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Festival Theatre is set to host the UK premiere of Macbeth, the big-screen adaptation filmed on the Isle of Skye last year. Starring Hollywood actors Michael Fassbender as Macbeth and Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth, the film has already received high praise from critics. Both stars will be in Edinburgh for… read more >>

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Playwright David Greig has been appointed as the next Artistic Director of the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company. Announced yesterday by Shonaig Macpherson, Board Chair of the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, David will take up the post on the departure of outgoing Artistic Director Mark Thomson at the end of The Lyceum’s… read more >>

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by Allan Foster The recent BBC adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover has caused a resurgence in the debate surrounding this controversial novel. One thing is for sure though, that Edinburgh has a story in its literary history relating to this novel that is truly unique. Allan Foster of the Edinburgh… read more >>

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Today is UNESCO International Literacy Day, and when better to launch the schools programme for Robert Louis Stevenson Day 2015 but on a day to encourage people to read, write and celebrate learning about literature. With the theme ‘Stevenson on Stage and Screen’, primary and secondary schools across Edinburgh can take… read more >>

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Edinburgh-based dynamic duo, Rally and Broad, poets Rachel McCrum and Jenny Lindsay (pictured above) are working with BBC Radio 1Xtra and the Roundhouse in London to bring a special series of spoken word masterclasses to Glasgow. The Words First Programme is open to new or emerging spoken word artists of any… read more >>

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There is an opportunity for an Edinburgh-based writer to visit Krakow to explore its literary and built heritage, commissioning a piece of work looking at the ways a city can tell the story of its heritage so that people can enjoy and understand it. Both Edinburgh and Krakow are UNESCO… read more >>

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“No one has done more for the cause of poetry in Scotland than Tessa Ransford.” These words by Dorothy McMillan (Scottish Review of Books, 2008) sum up the vital role played by Scottish Poetry Library’s founding director Tessa Ransford, who passed away last night at the age of 77. An inimitable… read more >>

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Three Edinburgh-based writers and illustrators feature in this year’s Scottish Children’s Book Awards shortlist announced today, celebrating the most popular children’s and young adult books by Scottish authors or illustrators. Split into three age categories: Bookbug Readers (3–7 yrs), Younger Readers (8–11 yrs) and Older Readers (12–16 yrs), the shortlist… read more >>

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