Two portraits by Sir Henry Raeburn, one of the greatest Scottish artists of the early nineteenth century, have entered the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland, thanks to the Acceptance in Lieu scheme, which enables works of art to be presented to the nation and offset against inheritance tax. The acceptance of these two […]
Film review – Avengers: Infinity War (4/5) The buildup to the release of Avengers: Infinity War was filled with anticipation. Which characters were going to come face to face? Who would die and who would survive? Was it a one part or two part movie? For Scottish viewers there was also the excitement of seeing […]
Puzzle, a ‘wonderfully enjoyable and uplifting’ drama, directed by Marc Turtletaub, is set to open the 72nd edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Theatre review: War Horse (5/5) When the author Michael Morpurgo was researching what started out as a children’s book, he discovered that an estimated 10 million army horses perished in the First World War. His book went stratospheric and the stage version has been seen by seven million theatregoers, touched by the moving tale of […]
Movie-goers are used to catching glimpses of Scottish locations standing in for other places: Victorian London, twenties New York and sundry fictionalised towns and cities. The latest and much-anticipated edition in the Avengers superhero franchise will see Edinburgh used for once as a fantastic and futuristic setting and its part in the £400 million blockbuster […]