Festival

EDINBURGH FESTIVALS – TOO BIG AND OUT OF CONTROL?

Submitted by Editor on Tue, 01/12/2020 - 10:38

Professor Cliff Hague, Chairman of the Cockburn Association, delivered the heritage watchdog’s annual lecture last night on Zoom.

His theme was the Frankenstein’s monster that is festivalisation – in particular, Edinburgh’s monstrous creation that has grown too big for the laboratory and now threatens to ruin the very apparatus that gave it birth.

Well, that was this viewer’s expectation. Instead, what emerged was a calm, forensic account of how the Festivals and Fringe emerged in the city and grew to their current proportions.

FOOD FOR THOR ON WAVERLEY MALL

Submitted by Editor on Wed, 26/08/2020 - 11:24

PROPOSALS INCLUDE TEPEES AND GLASSHOUSE

Thor’s Bars Ltd of Lancaster seek planning permission for a pop-up event on the roof of the Waverley Mall (20/03336/FUL).

The proposal comprises a bar in a glasshouse, and two canvas tepees housing another bar and food trucks.

Both areas, say TB, ‘will be decorated with festoon lighting and will be sympathetic to its world heritage setting’.