Sunday, July 29, 2012

Readings at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

I don't generally do very many public readings of either poetry or short stories, but I'll be appearing at a few events during Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

I'll be reading poetry and short stories on Tuesday 7 and Tuesday 21 August at Captain's Bar, 4 South College Street, Edinburgh. The shows start at 6pm and I have two five minute slots in each of them.

On Monday 20th August I'll be reading as part of the Venus in Transition event also at Captain's Bar, starting at 6pm. This event, devised and written by Andrew C Ferguson is a tribute to the 70s singer songwriter Venus Carmichael. I'll be reading alongside poet Fiona Lindsay and singer Kelly Brooks. 

As ever, coloured text contains hyperlinks that take you to other pages where you can find out more.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Edinburgh's Wild West

A while ago, I read about Edinburgh's secret Wild West on the Conversation Pieces blog, and had forgotten about it until @thevintagedoc mentioned it on Twitter. Today I decided to find it for myself! It's off Springfield Valley Gardens, just next to a garage, through an entrance that looks as though it leads to another garage. And it truly is like the wild west! Most bizarre! A wonderful secret piece of Edinburgh that is worth exploring, then you can go and have a cup of tea and a cake in one of the many cafes in Morningside or browse the many good quality second hand shops in the area.

Edited to add: Apparently this was originally constructed as an advertisment for a furniture store!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sun at last!

We haven't had much sun recently (one hour in the past month before today) so I got very excited when we had sunshine almost all of the day today. These shadows on the steps outside an Edinburgh cafe really caught my eye.

For Shadow Shot Sunday