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Culture Minister Fiona Hyslop joined storyteller Mara Menzies yesterday to herald the Made in Scotland showcase for 2019.

Mara Menzies is pictured with Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs (left). PHOTO | Colin Hattersley Photography

Award-winning actress and storyteller, Mara Menzies, has received Made in Scotland funding for the World Premiere of “Blood and Gold” – ancient mythology and modern storytelling collide in a contemporary exploration of the legacy of colonialism and slavery. 

Made in Scotland is the curated showcase of music, theatre and dance performed during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A partnership between the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Creative Scotland, the Federation of Scottish Theatre and the Scottish Music Centre, it is funded by the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund. Now in its 11th year, the Made in Scotland programme celebrates the wealth and diversity of music, theatre and dance that is currently being made and produced in Scotland.

Award-winning actress and storyteller, Mara Menzies, has received Made in Scotland funding for the World Premiere of “Blood and Gold” – ancient mythology and modern storytelling collide in a contemporary exploration of the legacy of colonialism and slavery. PHOTO Colin Hattersley Photography

Scottish dance, theatre, and music artists, groups and companies can apply to present artistically ambitious work at the Fringe as part of the Made in Scotland 2019 Showcase. Funding is intended to support the costs of presenting work at the Fringe. The work can be new or an existing production which will be re-staged during August.