Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017: Phill Jupitus

Phill Jupitus is a talented guy.  He first came to public prominence under the guise of Porky the Poet, reading his own radical punk poetry on the burgeoning indie music scene in the mid-eighties.  He is best known as a…

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017: Jonny & The Baptists

If you are looking to kick-start an evening of Fringe festivities that will banish the cobwebs and revive you in preparation for another night of revelry I can think of no better alternative than going along to see comedy music…

Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Our Man In Havana

Our man in Havana is a fast paced farce in the best of traditions, created by a young theatre company entitled Spies Like Us.  Set in Cuba during the cold War era a struggling English vacuum cleaner salesman seizes on…

Edinburgh Fringe Festival: John Shuttleworth

There is a very fine music hall tradition centring around the Industrial Revolution towns in Northern England dating back a couple of hundred years that spurned a whole division of rather unique and quirky stage acts which have baffled many…

Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Bernie Keith

Bernie Keith from minute one on stage is an instantly likeable, friendly chap who clearly has a unique way of bonding with all sectors of society.  That’s the impression I obtained immediately as I scanned the room looking at the…

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…