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Silent Sunday

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Stephen McGinty & Daniel Pick, DanceBase x 4

Can’t believe I’ve left it three days to post these, clearly I’m not as organised as I thought I was!  This is the last batch of festival stories, because I’m off to start New Job tomorrow.  There may be the … Continue reading

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Book festival special

And a special book festival it is too!  I am having a brilliant time.  Lovely atmosphere. I’m a bit behind with blogging so let’s have a quick catch-up of the last couple of days (not in order.  Maybe in order … Continue reading

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AL Kennedy, Danny MacAskill, Story Shop and poeting

AL Kennedy‘s talk at the book festival was an easy sell to me.  In fact, it’s one of the very few events that I bought a ticket to on the first day they were released because I knew I would … Continue reading

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How to survive the Titanic

My first event of the book festival last night! I love the book festival – such a massive programme right on our doorstep (though I was also lucky where I lived before, which was midway between Hay-on-Wye and Cheltenham). The … Continue reading

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Tourist in Residence: Walking Beauty

You’ve got to love the concept of a ‘Tourist in Residence’.  As Tourist in Residence to the Edinburgh Art Festival, Anthony Schrag has designed a bunch of one-off tours that are quite unlike your usual walking tours.  Already he’s run … Continue reading

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Harry Baker, Inua Ellams and the poetry polaroid

I am completely unable to remember the title of Harry Baker‘s show in anything like the right order, so having looked it up, I can say it’s Proper Pop-up Purple Paper People (12 noon at the Royal Oak). The poem … Continue reading

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Orchard, Nick Field, Going to the Pictures

Playing catch-up on yesterday’s stuff… I was lucky enough to take part in an Inky Fingers workshop led by Nick Field yesterday, and I really should have got out this blog sharpish and told you all to go see him … Continue reading

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Within This Dust

A short one this morning since I only saw one show yesterday – how is that possible? One of my highlights of last year’s Fringe was Falling Man by the dance company Smallpetitklein, performed as a solo by Tom Pritchard. … Continue reading

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Joe Dunthorne Festival Detour and GOD/A Beautiful Hell at DanceBase

Back to the art festival yesterday and, indeed, back to the Melvin Moti exhibition where Joe Dunthorne was performing his Festival Detour. Can I just say that I really love the idea of the Festival Detours? It’s a brilliant programme … Continue reading

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