Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much

Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much

Legendary Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi shares the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock’n’roll in this intimate evening of chat and music. 

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Fake News, Alexa & Networking

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Fake News, Alexa & Networking

Three top academics, three dangerous ideas and your host, comedian Susan Morrison. 

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Football, Data & Bilingualism

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Football, Data & Bilingualism

Three top academics, three dangerous ideas and your host, comedian Susan Morrison. 

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Superhumans, Wild Child & Sharks

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Superhumans, Wild Child & Sharks

Three top academics, three dangerous ideas and your host, comedian Susan Morrison. 

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Depression, Assholes & Hippies

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Depression, Assholes & Hippies

Three top academics, three dangerous ideas and your host, comedian Susan Morrison. 

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Dementia, Quantum Particles & AI Creativity

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Dementia, Quantum Particles & AI Creativity

Three top academics, three dangerous ideas and your host, comedian Susan Morrison. 

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Marginal Gains & A Hacked Toothbrush

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Marginal Gains & A Hacked Toothbrush

Two top academics, two dangerous ideas and your host, comedian Susan Morrison. 

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Dancers, Algorithms & Speech

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Dancers, Algorithms & Speech

Three top academics, three dangerous ideas and your host, comedian Susan Morrison. 

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Fifty Shades of Fiction & Stroke Survival

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Fifty Shades of Fiction & Stroke Survival

Two top academics, two dangerous ideas and your host, comedian Susan Morrison. 

Taiwan Season Symposium: Indigenous Artist Development – A Global Context

Taiwan Season Symposium: Indigenous Artist Development – A Global Context

This webinar session examines the vital creative expression of indigenous art in Taiwan and internationally – how it interacts with and impacts the mainstream art world, the nurt… 

Taiwan Season Symposium: Transforming Circus and Shaping its Future in Taiwan, Japan, the UK and Beyond 

Taiwan Season Symposium: Transforming Circus and Shaping its Future in Taiwan, Japan, the UK and Beyond 

In collaboration with circus platform at National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, the international panel of circus experts will delve into the challenges and pleasures of creating … 

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Caring Robot, Talking-Money & Toilet Graffiti

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Caring Robot, Talking-Money & Toilet Graffiti

Three top academics, three dangerous ideas and your host comedian, Susan Morrison. 

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Torture On Trial, #Selfloathe & Hope

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Torture On Trial, #Selfloathe & Hope

Three top academics, three dangerous ideas and your host, comedian Susan Morrison. 

The Mind Is The Frontline

The Mind Is The Frontline

Following her sell-out success of 5 Soldiers – The Body is the Frontline, choreographer Rosie Kay curates a series of live and hybrid panel discussions around freedom, security a… 

The Mind Is The Frontline

The Mind Is The Frontline

Following her sell-out success of 5 Soldiers – The Body is the Frontline, choreographer Rosie Kay curates a series of live and hybrid panel discussions around freedom, security a… 

Taiwan Season Symposium: International Digital Theatre Roundtable 

Taiwan Season Symposium: International Digital Theatre Roundtable 

This panel will explore dance, theatre and performance delivered both live and digitally. 

Taiwan Season Symposium: Unheard Voices – Social Engagement in the Arts

Taiwan Season Symposium: Unheard Voices – Social Engagement in the Arts

Moderated by Sandy Hsiu-chih Lo, curator of Green Island Human Rights Art Festival in Taiwan, this webinar will look into how the Festival enabled the artistic expression of … 

Shakespeare's Schoolroom Live

Shakespeare's Schoolroom Live

Interactive Virtual Museum Tour live from Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall in Stratford-upon-Avon. 

Shakespeare's Schoolroom Live

Shakespeare's Schoolroom Live

Interactive Virtual Museum Tour live from Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall in Stratford-upon-Avon. 

Whisky and Folklore

Whisky and Folklore

Taste four deliciously different whiskies while taking a journey into the history of whisky in Scotland and its profound importance within Scottish culture. 

In Conversation with… Christopher Brookmyre

In Conversation with… Christopher Brookmyre

Author of 24 crime and sci-fi novels, including Quite Ugly One Morning, All Fun And Games Until Somebody Loses An Eye and Black Widow, which won the 2016 McIlvanney Prize for Scott… 

Odyssey

Odyssey

Within the backdrop of his paintings, acclaimed Scottish artist Simon Laurie discusses the inspiration behind his four-week exhibition of recent work at The Scottish Arts Club, and… 

Mendelssohn in Scotland

Mendelssohn in Scotland

Felix Mendelssohn came to Scotland in 1829, drawn by myth and history, the works of Walter Scott, and our country’s natural beauty. 

Song over Scotland

Song over Scotland

Scotland’s dramatic history is illuminated by her music and traditional folksong. 

Edinburgh's Greatest Hits – The Story of the Capital's Music

Edinburgh's Greatest Hits – The Story of the Capital's Music

Discover the stories of the musicians who have stayed, played and made music in Scotland’s capital city with these entertaining, guided walking tours. 

A Tribute to Arthur Conan Doyle, the Man Behind and Beyond Sherlock Holmes

A Tribute to Arthur Conan Doyle, the Man Behind and Beyond Sherlock Holmes

A Tribute to Arthur Conan Doyle, the Man Behind and Beyond Sherlock Holmes with a discussion by New York author, Elizabeth Crowens and Tania Henzell, a relation of the Doyle family… 

Blame It on the Algorithm!

Blame It on the Algorithm!

Algorithms and artificial intelligence can determine your mortgage application, drive a car, find you a soulmate and even diagnose your health conditions. 

In Conversation with... Ian Rankin

In Conversation with... Ian Rankin

The Fife-born international best-selling author chats to Graham Spiers about Rebus, writing, all things Edinburgh, favourite books and music. 

Does Sex Still Sell?

Does Sex Still Sell?

Women have been portrayed as sexual objects in advertising for many years. 

The Secret Policeman's Tour

The Secret Policeman's Tour

In cahoots with Deborah Frances-White (Guilty Feminist), Amnesty International’s revered Secret Policeman’s Tour comes to Edinburgh. 

In Conversation with... Patrick Harvie

In Conversation with... Patrick Harvie

Co-leader of the Scottish Green Party and MSP for the Glasgow area since 2003. 

Don’t Believe Your Ears!

Don’t Believe Your Ears!

Did Grover drop an F-bomb on Sesame Street? Do the names Yanny and Laurel make you want to fight? You know what your ears tell you; you heard it yourself! But why do so many people… 

In Conversation with... Elaine C Smith

In Conversation with... Elaine C Smith

BAFTA-winning actor, comedian, singer, writer, independence campaigner, panto legend, feminist and socialist, Smith is rarely accused of lacking opinions. 

Obesity Bankrupted Our NHS!

Obesity Bankrupted Our NHS!

Too many of us are obese. 

Fake News Kills World!

Fake News Kills World!

Before going mainstream in 2016, fake news was principally used to attack climate science. 

Thinking Outside the (Penalty) Box

Thinking Outside the (Penalty) Box

How do you inspire the kids that just don’t want to learn? A critical pedagogy that uses real-life examples can help says Neil Speirs (University of Edinburgh), who reckons that … 

Gill Sims: Why Mummy Doesn’t Give A ****!

Gill Sims: Why Mummy Doesn’t Give A ****!

Author of online sensation Peter and Jane, Gill Sims is the number one best-selling author behind Why Mummy Drinks, its follow up “Why Mummy Swears and the recently announced Why M… 

Sarah McGuinness: Back to Blacks

Sarah McGuinness: Back to Blacks

Sarah McGuinness welcomes you Back to Blacks, the eclectic live music and chat show streaming regularly from Blacks Club, Soho. 

Don’t You Smile at Me!

Don’t You Smile at Me!

Our world is getting colder – emotionally. 

Positive Education Sponsored by the RSA

Positive Education Sponsored by the RSA

The RSA was founded during the Enlightenment by William Shipley in 1754 with the first meeting being held at Rawthmell’s Coffee House, Covent Garden, London. 

