Review: The Queen’s Hall 40th Anniversary Concert Rating 71%

Review: The Queen’s Hall 40th Anniversary Concert

As part of their 40th Anniversary programme, Queens Hall curated a classical evening of entertainment from Scottish pianist, Steven Osborne and world-renowned cellist, Alban Gerhardt, as they performed work from the likes of Brahms, Debussy and Ravel. On the 6th June, 1979, HM Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the venue and to commemorate they brought these two talented artists together to remind the audience about the vision the Queen's Hall has always held.


Stacy Lynn Gould: I have been working on this show continually for about 18 months

What if you could meet your inner demons? Delve into the cobwebs of their heroine's mind and watch her inner demons fight for control of the light. A new magical realism drama integrating original award-winning music is the new show from Bo Productions. I Am is running for the month of August at Greenside Venues, therefore The Fountain caught up with director, playwright, and executive producer, Stacy Lynn Gould.



Val McDermid: There’s going to be remarkable discussions, we have some very interesting people that are coming to talk to us

She’s one of Scotland's biggest names in crime writing, with over fifteen million novels sold worldwide. You may also have seen her sing with her band The Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers (she recently performed at Glastonbury), or captain a victorious team on Celebrity University Challenge. With the Edinburgh International Book Festival Val McDermid brings our attention to another interest: the power of home and the scourge of homelessness. In insightful events featuring Ali Smith, Kamila Shamsie, Nayrouz Qarmout and Karine Polwart among others, McDermid explores the meaning of home for migrants and refugees, as well as the crisis facing the homeless in Britain today. Val took some time out of her busy schedule to speak with The Fountain about the strand she curated, Home/Less as well as her own personal highlights the Book Festival has to offer this year.


Review: Armstrong Rating 75%

Review: Armstrong

Sat down with my boyfriend, I put on a space documentary, the first I had watched in a while. A little background about me; my space knowledge is next to nothing, and my boyfriend’s more than average. I was looking forward to learning at least a little bit more about the first man on the moon, so when it came to talking about it with him I could give more than the occasional ‘hmm’ and ‘ahh yes’.


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