Monthly Archives: August 2009

Edinburgh Festival Insider – Pick of the Fringe 2009

Although I’d seen Zen Zen Zo’s showreel and read about Zeitgeist‘s bold, cutting-edge take on contemporary physical theatre and dance, nothing prepared me for actually seeing this live. The only point I didn’t sit and marvel open-mouthed as their startlingly original and visually outstanding show progressed was when they threw eggs into the audience. Even […]

Edinburgh Festival Insider – Venue of the year 2009

With 100s of venues across the city – from the ‘big three’ of the Assembly, Pleasance and Gilded Balloon to the likes of private residences and restaurants – there’s almost as wide a choice of places to see shows as there are performances to enjoy. The nominations for the Edinburgh Festival Insider Venue of the […]

Edinburgh Festival Insider – Dance / Physical Award 2009

Perhaps my favourite category of the Fringe programme, the dance / physical section always contains shows which challenge, delight and impress with feats of skill, fluid movements and some of the most original works to grace Edinburgh’s stage during August. The nominations for the Edinburgh Festival Insider Dance / Physical Award 2009 are: The Chair […]

Edinburgh Festival Insider – Music Award 2009

Each year, the Fringe and the offshoot Edge Festival provide a wide range of musical offerings to cater for every taste. From world music to avant garde; classical to techno – there’s something there for everyone. The nominations for the Edinburgh Festival Insider Music Award 2009 are: Camille O’Sullivan with The Dark Angel. A mesmerising […]

NEWS – The Great Fridge Adventurers Arrive in Edinburgh !

Marcus and James are 2 young men who are walking from John O Groats to Lands End to raise money for charity.  They have a full website called The Great Fridge Adventure which explains the reasons they are doing it. Their inspiration came from the original Fridge Adventurer – Tony Hawks who took one round Ireland for […]

REVIEW – Creole Choir of Cuba

*****

Once again, Toby Gough has curated a superb programme at St George’s West under the banner of The World Festival. Bringing together acts from Africa, South & Central America and Sri Lanka, he has given us a rare and treasured opportunity to see some of the best performers on the world music scene today. Having […]

Edinburgh Festival Insider – Best Newcomer 2009

The Fringe always draws hopeful and enthusiastic performers and groups from around the world to its gigantic stage. Helping to keep it fresh and constantly-evolving, these first-timers often provide some unexpected delights amongst the more established acts that return year after year. The nominations for the Edinburgh Festival Insider Best Newcomer Award 2009 are: Sambor […]