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Liam Rudden: Tamburrini’s bistro food is deluxe, divine and delicious

MEMORIES came flooding back when I popped into one of the Capital’s newest eateries for Sunday lunch.

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Shrek the musical Laura Main as Princess Fiona

Call the midwife to switch on Edinburgh’s Christmas lights

EDINBURGH is set to twinkle from Sunday when Laura Main, the star of BBC’s Call the Midwife and Shrek the Musical – the Christmas show at The Playhouse this year – throws the switch on the Capital Christmas lights transforming the city centre into a magical haven of good cheer.

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Master Sculpture Jack Hackney put some finishing touches to his exhibition - Ice Adventure: A journey through frozen Scotland. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Capital

THE Big Wheel is spinning, the European market ready to vend and The Star Flyer is on standby to soar above the city.

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Cabaret  Will Young as Emcee and Louise Redknapp as Sally Bowles

Review: Cabaret - Late bloom of love is highlight of wanting production

A LOVE story and two fine, fine performances lie at the heart of the current touring production of Kander and Ebb’s 1966 musical Cabaret.

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THE PLAYHOUSE, Greenside Place

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Inside Bruntsfield's stylish new bar and hotel, Black Ivy.

Exclusive first look: Stylish Bruntsfield bar Black Ivy revealed

THINGS aren’t always what they first appear at Black Ivy, the stylish new Bruntsfield bar and hotel from city entrepreneur Billy Lowe.

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Gavin Jon Wright, Lorn Macdonald & Angus Miller as Spud, Renton & Sick Boy

Review: Trainspotting - Doss double act are pure barry in modern classic

BRUTAL, balanced and darkly funny, Trainspotting has come home, triumphantly.

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KING’S THEATRE, Leven Street

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What comes first, the whisky or the Scotch egg?

What comes first, the whisky or the Scotch egg?

FANCY a whisky tasting with a difference during Scotland’s rugby test matches?

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The Nutcracker
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9 Festive shows to book for during... Edinburgh’s Christmas

AS Edinburgh’s Christmas 2017 gets underway this Friday with the opening of La Clique Noel, here are nine festive shows in the Capital that you really should be booking for now, to avoid disappointment.

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Will Young and Louise Redknapp in Cabaret

Life is a cabaret for Young and Redknapp, old chum

POP Idol winner Will Young reprises his role of the enigmatic Emcee in Cabaret at The Playhouse this week.

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Christmas Lights at the Botanics

Botanics to bask in magical light show

CHRISTMAS at the Botanics is coming up fast, offering visitors a magical opportunity, the chance to explore the garden after dark and experience the festive spirit.

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Lorn Macdonald as Renton in Trainspotting

Macdonald chooses home as Trainspotting returns to Edinburgh

AS a pupil at Broughton High, Lorn Macdonald dreamed of being an actor although, despite having the Choose Life monologue on his bedroom door, he never believed he’d one day play Trainspotting’s anti-hero Mark Renton.

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Toyah Willcox as Queen Elizabeth I

Liam Rudden: Compelling Jubilee is defiant but not Goode enough

DEFIANT, determined and often just plain daft, Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre’s take on Derek Jarman’s cult movie Jubilee is a must see, although not always for the right reasons.

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Cineworld take movie going to a new level

Cineworld take movie going to a new level

JUST imagine it. You’re sitting in the cinema surrounded by special effects. Wind blows, fog engulfs you, lightning strikes, you can feel the rain, smell the scents and then there are the bubbles... well, from Wednesday you can experience all of the above with the arrival of Cineworld’s fully immersive 4DX screen.

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The Head play Sneaky Pete's

Atlanta rock heads to Sneaky Pete’s this week

THEY have been described as “a dynamic live band” and there’s a chance to discover why when Atlanta rock band The Head play Sneaky Pete’s on Thursday.

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Bruce Fummey. Picture: contributed

10 things you shouldn’t miss at Scotland’s History Festival

PREVIOUSLY... Scotland’s History Festival returns to the Capital next week with a unique and entertaining look back into the past.

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Innis and Gunn Innis and Sunshine

Here comes the Innis & Gunn to make you smile

COME up and see the Capital’s latest pop-up bar and smile, here comes Innis & Gunn.

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The revamped McDonald's in Gorgie

First look: Gorgie Road McDonald’s given revamp

McDonald’s on Gorgie Road has reopened after a digital makeover that has seen it double in size.

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Enjoy vegan month

8 eateries you should visit during... Vegan Month 2017

NOVEMBER is Vegan Month and if you are in Scotland, that means Edinburgh is the place to be.

The Capital now has the largest number of vegan eateries in the country, all delighting diners with their meat and dairy free cuisine.

For the uninitiated, the Vegan Society describes veganism as a way of living which ‘seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.’

That doesn’t mean meal times have to be boring either, as visitors to the Edinburgh Vegan Festival 2017, which takes place on Sunday 19 November at The Principal Hotel (previously the Roxburghe Hotel), on Charlotte Square, will discover.

With free samples, food tasting, vegan food stalls, including chocolate, cheese, cakes, takeaways and much more, it culd prove an eye-opener for many.

There will also be talks and demos. Admission is £3 (£1 children/under 5s free).

In the meantime, however, if you would like to explore a plant-based diet avoiding animals and fowl, as well as fish, shellfish, insects, dairy, eggs and honey, here are 8 of the many restaurants in the Capital happy to oblige.

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Thor: Ragnarock

WIN: We have more pairs of tickets to give away for Thor: Ragnarock at Odeon Luxe Edinburgh West

THE Evening News has teamed up with Odeon Luxe Edinburgh West to give you the chance to win a pair of tickets to attend a special screening of  Thor: Ragnarock (12A).

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Hopetoun House fireworks

Ten places to celebrate Bonfire Night fireworks in Edinburgh

With Guy Fawkes night fast approaching, we take a look at ten events being held in the Capital and the Lothians to help you enjoy the explosive festival.

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