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The Quaich Project would see the creation of a new corporate hospitality complex and visitor centre created in the gardens.

Anger over secret 'debenture scheme' for Princes Street Gardens

Big businesses and wealthy donors are being promised access to high-profile celebrities, international publicity at VIP events as far afield as North America and Asia, tickets for high-profile concerts, exclusive drinks parties and dinners in a converted cottage under a secret fundraising drive to pay for a major overhaul of Edinburgh’s West Princes Street Gardens.
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Violinist Karen Gomyo

Music review: BBC SSO, City Halls, Glasgow

A combination of Elena Langer’s quirky orchestral suite “Figaro Gets a Divorce” and the colossal joint tour de force of Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto and Dohnányi’s First Symphony took Thursday’s BBC SSO concert well beyond the customary end-time, but what it offered was a mixture of wit, wonderment and curiosity.

Tom Walker

Music review: Tom Walker, King Tut’s, Glasgow

While the other Scottish breakout singer of 2019 prepares for his first arena tour, Glasgow-born, Brit Award-winning Tom Walker has chosen the more intimate diversion of the Home Run tour, an acoustic excursion of small venues for the hardcore fanbase in Scotland, each date featuring hand-picked local supports – Be Charlotte and Sara N Junbug did the honours in Glasgow, where there were additional guests in the shape of a string quartet.

A fine ham-fisted adaptation, full of arguments, false confidence and accidents

Theatre review: Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

With a BBC One series and multiple productions touring simultaneously, Mischief Theatre’s knockabout farces follow a winning formula. First performed in 2013, before becoming the first Goes Wrong play-within-a-play to transfer to television, this delightfully ham-fisted adaptation of JM Barrie’s fairytale runs like exquisitely sabotaged clockwork.

Gavin Jon Wright, Ixtaso Moreno and Sarah Miele provide poignancy, power and pathos in the Secret Garden. Picture: Mihaela Bodlovic

Theatre review: The Secret Garden, Tron Theatre, Glasgow

A FLASH, a bang, a thunder of war, like an echo of the conflict currently blazing in northern Syria, and it’s clear in the first seconds of the show that in this new 60-minute version by Rosalind Sydney, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s much-loved 1911 children’s story has been updated with a vengeance. Her heroine, Mary, is not an upper-class English girl orphaned by cholera in India, but a refugee orphaned by war, who arrives at her uncle’s big house in Scotland after an all-too-familiar 21st century journey through forests full of soldiers and across treacherous seas.

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