Ideal School Exhibition Sponsored by the RSA

Ideal School Exhibition Sponsored by the RSA

The RSA was founded during the Enlightenment by William Shipley in 1754 with the first meeting being held at Rawthmell’s Coffee House, Covent Garden, London. 

Edinburgh TV Festival Presents: Russell T Davies

Edinburgh TV Festival Presents: Russell T Davies

Russell T Davies is the man behind classic and acclaimed TV series Doctor Who, Queer As Folk, Torchwood and Cucumber, among many others. 

How to Raise a Teenager in 2019

How to Raise a Teenager in 2019

Who would be a parent in 2019? Social media, stress and anxiety, knife crime and drugs, and many more issues besides keep parents of teenagers awake at night. 

Don't Bank on the Bankers

Don't Bank on the Bankers

A decade on from the financial crash, Rachel Findlay (Edinburgh Napier University) explores how bankers shafted us, crashing banks and our economies, how they got it so badly wrong… 

In Conversation with... Barbara Dickson

In Conversation with... Barbara Dickson

Scotland’s top-selling female album artist of all time, Barbara Dickson has had a fifty-year life in music, telling stories through song and performance in the theatre, continuin… 

Teaching the Unspeakable: Talking About Genocide

Teaching the Unspeakable: Talking About Genocide

This EduMod session is curated by the Holocaust Education Trust and Remembering Srebrenica Scotland. 

Scotlandsfest

Scotlandsfest

The festival within the Festival invites you to enjoy fifteen varied afternoon sessions of stimulating conversation, readings and debate covering topics from George Orwell to Eduar… 

In Conversation with... Val McDermid

In Conversation with... Val McDermid

Britain’s queen of crime fiction with more than 30 books to her name and 16 million worldwide sales discusses her new novel How the Dead Speak. 

Disgust for Dummies

Disgust for Dummies

What do dirty floors and corruption in high places have in common? They are both revolting. 

Scotland’s Debt: The Impact of the Slave Trade on the Nation’s Wealth

Scotland’s Debt: The Impact of the Slave Trade on the Nation’s Wealth

Scots have often salved their consciences over slavery by explaining it as an English phenomenon; only a handful of ships left Scotland for the triangular trade and it barely regis… 

TalkFest – Anatomy of a Play: How Not to Drown

TalkFest – Anatomy of a Play: How Not to Drown

Over the last three years, playwright Nicola McCartney and actor Dritan Kastrati have worked together to tell Dritan’s story of two epic journeys of survival set against the back… 

Edinburgh’s Slavery Legacy

Edinburgh’s Slavery Legacy

In the second EduMod session on slavery, a specific focus on the city of Edinburgh will shine a light on what Scotland’s capital city gained from the transatlantic trade. 

Are You a Problem Addict?

Are You a Problem Addict?

Problems are like whirlpools; they suck you in. 

Ruby Wax: How To Be Human

Ruby Wax: How To Be Human

Based on her bestselling book, Ruby’s new show How to Be Human answers every question you’ve ever had about evolution, thoughts, emotions, the body, addictions, relationships, sex,… 

Are the Kids Alright? Generation Z’s Mental Health Crisis

Are the Kids Alright? Generation Z’s Mental Health Crisis

Much has been written about the psychology of millennials, but what about their successors, Generation Z? Mental health issues are a constant of public debate and there is a percei… 

In Conversation with... Tom Devine

In Conversation with... Tom Devine

Tom Devine is arguably Scotland’s greatest living historian, having written or contributed to more than 25 books covering such areas as Scottish and Irish migration, Scottish ind… 

Why AI is a bigger threat than Global Warming

Why AI is a bigger threat than Global Warming

Artificial Intelligence is not just coming, it is already here. 

Are Children Wild Enough?

Are Children Wild Enough?

Are today’s children too disconnected from nature? Are we overprotective of young people? Do we need to rewild childhood? Commentators suggest that contemporary lifestyles are de… 

Rob Bell: An Introduction to Joy

Rob Bell: An Introduction to Joy

Former pastor Rob Bell is the New York Times bestselling author of Love Wins, What We Talk About When We Talk About God, The Zimzum of Love, How To Be Here and What is the Bible?. 

What Role Does Education Play in Social Mobility?

What Role Does Education Play in Social Mobility?

Should schools be the main engines of social mobility? Or are teachers being tasked with a responsibility that truly belongs to the government? Is the education system supporting t… 

Promoting Diversity in Education

Promoting Diversity in Education

For diversity to be celebrated in society, the education system needs to model and embrace diversity. 

Art is Shit

Art is Shit

What is art and should we fund it? Have you ever thought: ‘What the f*ck is that? People pay money for that? A two-year-old could do it!’ We’re talking art with Ron O’Donnell (… 

In Conversation with… Archie Macpherson

In Conversation with… Archie Macpherson

Macpherson’s 50-year-plus career in broadcasting and writing shows few signs of abating. 

Charles Maclean Whisky Masterclass

Charles Maclean Whisky Masterclass

Charles MacLean has been researching and writing books and articles about whisky since 1981. 

Can Google Really Translate?

Can Google Really Translate?

What does it mean to be a human in the era of Google Translate? Is it really taking over human translation? What if it isn’t just words after all? Can machines replicate human fe… 

Sex, Drugs and Bilingualism

Sex, Drugs and Bilingualism

When it comes to sex, drugs and bilingualism, we fool ourselves if we believe we are objective, claims Thomas Bak (University of Edinburgh). 

In Conversation with... Humza Yousaf

In Conversation with... Humza Yousaf

MSP for Glasgow Pollok, Cabinet Secretary for Justice. 

BBC: Loose Ends

BBC: Loose Ends

Join us in Edinburgh as we tie up the Loose Ends with cool music, lots of comedy and, of course, scintillating conversation. 

In Conversation with... Kezia Dugdale

In Conversation with... Kezia Dugdale

Kezia Dugdale has been an MSP since 2011 and was leader of the Scottish Labour Party from 2015 until 2017. 

Neglecting Midwives Gives Mothers PTSD

Neglecting Midwives Gives Mothers PTSD

The NHS is getting it wrong! Funny? No! Laughable? Maybe! Jenny Patterson (Edinburgh Napier University) hits out at the NHS for neglecting midwives and heartlessly letting women su… 

In Conversation with... Nicola Sturgeon

In Conversation with... Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland’s First Minister chats to Graham Spiers about Scotland, politics, gender balance, favourite books and (maybe) eighties pop music. 

No Copyright, No Problem?

No Copyright, No Problem?

Is copyright necessary? Does it hinder or does it help? What would happen if there was no copyright? Without it, who benefits and who loses? Is copyright just for large corporation… 

Speaking Out: A Conversation with John Bercow

Speaking Out: A Conversation with John Bercow

Speaking Out: A Conversation with John Bercow. 

BBC: Front Row

BBC: Front Row

BBC Radio 4’s magazine programme broadcasts about arts, literature, film, media and music from the festivals. 

Arthur Conan Doyle – The Spiritualist

Arthur Conan Doyle – The Spiritualist

Whilst Arthur Conan Doyle is arguably most well known for bringing the legendary Sherlock Holmes to life through his novels, it is less well known that he was a devout spiritualist… 

Tony Slattery: Slattery Will Get You Nowhere

Tony Slattery: Slattery Will Get You Nowhere

After playing to packed houses at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe with a return to his greatest triumph Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Tony Slattery is back with a no-holds-barred reflecti… 

Who Owns History?

Who Owns History?

Who decides what and who gets remembered? And how? Who owns our historical records, and should they? Rachel Hosker and Anne-Marie Scott (University of Edinburgh) explore the, at ti… 

Build a Football Club, IRL!

Build a Football Club, IRL!

Have you taken your team to the Champions League Final in Football Manager? Is this all it takes to go pro? Mason Robbins (University of Edinburgh – FC Barcelona partnership) rec… 

Is God a Psychopath?

Is God a Psychopath?

In the bowels of The Stand’s New Town Theatre, an audience sweats in the clamminess of an overheated, cramped studio. 

