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Sarah Howells


Sarah is a Welsh writer who came to Scotland via Asia in 2002. Whilst slowly writing her first novel and collection of short stories, she frequently falls prey to many procrastinatory habits - raising children, dog-walking, ukulele-playing, blogging, baking and reviewing since 2012. Her day job at the Central Library includes facilitating reading and memoir-writing groups.

Reviews: 25
Other Articles: 14

Julia Holter

An evening of dappled music as part of Summerhall’s Nothing Ever Happens Here with Julia Holter.



Gently powerful series of connected artworks by E. Clare James bring home the invisible yet devastating concept of coercive control as researched by Evan Stark.

South Pacific

An enjoyable escape to palm-fringed islands in this energetic production of Rogers & Hammerstein’s classic and much-loved musical.


Interview: Dandy Darkly

Neil Arthur James’s alter ego Dandy Darkly is back in Edinburgh with brand new show Trigger Happy. Sarah McIntosh caught up with him on a quiet lunchtime at CC Blooms…

Raghu Dixit

At Stirling Tolbooth, Bangalore’s Raghu Dixit reaches across cultures to remind us there is more to unite than divide.

Liar’s Tour

Shaggy dog tales abound in this good-hearted tour, as part of the Scottish Storytelling Centre’s Midsummer Celebrations

Dr Houstoun’s Conjuring

Essential conjuring 101 for those fascinated by the history of magic as part of the Edinburgh International Magic Festival