10 Jun

One of the “8 Essential Apps For Living In Edinburgh”

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Recently we have discovered an article which title says “8 Essential Apps For Living In Edinburgh” and We are delighted to say that Timeline Trip Edinburgh is one of them.

Here you can read what they say about the app.

“In an age where apps appear in abundance and storage space is of the essence, it’s useful to separate the best from the rest. Whether tech guru or unashamedly old school, have a gander at the best apps to download for living in Edinburgh. Trust us, it will open up a whole new wealth of adventures…

Timeline Trip Edinburgh

Giving substance to the saying ‘blast from the past’, Timeline Trip Edinburgh enables app-goers to rewind to a bygone moment, while soaking up a whole bunch of accurate and riveting historical facts. Take your pick from all the eras and prepare to get carried away with all the interactive fun in map form. The perfect and coolest self-guided tour.”

Discover the rest of the “Essential apps for living in Edinburgh” reading the original article.

03 Nov

Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plot

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In 1605, Guy Fawkes and a band of Catholic conspirators set out to destroy King James I and the ruling elite trying to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

After Queen Elizabeth I died in 1603, English Catholics who had been persecuted under her rule had hoped that her successor, James I, would be more tolerant of their religion. James I had, after all, had a Catholic mother. Unfortunately, James did not turn out to be more tolerant than Elizabeth and a number of young men, 13 to be exact, decided that violent action was the answer.

A small group took shape, under the leadership of Robert Catesby. Catesby felt that violent action was warranted. Indeed, the thing to do was to blow up the Houses of Parliament. In doing so, they would kill the King, maybe even the Prince of Wales, and the Members of Parliament who were making life difficult for the Catholics.

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To carry out their plan, the conspirators got hold of 36 barrels of gunpowder and stored them in a cellar, just under the House of Lords. But as the group worked on the plot, it became clear that innocent people would be hurt or killed in the attack, including some people who even fought for more rights for Catholics. Some of the plotters started having second thoughts. One of the group members even sent an anonymous letter warning his friend, Lord Monteagle, to stay away from the Parliament on November 5th.

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The warning letter reached the King, and the King’s forces made plans to stop the conspirators. Guy Fawkes, who was in the cellar of the parliament with the 36 barrels of gunpowder when the authorities stormed it in the early hours of November 5th, was caught, tortured and executed.

Nowadays, Guy Fawkes Day is celebrated in the United Kingdom, and in a number of countries that were formerly part of the British Empire, with fireworks, bonfires and parades.

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Even Hollywood has adapted the story in V for Vendetta, where the Guy Fawkes mask is used by the main character. After that, the mask has become a symbol against oppression and the established order.

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Play the Gundpowder game:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/games/gunpowder/index.shtml

More info in bonfirenight.net

27 Aug

The Great Fire of London, 350 commemorations

Great Fire 350 is an umbrella season of events marking the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.

At the centre of this is London’s Burning, a festival of arts and ideas produced by Artichoke. It is supported by founding sponsor the City of London Corporation and with an award from Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence programme.

What is London’s Burning?

At the centre of the Great Fire 350 commemorations, London’s Burning reimagines the Great Fire of 1666 through the vision of contemporary artists, writers and thinkers. Experience spectacular installations, talks and events from 30 August to 4 September.

You can find all the information here.

03 Aug

Fringe Festival, Edinburgh

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One of the most famous art festival in the world

This art festival takes place in the city centre of Edinburgh during the month of August. It features an average of over 3,000 shows from different countries around the world in more than 250 venues, ranging from pubs, public buildings, churches, theatres and the streets.

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The Fringe was established in 1947 as an alternative to the Edinburgh International Festival when eight theatre companies turned up uninvited and performed their plays taking advantage of the large crowds gathered in the city.

Everything related to Comedy, Dance, Cabaret, Children’s shows, Music, Musicals and Opera, Theatre and Circus has its time and space in the Fringe.

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17 Dec

Hogmanay, the Gaelic new year

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The Gaelic new year

The origin of this festivity roots back to the celebration of the winter solstice among the Norse as well as the incorporation of some Gaelic customs like the Samhain, known as the end of the harvesting year. The Scottish Protestant Reformation saw Christmas as a “Papist” celebration so Hogmanay became more traditional in Scotland.

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The general custom in Hogmanay is the practice of first-footing, which starts immediately after midnight. This involves being the first person to cross the threshold of a friend or neighbour and normally includes the giving of symbolic gifts such as shortbread, black bun or whisky with the intention to bring luck for the rest of the year to the householder. Food and drinks are then given to the guests and this may go on throughout the early hours of the morning and even into the next day.

