Happy 10th Birthday...
The Knight Residence
One of life’s delights is a moment of celebration. It’s now 10 years since The Knight Residence opened it’s doors for the first time on 20th August 1999. Join us over the coming months when we’ll be raising the roof in recognition of our success, which of course wouldn’t be possible without our guests. For that, we offer our sincere thanks.
Edinburgh Festival 2009
What better time to be celebrating our 10th anniversary than in August during Edinburgh’s masqerade of the arts, the Edinburgh Festivals. It all began in 1947 with a post-war effort to re-unite Europe through culture. The Edinburgh International Festival was an immediate success and has continued to attract top names in the business. When, in the same year, eight Scottish theatre companies arrived at the party uninvited, the phenomenon of the Fringe, where anybody can pitch up and perform, was born.
And so, too, were the careers of many stars, including Dame Maggie Smith, Dudley Moore, Rowan Atkinson, Billy Connolly, Eddie Izzard & Ricky Gervais.
Question – What year did Edinburgh Festival begin?
Great variety as always. Here’s a snapshot of what’s on beyond August:
Scottish Ballet celebrates it’s 40th Anniversary with a trio of outstanding performances on 15,16,17 October. www.eft.co.uk
Milkshake! Live 2009 My First Concert. Why should theatre just be for the adults - here is something for kids. Fri 11, Sat 12 and Sun 21 Sept at The Festival Theatre. www.eft.co.uk
Kes. 27-31 October. Adapted by Laurence Till from the book A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines this performance portrays the life of a lonely lad. Showing at The King’s Theatre. www.eft.co.uk
And there’s more. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, 23 Sep to 3 Oct. Dancing demons Lord of The Dance, 6 Oct to 11 Oct and The Beautiful Al Murray, 16 Oct. All at Edinburgh’s Playhouse www.edinburghplayhouse.org.uk
Spotlight on... Food & Drink
Food & drink. Where’s it at?
The Grassmarket is the place to be for historic pubs, cafe society and street theatre. Late-night chat, cocktails and outdoor dining can be found on George Street. Lulu's, downstairs from Tigerlily is one of the coolest bars in the capital, 0131 225 5005, www.tigerlilyedinburgh.co.uk
For live music down the pub, you can't beat The Hebrides at 17 Market St or Sandy Bells at 25 Forest Road. And for romantic flicker, check out the Stockbridge Restaurant, 54 St Stephen Street. It's home to award-winning, ultra-fresh cuisine and usually buzzing. Book early, 0131 226 6766, www.thestockbridgerestaurant.co.ukAnd for a cut above the rest, Martin Wishart, 54 The Shore, situated overlooking the Water of Leith, offers superb modern French cuisine in classy surroundings, 0131 553 3557, www.martin-wishart.co.uk
Last minute getaways
Remember, if you plan to visit Edinburgh in the next 30 days, do visit our website for some fantastic lastminute deals. To book please visit www.theknightresidence.co.uk
Stay 2 nights and save 15% - Stay 3 nights or longer and save 25%!Valid subject to availability until 28th December 2009, full details online, including terms & conditions. To book please visit www.theknightresidence.co.uk
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