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Due to step down at the end of the venue’s 50th anniversary season next year, Mark Thomson (pictured) artistic director of the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company, has received a UK Theatre Award nomination. Thomson is nominated for Best Director for his staging of Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle, a show that was… read more >>

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Edinburgh City Libraries have been nominated for an International Design Excellence Award for their new Children’s and Music Library. The International Design Awards is one of the most prestigious awards in the design industry, set to recognise, reward and celebrate design excellence. Shortlists are complied by leading industry experts considering both for technical… read more >>

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The Scottish Poetry Library has launched a project to mark National Poetry Day on 8 October. In partnership with the New Waverley development, the Scottish Poetry Library and the Edinburgh Makar Christine de Luca will unveil a poem on a 25 x 12 metre printed scaffolding sheet that will cover… read more >>

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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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