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SISF 2020 – Charting new waters with CalMac Ferries

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Caledonian MacBrayne Hebridean and Clyde Ferries. The three-year support of the festival starts with the Year of Scotland’s Coasts and Waters and continues until the 2022 festival, which will take place in the Year of Scotland’s Stories. Aligned with this year’s festival theme, In the Flow, … Continued

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Scotland the When – A Mad God’s Dream

It’s August—must be time for the Edinburgh Festivals! Only this year it isn’t. But don’t despair because A Mad God’s Dream brings you lust, intrigue, backstage drama, plot and counter-plot from the Edinburgh Festival. Ossian, the mainstage festival drama—is it a nationalist epic?—comes direct to your ever smaller screens. Donald Smith’s wicked novella summons up the … Continued

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Scottish Heroes: Tales of Bravery to Inspire

During these trying times, we’ve found stories and fiction to be more important than ever in their power to transport us to other worlds. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite courageous Scots because we believe in listening and reading stories that move and inspire us right now. From the ever-popular Minerva McGonagall from … Continued

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SISF 2019: Q&A with Margaret Grenier

Tell us an interesting feature of traditional storytelling in your country. Storytelling of our oral histories has been carried through song and dance for the Indigenous people of the Northwest Coast of Canada for thousands of years. Our word for oral history translates to coming from the ice, meaning that our stories go back to … Continued

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SISF 2019: Q&A with Michael Williams

Tell us an interesting feature of traditional storytelling in your country.  Traditional storytelling in Canada consists of different strands reaching back to Indigenous storytelling traditions, European traditions, and other immigrant and local traditions. I grew up in a multi-cultural neighbourhood in Hamilton, Ontario, where the city’s steel mills attracted families from around the world. As … Continued

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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 Stefan Smart on I am Mark

Name of your show:  I AM MARK How would you describe your show in one sentence?  A stunning solo dramatisation of The Greatest Story Ever Told. Is this the first time that you are performing at the Fringe?  Yes. What do you think sets your show apart from all the other Festival offerings?  There will … Continued

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Fringe 2019: Q&A with Faux Theatre on Celeste’s Circus

Name of your show: Celeste’s Circus How would you describe your show in one sentence? A charming, modern puppet show, especially designed with a retro aesthetic to engage and enthral youngsters. Is this the first time that you are performing at the Fringe? An early version of what would later become Celeste’s Circus was first … 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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Edinburgh TradFest 2019

The past, present and future of traditional music Visit Edinburgh Tradfest site Edinburgh Tradfest has a rich story. With its longer tap roots in the Edinburgh Folk Festival, it was launched by Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland (TRACS) in 2013 to provide a distinctive platform for folk arts in the capital city. Edinburgh is a … Continued

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