Instantly recognisable by his penchant for eye-catching headwear, Dappy is onmipresent on the UK grime scene, with books, sell out tours and TV shows to his name. The No Regrets singer has since taken some time off to work on solo projects, including scoring a number 1 hit with Tinchy Stryder, aptly called Number 1. Dappy performs at the HMV Picture House in December. » Read more..
Archive for Edinburgh
Traditionally, Hogmanay is marked in Scotland with friends and first footing at the strike of midnight in the New Year. The origins of Hogmanay are somewhat obscure although elements of it have been traced to Celtic, Pictish and Norse Winter Solstice traditions. Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is a three-day winter festival that takes place at the end of each year. Highlights include the Torchlight Procession and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party (read review,watch videos) where 80,000 or so revellers jam into the city centre to see in the New Year. » Read more..
Football is one of the most popular spectator sports in Edinburgh and football matches are always well attended. The two major football clubs in the area compete in the Scottish Premier League are Hibernian who play at Easter Road and Hearts who play at Tynecastle Stadium. Hibs face Motherwell, Ross County and Celtic at home during October, while Hearts take on Dundee Utd and Aberdeen. » Read more..
Glasgow Celtic host Spartak Moscow in the Champions League and Dundee Utd, St. Mirren and Ross County in the league in December. Rangers’ demotion to the Third Division means they face less glamorous home ties against Annan Athletic, Stirling and Clyde. » Read more..
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is a must-see venue for modern and contemporary art and is home to fantastic sculpture parks. » Read more..
Ed Sheeran is a prolific live performer with hundreds of gigs under his belt, building a legion of fans. Fusing traditional acoustic and folk melodies with hip hop beats, Sheeran has created an inimitable sound which is getting him noticed. He plays Usher Hall in Edinburgh this November. » Read more..
St. Andrew’s Day commemorates Scotland’s patron saint and is a Scottish Bank Holiday, although employers are not obliged to give employees time off. St. Andrew’s Day is marked on 30th November every year. If that date is on the weekend, the St. Andrew’s Day Bank Holiday takes place on the following Monday 1st or 2nd December. In Edinburgh, St. Andrew’s Day is at the beginning of the Edinburgh Winter Festivals season, which includes a variety of events around Christmas and Hogmanay. St Andrew’s Day celebrations usually feature a range of free events in Edinburgh on the nearest weekend – such as the St. Andrew’s Doin 2009/2010, and St Andrew’s Day Celebrations at Edinburgh Castle in 2011. » Read more..
Using a winning formula of impeccable musicianship matched with a spectacular sound, light and animation show, The Classic Rock Show presents two and a half hours of classic rock’s best moments in Queen’s Hall. A virtuoso band of the finest musicians will perform a mix of selected classic rock album sides plus a special anthem-by-anthem climax to the show, including tracks by Supertramp, Dire Straits, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Steely Dan, Genesis, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Pink Floyd. Expect an evening of guitar rocking, air punching, chorus singing, foot stomping fun. » Read more..
The Scottish International Storytelling Festival is an autumnal celebration of storytelling – both traditional and contemporary – in the Edinburgh-based Scottish Storytelling Centre. Though it takes place in October, this Festival is not unlike its August counterparts: like them, it welcomes artists both from Scotland and much further afield. » Read more..
Try some badminton for fun, fitness and friendly competition at the Social Badminton Club. There are players here with a range of abilities from newcomers to former league players. » Read more..