Arts & culture

Comedian makes breast cancer awareness star of the show

She’s already picked up critical acclaim for her theatrical solo performances, but this year award-winning Melbourne comedian Lana Schwarcz is not just raising the roof with laughs, but also awareness. A breast cancer survivor, Schwarcz is using her Fringe run to put the spotlight on an illness affecting 60,000 women…

All fired up for the Edinburgh International Festival

  The Edinburgh International Festival launched in explosive style on Sunday as pioneering digital artwork lit up the western façade of Edinburgh Castle and Castle Rock. The Standard Life Opening Event, Deep Time, was another visual stunner for the award-winning 59 Productions, who also created last year’s Harmonium Project. Scottish…

Fierce dresser

People sometimes think of orange as a difficult colour to wear, but we shouldn’t fear its bold vibrancy. A natural healing colour, orange is also thought to stimulate creativity and motivation. Lady Luck’s colour is also said to be orange - so it may just be the ideal choice for…

How to sleep better

Put a spring in your step and ensure a restful night’s sleep by making sure you’re getting the most out of your mattress Nothing beats a good forty winks to make you feel refreshed and energised - and the foundation of good sleep starts with a comfortable bed. "Buy the…

Bubbling Over

  We’re getting all steamed up for this year’s hottest accessory for the home   The benefits of spa bathing have been celebrated for many years - it was the Victorians that developed the notion of natural spa baths as a rejuvenating and revitalising experience. Relaxing in warm, bubbling water…