“All Dressed up With Nowhere to Play”: Photographer Richard Davenport Captures Edinburgh’s Stranded Fringe Stars

Theodora van der Beek as Ram of God

The cancellation of this year’s Edinburgh festival and fringe left many performers without a stage – so Richard Davenport shot the saucy sea witches and confused sheep closer to home instead. Continue reading »

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014

The largest performing arts festival in the world has been running for the past three weeks and has enjoyed an increase in venues and visitors compared with previous years. (Photo by Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)
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Giant Pandas from China Make Home in Edinburgh Zoo

Two pandas named Tian Tian and Yang Guang, which have been loaned to the Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland by China’s Bifengxia panda breeding centre in Ya’an recently, were shown to the press Monday. The giant pandas, which have been loaned for ten years in a move widely greeted as a symbol of strengthening ties between China and the UK, would be on show to the public from Dec. 16 onwards, said Edinburgh Zoo officials.

Tian Tian, a female giant panda, walks in her new enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo during a press view in Edinburgh, Scotland Dec. 12, 2011. (REUTERS/David Moir) Continue reading »