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Movie star Shauna rings in changes for Bellfield

AT 17, film star Shauna Macdonald could not wait to escape the confines of Portobello’s tight-knit community.

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Connor Murphy

Liam Rudden: Day out at Musselburgh Races proves a winner

NOTHING beats a day at the races, especially when the sun is out and the fizz is flowing. At Musselburgh Racecourse last Saturday, that thought flitted through my mind as I arrived at the East Lothian venue’s newest addition to their annual calender, The Edinburgh Gin Scottish Sprint Raceday.

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Matt from The Whisky Lounge sets up for the Edinburgh Whisky Festival

Liquid gold heaven at Whisky Lounge festival

WHISKY heaven, that’s what The Whisky Lounge promises to bring to the Assembly Rooms, George Street tomorrow.

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Miracle Glass Company

Haddington gears up for annual live music celebration

MORE than 2000 music lovers are expected to converge on Haddington this Saturday when the East Lothian villages hosts the second ever Haddstock.

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Ray Quinn as Don and the cast of Summer Holiday

Ding! Ding! Ray Quinn is holidaying on the buses

ALL ABOARD! They’re off on a Summer Holiday down at The Playhouse next week, not that the venue is going dark for a few days.

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Edinburgh Monarchs

WIN A FAMILY TICKET FOR FOUR WORTH £54 TO THE SPEEDWAY

THE Evening News has teamed up with Scotland’s premier speedway team, Edinburgh Monarchs, to give you the opportunity to win a family ticket to see one of the most exciting sports in the world.

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Review: The Last Ship - Sting’s powerful tale of Thatcherite Britain sails on

Review: The Last Ship - Sting’s powerful tale of Thatcherite Britain sails on

STOMPING, emotional and attractively unorthodox in its staging, this touring production of Sting’s Broadway musical is a powerful testament to the stoic dignity of the working-class men and women of our industrial past.

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FESTIVAL THEATRE, Nicolson Street

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Jupiter Artland

Kids go free at Jupiter Artland Foundation

Kids go free this weekend at the Jupiter Artland Foundation in Wilkieston, making it the perfect time to take a day trip to one of Scotland’s most magical arts organisations.

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Claire Machin and Timothy Quin in Titanic The Musical

Titanic musical sails into The Playhouse this week

WITH such a large cast it has long been a favourite of amateur musical theatre companies around the globe, but this week, the first ever professional UK tour of Titanic The Musical steams into The Playhouse.

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Neil McClory, owner of Foam Dart Thunder with Michael Pentland of Hibs and Max Cummings, 14, Adam Melichar, 9, (on left) and Charlie Trichardt, 8, and Louis Trichardt, 13, (on right)

Have you got the Nerf to battle it out at Easter Rd?

GRAB your Nerf gun, pull on your goggles and get ready to battle it out at Easter Road Stadium this Saturday, that’s the challenge from Foam Dart Thunder, the organisers of the first ever Nerf War to take place inside a football stadium.

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Lynne McCallum with Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill

Catch Still Game’s Peggy at The Dockers

Lynne McCallum is best known as irascible Clansman regular Peggy in the hit TV comedy Still Game, but this week the actress swaps the streets of Craiglang for those of Leith when she takes to the stage in a new two-hander, for one performance only this Thursday lunchtime.

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An image from the book  The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram.

Edinburgh’s great escape artist of World War II

IN a period of four years, Lt Alastair Cram mounted 21 escapes from 12 POW Camps, three Gestapo prisons and one asylum before finally ensuring his freedom by liberating himself from a POW column in April 1945.

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Liam Rudden: The 2018 Monarchs are an exciting squad of racers

Liam Rudden: The 2018 Monarchs are an exciting squad of racers

TWO months into the speedway season and I’ve yet to muse on the exploits of this year’s crop of Edinburgh Monarchs, or to give them their proper title for 2018, The Staggs Bar Monarchs.

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The Ivy on the Square celebrates World Gin Day''with exclusive Gin Cocktails in collaboration with Oro Gin

Celebrate World Gin Day with a cocktail at The Ivy

THE Ivy Collection’s first Scottish restaurant, The Ivy on the Square, is gearing up to take part in the tenth World Gin Day on Saturday, 9 June.

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Win a tattoo with Sailor Jerry rum

Win a tattoo with Sailor Jerry rum

honouring legendary tattooist Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is collaborating with Nightcap bar on York Place, to offer four lucky winners a bottle of Sailor Jerry and £100 towards a tattoo at the Den of Iniquity parlour on Broughton Street.

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Nashville Live

Enjoy evening at Capital’s very own Grand Ole Opry

COUNTRY and Western fans across the Capital are in for a treat leater this month when Nashville Live checks in to the Usher Hall for one night only.

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Popular £100,000 flat race gets its very own East Lothian raceday

Popular £100,000 flat race gets its very own East Lothian raceday

IT IS always cheaper to book in advance for a day at the races and that is the case once again next Saturday as Musselburgh Racecourse launch the Scottish Sprint Cup Raceday.

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Cinderella by Prokofiev,directed by Mathew Bourne

Bourne’s Cinderella dances as the bombs drop

IT IS Cinderella, but not as you know the much loved fairy-tale, but then, this Cinderella is the work of choreographer extraordinaire Matthew Bourne and his New Adventures ballet company, so you’d hardly expect anything too conventional.

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Community project puts 100 volunteers on stage

Community project puts 100 volunteers on stage

WITH no spoken dialogue and 450 characters, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, Peter Handke’s play without words, should take the term ‘people watching’ to a new level at the Royal Lyceum, this week.

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View of Sugarhouse Close towards the Royal Mile

Edinburgh as seen by the eyes of a child

IT may be a long time since you last saw the Capital through the eyes of a child, but right now there’s a chance to do just that at the Museum of Edinburgh.

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