Edinburgh International Film Festival 20th June – 1st July 2018 / 72nd year

Opening Night – Movie ‘Puzzle’ Director: Marc Turtletaub Starring: Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan Always exciting, always fun and delighted to say a lovely clear night as we arrive at The Festival Theatre for the European Premier of ‘Puzzle’… The theatre is buzzing and full of interesting people! (who doesn’t enjoy a spot of ‘people watching’)


Film Where? The Cameo McQueen – Director Ian Bonhote Documentary about the Fashion Designer Lee Alexander McQueen I don’t know where to start with this documentary; as soon as the film came on the chatty audience sitting around me at the Cameo, Screen 3 became so quiet and fixated…. it remained this way through the

The Arts…… ‘Ballet’

Ballet Matthew Bourne’s ‘Cinderella’ Festival Theatre Don’t get me wrong I adore traditional Ballet, beautiful tutu’s, magical music, full of emotion….. I also love the British choreographer Matthew Bourne’s unique ‘take’ on the classics. Along with his knowledge of dance and choreography, he really is a wonderful story-teller. This production of Cinders is no exception

‘The Arts’

Edinburgh College of Art – Art Degree Show 2018 Every year in June I look forward to taking myself off to Edinburgh College of Art to view the works of the graduating students – along with admiring their work, it’s equally enjoyable and fascinating to be given the opportunity to wander around these fantastic buildings

Film Review

Movies Beast Director: Michael Pearce Starring: Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Geraldine James I hadn’t seen any clips or trailers for this British movie but the snippets I had read in the press were really intriguing. My friend and I met at the Cameo on Friday, the movie had just been released that day. (it’s always


Documentary… Where: The Cameo Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist Directed by Lorna Tucker Well, most of us are fully aware of Vivienne Westwood’s ‘out there’ designs which really came into their own via the punk movement back in the 70’s – lots of tartan, ripped t-shirts, safety pins and total flamboyancy. You don’t have to love