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A War of Two Halves

It is 1914 and the Heart of Midlothian Football Club has won 19 out of their 23 matches and is poised to become Scottish league champions. Then 13 of their players volunteer to serve in McCrae’s Battalion in the Royal Scots.

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Jack’s Dessert Triumph

Normally, restaurant reviews follow a formula: surroundings and ambience, background, perhaps, then a meander through the starter, main course and dessert.

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Cold Blood

Cold Blood is so imaginative that it defies classification. It’s a feature-length film made while the audience watches, a piece of deconstructed avant garde theatre in miniature, a dance show – though only for two fingers and several hands.

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Brainiac Live

I hadn’t heard of “Brainiac” before, having never seen the old TV programmes, but 11am on August 1st seemed a good time to get the annual Fringe showfest in Edinburgh started with a bang – several in fact.

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