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Will Featherstone & Kirsty Mackay

Young actors Will Featherstone and Kirsty Mackay talk about playing everyone’s favourite star-crossed lovers in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Lyceum Theatre and the joys of being in the Lyceum Youth Theatre.

We hear a couple of lovely quotes from the forthcoming production and a bit of chat about love and what it’s all about.  Romeo and Juliet runs from 17th Sept – 16th October 2010.

The same cast for Romeo and Juliet will be playing the following show at the Lyceum: The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde.

Maria Conte @ James Christie

The lovely Maria Conte, of the Edinburgh Hispanic Festival came to talk about the upcoming Hispanic Festival Fiesta on 17th September 2010 at the Jazz Bar.

Guests include groovy DJs Rubble & Dave Howell, Latin DJs Freddy Ramirez & Nano, Carlos Arredondo, Edinburgh Flamenco Syndicate, Los Mac Kafre & Orkesta Simbolika.

Maria, a regular on Leith Tonight, also enthused about an exciting international performance of internationally renowned singer Rafael de Utrera and his latest production, Flamenco Vivo!

The inspiration for Flamenco Vivo is Rafael’s love for his wife, dancer Carmen Lozano and for the link that exists between their places of birth – Utrera and Moron de la Frontera.  All information on both gigs can be found here.

Jack Nissan © James Christie

Musician Jack Nissan of the Tinderbox Project came in to talk about upcoming auditions a new contemporary orchestra.

It’s for 13-21 yr olds, with a grade 6 or above (self-taught is fine too) on a classical instrument, drums, bass guitar and saxophone.  It’s a new route into music for talented young musicians where instead of playing the classics, they do Jimi Hendrix, Bjork collaborate with local bands, compose their own music,  and work on any arrangements the players wish.  Remaining auditions are on 19th and 26th Sept.

Jack is also organising a fun Kazoo march fundraiser to raise funds for the new orchestra.  On Wed 22nd Sept, 6pm at the Pear Tree, armed with collection buckets, they will kazoo (those daft wee instruments) through central Edinburgh. All info can be found here.

Saliha Haouachi ©JamesChristie

Pam Anderson © James Christie

Edinburgh based Flamenco troupe Alba Flamenca bring their special brand of Andalusian energy to the studio and talked about their forthcoming season of classes and performances at their lovely studio, El Bar in Howden Street, Edinburgh.

©Fin Wycherley

  1. smartdvp says:

    cool blog 🙂

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