Lia Sanders

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9 Aug 20143 stars

Kids' installation tells the story of The Three Little Pigs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Like any good childhood adventure, we begin by leaving behind all reminders of everyday life – handbags, rucksacks and shoes – setting off unburdened to explore this labyrinthine re-imagining of The Three Little Pigs. We are directed from room to…

Duck, Death and the Tulip

4 Aug 20143 stars

Wolf Erlbruch's unconventional children’s story adapted with sensitivity at Edinburgh Fringe

Death is a topic that children’s shows generally steer clear of, particularly when dealing with audiences under seven. Yet this puppet-based play embraces ‘Death’ as one of its main characters, personified as a rather lonely old man. The adaptation of…

Countdown to T in the Park 2014: 10 facts about Scotland's biggest music festival

23 Jun 2014

Featuring Biffy Clyro, Pharrell, The Human League and Earl Sweatshirt

Biffy Clyro have performed TEN times at T in the Park, making them the band with the most appearances. This is the first time the Biff are headlining but they first played as an unsigned band on the T Break stage in 1999. Pharrell wrote his number 1…

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014: The top 5 horror movies

17 Jun 2014

Featuring Honeymoon, Let Us Prey, Fish and Cat and Eli Roth's The Green Inferno

Fish and Cat (Mahi va Gorbeh) Inspired by rumours of a restaurant which served human flesh to its customers, this Iranian film uses a kite-flying competition to make urban visitors come into contact with creepy locals, testing slasher conventions to…

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014: 10 of the best documentaries

13 Jun 2014

Featuring That Guy Dick Miller, Anthony Baxter's A Dangerous Game and #chicagoGirl

Atlas ‘A disturbingly beautiful and monstrously miserabilist trip into the gutter of civilization’ (filmcomment). Controversial French photographer Antoine d’Agata explores the underground world of drugs and prostitution in countries including India…

Jack White announces November dates for UK leg of Lazaretto tour

11 Jun 2014

Tickets go on sale from Friday 13 June at 9am

Jack White has announced a European tour which will be taking place from Sun 16–Wed 19 November. His four headline shows include Glasgow, Leeds and Brussels, as well as a night at the O2 Arena in London which will be White’s biggest UK solo show to…

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014: The best family films

10 Jun 2014

Featuring The House of Magic, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar and Wolfy, the Incredible Secret

The House of Magic. Despite all that Pixar has done for children’s films, it can be nice to see something outside the big studios. Step forward The House of Magic, a film from Belgium about a cute cat who is abandoned but taken in by a magician with an…

Michael McIntyre announces Happy & Glorious UK and Ireland arena tour for 2015

9 Jun 2014

Tickets for the tour will go on sale from 9am on Fri 13 Jun

Michael McIntyre has announced he will be making a new tour of the UK and Ireland at the end of next year. Starting in September 2015, the Happy & Glorious tour will call at Aberdeen, Birmingham and Dublin, as well as six nights at the London O2 and…

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014: The top 5 comedies

4 Jun 2014

Featuring Life After Beth, Displaced Perssons and A Practical Guide to a Spectacular Suicide

Anatomy of a Paperclip This odd title is only the start of the strangeness. Following a factory worker who spends his days bending wire into paperclips, this Japanese film floats between reality and his imagination. There’s a butterfly which takes…

Ian Rankin, Denise Mina and Christopher Brookmyre among highlights of 2014 Bloody Scotland crime writing festival

4 Jun 2014

Tony Parsons, John Gordon Sinclair and MC Beaton also set for Stirling-based festival

A medieval murder mystery set in Stirling Castle, a drama based on the trial of one of Scotland’s most notorious killers and updates on the first Poirot novel in almost 40 years - Bloody Scotland, Scotland’s crime writing festival, is back like a TV…