Nina Nesbitt’s AAA Edinburgh

Nina Nesbitt’s AAA Edinburgh

It’s fair to say that former Balerno High pupil turned pop princess Nina Nesbitt has come a long way since being discovered by Ed Sheeran at the age of 16. Now 21, she’s firmly established herself as one of the brightest young talents around. Having stormed on to the scene with some impressive early singles and EPs, the half Scottish, half Swedish singer released debut album Peroxide last year to rave reviews. It reached a very credible No.11…

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Top five films this week

Top five films this week

There are loads of films to watch in Edinburgh’s cinemas this weekend – both old and new – but here’s the five currently on offer that I think you’d be silly to miss… 45 Years For a second week, Andrew Haigh’s beautiful and devastating 45 Years is sitting comfortably at the top. A big winner at several film festivals to date, this drama deserves every single accolade. And the fact that the box office receipts…

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Five More Edinburgh Bands Everyone Should Know About

Five More Edinburgh Bands Everyone Should Know About

A few weeks back, we featured five Edinburgh bands everyone should know about, with the aim of flagging up a few of the local acts who we believe to be worthy of your attention. As recently as a few year’s back, Scotland’s Capital was considered the poor cousin of Glasgow when it came to producing quality bands – but that’s no longer the case. Indeed, after a long, long wait, Edinburgh’s music scene is now…

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Top five films this week

Top five films this week

There are loads of films to watch in Edinburgh’s cinemas this weekend – both old and new – but here’s the five currently on offer that I think you’d be silly to miss… 45 Years Likely to be atop many film of the week lists, 45 Years is director Andrew Haigh’s follow-up to the sensational Weekend, which explored the intense relationship between two men over a single weekend. 45 Years, featuring career-best performances from Charlotte…

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Fringe: Going solo in Edinburgh

Fringe: Going solo in Edinburgh

There’s never been a shortage of one-person shows at the Fringe. This year, there appears to be more artists going it alone than ever before. All begs the question: Why? Simple: in these times of austerity, it’s obviously more cost-effective to produce a solo show than it is to finance an ensemble cast. When you add travel, accommodation, costuming, production, etc, to the mix, it soon all adds up when there’s more than one of you…

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Top five films this week

Top five films this week

There are loads of films to watch in Edinburgh’s cinemas this weekend – both old and new – but here’s the five currently on offer that I think you’d be silly to miss… Mistress America The longer Noah Baumbach’s new film lingers in the mind, the better it becomes. Co-written by Greta Gerwig, who takes on one of the two lead roles (Lola Kirke is in the other), the film is a riotous affair, so…

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Pat McGarvey’s AAA Edinburgh

Pat McGarvey’s AAA Edinburgh

Pat McGarvey is a vocalist and banjo player with the acclaimed and award-winning Edinburgh-based roots collective Southern Tenant Folk Union. The band’s latest album, The Chuck Norris Project, is their sixth since they formed in 2006 and, like all their releases, was widely praised in the media, with rave reviews from the likes of The Guardian, Independent, Sunday Times, Mojo, Uncut and Irish Times. Most memorable capital event? I’ll just say the most recent thing I went…

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Top five films this week

Top five films this week

There are loads of films to watch in Edinburgh’s cinemas this weekend – both old and new – but here’s the five currently on offer that I think you’d be silly to miss…     The Diary of a Teenage Girl As soul-stirring as Inside Out is, The Diary of a Teenage Girl is a treasure of a debut from writer-director Marielle Heller, and deserves the top spot this week. Featuring a career-making, fearless performance…

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Glenn Chandler’s AAA Edinburgh

Glenn Chandler’s AAA Edinburgh

Born in Edinburgh in 1949 and educated at the Royal High School in the Capital, Glenn Chandler is best known as the writer and creator of the Glasgow-set crime series Taggart, which became the longest-running police drama on British drama. Since then, he has worked almost exclusively in theatre.  In 2013, he took two productions to the Fringe – Sandel and Killers. Sandel, which he directed, was his controversial adaptation of Angus Stewart’s novel of the…

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Fringe: Tom Maxwell interview

Fringe: Tom Maxwell interview

On Friday, August 14 at the Fringe, football fanatics are invited to join Ron Ferguson, author of the cult classic Black Diamonds & the Blue Brazil, and Tom Maxwell, author of The Lone Rangers and The Fabulous Baker Boys, in an hour of angst, passion and love as they discuss their relationship with the beautiful game. Ahead of the event, AAA caught up with Tom… You’re appearing at the Fringe alongside Ron Ferguson – can you…

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