The Fishermen

Emerging from a brief hiatus, the literary canon has benefited from an extraordinary output by African authors, notably seen in the likes of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Yaa Gyasi, and, most...

Lazy Susan: Forgive Me, Mother!

Somewhere, in a dark shipping container on the outskirts of the Fringe, you may find yourself surrounded by fidgety strangers, a mixed crowd of hipsters and youngsters, when Cyndi Lauper’s undying...

Vertical Influences

‘Oh, the places you’ll go!’ exclaims the Dr. Seuss axiom and as such, Murrayfield Ice Rink on the edge of central Edinburgh is where you must go to find the French Canadian skating troupe Le...

Dad’s Army Afternoon Tea Hour

As you enter through a long, white mess tent, conspicuously pitched on the second level of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, you hear the old-fashioned tunes of frenzied big band being...

Shakespeare for Breakfast

For some, the prospect of untangling Shakespearean verse at 10:00 in the morning can only be made palatable with the allure of free coffee and croissants. (Spoiler, the croissants are definitely not...