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Tom Hanks hails Edinburgh bookseller ‘hero’ for his dedication to typewriters

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An Edinburgh bookseller and Scotland’s only typewriter mechanic has been hailed a hero by Tom Hanks for his dedication to the machines. In the summer Tom Hodges, who runs Typewronger Books in Edinburgh, sent a letter ...

Man charged after woman fell to her death from Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh

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A man has been charged in connection with the death of a woman who fell from Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh. Fawziyah Javed, 31, from Pudsey, West Yorkshire, fell from the landmark in Holyrood Park on Thursday. Police and...

Edinburgh festivals’ recovery could take a decade, says director

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A senior figure in the Edinburgh festivals has said it could take the rest of the decade before the events fully recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. Nick Barley, the director of the Edinburgh international book festiv...

Edinburgh fringe launches £7.5m emergency appeal

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The Edinburgh festival fringe has launched a £7.5m emergency appeal after it lost millions of pounds during the Covid pandemic. The festival’s directors said the crisis had had a devastating impact on the event, which...

Edinburgh fringe dance and circus roundup – naked trampolining and alt-twerking

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Watching recorded dance on your laptop at home couldn’t be further from the Edinburgh fringe experience: the buzz on the streets, the overload of shows, the odd venues and out-there experiences. But there’s still plen...

Edinburgh theatre round-up: Medicine; Doppler; Screen 9; Burnt Out – review

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Edinburgh this August is a shadow of its past self. Streets usually thronging are almost empty. The atmosphere is changed, but the festivals are back, finding ways to keep going in this new Covid-normal, which doesn’t...

From masala dosa to smoked lobster: die 10 best eats in Edinburgh – locals’ picks

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From the best street eats to the most innovative delicacies being plated up today, the Scottish capital has never been more of a vibrant foodie destination. Come with hungry hearts and minds and Edinburgh will never c...

Edinburgh Fringe returns with mix of in-person and online shows

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The Edinburgh festival Fringe returns this weekend with a hybrid programme of nearly 800 in-person and online shows after its cancellation last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Fringe makes up part of the...

The shows must go on: the best of Edinburgh fringe, in person and online

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The Edinburgh festival fringe, at its height, was a magnificent monster. The largest arts festival in the world, it was exhilaratingly, dizzyingly, dauntingly huge and – like a city-consuming ooze from a 1950s B-movie...

‘It’s just vital’: Edinburgh activists rally to protect Astley Ainslie’s green space

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Fiona Brownlee and her grandchildren were among the first to sign up to help protect the rare and endangered trees that populate the grounds of Astley Ainslie, a century-old convalescence hospital in south Edinburgh b...

Camels, clowns and sex education: what to see at Edinburgh fringe 2021

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Sex Education Xplorers (S.E.X.)What did they miss out in your sex ed at school? Mamoru Iriguchi fills in the blanks by taking you on a time-travelling, comic odyssey through gender and sexuality. The zoologist turned ...

Edinburgh fringe: plans unveiled for far smaller ‘joyous’ festival

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The producers of the Edinburgh festival fringe are hoping for a “joyous, beautiful experience” after unveiling the schedule for a far smaller season of theatre, dans, comedy and music. Tickets for this year’s fringe ...

Edinburgh fringe performers feel ‘jilted’ as Covid closes venues again

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Audiences and performers from around the world will once again have no anarchic festival home in the Scottish capital to head for this August. The vast Edinburgh festival fringe – the largest annual concentration of l...

Edinburgh international festival returns with music-heavy lineup

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After a year away because of Covid-19, the Edinburgh international festival is returning with a music-heavy lineup for 2021. Although the festival’s usual raft of live theatre and dance productions have been limited b...

Edinburgh international children’s festival review – a riot of colour and emotion

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There’s a video for delegates to the Edinburgh international children’s festival showing a primary-school class responding to Katy Wilson’s film Mixed Up (5 en 6 Junie). The film itself is a delight. Choreographed by ...

Edinburgh festival fringe threatened by Covid rules, says organiser

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The survival of the Edinburgh festival fringe is at stake unless social distancing rules for venues are relaxed within a fortnight, its organiser has said. Shona McCarthy, the chief executive of the Edinburgh Festival...

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