Edinburgh must be the most Christmas-y city in the UK. The cold air and vaguely alpine profile of the castle assist Edinburgh Council’s efforts to market the city as a Caledonian Bavaria. It works – the ‘European Market’ and fairground in Princes Street Gardens were absolutely hoaching, which was great if you like German sausage and gluwein, tartan scarves made in China and fifteen pound tree ornaments.Read More
Dougie MacLean is not a household name in the UK, or even in many parts of Scotland, but he is big in the rest of the world. The Scottish diaspora in Canada and America love him, and it’s easy to see why.Read More
Ever since Danny Boyle rewrote the zombie rule book in 2002 with 28 Days Later, and Shaun Of The Dead made them funny, we’ve had every variation of the undead possible; red-neck zombie hunters (Zombieland), post-Twilight romantic zombies (Warm Bodies), television zombies (The Walking Dead, Ash vs the Evil Dead), globalised zombies (World War Z), World War II zombies (Outpost), and Cockneys Versus Zombies (Cockneys Versus Zombies).Read More
Over one hundred years since it first appeared, Art Nouveau remains one of art’s most popular movements. During the short period covering the last decade of the 19th century and first decade of the 20th, artists from all Europe seemed to have independently created work that all fits neatly into the same pigeonhole – it shared a fascination with nature, colour and elongated, sinuous lines.Read More
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