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Hidden Door Festival @ Market Street Vaults, Edinburgh

Now that the dust has settled, it’s about time for a wee photographic look back on to the magnificent Hidden Door Festival, which has taken the city by storm. Illuminating the long-forgotten Market Street Vaults with a 9-day showcase of Scotland’s breakthrough talents in music, theatre, art and film, it simply became a vivid and colourful analogue to Edinburgh’s often criticized, rather neglecting relationship with innovative contemporary arts outside of the Fringe circuit. And instead of just taking the visitor by the hand, the concept of Hidden Door dared the public to explore a place beyond the ordinary and uncover the shadowy secrets of each and every vault – as well as to embrace the extravaganza happening outside of the confined spaces. Even with the vaults soon to be transformed into retail spaces of some sorts (what a shame!), there’s gonna be another Hidden Door bound to be found by us, wherever that may be. Stay curious. Check out more snaps from the Hidden Door Festival on flickr. Advertisements

FEAST @ Brick Lane Yard

Cloudless blue sky, blazing sunshine and 30° on a Sunday afternoon: Perfect conditions for an outdoor FEAST. After taking place in an abandoned Royal Mail warehouse in Angel and the Tobacco Dock in Wapping, the creators of the amazing food festival now welcomed London’s food aficionados to the premises of Brick Lane Yard. The location was, simply but effectively, converted into a classic summer garden: Artificial lawns, deckchairs, white fences, pavilions and even a croquet field were surrounded by – oh yeah – a total of 37 stalls serving delicious food and drinks. Please correct me if my memory’s mistaken, but the selection was unbelievably massive! Hardly surprising that our strategy of sharing food, to try out as many dishes as possible, wasn’t really working out. Even our group of five hungry food-lovers was far away from even tasting half of it. Well, that’s the essence of a FEAST, isn’t it? Given the almost unpredictable London weather, the organizers definitely picked the perfect weekend for an open-air event in the capital. Owing to limited tickets …