Tag Archives: edinburgh

Old Fruitmarket Reopens with Refreshing Sculpture

This exhibition pops colour before my eyes before my foot sets through the door. Karla Black is a Turner Prize Artist with a retrospective in Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery. The building began as a Fruit Warehouse in 1931 and has recently expanded with the use of steel beams and brickwork to provide wider space for Artists […]
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Brighton Fringe – Mary Blandy

Walking along the Strand in London to Trafalgar Square to try on a costume I become someone else. Through the darkness I sense the character of a lady of Henley who met her death hung on holy ground in 1757. Mary was not granted the right to appeal her conviction for poisoning her father. She […]
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Valentine.. Feet in the force of George the 4th

Welcome to the conflicting world of George the IV.. being married to a woman you don’t love and what’s worse than that being in love with a woman you didn’t marry and besides all this.. your country doesn’t seem to like you very much! It’s not easy.. right? This Valentine’s Day see both sides of […]
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All Quiet on the Western Front – Review

I saw a show that dramatised trench warfare that brought me to tears. I wanted to share the experience because of the depth of feeling it conveyed to me in layers and depth that I have tried to reflect in images. In spite of the evocative script sensitively adapted from Erich Remarque’s novel, it’s what […]
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Beyond my Fringe

I am living in a tiny dorm room for a month. The man in front of me picking up hid key asks if there is air con. The receptionist says there’s a window you can open.   As I trail through a maze of corridors with 2 backpacks I wonder if I truly needed 3 […]
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Perfect Day on the Fringe

My perfect day is performing solo at the Edinburgh Fringe.  It is terrifying before the show starts and this audio tape nails a moment of how it feels for me before any kind of performance, all wobbly and expanding!   The buzz of being in Edinburgh when the sun shines is a blast and these photographs may help […]
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Provands Lordship

  Standing in the space of the oldest house in Glasgow, founded in 1471, shows me what is possible when you build something with purpose; it out lasts change. The top floor of the house in Glasgow originally used by both church and hospital has a wooden bench by a window that looks onto the […]
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The Joy of St Peter’s

  First, a warning: A lot of what you read here may surprise you. On the surface, it sounds unbelievable. How could something so traditional as a historic church surprise anyone? It is easy to walk by, you know the scenario. A show with heavy marketing, laden down with posters, guided me South. Especially during […]
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Don’t fall… jump into love!

Thomas Dawkins sparkles as Jack, the hero in this Oscar Wilde adaptation, and tops and tails the show doubling as a young writer in search of his sidekick. In both future and past scenarios he finds a muse in the steadfast gaze of Cassandra Foster who plays an assured Gwendolen. Pamela Schermann’s direction presents a […]
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Court fixing up the past

Looking back at my annual August visits to Edinburgh Festival Venue brings alive the stories of a medieval building.   George Riddell changed the front of a building at the top of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile in 1726 and took a step forward for the Scottish Enlightenment. Scotland’s Union with England in 1707 meant the end of the […]
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