The Art of Stained Glass

The Art of Stained Glass

For centuries, the art of stained glass has embellished places of worship. 

TalkFest – Ways and Means: Theatre in 2019 and Beyond

TalkFest – Ways and Means: Theatre in 2019 and Beyond

What happens when we pair up two theatre artists from different backgrounds to co-host a discussion about what makes great theatre in 2019? Douglas Maxwell (Decky Does a Bronco, Ch… 

Reading Is Bad for You!

Reading Is Bad for You!

How do you read? Drowning in never-ending email? Rapidly devouring whodunnits, then immediately forgetting them? Perhaps you are seduced by clickbait or read the news and get depre… 

Scottish Youth Parliament: Are Young Peoples' Voices Being Heard?

Scottish Youth Parliament: Are Young Peoples' Voices Being Heard?

Pupil voice is one of the hottest topics in education right now, but what do young people want from their education? Just how democratic should schools and universities be when it … 

In Conversation with… Len McCluskey - CANCELLED

In Conversation with… Len McCluskey - CANCELLED

Britain’s most influential trade union leader talks about the industrial and political challenges of leading over 1. 

Homer to Hip Hop: A History of Spoken Word

Homer to Hip Hop: A History of Spoken Word

A fun and fascinating tour of the oral tradition and the poetic movements that have shaped history presented by a former National Poetry Slam Champion. 

Making a Murderer: Part 2 – Brendan Dassey’s Post-Conviction Lawyers Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin in Conversation

Making a Murderer: Part 2 – Brendan Dassey’s Post-Conviction Lawyers Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin in Conversation

Join Brendan Dassey’s lawyers Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin discussing coerced and false confessions, interrogation tactics, and Brendan’s wrongful conviction whose case has ca… 

In Conversation with Standard Issue

In Conversation with Standard Issue

Standard Issue, the podcast founded by Sarah Millican, returns to Edinburgh for a fourth year. 

Call the Tooth Fairy!

Call the Tooth Fairy!

Most academic research needs to be more relevant, produced more quickly and for less money. 

Move or Die!

Move or Die!

According to the British Heart Foundation, inactivity is the fourth-leading risk factor for premature death from any cause. 

In Conversation with... David Hayman

In Conversation with... David Hayman

Fresh from touring The Benny Lynch Story, completing the film comedy Fisherman’s Friends, and playing Private Frazer in the remake of the lost episodes of Dad’s Army (and a few… 

In Conversation with... Shappi Khorsandi

In Conversation with... Shappi Khorsandi

Award-winning stand-up, cultural icon, author and columnist, with countless TV and radio credits (including I’m A Celebrity. 

Amy Annette: What Women Want

Amy Annette: What Women Want

Join Amy and a panel of her more famous comedian friends at the recording of a live comedy conversation show. 

This Show Will Make You Sharper!

This Show Will Make You Sharper!

Staying sharp as you age is easy… just eat this super berry, do five simple things or play this game to beat dementia! But what if it’s not as simple as the hype suggests? If w… 

Dominic Frisby Presents Adam Smith: Father of the Fringe

Dominic Frisby Presents Adam Smith: Father of the Fringe

Nowhere has Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand been harder at work than at the festival itself. 

O Sister, Where Art Thou?

O Sister, Where Art Thou?

Each year, thousands of children are born in the UK as the result of egg or sperm donation. 

In Conversation with... Michael Stewart

In Conversation with... Michael Stewart

A TV and newspaper pundit whose views on Scottish football and politics have roused vast armies of both admirers and detractors. 

BBC: Sara Cox

BBC: Sara Cox

Sara is live at the Edinburgh Fringe for a very special All Request Friday, with special guests and live music.  

In Conversation with... Janey Godley

In Conversation with... Janey Godley

Multi award-winning, take-no-prisoners, passionate, lyrical, totally honest Scottish comedienne, TV and radio regular, playwright, blogger, bestselling author, columnist and, er, T… 

Has Your Phone Replaced Your Brain?

Has Your Phone Replaced Your Brain?

What if your mind is not only in your brain? How exactly would your mind extend across brain, body and beyond? Philosopher Dave Chalmers claims that if his iPhone were implanted in… 

Are Women Assholes?

Are Women Assholes?

Women are constantly measuring one another by ideals of thinness, beauty, best mummy practices and keeping a happy home with a happy partner. 

University Professors at the Fringe Networking Event

University Professors at the Fringe Networking Event

Fringe University believes that the Edinburgh Fringe makes an excellent classroom. 

BBC: Jo Whiley

BBC: Jo Whiley

Jo Whiley broadcasts live from the Edinburgh Fringe, with special guests, music and performances. 

A Short, Sharp History of the Olympic Games: Extracts from 1936 by Tom McNab

A Short, Sharp History of the Olympic Games: Extracts from 1936 by Tom McNab

Tom McNab, technical adviser on Chariots of Fire, delivers extracts from his play 1936 using extensive coverage of Riefenstahl’s Olympia film. 

In Conversation with... Ruth Davidson

In Conversation with... Ruth Davidson

Whatever else the history books will make of UK politics in 2019, it can at least acknowledge some impressive feminist credentials, with women leading parties right, left and centr… 

The Butcher, the Brewer, the Baker... and the Commentator

The Butcher, the Brewer, the Baker... and the Commentator

Confused about money? Concerned about the economy? Join editor-in-chief of MoneyWeek and FT columnist Merryn Somerset Webb and/or financial writer and comedian Dominic Frisby as th… 

In Conversation with... John McDonnell

In Conversation with... John McDonnell

Shadow Chancellor since 2015 and MP for Hayes and Harlington since 1997, McDonnell has campaigned against the Iraq war and argued for curbs in bankers bonuses, decent pensions, fre… 

Scotland: The Final Frontier?

Scotland: The Final Frontier?

Launching rockets is the last missing piece in the growing Scottish space industry. 

OK Computer or Paranoid Android?

OK Computer or Paranoid Android?

Psychologist Thusha Rajendran (Heriot-Watt University) tackles controversies around new technologies. 

The Staircase: An Evening with David Rudolf from Netflix’s The Staircase

The Staircase: An Evening with David Rudolf from Netflix’s The Staircase

Join David Rudolf, defence attorney for Michael Peterson in the hit Netflix documentary series The Staircase, for an evening of discussion into the intimate details of the case and… 

Do Cows Belong in Fields?

Do Cows Belong in Fields?

The cows that made the milk that went into your tea or your cereal this morning might well be housed all-year round, never grazing. 

Dumbing Down Trauma?

Dumbing Down Trauma?

Scotland is one of the first countries to buy into the Adverse Childhood Experiences Movement wholesale and has highlighted this as a key public health concern. 

BBC: Just a Minute

BBC: Just a Minute

Come along to Just a Minute’s special recordings in Edinburgh. 

Let's Kill Half the World

Let's Kill Half the World

The world’s population continues to grow at an alarming rate, putting an enormous strain on food systems and production. 

BBC: The Afternoon Show

BBC: The Afternoon Show

Janice Forsyth and Grant Stott present The Afternoon Show from the heart of the festivals, showcasing the best acts and talking to the biggest names in town. 

Secret Dinosaur Cult Live

Secret Dinosaur Cult Live

Live comedy podcast about daddy issues, queerness, trauma and dinosaurs by comedian and (now) author Sofie Hagen and comedian and drag king Jodie Mitchell. 

BBC: The Tim Vine Chat Show

BBC: The Tim Vine Chat Show

Tim Vine hears the life stories of the public while showcasing his trademark gleeful wordplay and silly songs. 

Statistics Is Evil!

Statistics Is Evil!

Can you really trust statistics? Often thought of as manipulative or untrustworthy, statistics gets a bad reputation. 

Curriculum for Excellence 2.0

Curriculum for Excellence 2.0

Scotland launched the Curriculum for Excellence in 2010 after a significant amount of research and international input. 

Tales of the Condemned

Tales of the Condemned

Take a look back at Scotland’s darker history as we delve into the lives of a few Scottish folk whose fates were sealed by being accused of witchcraft. 

