Edinburgh fringe fights for right to party amid corporate ‘oasis’ of calm

Edinburgh fringe fights for right to party amid corporate 'oasis' of calm

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It was meant to celebrate all that the summer festival season has come to mean to Edinburgh and to its millions of visitors over 70 years. But this weekend's spectacular light show in one of the Georgian New Town's grandest squares has provoked a row

That was the plea made by Nica Burns, producer of the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, at a lunch for industry 'movers and shakers' on the first official day of this year's Fringe. She gave a potted history of the festival, which started 70 years ago when … . Street performers entertain the crowds at the Mound on the opening day of this years Festival Fringe. Picture: Ian Rutherford. Published: 06:00 Saturday 05 August 2017. Share this article. 0. Have your say

Donald Wilson, the culture convener of Edinburgh, has called for a major shake-up of the city's main festivals to ensure they coincide fully with Scottish school holidays, The Scotsman reports. The capital's former Lord Provost has suggested the … . It's festival time again in Edinburgh, but I'm just not feeling it this year. Nothing in the programmes piled high on my desk — book fest, Fringe, international festival, individual venues — is really leaping out and grabbing me. This is a not …

Test your theatre personality: how Fringe are you?

Test your theatre personality: how Fringe are you?

70 years of the Edinburgh Festival

Drama students for the Isle of Man are set to perform at the world's largest arts and culture festival in the world later this month. Local theatre production company Parker and Snell are to take a cast of 13 young actors, aged between 14 and 18, to …

Josh Glanc gives the critics a taste of his show Manful at the Meet the Media event. Picture: Jon Savage. Published: 21:16 Sunday 06 August 2017. Share this article. 0. Have your say. The organiser of the main prize for comedy at the Edinburgh Festival …

Shakespeare, satire and sex: Edinburgh festival's key to growing old gracefully

Edinburgh's International and Fringe festivals kick off this weekend and theatregoers, comedy-lovers, writers, directors and performers in their thousands will descend on the Scottish capital in search of great writing, hilarious comedy, new …

How Edinburgh changed British comedy

How Edinburgh changed British comedy

Fireworks explode over buildings in St Andrew Square for the opening of the Edinburgh festival. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA. Edinburgh festival 2017 · The Observer. Shakespeare, satire and sex: Edinburgh festival's key to growing old gracefully. A look … . Stepps actor Michael Tominey will make his professional debut in an all-new production of Five Kinds of Silence at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Michael, a former pupil of Our Lady's High School in Cumbernauld, is learning his trade at The MGA

Drinkies for walkies: Top five dog-friendly pubs for those escaping Edinburgh Festival madness

Yesterday marked the start of Edinburgh's International Festival and Fringe Festival for another year. It's a big year, as 2017 marks their 70th anniversary. In the aftermath of the devastation brought about by world war two, arts and culture were seen …

Edinburgh: Royal city of arts and culture

INCREDIBLE shots show Edinburgh skyline as it was set alight by the opening of the Edinburgh International Festival. The dazzling light show captivated punters as the main festival season got underway in the capital yesterday. The festival got off to a …

A ROW has blown up between Fringe promoters and funders of the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF). The operators of The Stand Comedy Club suggested St Andrews Square in the capital was chosen as the venue for the opening of the Festival because

Edinburgh's new culture chief has called for a major shake-up of the city's main festivals to ensure they coincide fully with Scottish school holidays. Donald Wilson, the capital's former Lord Provost, has suggested the Edinburgh International Festival … . I've lived in Edinburgh most of my life and I've yet to hear anyone utter the saying that it's claimed epitomises Scotland's capital city. “You'll have had your tea” is said to sum up the sober and reserved attitude locals have to outsiders. If it ever …

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