CreativeMornings

CreativeMornings

CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. It exists in over 170 cities across the world, one of which is Edinburgh. Led by CreativeMornings Edinburgh Host Alex Humphry-Baker, the session began with a period of general mingling time, as might expected at a networking event... 

Arbikie Gin Masterclass

Arbikie Gin Masterclass

You are guaranteed to be off to a great start when you step into the gorgeous Merchant’s Hall with a G&T in hand. Seated in banquet style seating, you quickly make acquaintances with those at your table and the atmosphere is light but relaxed... 

Beautiful Little Fool

Beautiful Little Fool

As one of the most famous American authors of all time, many people will know of F. Scott Fitzgerald and yet the woman behind the man, his wife Zelda, has been overlooked for the most part... 

Creative Solutions for Creative Careers

Creative Solutions for Creative Careers

As part of Fringe Central’s Young Voices: Fresh Perspective programme, the Scottish Drama Training Network presented Creative Solutions for Creative Careers. Young arts creators were invited to the free hour long event to discuss the difficulties facing them as they enter the industry... 

1984

1984

George Orwell’s magnum opus novel 1984 is eerily relevant today despite being published in 1949 and shows us a world of constant war, omnipresent surveillance and propaganda conditioning... 

Thai Cookery Workshop With Lunch

Thai Cookery Workshop With Lunch

Walking into the Krua Thai Cookery School is like being welcomed into a friend’s home. You are immediately set at ease and ready to begin the human tradition of exchanging stories, food and cultures... 

Bunker Girls

Bunker Girls

Bunker Girls shows us two women who worked as secretaries documenting the German perspective on WWII. We see them go from proud nationalists full of hope to breaking down as they witness their country ultimately losing the war... 

Good With Maps

Good With Maps

Siren Theatre Co’s Good With Maps is a multi-faceted story masterfully guided by Jane Phegan who takes us through this one woman show. We are gradually brought to understand the link of the Amazon, literature and Parkinson’s disease as the three topics of storytelling intertwine... 

Sylvia Plath, Your Words Are Just Dust

Sylvia Plath, Your Words Are Just Dust

The Bathtub Heroine presents an incredibly biting piece of new writing telling the life story of tormented poet, Sylvia Plath. The audience is led on a journey through five chapters of Plath’s writing as known through her poetry and her semi-autobiographical novel The Bell Jar... 

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

The story of Peter Pan is a familiar one for many and The Talentz present a lovely retelling of the classic tale. The youth theatre group’s show is a well-oiled and rehearsed performance that is beyond their years... 

Little Shop of Horrors – The Musical!

Little Shop of Horrors – The Musical!

Ethereal Theatre Company’s Little Shop of Horrors is a powerhouse of zany energy. By nature, the show is a nonsensical and melodramatic tale of a man who creates a mutant plant with a taste for blood... 

Rocky Horror Night

Rocky Horror Night

For the 16th year, twice a week during the festival, Frankenstein’s pub is taken over by Frank N Furter and the gang for Rocky Horror Night! It’s a raucous fun-filled evening of Rocky Horror-themed debauchery in a venue where Halloween is all year round and the dramatic presentation of Frankenstein’s Monster is somewhat akin to the creation of Rocky... 

Edison

Edison

Static Assembly attempt to give us an insight into the lives and rivalry of Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla but really just leaves the audience confused. While they claim they are presenting an ‘experimental’ and ‘divine’ insight to this true story, the term ‘unique’ to mean an attempt to be bizarre in every sense... 

Gazing at a Distant Star

Gazing at a Distant Star

Gazing at a Distant Star follows three lives individually dealing with their own losses. First we are introduced to the boisterous but relatable everyman, Arun, working in a call centre to raise enough money for university... 

Circa: Humans

Circa: Humans

Step into the grand Lafayette big top in Underbelly’s dedicated Circus Hub and witness the spectacle of internationally acclaimed Circa with their 2017 Fringe offering. Ten acrobats perform an hour of incredible feats with precision, strength and personality... 

The Potter Trail

The Potter Trail

Edinburgh is the greatest place a Harry Potter fan can visit if they’re looking to immerse themselves in an environment that feels authentically wizarding. With Edinburgh’s magical history and the intrigue of the Old Town’s wynds and closes, it’s not hard to see where J... 

The Art and Science of Gin

The Art and Science of Gin

If you’re also the kind of person who thinks that you can’t go wrong when starting with a G&T then this is the event for you. Edinburgh Gin has quickly become a hallmark company in this city and it is fantastic to see them getting involved in the Fringe... 

Part of the Picture

Part of the Picture

Bletherbox provide an alternative insight into the lives of the men who worked and died on the Piper Alpha oil rig. Tom Cooper’s writing is remarkably realistic and will feel eerily familiar to those in the audience who know people who work offshore... 

TUTU: Dance in All Its Glory

TUTU: Dance in All Its Glory

The dance world can sometimes take itself a little too seriously, it often seems to be too caught up in technical comparisons to just enjoy itself, however, Chicos Mambo is the opposite of that notion... 

American Broadway Hits

American Broadway Hits

American Performing Arts International return to Edinburgh with their musical theatre revue American Broadway Hits. A well-structured and smoothly run show that provides a large scope of songs from Guys and Dolls to Little Shop of Horrors, Newsies to Singin’ In the Rain – a variety that any musical theatre fan would be satisfied with – as well as throwing in some less familiar numbers from shows such as Forever Plaid and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder...