Photo Above: Book Signing at Event © Philip Wegmann
By Ian McNally and Philip Wegmann
An Edinburgh church was transformed into a football sanctuary yesterday, as it played host to the launch of a new book about the Homeless World Cup.
“Home Game” by Mel Young and Peter Barr was unveiled in Augustine United Church on George IV Bridge and featured a Q&A with the authors followed by a book sale and signing session.
Photo Above: Nicola Sturgeon © Kenneth Halley on Wikipedia
Nicola Sturgeon joined in with Book Week Scotland celebrations last night with a live Q&A on Twitter.
Users submitted their book-related questions to the First Minister using the hashtag #FMBookChat, who then spent an hour tweeting about her favourite books.
Photo Above: Edinburgh King’s Theatre © Geograph Org
Pantomime Season? Oh no it isn’t! Oh yes it is!
As the festive season approaches, we round-up what local families can expect from this season’s pantomime offerings.
By Lindsay Thomson
Photo Above: Legally Blonde Musical Act © Festival and King’s Theatres Edinburgh
Legally Blonde the Musical kicked off its Edinburgh run on Monday night at the Festival Theatre.
The stage musical adaptation of the 2001 Reese Witherspoon comedy follows the fortunes of the idealistic Elle Woods (Lucie Jones) as she seeks to earn a law degree and the heart of her beloved Warner Huntington III (Liam Doyle).
Photo Above: Hopscotch Poster © Nadine Aisha
Edinburgh-based poet and activist Nadine Aisha published a film adaptation of her poem ‘Hopscotch’.
The award-winning filmmaker Roxana Vilk directed the film, which talks about street harassment against women-of-colour, for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.
Photo Above: Saltire Society Logo © Saltire Society on Wikipedia
The Saltire Society will announce the winners for its Literary Awards at a special ceremony tomorrow, coinciding with St Andrew’s Day.
39 books, writers, and publishers have been shortlisted by the literary society, which aims to celebrate and promote Scottish writing.
by Peter Urpeth
Photo Above: Olivia Hatreed © Robert Taylor
The UK’s largest union for writers has rejected moves to establish an independent tribunal with enforcement powers to arbitrate in cases of sexual harassment in the TV and film industry.
Photo Above: Work Station © Rachel Mackie
The old converted chocolate factory in the Broughton area seems an unlikely place for the vibrant heart of many creative, independent businesses, but never the less, there they are. With another open weekend, they open the doors to the talent that lies within.
Photo Above: Sign Supporting Refugees © Haeferl on Wikipedia
By Ian McNally
A collection of comedians took to the stage in Edinburgh last night, with over £700 in proceeds going to two leading refugee charities.
Benefit in Aid of Refugee Community Kitchen and CRIBS International was held at The Stand Comedy Club on York Place.
Photo Above: Child With Dinosaur Fossil © NMS
By Becca Inglis
The National Museum of Scotland announced a record number of annual visitors yesterday.
So far, two million people have crossed the museum’s threshold this year, the first time that this milestone has been reached in its 150 year history.
Creative Edinburgh will announce the winners for its annual awards at its 6th anniversary party this Friday.
The network of 3,500 creative and tech businesses is honouring exceptional professionals that have contributed positively to the city.
Photo Above: Pixar © Pava on Wikipedia
John Lasseter, head of animation at Pixar and Disney, will be taking a sabbatical following a wealth of allegations building around him.
The allegations, inclusive of Mr Lasseter giving out unwanted hugs and invading personal space, have led to his deliverance of a statement apologising for his actions.
Photo Above: Roy Greenslade © Sinn Féin on Flickr
By Charlotte Hulme and Aisling Press
Roy Greenslade, former Editor of The Mirror, delivered a lecture at the University of Edinburgh last night, during which he predicted the end of print media.
Photo Above: Edinburgh Homeless © Aiala Garcia on Flickr
Creative Electric launched a crowdfunder to support a community arts cafe in Leith yesterday.
The Edinburgh-based theatre company hope to raise £1,000 for the re:place community arts cafes project, a pay-it-forward scheme to help homeless and vulnerable people in the area.
Photo Above: Edinburgh Christmas Market © Silja Froehlich
By Silja Froelich
Edinburgh these days feels like strolling through Santa Claus’ winter wonderland. Blinking trees, gift ribbon decorated houses and sparkling light chains illuminate the town. Once again, Edinburgh’s Christmas market opens its doors, adding extra glow to Scotland’s capital.
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