In Conversation with... Ricky Ross

In Conversation with... Ricky Ross

From debut album Raintown to follow-up When The World Knows Your Name, through to 2016’s The Believers, Deacon Blue are one of the most respected and best-loved bands of their ge… 

Long Live the Cat Ladies?

Long Live the Cat Ladies?

In our twenties, an independent lifestyle seems liberating. 

You’re Going To Get Mentally Ill – Now What?

You’re Going To Get Mentally Ill – Now What?

Research has got to the point that researchers like Stephen Lawrie (University of Edinburgh) can predict who will get some major mental illnesses years before they develop. 

The Biggest Problem in the World: Our Problem With Problems (and Why Truth Matters)

The Biggest Problem in the World: Our Problem With Problems (and Why Truth Matters)

Who hasn’t had a problem they’ve struggled to solve? You struggle, I struggle, and the world struggles. 

In Conversation with... Jo Caulfield

In Conversation with... Jo Caulfield

A regular on Have I Got News For You, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Just a Minute and Stop The Press. 

Blair Bowman Whisky Tasting

Blair Bowman Whisky Tasting

Come taste and learn about whisky with Blair Bowman, the author of the bestselling Pocket Guide to Whisky, featuring the WhiskyTubeMap. 

Pants on Fire!

Pants on Fire!

Do you think you could spot a liar? Many people believe there are telltale signs that show somebody is lying, and some even claim to be human lie-detectors. 

Battling Boffins Smackdown!

Battling Boffins Smackdown!

Controversy and healthy, informed conflict as scientist Kate Cross and humanities scholar Anindya Raychaudhuri commence an academic smackdown in a battle to answer your questions a… 

BBC: Susan Calman's Fringe Benefits

BBC: Susan Calman's Fringe Benefits

Susan Calman takes a fast-paced whistle-stop tour of Edinburgh’s comic delights. 

The Dark Side of Data Security

The Dark Side of Data Security

Should unbreakable data security be made widely available? If so, can it be used for malicious purposes, as well as keeping us secure? Cracking the Enigma codes during World War II… 

Laughing Horse Free Best in Comedy Chat Show

Laughing Horse Free Best in Comedy Chat Show

This chat show is the perfect guide to what comedy you should see at the Fringe as host Vladimir McTavish, one of Scotland’s finest stand-ups, introduces this intimate and hilariou… 

Richard Herring: RHLSTP

Richard Herring: RHLSTP

‘The Podfather’ (Guardian) and ‘King of Edinburgh’ (List), probably best known for playing a policeman on Ant and Dec Unleashed, brings his multi award-winning podcast to Edinburgh… 

Creative People Need Data!

Creative People Need Data!

Nicola Osborne (#CreativeInformatics, University of Edinburgh) reckons that data-driven technologies are inspiring new and unexpected opportunities for creative people and organisa… 

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

Guest Host: Fred MacAulay – 9th, 10th and 11th. 

Stand-Up Philosophy – Free

Stand-Up Philosophy – Free

Bored of mindless comedy shows? Then come to Stand-Up Philosophy. 

Luka Muller's Gong Show

Luka Muller's Gong Show

A parade of comedians have 90 seconds of safety to impress the crowd, before facing the gong and the wrath of special guest judges! Always fun and loose, don’t miss this fast-paced… 

Iain Dale: All Talk

Iain Dale: All Talk

Award-winning LBC radio presenter, CNN political commentator and For the Many podcast host brings his acclaimed, incisive insight on current affairs to the Fringe for the first tim… 

In Conversation With... Mike Russell

In Conversation With... Mike Russell

Minister for UK negotiations on Scotland’s place in Europe and MSP for Argyll and Bute. 

The Spy Who Doped Me

The Spy Who Doped Me

The margin between success and failure in elite sport can be miniscule. 

Plumbing the Death Star Live

Plumbing the Death Star Live

Sanspants Radio present Plumbing the Death Star Live. 

The Network Ensemble: Finding Your Voice in Theatre

The Network Ensemble: Finding Your Voice in Theatre

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Build Your Own Brand Workshop

Build Your Own Brand Workshop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Let Me On Stage

Let Me On Stage

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Make It as an Arts Journalist

Make It as an Arts Journalist

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Disabled Artists Meetup

Disabled Artists Meetup

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

How to Do a Show at the Fringe

How to Do a Show at the Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest open access arts festival in the world. 

Beyond Borders International Festival 2018

Beyond Borders International Festival 2018

Join authors, politicians, artists, diplomats and international cultural leaders for a weekend of panel debates, music, performing and visual arts, storytelling, poetry, walks and … 

May Contain Neanderthal

May Contain Neanderthal

Our genes make us who we are. 

In Conversation With... Jonathan Watson

In Conversation With... Jonathan Watson

After graduating from RSAMD, Watson joined Glasgow Citizens’ TAG Theatre, before working with Traverse, Borderline, 7:84, Royal Lyceum, Perth Rep and Scottish Theatre Company. 

How to Work with BSL Interpreters

How to Work with BSL Interpreters

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Meet the Producers

Meet the Producers

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

In Conversation With... Arnold Brown

In Conversation With... Arnold Brown

Arnold Brown first came to prominence in the early 1980s at Soho’s Comedy Store and later, at the Comic Strip live show, with Alexei Sayle, Rik Mayall and French and Saunders et al… 

#YesAllMen 

#YesAllMen 

Time’s up; but on what, exactly? Are the Weinsteins of the world isolated bad apples, individuals who use their positions of power to take advantage of vulnerable women, or is it… 

Your Organisation Structure

Your Organisation Structure

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Whose Story Is It Anyway?

Whose Story Is It Anyway?

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

When Is Lying Good?

When Is Lying Good?

Would you lie to the government about who you are? How about to your doctor? Maybe to big companies? Whilst online shopping? How about on your Facebook profile? Do they need your r… 

Access All Areas: Creative Work Backstage

Access All Areas: Creative Work Backstage

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

In Conversation With... Ruby Wax

In Conversation With... Ruby Wax

A much-loved comedian for over 25 years, at the peak of her success Ruby bizarrely jumped ship to gain a master’s degree from Oxford in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, then pr… 

Being a Female Leader in Theatre

Being a Female Leader in Theatre

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Five Strategies for Success

Five Strategies for Success

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Contracts: The Why, What and How Explained

Contracts: The Why, What and How Explained

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Demystifying Access: How to Create Better Access for Audiences

Demystifying Access: How to Create Better Access for Audiences

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Opportunities for New Musical Theatre After the Fringe

Opportunities for New Musical Theatre After the Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

1-2-1 with the Independent Theatre Council

1-2-1 with the Independent Theatre Council

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

A New ERA

A New ERA

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

In Conversation With... Archie Macpherson

In Conversation With... Archie Macpherson

Macpherson’s 50+ year career in broadcasting and writing shows few signs of abating. 

ISPA Series at the Fringe: Regional Focus – Latin America

ISPA Series at the Fringe: Regional Focus – Latin America

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe Participants. 

Will Pigs Save Our Bacon?

Will Pigs Save Our Bacon?

We’re desperately short of organs for transplant, so the possibility of transplanting from pigs to humans (xenotransplantation) has many people excited. 

Blank Page

Blank Page

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Meet the YMC

Meet the YMC

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

COMMON: Networking Event for Working-Class Artists at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

COMMON: Networking Event for Working-Class Artists at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

COMMON is an arts organisation which exists to support the UK theatre industry in achieving greater socio-economic diversity, and help working-class artists build sustainable caree… 

Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Performing Arts Company

Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Performing Arts Company

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Don't Speak

Don't Speak

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Concerto for Gin – A Tour of Scotland

Concerto for Gin – A Tour of Scotland

Premium Scottish gin and piano music delivered by two equally premium Scottish people! So sit back and let hospitality blogger Amanda Currie (The Bonnie Bartender) and pianist Fras… 

The Dark Side of Fluorescence

The Dark Side of Fluorescence

Dr Amy Davies (Heriot-Watt University) invites you to delve into the deep oceans and dark forests where enchanting fluorescent creatures such as jellyfish and fireflies live. 

