A beautiful day in Edinburgh to bring the 2105 Edinburgh Festivals to a close

Posted on Aug 31, 2015
A beautiful day in Edinburgh to bring the 2105 Edinburgh Festivals to a close

I hope you are enjoying the sunshine in Scotland’s capital this afternoon and soaking up the atmosphere as Edinburgh’s many festivals build to a finale of tonight’s fireworks.   Here is a sunny sketch from inside St Andrew Square Gardens, as I was sitting eating my lunch on Friday.   I’m sure the busy thoroughfare […]

Sketching a dragon, at the Royal Lyceum Theatre

Posted on Aug 15, 2015
Sketching a dragon, at the Royal Lyceum Theatre

Dragon, the wonderful and moving story of a boy meeting a dragon, told without words and with amazing puppetry and stage magic that will leave you believing the unbelievable.   Created by Vox Motus, the National Theatre of Scotland and Tianjin Children’s Art Theatre, Dragon tells the story of Tommy whose life, since the death of his […]

The WhereArtI Quiz, 27th July – win tickets to Foodies Festival

Posted on Jul 27, 2015
The WhereArtI Quiz, 27th July – win tickets to Foodies Festival

Morning Edinburgh, can you tell me where I am for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Foodies Festival 2015…   This week as well as the usual points on offer I will be selecting a random correct answer on Wednesday morning to receive 2 tickets to this years Foodies Festival. The UK’s largest […]

Edinburgh International Festival 2015 launch

Posted on Mar 19, 2015

Director Fergus Linehan presented his first Edinburgh International Festival launch at the Usher Hall last night I was there sketching and captured the doodles to the left.   The line up looks as exciting and diverse as ever and kicking the festival off on the 7th of August will be a free outdoors event I am […]

Giraffe: Let’s talk about sketch baby

Posted on Aug 22, 2014

This trio of hilarious comedians will have you laughing your way out of their tiny wee venue at Underbelly Cowgate. An original and clever blur of sketches from a talented bunch destined for greatness. See the link below and go see them before they are gone.   Underbelly website Giraffe on facebook  

BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals

Posted on Aug 21, 2014

Until this Sunday 24th August you can visit the BBC@Potterrow for family fun, live shows and festival highlights. Check the link below to see what is on offer each day but within the ‘festival garden’ (next to Bristo Square) there’s bags of free stuff to experience. The Sketcher twins had a great time producing musical […]

Plenty to see at Edinburgh Book Festival

Posted on Aug 20, 2014
Plenty to see at Edinburgh Book Festival

I and the wee Sketchers (seen here sitting at one of the sunflower tables) were soaking up the sun in Charlotte Square yesterday afternoon. Surrounded by books,authors and illustrators I have to admit we got a little carried away in the shop.   There is so much on in Edinburgh at this time of the […]

Foodies Festival in Edinburgh 2014

Posted on Aug 10, 2014
Foodies Festival in Edinburgh 2014

If you are heading to Foodies Festival in Inverleith Park today you are in for a treat. As I write this the rain has started in Edinburgh but hopefully it is just a wee shower and the sun will return for the final afternoon of this year’s Foodies Festival in Inverleith Park, in the north […]

The Underbelly has landed

Posted on Jul 31, 2014
The Underbelly has landed

Last night was the press launch of this years Underbelly Fringe Festival, and I was lucky enough to see a glimpse of what’s on offer.   It was great to be back under the gaze of the upturned coo, and as the transformed and unrecognisable Bristo Square filled with those eager to see what this […]

The Summertime Big Wheel

Posted on Jul 21, 2014
The Summertime Big Wheel

The Festival Wheel is now up and spinning away, here is a sketch through the railings on Market Street. I wasn’t a fan at first of the big wheel making a summertime appearance. Why make every season look the same? But I’m sure it’s nice to sit in the wee pods without being wrapped in […]