Events

Fringe 2019: Q&A with Alice Fernbank and Graham Dickson on The Golden Fly

Name of your show: The Golden Fly How would you describe your show in one sentence?  An epic tale of a shapeshifting Goddess who journeys across worlds in search of a golden awakening. Is this the first time that you are performing at the Fringe? No. What do you think sets your show apart from … Continued

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Fringe 2019: Q&A with Brite Theatre on (Can This Be) Home

Name of your show: (Can This Be) Home How would you describe your show in one sentence? Poetic and musical journey through the personal impact of Brexit so far. Is this the first time that you are performing at the Fringe? It is for Kolbrun, she usually doesn’t perform but writes or directs, but as … Continued

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Fringe 2019: Q&A with The Night With on The Night With… Evenings

Name of your show: The Night With… Evenings How would you describe your show in one sentence? An evening of interesting, new classical music mainly by Scottish composers and performers. Is this the first time that you are performing at the Fringe? No, I presented The Night With… Wooden Elephant last year who performed string … Continued

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Fringe 2019: Q&A with the Puppet State Theatre Company on The Man Who Planted Trees

Name of your show: The Man Who Planted Trees How would you describe your show in one sentence? Some of your kids weren’t even born when this show started out thirteen years ago and – assuming they’re over seven – they’re still not too old to enjoy a story that is more relevant than ever. … Continued

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Fringe 2019: Q&A with Neil Adam and Judy Turner on Sing Me A Song: The Robert Louis Stevenson Show

Name of your show: Sing Me A Song: The Robert Louis Stevenson Show How would you describe your show in one sentence? Dive into the adventurous life of Edinburgh’s favourite son, as told through his letters, published writings and poems (set to music by Neil Adam) – you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll learn heaps. Is … Continued

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Fringe 2019: Q&A with Janis MacKay on Wee Seals and Selkies

Name of your show: Wee Seals & Selkies How would you describe your show in one sentence? Let award-winning children’s author and storyteller Janis Mackay take the whole family on a heart-warming journey to the sea, to meet a brave wee seal, and a magical selkie, accompanied by fiddle music. Is this the first time … Continued

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The People’s Friend: Sesquicentennial Celebrations at the SSC

A copy of The People’s Friend is sold somewhere in the world every 3.44 seconds. Not bad for a bespoke magazine that first hit the shelves on 13 January 1869, which has managed to cultivate a readership by promoting fiction amongst history, nature, science, recipes, games, puzzles and tips for housewives, and retain a loyal … Continued

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RECONSTRUCTED SERIES EXPLORES & REDEFINES INFLUENTIAL MUSIC ARTISTS

Bob Dylan image credit: Xavier Badosa This new series of live performances celebrates the musical genius of some of the most influential artists of the last century by reinterpreting, reinventing and ‘reconstructing’ their work. Stuart McHardy and Jess Abrams, who lead the first two sessions, come from very different angles, backgrounds and musical genres, as … Continued

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15 Things I Learned at TradFest

Our Festival Intern and Photographer Adriana-Ioana Cosma, summarized her 2018 TradFest experience for us, sharing some of her favourite moments and cultural insights!   1. I learned that there isn’t only one type of bagpipes, and that they can be far more interesting than the ones I hear so often on Princes Street, while seeing Brighde … Continued

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Kin: Fortune, Feuds & The Family Tree – The Devil Meets Our Loved Ones

Sat 5 May | 7.30pm (2hrs) | Scottish Storytelling Centre Families – we can’t live with them, can’t live without them! In the spirit of this year’s TradFest theme of ‘Passing it on’, what storytelling topic could be more fitting than ‘family’ and ‘heritage’? We all know anecdotes of peculiar family gatherings, enlightening moments of … Continued

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