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.
41 articles

Annie Lord: Bones

[Rating:4/5] History as zen exercise: quiet incisiveness that compels the audience to listen with intent.

29 May 2016

Andrew Bird

[Rating:3/5] Indefinable set from flitting Bird.

3 May 2016

The Dead Stations (CD)

[Rating:4/5] Dare to venture into the forest in Hathaway and Vass’s fairytale venture.

24 March 2016

Ulrich Schnauss

[Rating:3/5] A treat for aficionados but Schnauss fails to fire up the Summerhall crowd beyond a nod.

15 March 2016

The Dead Stations

[Rating:4/5] Powerful and intriguing foray into creative partnerships at the Queen's Hall.

14 March 2016

Julia Holter

[Rating:4/5] An evening of dappled music as part of Summerhall’s Nothing Ever Happens Here with Julia Holter.

22 February 2016


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.

5 December 2015

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

[Rating:4/5] Theresa Heskins’ noble adaptation and deft storytelling becomes the perfect Christmas show for children of all ages.

1 December 2015

South Pacific

[Rating:3/5] An enjoyable escape to palm-fringed islands in this energetic production of Rogers & Hammerstein’s classic and much-loved musical.

1 November 2015