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Maureen Lipman and Jason Donovan set for Edinburgh Festival date

Stage and screen star Maureen Lipman is to return to perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time since she made her debut at the event as an unknown performer more than half a century ago.

Celebrated Scottish film director Bill Forsyth will be screening Local Hero and discussing a new stage adaptation of the classic comedy with theatre-maker David Greig at the film festival.

Director Bill Forsyth confirmed in Edinburgh International Film Festival line-up

Celebrated Scottish director Bill Forsyth is to return to the Edinburgh International Film Festival this summer - to lift the lid on his new version of Local Hero.
Jessica Hardwick is nominated for best actress for her performance in Knives in Hens at Perth Theatre.

Royal Lyceum leads race for Scottish Theatre Oscars

Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum is leading the race for honours in the annual “Scottish theatre Oscars”.


City residents 95 per cent satisfied says council study

NINETY-FIVE per cent of Capital residents say they are happy with life in the city – the highest number in two years, according to a new council survey.

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There are some interesting seasonal jobs available in Scotland this summer (Photo: Shutterstock)

9 unusual summer jobs in Scotland

When summer arrives, it brings with it a diverse range of job opportunities in order to meet the increased demand from tourism and school holidays in Scotland.
There are plenty of places in Edinburgh that offer a fantastic view of the end of Festival fireworks (Photo: Shutterstock)

The best places to watch the Edinburgh Festival fireworks

Whether you love the festival or loathe it one thing is for certain - on Monday 27 August, everybody will be watching the fireworks.

Joanna Lumley. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

Ab Fab actress Joanna Lumley to appear at Edinburgh TV festival

Absolutely Fabulous actress Joanna Lumley will appear at this year’s Edinburgh International Television Festival, it has been confirmed.


Harry Potter themed party announced for Edinburgh MagicFest

A Harry Potter themed party is coming to Edinburgh next month as part of a ‘Wizard World Gathering’ for MagicFest 2018.

Chinese dance superstar Yang Liping's new version of the classic ballet Rite of Passage will be staged in Edinburgh next year.

Chinese dance spectacular confirmed for 2019 Edinburgh international Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival has unveiled plans to bring a major new Chinese dance spectacular to the event in 2019.
Creative Scotland has launched a recruitment drive for a new figurehead for the film and TV sectors.

Creative Scotland to pay new film and TV chief up to £93k

A new figurehead for the Scottish film and television industries will be paid up to £93,000, it emerged today.

Edinburgh's Usher Hall. Picture: Submitted

Brian Ferguson: £70 million investment will put Edinburgh music scene on centrestage

It has become one of the traditional mad dashes of my year - from The Scotsman office to the launch of the Edinburgh International Festival’s programme.

Morvern Cunningham founded the LeithLate arts festival in 2011.

Concerns over changing face of Leith raised as festival is axed

Organisers of Leith's annual pop-up arts festival have raised concerns about the impact of new developments and rising property prices in the area as they revealed the event had been axed after six years.
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Scottish Youth Theatre chief executive Jacky Hardacre has held crisis talks with the Scottish Government to try to avert the closure of the company.

'Constructive' talks held over fate of Scottish Youth Theatre

Scottish Youth Theatre chiefs say they have had “constructive” talks with the Scottish Government over a potential deal to avert the company’s closure.
Avengers: Infinity War is the biggest ever film production to be made in Scotland.

Makers of Avengers: Infinity War blockbuster tell Edinburgh to 'get ready' for premiere

The makers of the new Avengers: Infinity War blockbuster have told Edinburgh to “get ready” for a huge premiere in the city that will have a starring role in the film.
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Young Fathers will be playing a rare home-town gig as part of the Hidden Door festival when it returns to Leith Theatre.

Young Fathers to stage Leith Theatre gig at Hidden Door festival

Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers are to stage a rare home-town gig at a neglected theatre which was closed for almost 30 years.

Ben Thomson and Janet Archer were called to Holyrood to explain Creative Scotland's recent controversial funding cuts to MSPs.

Creative Scotland admits cover-up over controversial funding cuts

Creative Scotland has admitted a cover-up over how controversial funding cuts were made - as its chief executive admitted she was “profoundly sorry” over how they were handled.
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Comedian Lousie Beamont

Comic being sued by ex-husband for Edinburgh Fringe marriage routine

An award-winning comedian is being sued for £30,000 by her ex-husband after using material about their marriage in a show at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Edinburgh's Royal Mile during the Fringe Festival.

Edinburgh Fringe boss issues warning over pricing people out

ORGANISERS of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe have admitted the event risks becoming unaffordable for artists and audiences in future unless action is taken to curb rising costs.

King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow has faced growing threats from new developments.

Scotland's live music venues win protection against property developers

Property developers will be ordered to ensure homes built near live music venues across Scotland are properly soundproofed in future following a campaign by industry owners, managers and promoters.
Leith Theatre was reopened last year for the Hidden Door Festival nearly 30 years after its last event.

Capital's £10m spending spree on cultural venues

Three signature projects are set to share in a £10 million boost for Edinburgh’s cultural infrastructure.

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