YorkMix at Edinburgh ’13: Day five

He’s still going strong… Ian J Cole has made it to the fifth day of his Edinburgh cultural odyssey and catches drummers, drama and stand up.

YorkMix at Edinburgh ’13: Day three

Comedian Mark Thomas is banker bashing while an alternative to the Muppets do some uncensored improvising on the third day of Ian J Cole’s Fringe odyssey.

YorkMix at Edinburgh ’13: Day one

On the first day of his Edinburgh odyssey, Ian J Cole checks out a Yorkshire theatre company and a celebration of two jazz legends.

Review: Fantastic production of ‘perfect’ opera

cosi-fan-tutte-excerptCosi Fan Tutte is described by the English Touring Opera as “the most perfect ensemble opera ever written”. So did their performance live up to this claim? Ian J Cole went along to find out.

Review: The gypsy kings of the strings

tim-kliphuis-violinist-excerptBilled as a showcase of two of the world’s finest gypsy jazz musicians, Tim Kliphuis and Paulus Schäfer joined forces at the Theatre Royal. Ian J Cole was there.

Fringe diary, day six: John Peel vs Doctor Who

Ian J Cole’s no fan of ‘grumpy DJ’ John Peel but is bowled over by John Osborne’s fantastic show about the man and his medium – radio. Check out his latest despatch from the heart of the Edinburgh Fringe.

Fringe diary, day three: My first walkout

Ian Cole’s fringe-athon continues as he scours Edinburgh for great comedy, music and more. Today: stand-up Mark Thomas, young punk rockers and his first walk out.