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…

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…