Tag archive for ‘Edinburgh Festival Fringe’
By Nigel Duncan On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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Special day helps mark 70 years of the Edinburgh Fringe

Plans for the inaugural World Fringe Day involving more than 200 fringes across the planet have been announced for Tuesday 11 July 2017. The day will reflect on the collective power and worldwide reach of the fringe More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
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First Fringe tickets go on sale today!

Last year over 2.4 million tickets were issued for 50,266 Fringe performances of 3,269 shows at 294 venues across the city. This year the Fringe runs from 4-28 August 2017. Here are some of those we met last year:  More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, January 26th, 2017
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Edinburgh festivals – 70 years of culture

As a reminder that this year marks the 70th anniversary year of Edinburgh festivals the overarching body EdinburghFestivals.com has produced a video to remind us what we might have seen in the past, and what we More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
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More funding for festivals in their 70th year

  Cabinet Secretary Fiona Hyslop and Festival Directors celebrate enhanced funding for 70th Anniversary of Edinburgh’s Festivals The Scottish Government has confirmed a further £300,000 of funding to More...

By Keira Brown On Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
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Edinburgh International Festival REVIEW – Mogwai Play Atomic ****

Photo by Brian Sweeney It seemed appropriate to conclude the Festival with Mogwai performing the OST to Mark Cousin’s film, Atomic, live. Subtitled Living in Dread and Promise, Cousins’ film nods to the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, August 29th, 2016
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Fringe figures all add up to a great year

All the companies who organise various venues have been getting in touch with us today to tell us their good news. It is clear that this year has been outstanding for everyone involved with Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Even More...

By Izzy Gray On Sunday, August 28th, 2016
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW: Entrails by Parachute Dance***

Entrails is the debut dance piece from emerging company Parachute Dance.  As the name implies it is anything but an easy watch, though this is by no means a criticism. Directed and choreographed by Roisin O’Brien, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, August 28th, 2016
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Edinburgh International Culture Summit 2016 ends with call to save heritage endangered by war

The Edinburgh International Culture Summit took place between 24-26 August 2016 at Holyrood. Discussions centred around the 40 cultural delegations who listened to over 60 speakers from around the world talking More...

By Mark Brown On Saturday, August 27th, 2016
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 Review: Mark Watson’s Edinborolympics *****

It’s late on the final Friday of the Fringe and a trio of comedians have been invited to compete in the coveted Edinborolympics, a test of physical and mental (oh boy, it’s definitely mental!) agility with host More...

By Mark Brown On Saturday, August 27th, 2016
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 Review: Andrew Maxwell – Slight Return *****

Andrew Maxwell returns to Edinburgh – at the insistence of his young daughter – to deliver a wonderfully humorous take on the world at large in one of the favourites of the Fringe this year. Our ‘clown for More...