PREVIEW – Edinburgh International Book Festival, 10-26 August

In 1983, the Edinburgh Book Festival first pitched its tents in Charlotte Square Gardens, featuring 120 authors. Now, the 30th Edinburgh International Book Festival will feature over 700 events, with authors from all across the globe in what is now the biggest literary festival in the world. One of the festival’s many fascinating themes is […]

PREVIEW: Just Festival, 2-26 August

In a rebranding which aims to encapsulate the moral core of what was previously known as the Festival of Spirituality & Peace, the programme for Edinburgh’s Just Festival was launched last night in St John’s Church. With 129 performances, talks, films, events and exhibitions, the festival aims to celebrate cross-faith and cross-cultural diversity in Edinburgh […]

FRINGE – If it’s your first time in Edinburgh in August, read on…

The Edinburgh Festival is a wonderful explosion of culture, colour and crowds which bursts over the city during August. You may be forgiven for thinking all you have to do is turn up with a pocketful of hopes and dreams and enjoy yourself. Whilst that is true to an extent, if you’ve never been to […]

FRINGE PREVIEW – Randy is Sober

If you’re looking for something a little bit different from the usual ‘one person and a microphone’ stand-up fare this August – how about ‘one felt-faced puppet and a microphone’ instead? Randy, the creation of cult puppeteer Heath McIvor, is back at the Fringe this year after the sell-out successes of Randy’s Postcards From Purgatory […]

FRINGE 2011 – Programme launched

The numbers speak for themselves: 41,689 performances. 2,542 shows. 258 venues. 1,319 world premieres. 607 free shows. An estimated £142 million generated each year for the Edinburgh & Scottish economy… And the number of ways you can have fun and be entertained during August in Edinburgh? Almost infinite. Today saw the launch of the 2011 […]