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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V Festival organisers deny Justin Bieber has pulled out

V Festival organisers deny Justin Bieber has pulled out

V Festival organisers have denied internet rumours that pop idol Justin Bieber has pulled out of his headline slots in Essex and Staffordshire this weekend. Rumours suggesting the Sorry hitmaker was likely to drop out of V Festival began to spread online after some fans reacted badly to his decision to delete his Instagram account earlier this week. However, a representative for V Festival told the Essex Chronicle: “The story that Justin Bieber is pulling out of…

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The Walking Dead: Andrew Lincoln speaks about cliffhanger ending

The Walking Dead: Andrew Lincoln speaks about cliffhanger ending

The Walking Dead star Andrew Lincoln, who plays chief zombie slayer Rick Grimes in the hit TV series, says he gets mobbed every time he leaves his house by fans desperate to know the conclusion of the show’s recent cliffhanger finale. The last episode of season six saw arch villain Negan beat one of Grimes’ survivor community to death, but as it happened off camera, many fans were left angered, later launching an online petition…

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Richard Wilson forced to cancel Fringe show

Richard Wilson forced to cancel Fringe show

Legendary One Foot in the Grave actor Richard Wilson has been forced to cancel his Fringe show after suffering a heart attack. The 80-year-old, who is best known for playing Victor Meldrew in the BBC’s One Foot in the Grave sitcom, is currently in hospital. It has been reported in the media that his agent, John Grant, has confirmed that he is now in stable condition. Wilson was due to reprise the role for a…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Ever Mainard interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Ever Mainard interview

As seen on Showtime’s Knock, Knock, It’s Tig, and featured in Roxanne Gay’s Bad Feminist, Ever Mainard has brought her debut show to Edinburgh. Tackling gender identity, modern feminism, bad luck and outlandish stories from her Texan upbringing it is something completely new from across the pond. AAA caught up with Ever for a chat. How has your Fringe been so far? What a blast. I landed the day before my preview shows and just…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Chris Stokes interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Chris Stokes interview

Chris Stokes? Yes. Comedian? Absolutely. Award-winning? You betcha. Man…? Can you be more specific? Ostensibly a human, Chris returns to the Fringe with a new show about you. Well, the species that you have in common with him. AAA caught up with Chris for a chat. How has your Fringe been so far? Four days in and it’s been easily already been the most rollercoaster Fringe I’ve had so far.  If there’s one thing the…

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The Maccabees split after 14 years

The Maccabees split after 14 years

London indie rockers The Maccabees have announced they are breaking up after 14 years together, confirming the news in a statement released today (August 8). The band say they have not fallen out, and that they are all planning to continue to making music. The five-piece met as teenagers in south London in 2002 and went on to release four critically acclaimed albums – Colour It In (2007), Wall Of Arms (2009), Given To The Wild (2012) and Marks…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Dorec-a-Belle interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Dorec-a-Belle interview

Since forming in 2011, Inverness-based indie-folk band Dorec-a-Belle have been busy touring with the likes of Squeeze and The Magic Numbers, and performing at some of the country’s biggest music festivals. This month will see the band, who are supported by Creative Scotland, play their first Edinburgh show as part of the Fringe. Ahead of their gigs at The Merchants’ Hall on Hanover Street and on the BBC Castle Stage later this month, AAA caught…

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