Category Archives: Festivals

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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Poetry! With a robot! (and, elsewhere, Susan Calman)

It’s in the nature of August in Edinburgh that you end up with some clashes.  Even so, I was gutted when I was asked to speak at the Science and Poetry event and realised it clashed with the tickets a friend … Continue reading

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The Letter of Last Resort/Good with People… and Andy Murray!

I spent the end of the Andy Murray singles match even more nail-bitingly than most other people in Scotland.  Not only ‘will he win the match?’ but ‘can he do it before I’m going over the road to the Traverse?’ … Continue reading

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Random festival recommendations

I need to start by saying that I don’t have any special insider knowledge, or even a decent overview, when it comes to recommending stuff for the festivals.  I basically know much the same as anyone with a programme (or … Continue reading

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Bullet Catch and Dieter Roth

I made a rule for myself this festival season –  that I would choose what to go to depending entirely on gut feeling.  The festivals are just too big to analyse everything then make reasoned decisions.  So the only logic … Continue reading

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Mostly art… Human Castle, Melvin Moti and SPL

Mostly an arty day today… Human Castle by Emily Speed was the very first event in Edinburgh Art Festival and the photographers were out in force for a performance that was extremely photogenic. (see for example these photos by ‘yellow … Continue reading

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