Life & style, Issue 663

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Edinburgh in August: Ten-step survival guide

5 Aug 2010

Essential insider knowledge you'll need to survive the festivals

Niki Boyle has compiled a list of festival insider tips to help you survive August as if you were from the city itself. Avoid queues at ATMs, dealing with flyerers, umbrellas, and places to relax.

The Forest Café celebrates tenth birthday

5 Aug 2010

Volunteer-run café is a true original in Edinburgh

The Forest Café’s tenth birthday, happening mostly on Saturday 14 August, but spreading its shambolic, joyous tentacles throughout the rest of the month, is one of those true causes for celebration. That an entirely volunteer-run, hippy-hearted…

Made in the Shade move to Barras Centre

5 Aug 2010

The Summertime Hop marks new chapter for indie shopping event

It’s going like a fair out west this month, with a bit of first, last and everything afoot. All things vintage enjoy a last hoorah at The Lighthouse, as indie shopping event Made in the Shade has its last boutique gathering before a move to number 2 in…