Dignity in the Workplace – Changing the Culture

Dignity in the Workplace – Changing the Culture

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Equity: Drop-in Advice

Equity: Drop-in Advice

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Pushing Boundaries in Work for Young Audiences

Pushing Boundaries in Work for Young Audiences

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

In Conversation With... KT Tunstall

In Conversation With... KT Tunstall

KT Tunstall’s enchanting and engaging songs resonate throughout pop culture. 

National Touring With Black Theatre Live

National Touring With Black Theatre Live

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Big Boys Don't Cry

Big Boys Don't Cry

Toxic masculinity is blamed for everything from the #MeToo movement to rates of male suicide. 

The Naked Blind Data Show

The Naked Blind Data Show

Do you want to reveal yourself to the world? Does your data show more than you think? To whom? We think our personal information is private. 

Is Astronaut Food the Future?

Is Astronaut Food the Future?

With growing pressure on the planet’s resources, food production is having to get more high-tech. 

Fringes Around the World: What Fringe Next?

Fringes Around the World: What Fringe Next?

Performer/producer? Want to tour the world? What touring opportunities are out there? A once-a-year chance to meet and hear from fringe festival directors from around the world; al… 

Tales of the Unacceptable

Tales of the Unacceptable

In the wake of #MeToo and #TimesUp Sameena Zehra and Seymour Mace set out to examine UK comedy. 

Conquering Performance Anxiety

Conquering Performance Anxiety

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Beyond the Fringe: Touring to London

Beyond the Fringe: Touring to London

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Ruby Wax: Frazzled

Ruby Wax: Frazzled

Your passport to saner living. 

The Fringe Fair

The Fringe Fair

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Devoted and Disgruntled: What Can We All Do to Build a More Sustainable Fringe for Everyone?

Devoted and Disgruntled: What Can We All Do to Build a More Sustainable Fringe for Everyone?

Part of the Fringe Central Programme for Fringe participants. 

Misha Glenny: McMafia

Misha Glenny: McMafia

Journalist and author Misha Glenny has spent years courageously investigating the most dangerous and sophisticated organised crime networks around the world. 

In Conversation With... Judy Murray

In Conversation With... Judy Murray

Former Scottish tennis international with 64 national title successes, Judy was appointed Scottish National coach in 1995, becoming the first woman to pass the LTA’s Performance Co… 

No Copyright, No Problem?

No Copyright, No Problem?

Is copyright necessary? Does it hinder or does it help? What would happen if there was no copyright? Without it, who benefits and who loses out? Is copyright just for large corpora… 

In Conversation With... Emily Thornberry

In Conversation With... Emily Thornberry

Emily Thornberry, MP for Islington South and Finsbury, is the Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Shadow First Secretary of State. 

Brighton Up Your Fringe!

Brighton Up Your Fringe!

Ready to take your show to England’s largest arts festival? Want to showcase your work to a fresh audience? If you answered yes to these questions, this is the event for you! Lea… 

Politics of the Tooth Fairy

Politics of the Tooth Fairy

Jan Clarkson (University of Dundee/NHS Education for Scotland) and Craig Ramsay (The University of Aberdeen) told us at previous cabarets to stop brushing our teeth and to skip our… 

Script Surgeries

Script Surgeries

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

In Conversation With... Richard Leonard

In Conversation With... Richard Leonard

A proud socialist and trade unionist, elected Scottish Labour Party leader in 2017 on a radical programme of change. 

Disobey: Art as Activism in a Time of Turmoil

Disobey: Art as Activism in a Time of Turmoil

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Footballers Have Feelings Too

Footballers Have Feelings Too

And we can learn from them. 

We Need To Talk About

We Need To Talk About

Award-winning Jolyon Rubinstein’s hit satirical podcast is leaving the comfort of the Spotify studio and traveling to Edinburgh for three exclusive recordings. 

Breaking Glass (Ceilings)

Breaking Glass (Ceilings)

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Suspect Confessions

Suspect Confessions

Have you ever admitted to something you didn’t do? At home? At work? What would it take to own up to breaking the law? It’s surprisingly common for innocent people to confess to cr… 

In Conversation With... Barbara Dickson

In Conversation With... Barbara Dickson

Scotland’s top-selling female album artist of all time, Barbara Dickson has had a fifty-year life in music, telling stories through song and performance in the theatre and continui… 

Creative Talk: Let's Talk Blocks

Creative Talk: Let's Talk Blocks

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Directing: Best Practice

Directing: Best Practice

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Creative Producing: A Workshop

Creative Producing: A Workshop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Visual Theatre Meet-up

Visual Theatre Meet-up

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

COMMON: GROUND – Barriers to Staging Work at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as a Working-Class Artist

COMMON: GROUND – Barriers to Staging Work at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as a Working-Class Artist

COMMON: GROUND is an initiative developed by COMMON, an arts organisation who exist to support the UK theatre industry in achieving greater socio-economic diversity, delivered with… 

Shining a Light on the Gender Gap in Technical Theatre

Shining a Light on the Gender Gap in Technical Theatre

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

In Conversation With... Rory Bremner

In Conversation With... Rory Bremner

Rory Bremner is the multi-talented impressionist, comedian, satirist, translator, columnist, writer, presenter and actor. 

Voice and Movement Workshop

Voice and Movement Workshop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Rural Touring in the UK

Rural Touring in the UK

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

The Butcher, the Brewer, the Baker... and Merryn Somerset Webb

The Butcher, the Brewer, the Baker... and Merryn Somerset Webb

Confused about money? Concerned about the economy? Join editor-in-chief of Moneyweek and FT columnist Merryn Somerset Webb as she interviews, talks over and argues with a well-know… 

1-2-1 Surgeries for Creative Artists

1-2-1 Surgeries for Creative Artists

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Why Performance?

Why Performance?

Why Performance? is a series of panel discussions exploring the contributions that performance makes to human life and development. 

Touring South Korea With Mid – Small Productions

Touring South Korea With Mid – Small Productions

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Schools at the Fringe

Schools at the Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Robin Ince: Chaos of Delight

Robin Ince: Chaos of Delight

An artist’s manifesto of delight and curiosity from bohemians to black holes, Dali to DNA. 

Audience With a Transvestite

Audience With a Transvestite

He/she is back at the fringe to tell of his enduring happily married life as Maxine. 

ISPA Series at the Fringe: Who Pays the Artists?

ISPA Series at the Fringe: Who Pays the Artists?

Costs are rising, while subsidies are shrinking and consumer behaviours are changing rapidly. 

The State of Arts Criticism

The State of Arts Criticism

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Persistent and Nasty

Persistent and Nasty

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

All News Is Fake News!

All News Is Fake News!

We’re all brainwashed, biased and influenced by personal experience, even scientists. 

In Conversation With... Mark Thomas

In Conversation With... Mark Thomas

Arguably the UK’s most effective and best known political performer, winning awards for his stage shows and human rights campaigning, including the Amnesty International Freedom of… 

Site Specific Theatre Practice

Site Specific Theatre Practice

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Dyslexia Awareness in the Arts

Dyslexia Awareness in the Arts

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Artists of Colour Meetup

Artists of Colour Meetup

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Text Analysis Through the Body

Text Analysis Through the Body

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Cows Eat Grass, Don’t They?

Cows Eat Grass, Don’t They?

The cows that made the milk that went into your tea or your cereal this morning might be housed all-year round in large sheds. 

In Conversation With... Darren McGarvey

In Conversation With... Darren McGarvey

Also known as Loki the Scottish Rapper, McGarvey is a troublemaking hip hop recording artist, community activist, an unusually scrupulous columnist and social commentator. 

Make It as a Musical Director

Make It as a Musical Director

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Audible Presents

Audible Presents

Audible hosts two weeks of completely free live comedy shows, showcasing the finest acts the festival has to offer, all being recorded for audio series Audible Presents. 

