Tag Archives: Edinburgh Fringe

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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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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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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Going out with a bang

I didn’t talk much on this blog about how I’ve time to do all the things I write about. For the last few months I’ve had a new job in hand, but one with a once-yearly intake in August, so … Continue reading

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Unticketed

I’m sure there are many misleading show descriptions on the Fringe, but the one that is causing me the most trouble right now is “free and unticketed”. Sometimes it does what it says on the tin.  For the marvellous Young … Continue reading

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