This year my Edinburgh show is drastically overrunning, sometimes by as much as 60 minutes. One night it ran from 6.40pm until midnight. Let me explain. At the end of every show, I try to get an audience member to go on a date with me and whilst I don't think of the date as a part of the show, the beady eyes spying on me and my "quarry" suggest otherwise.
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, the seat of the Scottish parliament and government, the largest city by area and the second largest by population in the country. The City of Edinburgh Council governs one of Scotland's 32 local government council areas. The council area includes urban Edinburgh and a 30 square miles (78 km2) rural area. Located in the south-east of Scotland, Edinburgh lies on the east coast of the Central Belt, along the Firth of Forth, near the North Sea. Source: Wikipedia
Friday 11 February 2011
Fans of Sylvain Chomet's wonderful Belleville Rendez-Vous will find the director in a slightly gentler mood here.
Friday 04 February 2011
Nick Helm's brash and bullish show, which broadly depicts a clumsy, heart-on-sleeve romantic having a meltdown, was one of the finds of last year's Edinburgh festival. The antics of a man resembling Nick Frost playing a sergeant
Friday 14 January 2011
This tiny show of just three paintings, hung in a small, chapel-like rotunda in Edinburgh's National Gallery, is of great importance. Vermeer of Delft painted little. He came to fame late. Unlike Rembrandt and Gerrit Dou, he was not celebrated during his lifetime, and it was not until the middle of the 19th century that his works were rescued from oblivion, and began to be valued and evaluated properly. He produced about 60 works during his lifetime, of which just 36 survive. Given that he had a working life of approximately 20 years, this amounts to about three paintings a year.
Friday 17 December 2010
Three men have appeared in court after a record haul of heroin worth nearly £2 million was seized in a single drugs bust in the Scottish capital.
Monday 06 December 2010
Friday 12 November 2010
New Zealand hooker Keven Mealamu has had his four-week ban for striking an opponent with his head reduced to two weeks following an appeal hearing in Edinburgh.
Tuesday 09 November 2010
Mike Blair was today named as captain as Scotland coach Andy Robinson named his team for Saturday's opening autumn international against New Zealand on Saturday.
Friday 05 November 2010
The comedian who headbutted an audience member at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August has been fined £600 after he admitted assault.
Monday 01 November 2010
Full-back Isa Nacewa recorded 14 points from his boot to inspire Leinster to a narrow 19-18 win over Edinburgh at the Royal Dublin Society on Saturday. The Scottish side scored tries in each half but Nacewa kicked four penalties and converted Andrew Conway's try to make sure Leinster prevailed.
Thursday 21 October 2010
Andy Robinson, the Scotland head coach, has named four uncapped players in his squad for the autumn Test series. Glasgow stand-off Ruaridh Jackson, Edinburgh pair Greig Laidlaw and Jim Thompson, and Northampton back Joe Ansbro are in Robinson's 34-man group. Scotland face New Zealand, South Africa and Samoa next month.
Monday 18 October 2010
Sunday 17 October 2010
Thursday 14 October 2010
A number of players and staff at Dundee are expected to lose their jobs in the next 24 hours after the club were officially put into administration today.
Wednesday 13 October 2010
Monday 11 October 2010
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