Edinburgh Fringe Festival Review: Jack Harris and Rajiv Karia at PBH’s Free Fringe

The real brilliance of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is just how ubiquitous and all-consuming it has become. Sure, there are certain islands across the city where shows, plays and productions are grouped together in something close to a discernible order; The Pleasance Courtyard, Underbelly and The Assembly Rooms are islands of order in the sea [...]


Edinburgh Fringe Festival Review: Akala at The Gilded Balloon Teviot

Formerly a musician and latterly one of the leading voices on social history of our times, an hour with Akala is always going to leave you burning with the desire to learn more, to question more and to listen more. The man born Kingsley James McLean Daley brings his sharp insight to The Gilded Balloon [...]

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Review: Yuriko Kotani At Pleasance Courtyard – The Attic

As someone who struggles to tell a joke in their native language, I feel entirely under-qualified to pass judgement on the whip-smart comedy of Yuriko Kotani. A resident of the UK for 15 years now after emigrating from Japan, Kotani has a veritable treasure trove of anecdotes and culture clashes to draw upon in her [...]

Preview: Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Exhibitions

Once more, the great and good of the arts world will descend on Edinburgh for the world-renowned Fringe Festival this August. With around 4,000 shows and countless more performers descending upon the city between July 31 and August 26, OnTheBeat will do its best to highlight the standouts from this year's selection. For 2019, we [...]

Live review: Manic Street Preachers at Shepherd’s Bush O2, 17/05/19

Twenty years on from their landmark 'This Is My truth, Tell Me Yours', Manic Street Preachers have opted for another anniversary tour in celebration of the triple platinum seller. While it had a transformational effect on the band and propelled them to the highest echelons of British music, it's never easy to judge how it [...]