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SPRING IN THE CITY IN EDINBURGH – HIDDEN DOOR & EDINBURGH CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

HIDDEN DOOR – EDINBURGH

Hidden Door is a great concept where unused buildings and public spaces are given a new lease of life and used as venues and galleries to display the work of musicians, painters, illustrators and plenty of other artistes.

Thinking about the amount of unused space in Glasgow and just about every other city in the UK, this concept will hopefully spread throughout the country.

Hidden Door could even become its own festival in time. Anything that gives a space to a range of artists is welcome; when potentially unused buildings then get a reboot and an opportunity to be rejuvenated then the idea becomes all the better.

Hidde Door takes place at Leith Theatre and Old State Cinema from May 25-June 3. Prices vary

EDINBURGH CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

craft beer festival

I feel like it’s obligatory to suggest something that involves having a drink at some point. This time it’s the Edinburgh Beer Festival.

You know the drill when it comes to craft beer: grow a beard, wear a check shirt and pull a “Hmm, what an interesting balance of flavours” face every time you take a drink.

Craft beer seemed to come out of nowhere, but it looks to have stood the test of time rather than ending up a short-lived fad.

This year’s festival could see the emergence of the next big thing in the hoppy world of craft beer. On a weekend in May there are surely few more appealing ways to spend your time than sampling some of the finest brews around, complemented with bucketloads of your preferred salty snack.

The Craft Beer Festival is on from May 25-27 at various venues. From £35.

previews by Luke Hawkins

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