University Professors at the Fringe Networking Event

University Professors at the Fringe Networking Event

Fringe University believes that the Edinburgh Fringe makes an excellent classroom. 

Disgust for Dummies

Disgust for Dummies

What do dirty floors and corrupted politicians have in common? They are both revolting. 

Mental Health Is a Fringe Issue

Mental Health Is a Fringe Issue

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Ditch the Classroom; Speak in Tongues!

Ditch the Classroom; Speak in Tongues!

Everybody believes that education is good: the more, the better. 

Asian Artists Gathering

Asian Artists Gathering

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Acting Through Song

Acting Through Song

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

In Conversation: The Future of Foreign and British Artists in the UK After Brexit

In Conversation: The Future of Foreign and British Artists in the UK After Brexit

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Reverend Richard Coles: Confessions

Reverend Richard Coles: Confessions

Join former 80s pop star turned vicar and broadcaster Reverend Richard Coles – co-host of BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live and BBC One’s The Big Painting Challenge, star of Strictly C… 

Bilingualism(s) in Theatre: Creating Artistic Languages

Bilingualism(s) in Theatre: Creating Artistic Languages

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

The Biggest Problem in the World: Our Problem With Problems (and Why Truth Matters)

The Biggest Problem in the World: Our Problem With Problems (and Why Truth Matters)

Who hasn’t had a problem they’ve struggled to solve? We struggle, and the world struggles. 

Acting for Auditions

Acting for Auditions

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

The Comedy Conversation

The Comedy Conversation

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

TalkFest 2018: 02

TalkFest 2018: 02

Delve deeper into what stimulates the artists behind this year’s festival with these fun, engaging discussions. 

In Conversation With Standard Issue

In Conversation With Standard Issue

Join Standard Issue Podcast – the smart and witty women’s magazine for your ears – as it hosts a panel of brilliant women from the world of comedy and media in conversation abo… 

School of Batman – Live!

School of Batman – Live!

Batman is the world’s greatest scientist and we can prove it. 

Turn to the Darknet

Turn to the Darknet

The internet presents new opportunities for being both hidden and exposed. 

In Conversation With... Donald Findlay

In Conversation With... Donald Findlay

One of Scotland’s most recognisable, talented and controversial figures. 

Women, Humour and Power: 100 Years of Suffrage

Women, Humour and Power: 100 Years of Suffrage

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

In Conversation With... Val McDermid

In Conversation With... Val McDermid

Britain’s queen of crime fiction with more than 30 books to her name and 16 million worldwide sales. 

Women of the Fringe: A Networking Event

Women of the Fringe: A Networking Event

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

The Business of Playwriting

The Business of Playwriting

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Ed Patrick: Comedians' Surgery

Ed Patrick: Comedians' Surgery

Welcome to the Comedians’ Surgery, take your seat, we’ll be with you shortly. 

Bilingual Korea / UK Producers Workshop

Bilingual Korea / UK Producers Workshop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Why Is Mental Illness So Goddamn Controversial?

Why Is Mental Illness So Goddamn Controversial?

Psychiatrist Stephen Lawrie (The University of Edinburgh) thinks mental illness is needlessly controversial – and the controversy is destroying our mental health services. 

Fibre Optics Can Save the World!

Fibre Optics Can Save the World!

The magical internet-providing properties of fibre optics are well known. 

Surviving and Moving Forward from the Fringe

Surviving and Moving Forward from the Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Stand Up to Stand Out

Stand Up to Stand Out

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

A Mentally Well Fringe

A Mentally Well Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

You, Me and Everything In-Between

You, Me and Everything In-Between

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

In Conversation With... Paddy Hill

In Conversation With... Paddy Hill

One of the so-called Birmingham Six, wrongfully convicted of the Birmingham pub bombings in 1974, at that time the worst terrorist atrocity in mainland Britain. 

V for Verbatim

V for Verbatim

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Navigating the Labyrinth: US Visas for Performing Artists

Navigating the Labyrinth: US Visas for Performing Artists

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

We're All Mental!

We're All Mental!

The history of mental disorder is full of instances of labels of mental disorders being used to control what was deemed as unacceptable or dangerous. 

Bilingual China / UK Producers Workshop

Bilingual China / UK Producers Workshop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Discover Down Under at Adelaide Fringe

Discover Down Under at Adelaide Fringe

Discover Adelaide Fringe, Australia’s largest open access festival! The Fringe transforms Adelaide into a festival wonderland, with over 1,200 events across every art form in ove… 

Drama and Autism

Drama and Autism

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Stop Making Sense

Stop Making Sense

Do you always approach life logically, making careful decisions based on sound evidence and facts? Health warning! You may be suffering from abnormally high levels of rationality. 

Hear Me

Hear Me

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Entertainment and Publishing Contracts: A Guide for the Wannabe

Entertainment and Publishing Contracts: A Guide for the Wannabe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

The Future Voice of Theatre Critics

The Future Voice of Theatre Critics

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Moments of Discovery

Moments of Discovery

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Dragging You into the Mainstream

Dragging You into the Mainstream

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

In Conversation With... Henry Winter

In Conversation With... Henry Winter

Britain’s foremost football correspondent, having written about the game for three decades covering numerous World Cups, European Championships and Champions League campaigns. 

Never a Soft Touch

Never a Soft Touch

Scotland was once considered a soft touch on female genital mutilation (FGM), failing to protect 23,979 affected residents. 

Science is F***ed

Science is F***ed

Science is thought of as the definitive truth of our time. 

In Conversation With... Paul Sinha

In Conversation With... Paul Sinha

Born in the UK to a family of Bengali doctors, the early 1990s saw Paul qualifying as a doctor and taking his first steps on the stand-up comedy circuit. 

The Art of Sponsorship

The Art of Sponsorship

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

ISPA Series at the Fringe: Generational Divides – In Transition

ISPA Series at the Fringe: Generational Divides – In Transition

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

From Worrier to Warrior: Introduction Anahata Yoga Session

From Worrier to Warrior: Introduction Anahata Yoga Session

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

The Problem With Patriotism

The Problem With Patriotism

Do you love your country? Does the sight of your national flag fill you with pride? Whatever your nationality, patriotism is a hugely significant part of modern life, influencing e… 

Monolinguals, Where Are You?

Monolinguals, Where Are You?

Is anyone truly monolingual anymore? Knowing dialects, learning languages at school, and hearing migrant speakers make everybody bilingual to some extent. 

Responsible Reviewing

Responsible Reviewing

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

In Conversation with… Peter Egan

In Conversation with… Peter Egan

Downtown Abbey’s Marquis of Flintshire and a BAFTA-winning actor with a film and TV career spanning fifty years. 

Engine Room Lounge

Engine Room Lounge

A space for artists, producers and makers to come together as collaborators, friends or individuals to meet and think, chill out and create some headspace during the world’s busi… 

The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini

The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini

Arthur Conan Doyle investigated psychic phenomena objectively as a member of the Society for Psychical Research for years, before becoming convinced of their reality and following … 

Damn Everything but the Circus: Discussions

Damn Everything but the Circus: Discussions

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

What Keeps You Sharp?

What Keeps You Sharp?

Isn’t the expression ‘having a senior moment’ awful? Yet people often think of changes in their mental skills with age in terms of decline. 

Make the Most of Online Listings

Make the Most of Online Listings

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Doing Drugs (Policy) / Take More Drugs

Doing Drugs (Policy) / Take More Drugs

Discussions about drug use and drug policy often involve stories – personal experience combined with knowledge gleamed from the media and other sources. 

Dr Google Will See You Now!

Dr Google Will See You Now!

Your supermarket knows when you’re pregnant; Google knows what medical conditions you have; Facebook could help your doctor diagnose you. 

Immersive Theatre: History and Inspiration

Immersive Theatre: History and Inspiration

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Auditioning for Drama School

Auditioning for Drama School

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Listening to the Public Is Dangerous!

Listening to the Public Is Dangerous!

The public actively engage in decision-making processes, from referendums and elections to choosing singing contest winners. 

