News archive from 6 June 2013, page 1

Cockenzie Power Station: A Beating Heart Stilled

Cockenzie Power Station: A Beating Heart Stilled

When Alex Hewitt heard of the imminent closure of Cockenzie Power Station near Edinburgh, the portrait photographer asked for permission to turn his lens on the workers during the plant's final days. The result, a stunning collection of photographs,...

 
EdinburghSketcher visits SummerHall

EdinburghSketcher visits SummerHall

Summerhall, the former Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh is now a creative hub for the arts with studio and workshop spaces. I was there earlier this week picking up some prints from Giclee UK and sketched the front of the...

 
Under the radar: Scotland’s underground music scene

Under the radar: Scotland’s underground music scene

ANDY RICHARDSON is a well-known figure in Edinburgh's music scene, both as a promoter of the Limbo and Trouble nights and as a DJ. Now he is also picking up international interest as a recording artist with the Machines, Tapes & Electronic Setups...

 
Hebrides Ensemble set for St Magnus Festival

Hebrides Ensemble set for St Magnus Festival

THE Hebrides Ensemble's long association with the work of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies takes another important step when they play the world premiere of his Oboe Quartet at the St Magnus Festival If there’s a single wish that unites everyone involved in...

 

David Liebman returning to Scotland to team up with his ‘favourite musician’

At 66, RATHER than sitting back, David Liebman is busier than ever. When we speak, the Pennsylvania-based master saxophonist is still getting over the jet lag of a Scandinavian trip, and is about to fly to Scotland to play a three-stop tour with the...

 
Empty space on Hilary’s mantel after missing award

Empty space on Hilary’s mantel after missing award

AUTHOR Hilary Mantel was denied a literary hat-trick last night by judges who opted to give this year's Women's Prize for Fiction to a book about sibling rivalry and adultery. Mantel’s Bring up the Bodies had been favourite to scoop the prestigious...

 
Film reviews: After Earth | The Stone Roses: Made of Stone | The Iceman

Film reviews: After Earth | The Stone Roses: Made of Stone | The Iceman

WILL Smith's ongoing effort to gift his son Jaden a movie career backfires with this dreary, derivative futuristic sci-fi film about a warrior father and his desperate-to-prove-himself son crash-landing on a highly toxic and long abandoned Earth....

 
Arts blog: The great Doctor Who debate

Arts blog: The great Doctor Who debate

Who's going to be the next Doctor Who? Who, who? A young man, an old man, a woman, a black man, a movie star, a comedian, a foreigner, an unknown? Well, I don’t know and neither does anyone else – except Steven Moffat and a couple of producers – but...

 
What the Critics’ Awards says about Scottish theatre

What the Critics’ Awards says about Scottish theatre

You might imagine the judging of the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (Cats) to be a bit of a stitch-up. If you didn't know better, you'd say the dozen or so reviewers simply nod through their pet favourites then head off to the pub. That’s not...

 
Arts blog: Can we have Vicky Featherstone back?

Arts blog: Can we have Vicky Featherstone back?

"WHERE did this crazy plan come from?" asks an arts feature in the London Evening Standard this week, referring to Open Court, Vicky Featherstone's plan to let 90 writers "occupy" the Royal Court in London this summer. Quirkier...

 
Arts blog: Endless Summerhall

Arts blog: Endless Summerhall

GOT your head around the Edinburgh Fringe programme yet? Since it's only been out a week and there are 2871 shows in it (and that's only the ones in the official programme, there are many more that aren't), then probably not. I thought I was starting...

 
Theatre reviews: Dalgety | Calum’s Road | Hello Dolly!

Theatre reviews: Dalgety | Calum’s Road | Hello Dolly!

The place where communing with nature and the demands of modernity meet are explored in two thought-provoking plays set on Scotland's fringes Dalgety - Oran Mor, Glasgow * * * * Calum’s Road - Webster Theatre, Arbroath * * * * Hello Dolly! - Pitlochry...

 
Secret snapshots that exposed Hitler’s WMDs

Secret snapshots that exposed Hitler’s WMDs

THEY are snapshots from the skies over occupied Europe which played a crucial, if little-known, role in thwarting Hitler's weapons of mass destruction. Now, an author has detailed the extraordinary story of how aircrews from RAF Leuchars helped to...

 
Exhibition review: RSA 187Th Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh

Exhibition review: RSA 187Th Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh

A change of tack for the RSA this year brings the striking and ambitious curated section to the fore, upstaging the main event, but there's still plenty of skilled work to be found downstairs, too RSA 187Th Annual Exhibition - Royal Scottish Academy,...

 
Comprehensive collections at the Venice Biennale

Comprehensive collections at the Venice Biennale

Where else can you walk from Iraq to Iceland in less than an hour and still stop for a coffee on the way? The Venice Biennale is a unique snapshot of contemporary art across the world, with 88 countries displaying their wares. If there was a biennial...

 


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