Kendal Calling Festival Goers Help Raise Over £15,500 for Charity

This year festival goers at Kendal Calling have helped raise over £15,500 for charity, exceeding the incredible £10,000 raised for charity in 2011. The funds will be split between the festival’s chosen charities, many of which have been handpicked by the Kendal Calling team for personal reasons. The charities are Great Ormond Street Hospital, Guide Dogs […]

Rockness Wins Event Management Grand Prix

    Loch Ness based music festival Rockness has won the Event Management Grand Prix at the Scottish Event Awards 2012, while the Event Services Grand Prix was handed to Diamond Event Services. The awards, which were handed out at the Radisson Hotel in Glasgow last night, also saw the Edinburgh Corn Exchange win Best […]

End of Festival Fireworks

  As usual, come the end of the Edinburgh festival I was preparing to watch The Fireworks perched on top of a hill with a good view of the castle, photographing the amazing pyrotechnics from afar. However a couple of days before the event I received an email from the guys at Blipfoto saying that I (and one other Bliper, SlyBaconshots) had […]


    SCOUTING FOR GIRLS JOIN LOOPALLU 2012 We are delighted to announce Scouting for Girls as the 2nd headliner for this years 8th outing of Loopallu. They join previously announced and recently reformed headliners The Fratellis who have chosen Loopallu as their first live outing since reforming earlier this year. Scouting for Girls have been noimated for 4 Brits and an […]

Steve Wozniak at the Turing festival Edinburgh

    In what seemed a fleeting interview at the Edinburgh Playhouse, during the Turing festival, Steve Wozniak discussed life at Apple, entrepreneurship, his autobiography iWoz and the future of computing and the web. Although hampered by what I though was some poor interviewing by Helen Arney Steve did shine through. I was hoping to hear more […]


Time Out and Soho Theatre are delighted to announce the winner of their inaugural Edinburgh cabaret award: Lady Rizo. Lady Rizo, who this year made her European debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, was unanimously agreed by the judges as the winner of TO&ST, the Time Out & Soho Theatre Edinburgh Cabaret Award, the Fringe’s […]

Holmes Returns

    The statue of Sherlock Holmes, one of Edinburgh’s famous land marks, has returned after 3 years in storage. The bronze statue of the famous detective was put into storage because its site in Picardy Place, at the top of Edinburgh’s Leith Walk, was directly in the path of the tram project. The statue was erected in Picardy […]

The Gilded Balloon Festival Highlights

  The Gilded Balloon is one of Scotland’s leading entertainment venues with the best of live entertainment. As one of the four largest venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Gilded Balloon is respected internationally for presenting a stunning annual showcase of theatre, comedy and cabaret. Jarred Christmas, Gilded Balloon 2012 Fringe Venue: Gilded Balloon […]

His Hoffness turns out in style at The Pleasance

David Hasselhoff from TV’s hugely popular Knight Rider series turned out in true Hoff style with his iconic KIT car and Bay Watch girls outside Pleasance Grand this morning to promote of a week of performances of his brand new show David Hasselhoff Live. Billed as an intimate, hilarious and fun-filled behind-the-scenes look at his […]

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Assembly Hall Highlights

Assembly’s impressive venue on the Mound, home to our smallest (Bailie Room) and largest (Main Hall) performance spaces. Enjoy a drink in the Quad Bar before (and after!) your show. Sub-venues: Main Hall, Rainy Hall, Baillie Room. Assembly Hall’s Box Office is located in the central courtyard of the Hall, to your immediate right as you […]