Free app lets music fans sound out rare exhibits

Free app lets music fans sound out rare exhibits

A virtual tour of Scotland’s oldest concert hall is giving people a glimpse of the venue’s £6.5 million renovation. The free app lets people explore St Cecilia’s Hall at the University of Edinburgh and its unparalleled collection of musical instruments, prior to its opening next spring. The app offers a window on the A-listed building’s four galleries and concert hall, telling fascinating stories behind some of the instruments that will be on display. Highlights include…

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The Walking Dead: Watch new trailer for Season Seven

The Walking Dead: Watch new trailer for Season Seven

There’s just weeks to wait until The Walking Dead returns to our screens – and now a new trailer for Season Seven of the hit zombie series has been unveiled. The new clip teases what it’s like living under new super-villain Negan’s regime. You can watch the clip below. The sixth season of the US show ended in April and met with a fair amount of outcry from fans who, angered by the show’s cliffhanger ending , launched…

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Jon Favreau signs up for Spider-Man: Homecoming

Jon Favreau signs up for Spider-Man: Homecoming

Jon Favreau has joined the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming. The director of Iron Man and The Jungle Book has signed up to reprise his role as Tony Stark’s driver Happy Hogan in the 2017 reboot, Variety reports. Marvel and studio Sony Pictures, however, have no comment on the story. Robert Downey Jr. is already on board for the new Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland, so the pair appear likely share screen time again. Favreau directed…

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The Goldfinch to go on display in Edinburgh

The Goldfinch to go on display in Edinburgh

It is the small but priceless painting that drives Donna Tartt’s astounding Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name – and now The Goldfinch is to go on display in Edinburgh over the festive season. The 1654 masterpiece by Carel Fabritius will be on display at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh from 4 November to 18 December. The world famous painting has never before been shown in Scotland, and has only been exhibited in the UK on a handful of…

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Harry Potter star Jim Broadbent joins Game of Thrones cast

Harry Potter star Jim Broadbent joins Game of Thrones cast

Oscar-winning British actor Jim Broadbent, who played Horace Slughorn in the Harry Potter movies, will join the cast of Game Of Thrones for a “significant” role in season seven. Broadbent – who also starred in Moulin Rouge and Bridget Jones’s Diary – has signed on for the next season of the hit fantasy epic, although it remains a mystery which character he will play. As such, many fans are already speculating on social media about the role Broadbent will…

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Les McKeown to attend hit Bay City Rollers Fringe show

Les McKeown to attend hit Bay City Rollers Fringe show

Bay City Rollers fans attending hit Fringe play I Ran With The Gang are in for a rare treat tonight with the news that Les McKeown, legendary frontman of the 70s sensations, is jetting in to Edinburgh to support bandmate Alan Longmuir. McKeown will be promoting his just-released new solo album, The Lost Songs. The 60-year-old last appeared at the show back in 2014 when he surprised the audience by getting up on stage with the…

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Kit Harington says Game of Thrones is “going to get very dark”

Kit Harington says Game of Thrones is “going to get very dark”

Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington has told fans the hit TV fantasy epic gets “very dark before it gets better”. The 29-year-old Londoner, who has been nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series at the Emmys for his role as Jon Snow in the series, talked to the Hollywood Reporter about what’s in store for his character and the rest of the cast. “It’s important to stress at this point that I haven’t…

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Book Festival: Sylvia Patterson interview

Book Festival: Sylvia Patterson interview

Born To Be Wide returns to the Edinburgh International Book Festival tonight (23 Aug) with a free evening of interviews and live music at the Unbound Spiegeltent. The talk show is hosted by Olaf Furniss and his guests include veteran music journalist, Sylvia Patterson, who will be talking about her book I’m Not With The Band. Along with Honeyblood frontwoman Stina Tweeddale and Where You’re Meant To Be director/writer, Paul Fegan, she will also be take part…

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Anton Stephans returns to Edinburgh for Fringe show

Anton Stephans returns to Edinburgh for Fringe show

Following its world premiere in Edinburgh five years ago, the acclaimed Guys Sing Dolls show is returning to the Capital later this month with a star-studded cast. Featuring X Factor star Anton Stephans and West End golden boy Tim Newman, the unique show by Beyond Broadway Productions features talented male vocalists performing songs by well-known female powerhouses including Dolly Parton and Jennifer Hudson. It will be performed exclusively at The Ghillie Dhu from August 22-27…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Angus Dunican interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Angus Dunican interview

Inspired by collecting stories for a eulogy, in his new Fringe show The Vanity Project Angus Dunican examines the evolution of our public selves and how our circle of friends can choose to thwart or support our attempts to try on different versions of ourselves. Charismatic and assured, Angus’s playful take on the myths we build throughout our adulthood will make you see your relationships in a new light. AAA caught up with Angus for a chat…

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