The Handlebards – Summer Shakespeare Tour

Four guys, four bicycles….nothing unusual about that; add to the mix a Summer Tour of more than 70 destinations, learning and performing two Shakespearean plays, cycling 1500 miles and transporting a stage and props, all under pedal power…that’s when it starts to get interesting. The Handlebards … [Read more...]

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival, Edinburgh

It would be surprising to me to find anyone who hadn’t heard of the Edinburgh Festival – thinking of course, of the Summer-long celebration of an internationally appealing array of events across the broad medium of dance, theatre, music, activity and general entertainment, which draws a global … [Read more...]

The Shawshank Redemption – Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The stage adaptation of the 1994 Oscar nominated “Shawshank Redemption” is currently being performed at Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms as part of the city’s Fringe Festival. Stephen King’s, now classic, story of life inside an American penitentiary; based primarily around the two main characters of … [Read more...]

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

There are many things, as a nation, we have to be proud of this year in particular and the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, for me, is most definitely one. It’s not the first time I have visited the annual extravaganza on the Castle esplanade and from this year’s exceptional offering, I very much hope … [Read more...]

Rewind Scotland

Nursing a croaky throat, sore legs and indelible fluorescent make-up, I am, this morning, back in 2011 following an unbeatable weekend at Scone Palace, Perth, revisiting the 80s. The fantastic Rewind Festival made it possible for thousands from around the country to travel back in time and spend … [Read more...]

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe – REEL TO REAL: THE MOVIES MUSICAL

The superbly named “Reel to Real” sees a cast of ten incorporate a wonderfully humorous, family tale, very cleverly performed, alongside classic clips of golden oldies from Warner and MGM. Revolving around two central characters; a brother and sister, battling for their father’s movie empire … [Read more...]

Crinan Classic Boat Festival, Crinan

Void of any sailing experience bar a half-hearted couple of weeks’ attendance at a University sailing club, the requirement, last minute, for me to step into the breach at the esteemed Crinan Classic Boat Festival – Ladies Race, was one, thankfully, I had little chance to ponder. The friendly, … [Read more...]