INFO – Edinburgh takes a deep breath…

It’s almost upon us. The wonderul, colourful craziness that is the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and all it associated frantic magic really kicks off tomorrow, with many shows doing preview runs on Wednesday and Thursday before it all officially starts on Friday.

Since the vibrant razzmatazz of the Jazz & Blues Festival events at the weekend, the city is taking a brief pause to itself before rushing headlong into the thick of things.

But don’t be fooled into thinking nothing’s afoot. Performers have been steadily arriving using any means of transport available to them; tech checks have been going on long into the early hours; venues are being hastily assembled out of MDF, glitter and blu-tac – there’s a mountain of activity going on in preparation for hundreds of curtains about to rise.

But for now, relax. Take a deep breath, count to 10, visualise your special place. For, from tomorrow, there’s no rest til September…

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