Devising Theatre for Social Change with Caitlin Skinner

Devising Theatre for Social Change with Caitlin Skinner

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Produce and Chill

Produce and Chill

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Using Technology to Support Artists with Dyslexia

Using Technology to Support Artists with Dyslexia

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

How to Tour Your Show

How to Tour Your Show

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

In Conversation With... Alex McLeish

In Conversation With... Alex McLeish

Manager of Scotland, having previously managed Motherwell, Hibs, Rangers, Birmingham City and Aston Villa among others. 

Making Your Show Accessible: The Basics

Making Your Show Accessible: The Basics

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

TalkFest 2018: 01

TalkFest 2018: 01

Delve deeper into what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Edinburgh festival with these fun, engaging discussions. 

Get Your Show Seen by the Right People

Get Your Show Seen by the Right People

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Social Media: The Next Step

Social Media: The Next Step

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Silence in the Archive

Silence in the Archive

How dangerous is silence in the archive? Archivist Rachel Hosker (The University of Edinburgh) returns to the cabaret to explore the awkward and uncomfortable issue of silence in a… 

Who Do You Want to Wipe Your Bum?

Who Do You Want to Wipe Your Bum?

Bills, dating, raising children – life is challenging enough! Who wants to think about potential future health issues and care needs with more immediate matters to consider? Unfo… 

Intellectual Property Rights for Fringe Performers

Intellectual Property Rights for Fringe Performers

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

In Conversation With... Aamer Anwar

In Conversation With... Aamer Anwar

Originally from Liverpool, coming to study at Glasgow University in 1986. 

Creating Contemporary Performance

Creating Contemporary Performance

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Kathy Lette's Girl Talk

Kathy Lette's Girl Talk

It’s a psychological striptease with tales of love, lust, men, marriage, pregnancy, childbirth, mastitis, sexist bosses, teenage daughter wrangling, ageing, toy boys and Close Enco… 

In Conversation With... Mhairi Black

In Conversation With... Mhairi Black

Elected to parliament in 2015, aged 20, for Paisley and Renfrewshire South, the Baby of the House has a first class honours degree in Politics and Public Policy from the University… 

Meet the Media

Meet the Media

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Islam Festival Edinburgh 2018

Islam Festival Edinburgh 2018

Edinburgh Central Mosque opens its doors and warmly invites you to Islam Festival Edinburgh. 

Privacy Is Dead, Long Live Privacy!

Privacy Is Dead, Long Live Privacy!

Your pictures and regrettable digital utterings are public. 

Hey, You at the Back!

Hey, You at the Back!

Did you always sit at the back in class? Were you bored? Or maybe you were one of the lucky ones who was engaged and inspired by a teacher? Many people have memories and strong vie… 

Skeptics on the Fringe

Skeptics on the Fringe

Returning for the ninth consecutive year, a two-time award-winning series of talks that get you thinking critically and skeptically about things you thought you were familiar with. 

The 15 Minute Get in (and Get Out)

The 15 Minute Get in (and Get Out)

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

First Time at the Fringe

First Time at the Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

Join Nicholas Parsons, comedy actor and legendary host of BBC Radio 4’s Just a Minute, for an unmissable hour of fun and laughter in the company of some very special guests. 

Abolish Childhood!

Abolish Childhood!

Childhood is an injustice. 

Fringe Central Welcome Address

Fringe Central Welcome Address

Join Deborah Frances-White, stand-up comedian, screenwriter and host of podcast The Guilty Feminist, to formally welcome you to Fringe Central and mark the start of the 2018 Fringe… 

What Does Sex Sell?

What Does Sex Sell?

Men are sexual predators and women are sex objects – or so advertisers tell us. 

Social Media for Beginners

Social Media for Beginners

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Barney's Brewery Tours

Barney's Brewery Tours

Operating out of Summerhall since 2012, Barney’s Beer invites visitors to get a behind-the-scenes look at how our brewery runs on a day-to-day basis. 

Going Solo, Together

Going Solo, Together

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Cabaret Chinwag

Cabaret Chinwag

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Laughing Horse Free Best in Comedy Chat Show

Laughing Horse Free Best in Comedy Chat Show

This chat show is the perfect way to start your Fringe day, as you spend an hour in the company of one of the finest stand-ups on the Scottish comedy circuit. 

Sustainability at the Fringe Reception

Sustainability at the Fringe Reception

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

How to Get Your Show Noticed

How to Get Your Show Noticed

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Get into the Industry – An Introduction to Sound

Get into the Industry – An Introduction to Sound

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Get into the Industry – An Introduction to Lighting

Get into the Industry – An Introduction to Lighting

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

CreativeMornings

CreativeMornings

CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. 

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. 

GloW-Design: World Youth Designer Forum (WYDF) 2017

GloW-Design: World Youth Designer Forum (WYDF) 2017

The World Youth Designer Forum (WYDF), a cumulative accelerator and incubator discourse, explores the 2017 theme – Design Interventions: Nationalism vs Globalism. 

Fringe Guide to Running a Venue

Fringe Guide to Running a Venue

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

In Conversation with… Jeremy Corbyn

In Conversation with… Jeremy Corbyn

The journey from backbench MP to ‘PM-in-waiting’ has been long and eventful. 

Bilingualism in Theatre - Discussion

Bilingualism in Theatre - Discussion

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Bilingualism in Theatre - Workshop

Bilingualism in Theatre - Workshop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe Participants. 

Meet the Venues

Meet the Venues

Are you thinking of bringing a show to the Fringe next year? This event offers a unique opportunity to meet with venue representatives face-to-face, pitch your show and get a chanc… 

How to Do a Show at the Fringe

How to Do a Show at the Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest open access arts festival in the world. 

Beyond Borders International Festival 2017

Beyond Borders International Festival 2017

Join politicians, authors, artists and international cultural leaders for a weekend of panel debates, tête-à-tête discussions, music and art in the grounds of Scotland’s oldest … 

Psychiatry is the Best Medicine!

Psychiatry is the Best Medicine!

Stephen Lawrie (University of Edinburgh) reckons psychiatry, his profession, is underrated. 

Locating Your Inner Ooomph

Locating Your Inner Ooomph

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Discover Melbourne Fringe

Discover Melbourne Fringe

Sure, Edinburgh’s pretty awesome, but Melbourne Fringe is one of the most adventurous, edgy, exciting festivals around (even if we do say so ourselves). 

Whose Line is Anyway? – Captioning your Fringe show

Whose Line is Anyway? – Captioning your Fringe show

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Polly Toynbee and David Walker: In Conversation

Polly Toynbee and David Walker: In Conversation

Polly Toynbee and David Walker join Professor Chris Carter to discuss their dream government, constructing an imaginary cabinet from politicians of the past half century. 

In Conversation With… Stuart Braithwaite

In Conversation With… Stuart Braithwaite

Described by the Guardian as ‘a brick through the window of Britpop in its death throes’, 21 years of Mogwai’s post-rock power and minimalism have shaped one of the most importan… 

The Future of the Fringe as a World Stage

The Future of the Fringe as a World Stage

As we mark 70 years of this phenomenal festival we want to take stock and explore the future of the Fringe. 

A Virus to End Humanity?

A Virus to End Humanity?

We’re constantly threatened by outbreaks of diseases like SARS and Ebola. 

Setting Out

Setting Out

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Tara Theatre and Touring to London

Tara Theatre and Touring to London

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Beyond Tick Boxes

Beyond Tick Boxes

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

An Introduction to Copyright & Intellectual Property Issues

An Introduction to Copyright & Intellectual Property Issues

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Cows Eat Grass, Don't They?

Cows Eat Grass, Don't They?

The cows that made the milk that went into your tea or your cereal this morning might be housed all year-round in large sheds. 

Find Your Feet

Find Your Feet

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Jim Naughtie – My Life in Broadcasting

Jim Naughtie – My Life in Broadcasting

Jim Naughtie is one of Britain’s most distinguished radio broadcasters and journalists. 

