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Thursday, 16th March 2017, 3:24 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:56 am
The Mugen Taiko Drummers play at The Fukushima Friendship Concert


MUGENKYO Taiko Drummers feature in the Fukushima Friendship Concert at St John’s Church on the corner of Lothian Road and Princes Street this Sunday, 3pm.


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HE was hailed “one of the outstanding students of his time,” by William MacTaggart. Now, at the age of 82, and showing no signs of slowing down, Eric Ritchie has returned to the Doubtfire Gallery on South East Circus Place, for a second major solo exhibition, blending archive material with exciting new work.

With a vigorously eclectic approach to style and content, ranging through surrealist abstraction, sweeping land and seascapes, realistic still life and book illustration, Ritchie has been something of a maverick on the Scottish art scene.

Eric Ritchie: A Second Look, Doubtfire Gallery, South East Circus Place, until 8 April, Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat noon-5pm,


A LITTLE bit of Ireland comes to town tomorrow as Edinburgh’s Festival of Ireland hosts more than 20 events in the Capital over the next nine days.



A MUSICAL comedy based on the ‘real life love story’ of playwright and songwriter Noel Coward and actress Gertrude Lawrence comes to Eastwood Theatre in Livingston, Sunday, 2pm. £15


JIMMY Carr brings his The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour to the Playhouse, Sunday, 8pm. Carr distils everything audiences love to laugh at into one night of entertainment. £31.65


MALONES has moved to the roof of the Waverley Mall. Well known for hosting live music and quirky events, the alfresco bar can now be found on the corner of Waverley Bridge and Princes Street.

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THE eccentric Bliss family are in residence at the Royal Lyceum in Noel Coward’s Hay Fever. Revelation, romance, and outlandish behaviour set the tone of this dark comedy. £13.50-£30.50


PET owners across the Capital are set to go barking mad on Sunday when the Holyrood Park Great British Dog Walk returns, bigger and better than ever before.

The Holyrood Park Great British Dog Walk is one of 20 fun-filled walks taking place around the UK to help ensure more hearing dogs can be trained to bring life-transforming benefits to deaf children and adults.

For those taking part there will be a free, special, limited-edition Great British Dog Walk doggie bandana and opportunity to be entered into a prize draw to win a luxury Forest Holidays getaway with every event booking.

To sign-up for the Great British Dog Walk and for more information visit

Great British Dog Walk, Holyrood Park, Sunday, 10am


THE Bohemian Lyric Opera Company tackle the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical 9 to 5 at the King’s Theatre this week.

Runs until Saturday. £15-£19


GET Connected at the 2017 Edinburgh International Science Festival, with 270 events at 29 venues across the city. Running 1-16 April, tickets are on sale at