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Every region in Scotland has developed their own Hogmanay rituals, for example in the central areas of Scotland, the tradition is to celebrate parties that involve singing, dancing, eating, storytelling and drinking. But there are also public celebrations. The Edinburgh Hogmanay starts on 30 December with a torchlight procession with over 35,000 participants and spectators that carry torches from the Old Town to Calton Hill. On 31 December the celebration continues and a big party is hold in Princes Street and its Gardens that can gather thousands of people who attend to the concerts and shows organized for that night.

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02 Dec

Timeline Trip has a new version with more points !!!

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Some Apple customers reported that upgrading to iOS 9 have caused some apps and, in some instances, their entire devices to crash, rendering their devices practically useless.

The latest issue covers a wide range of situations. While some users report having only their apps affected, others say the entire system on their devices was not functioning properly.

The only issue that affected Timeline Trip was the translation but affortunately we were working in new interesting points and we could take advantages to fix this problem caused by the same Apple. Therefore here there is the new version of Timeline Trip London and Timeline Trip Edinburgh in both Operative Systems, Android and iOS with new interesting points.

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20 Oct

Assasin’s Creed Syndicate within Victorian London

Today we want to talk to you about Assassin’s Creed, a historical fiction action-adventure open world stealth video game serie.

Set within London in 1868 during the Industrial Revolution, the story follows twins Jacob and Evie Frye as they navigate the corridors of organized crime during the Victorian era and fight against the established order, controlled by the Templars.

Plot

In 1868, at the tail end of the Industrial Revolution, with the Assassin Brotherhood all but eradicated, twins Jacob (Paul Amos) and Evie Frye (Victoria Atkin) leave Crawley for London and arrive to find a city controlled by the Templars, with both the Church and the Monarchy losing their power. Raised as Assassins to follow the Creed, Jacob and Evie aim to take back the city from Templar control by infiltrating and uniting London’s criminal underworld, aided by notable figures of the era such as novelist Charles Dickens, biologist Charles Darwin, inventor Alexander Graham Bell, Nurse Florence Nightingale, Duleep Singh, the last maharajah of the Sikh Empire and Queen Victoria.

Here you can see a video to compare real life vs. in-game. It is a great art job which can help us to see how London was at that time. We encourage you to download our app and get to know some of the charater mentioned above and more stories about the city, with hundred of ilustrations.

Find out the more characters and stories about Victorian era with Timeline Trip London

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03 Oct

Oliver Cromwell’s head

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The posthumous execution

After the restoration of the Stuart monarchy in 1660 under Charles’s son, King Charles II, nine surviving regicides who had participated in the trial and execution of Charles I were tried, convicted and sentenced to be dragged through the streets, hung by the neck and cut down live, disembowelled while alive, beheaded and dismembered.

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In addition, Charles II’s new Parliament ordered the disinterment from Westminster Abbey and theposthumous execution of the deceased regicides Oliver Cromwell, John Bradshaw and Henry Ireton. On the morning of 30 January 1661, the anniversary of the execution of King Charles I, the corpeses were dragged through the streets of London, hung in full public view, beheaded and buried in a common pit.oliver_cromwells_head_005_skull

The heads were placed on a wooden spike on a 6 metres pole, and raised above Westminster Hall. Cromwell’s head remained there until the late 1680s when a storm broke the pole throwing it to the ground. After then, it was in the hands of private collectors and museum owners until 25 March 1960, when it was finally buried at Sidney Sussex College in Cambridge.

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22 Sep

Witches

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The paranoia for witchcraft in Edinburgh

In the late Middle Ages some people were prosecuted in Scotland for harm done through witchcraft, which led to the passing of the Witchcraft Act in 1563 and those consulting witches or practicing witchcraft would be accused of capital crimes. The North Berwick Witch trials were the first major series of trials under the new act.

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They began in 1589 and James VI played an important role as he considered himself a victim and investigator. When James VI came back from Denmark there was a big storm in the middle of the sea, unnatural, according to James. The King was very interested in witchcraft and wrote a treaty on witchcraft in 1597 called Daemonologie.

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Between the late 16th and 18th centuries more than 4,000 people were accused of witchcraft in Scotland and around 1,500 of them were executed, being Lowland women most of the victims. The English and Scottish parliaments merged in 1707 and the new British parliament repealed the 1563 Act in 1736.

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27 Aug

The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert is not only the finale to the Edinburgh International Festival but marks an unforgettable close to Edinburgh’s festival season.

The display, set against the stunning backdrop of the iconic Edinburgh Castle, has been designed by internationally-renowned fireworks artist Keith Webb of Pyrovision.

Monday 31 August 2015

This year’s Virgin Money Fireworks Concert brings Edinburgh’s summer festival season to a spectacular conclusion, now on the last Monday evening. With a celebration of dance music the concert sets stirring and delightful music with an outstanding and sparkling visual extravaganza.

The Edinburgh Secondary Schools Orchestra and members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s Vibe project present a special programme of live music that none can miss.