capital and there won't be a red ball, pocket, or cue in sight.

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