Edinburgh Fringe / Spoken Word

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Circled in the Radio Times by John Osborne

Circled in the Radio Times by John Osborne

TV has a special place in our hearts, for comforting us on a very personal level, and for giving us the communal experience of watching and talking about it. It is part of our national identity; all brits look at Inspector Morse or Eastenders or James Bond as a distinct part of their culture, whether high or low... 

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Is Your Online Reputation Hurting You?
Is Your Online Reputation Hurting You?

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas is an initiative set up to ‘take the academics out of their ivory towers and engage with the public’... 

Loud Poets
Loud Poets

Loud Poets is loud. And by loud I don’t mean in volume but in sheer gravity of subject matter. The five poets, Kevin McLean, Doug Garry, Catherine Wilson, Katie Ailes and guest Sage Francis were tenacious... 

In Conversation With… Rab Noakes
In Conversation With… Rab Noakes

The In Conversation series at New Town Theatre in George Street is an hour of chat with a celebrity guest each day... 

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How To Write A Press Release

How To Write A Press Release

Writing a press release that a journalist will use is a skill even experienced PRs can get wrong. Broadway Baby publisher, Pete Shaw, has been a journalist for over 30 years and can give you some pointers to getting it right. 

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How To Sell Your Show At The Edinburgh Fringe
How To Sell Your Show At The Edinburgh Fringe

Broadway Baby Publisher, Pete Shaw, offers a comprehensive guide to marketing your show at a fringe festival such as Edinburgh with tips on budgets, creating a press release, social media and branding. 

Star Inflation is Real
Star Inflation is Real

Mutterings about star ratings are as much a part of the Fringe as plastic pint glasses. Some people think critics are too generous, some people too harsh (mainly about their own shows), and others think star ratings should be abolished altogether... 

Summerhall’s army@TheFringe: An Affront to the Arts or an Ambitious Alliance?
Summerhall’s army@TheFringe: An Affront to the Arts or an Ambitious Alliance?

The Army has set up camp for the first time at the Fringe and is stationed with Summerhall in its own premises... 

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Calais Jungle Volunteer Matt Abbott Challenges Liberal Attitudes to Brexit

Calais Jungle Volunteer Matt Abbott Challenges Liberal Attitudes to Brexit

In his Fringe show Two Little Ducks, UK spoken-word artist and activist Matt Abbott uses poetry to explore contemporary politics. Native to a city that voted 66% Leave, Abbott delves into the socio-economic climate which led many traditionally working-class communities to vote for Brexit, as well as his experiences volunteering at the Calais Jungle... 

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Neil Hilborn on Self Care as a Poet
Neil Hilborn on Self Care as a Poet

In 2011, Neil Hilborn’s poetry slam team placed first in the US College Poetry Slam. Since then he has toured with Button Poetry and published two collections of poetry, Clatter and Our Numbered Days... 

Leyla Josephine’s Collision of Theatre and Spoken-word Poetry
Leyla Josephine’s Collision of Theatre and Spoken-word Poetry

Leyla Josephine is a performance artist and writer from Glasgow. She’s the former UK Spoken Word Slam Champion and her poem ‘I Think She Was a She’ went viral in 2014... 

What Would Kanye Do?’s Clare Marcie on Connecting with Kanye West
What Would Kanye Do?’s Clare Marcie on Connecting with Kanye West

Broadway Baby’s Gordon Douglas is joined by Scotland-based theatre-maker Clare Marcie to talk about her new show What Would Kanye Do?, part of the programme at theSpace @ Jury’s Inn... 

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To Be Frank Poetry: Open Mic and Live Spoken Word Show

To Be Frank Poetry: Open Mic and Live Spoken Word Show

A brand new type of spoken word show is coming to the Edinburgh Fringe, with one half open mic and one half live spoken word show. Come along and sign up to our open mic where you'll get 5 minutes to perform poetry, music or something entirely your own... 

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Universal Dad
Universal Dad

The story of a young man’s quest to find the father he never knew through an emotional cross-country journey that changes his life forever... 

Edinburgh in the Shadows
Edinburgh in the Shadows

'A collection of... lesser known and thoroughly dark Edinburgh stories. Highly recommended...' ***** (FringeReview... 

The 900 Club
The 900 Club

Four friends reunite after five years to commemorate the death of their friend, which broke them apart...