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The history of Fringe Festivals- on the fringes of theatre

July 11th marked another annual World Fringe Day, the celebration of Fringe Festivals internationally. An important means for artists to develop themselves and find audiences, as well as homes for many touring artists, it’s easy to understand why Fringe Festivals receive such devoted attention from those who participate and organize the events. For the uninitiated, […]

Missing Lewis Chessmen could fetch £1 million at auction

Missing for nearly 200 years, one of the lost Lewis Chessmen had been living in the drawer of an Edinburgh family for years and could now sell for as much as £1 million at auction next week. The family who brought the chess piece to Sotheby’s to have it appraised months ago inherited the little […]

Lobster telephone by Salvador Dalí to remain in the UK

Lobster Telephone (White Aphrodisiac), one of Salvador Dalí’s renowned lobster phones, will remain in the UK after the National Gallery of Scotland (NGS) acquired it for £853,000. The Surrealist, white lobster telephone was sold at auction to a foreign buyer before UK arts minister Michael Ellis put a temporary export bar on the artwork to […]

Collective gallery moves into Edinburgh’s Calton Hill

Edinburgh’s City Observatory on Calton Hill is a beloved neoclassical monument making up part of the city’s historic skyline. The observatory, which had fallen into disrepair, has recently gotten a facelift by an unusual source: Collective gallery, a small, non-profit visual arts organization established in 1984. After eight years and receiving the necessary £4.5 million […]