Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Alexei Sayle

Alexei Sayle was a comedy revolutionary, it is nearly 40 years since he and the first wave of alternative comedians such as Rik Mayall, the Allens, Tony and Keith et al hit a nation’s consciousness and dragged comedy, with its…

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017: Mother’s Ruin

It was a large boisterous crowd that gathered to see Mothers Ruin: A Cabaret about gin.  And it wasn’t just the complimentary glass of Australian gin that was creating a full house this evening, the audience were aware of the…

Granary Comedy Night

The Granary comedy night is a hidden gem of the Edinburgh/Leith comedy listings and deserves to be seen by a larger audience for several reasons.  In July, the proceeds were for the charity The Diana Award and a good turnout…

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017

The Edinburgh International Film festival is a vibrant and exciting precursor to the Fringe, taking place throughout June.  In some shape or form fifty-nine countries are represented either with films, actors, or staff on the other side of the camera….

Edinburgh Zoo & The Easter Hunt

Are you are looking for a wonderful way to tire the kids out whilst entertaining and educating them?  May I suggest Edinburgh Zoo?  It may be an old classic but it’s worth checking out the website as often the zoo…

Edinburgh Street Food Festival

If you are out and about on the 30th April or 28th May 2017 in Edinburgh and you can’t agree with your party where you should eat, then I can offer the perfect solution for you all, based on my…

Monthly Comedy At The Granary

The monthly comedy night at the Granary bar is full deserving of a wider audience.  The only regular event of its kind in Leith is staged in the salubrious confines of the Shore district, some lively and attractive bars and…

Edinburgh’s Georgian Shadows

Want to visit an off the wall event that is actually on the wall?  Look no further than Georgian Shadows. It is the 250 year anniversary of the birth of Edinburgh’s new town, one of the events to mark this…

A Journey Through Maps

The National Library building in Edinburgh is always worth a visit.  Whether you want to browse the books, visit the latest exhibitions, or enjoy the café just inside the main doors there is something for everyone.  I went down today…

The Argentinean Is Back! Edinburgh Fringe Comedy

The fringe is in full swing… It’s a good, strike that, great sign when the queue for a PBH free fringe event winds up the hall, out the door and up the road.The Banshee Labyrinth was packed, people lined the…