Rural Touring Introduction and Update Session

Rural Touring Introduction and Update Session

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Your Organisation Structure

Your Organisation Structure

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

In Conversation With… Graeme Obree

In Conversation With… Graeme Obree

Described by Sir Chris Hoy as a ‘genius’, Graeme is a cyclist, parent, writer and broadcaster. 

Introduction to Arts Sponsorship

Introduction to Arts Sponsorship

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

The Outcast in Theatre

The Outcast in Theatre

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Sustainable Shows: Emerging Trends

Sustainable Shows: Emerging Trends

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Meet the Producers

Meet the Producers

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Is Monolingualism Making Us Ill?

Is Monolingualism Making Us Ill?

Originally, our brains were designed to be multilingual, managing two or more languages easily. 

Alternative Facts: Is the Truth in the Archives?

Alternative Facts: Is the Truth in the Archives?

What is the truth? Is it out there? And is it in the archives? After an “interesting” past year of political developments, archivist Rachel Hosker (University of Edinburgh) returns… 

Get Your Brighton Fringe on!

Get Your Brighton Fringe on!

Ready to take your show to England’s largest arts festival? Want to showcase your work to a fresh audience? If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, this is the event for yo… 

Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Performing Arts Company

Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Performing Arts Company

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Funny Money

Funny Money

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Equity: Drop-in Advice

Equity: Drop-in Advice

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Amateur Theatre Meet Up

Amateur Theatre Meet Up

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

ISPA Series at the Fringe – Beyond the Transaction: Creating Internationalism

ISPA Series at the Fringe – Beyond the Transaction: Creating Internationalism

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Training for Technical Theatre and Acting

Training for Technical Theatre and Acting

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

In Conversation With… Hazel Irvine

In Conversation With… Hazel Irvine

One of BBC’s most experienced, versatile and recognisable broadcasters and the face of its snooker and golf coverage. 

1-2-1 with the Independent Theatre Council

1-2-1 with the Independent Theatre Council

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Sustaining a Career on the Fringe

Sustaining a Career on the Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Will Hutton – Brexit and the Future of Social Democracy

Will Hutton – Brexit and the Future of Social Democracy

Will Hutton is one of Britain’s best-known public intellectuals. 

ScotlandsFest 2017

ScotlandsFest 2017

Big thinking in a small country – sparky talk, flyting, debate and discussion. 

The Fringe Fair

The Fringe Fair

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Contracts: The What, Why and How Independent Theatre Council

Contracts: The What, Why and How Independent Theatre Council

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Black Theatre Live: Making the Most of Touring Opportunities

Black Theatre Live: Making the Most of Touring Opportunities

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

The Bigger Picture: Partnerships in Europe

The Bigger Picture: Partnerships in Europe

How do I develop relationships with professionals in other European countries? What opportunities are there to collaborate across borders with other creators. 

Disability: The Low Down

Disability: The Low Down

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Surviving the Storm

Surviving the Storm

Some trauma in life might be inevitable, but not many people would view it as essential. 

The Romance Novel as High Art?

The Romance Novel as High Art?

Anyone can write a romance novel. 

Fringe Festivals Around the World

Fringe Festivals Around the World

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Fringe Artists of Colour Meet-Up

Fringe Artists of Colour Meet-Up

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Creative Producing: A Workshop

Creative Producing: A Workshop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

What Fringe Next?

What Fringe Next?

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Script Surgeries with Gowan Calder and Stephen Greenhorn

Script Surgeries with Gowan Calder and Stephen Greenhorn

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

What Keeps You Sharp?

What Keeps You Sharp?

Isn’t the expression ‘having a senior moment’ awful? Yet people often think of changes in their mental skills with age in terms of decline. 

Dr Data: The Answer to Cancer

Dr Data: The Answer to Cancer

Data is everywhere. 

Unprecedented and Unpresidential: How Hillary Clinton Lost the Election – Free Festival

Unprecedented and Unpresidential: How Hillary Clinton Lost the Election – Free Festival

It was the race they said Clinton couldn’t lose. 

Turn to the Darknet

Turn to the Darknet

The internet presents new opportunities for being both hidden and exposed. 

Mastering the Media Matrix

Mastering the Media Matrix

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

World Fringe Street Café

World Fringe Street Café

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Introduction to the Korean Arts Market

Introduction to the Korean Arts Market

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

The Performer Playwright

The Performer Playwright

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Bilingual China/UK Producers Workshop

Bilingual China/UK Producers Workshop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Street Arts – Where To Go Next?

Street Arts – Where To Go Next?

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Backstage Takes Centre Stage

Backstage Takes Centre Stage

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Shiver Me Liver

Shiver Me Liver

Liver disease is avoidable, silent and the third highest killer of those under 65 in the UK. 

BBC: The Arts Hour on Tour

BBC: The Arts Hour on Tour

As artists from across the globe descend on this historic city, this special show, hosted by Nikki Bedi, features top actors, filmmakers, comedians and musicians who live in Edinbu… 

Fitness to Witness

Fitness to Witness

The majority of innocent people in prison are there because of another innocent person – a well-meaning eyewitness. 

One-on-One Surgeries for Creative Artists

One-on-One Surgeries for Creative Artists

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Acting Through Song

Acting Through Song

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Surviving & Moving Forward from the Fringe

Surviving & Moving Forward from the Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Why Postgraduate Study? A panel Discussion

Why Postgraduate Study? A panel Discussion

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Writing and Producing Your Own Work: Top Tips and Study Options

Writing and Producing Your Own Work: Top Tips and Study Options

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

John Prescott: In Conversation

John Prescott: In Conversation

John Prescott, returns to the Edinburgh Fringe after his sell-out performance last year. 

Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

ISPA Series at the Fringe – Art and Power: Creating New Models

ISPA Series at the Fringe – Art and Power: Creating New Models

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe Participants. 

Creating Contemporary Performance

Creating Contemporary Performance

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

We're All in this Together: Part 2

We're All in this Together: Part 2

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Politics and Satire

Politics and Satire

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Feminism in Theatre

Feminism in Theatre

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Make it as a Musical Director

Make it as a Musical Director

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Moisés Kaufman at theSpace @ Symposium Hall

Moisés Kaufman at theSpace @ Symposium Hall

Moisés Kaufman, recipient of the National Medal of Arts from President Obama, speaks about creating new work for the theatre. 

In Conversation With... Judy Murray

In Conversation With... Judy Murray

Former Scottish tennis international and Scottish National Coach, Judy Murray was the first woman to pass the LTA’s Performance Coach Award. 

Ruby Wax: Frazzled

Ruby Wax: Frazzled

Ruby Wax is back at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe once again with a new show on mental health, Frazzled. 

In Conversation With… Amy Macdonald

In Conversation With… Amy Macdonald

2017’s release of Under Stars is the fourth album from one of the biggest young female Scottish artists in the world. 

Adelaide Fringe Information Session

Adelaide Fringe Information Session

Adelaide Fringe is Australia’s largest open access festival, with over 1,100 events across every art form in over 400 venues. 

Careers in Theatre Production

Careers in Theatre Production

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Auditioning for Drama School

Auditioning for Drama School

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Can Recipes Help Gender Equality?

Can Recipes Help Gender Equality?

The University of Edinburgh is trying to improve the position of women in higher education with recipes. 

What Keeps You Sharp?

What Keeps You Sharp?

Isn’t the expression ‘having a senior moment’ awful? Yet people often think of changes in their mental skills with age in terms of decline. 

Voice & Movement Workshop

Voice & Movement Workshop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Fitness to Witness

Fitness to Witness

The majority of innocent people in prison are there because of another innocent person – a well-meaning eyewitness. 

Don't Speak

Don't Speak

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

TalkFest 2017: 02

TalkFest 2017: 02

Delve deeper into what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Edinburgh Festival with these fun, engaging discussions. 

Asian Artists Gathering

Asian Artists Gathering

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Mental Health is a Fringe Issue

Mental Health is a Fringe Issue

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

How To be an Industry Leader

How To be an Industry Leader

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Acting: In Conversation with...

Acting: In Conversation with...

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Fred MacAulay in Conversation

Fred MacAulay in Conversation

One of Scotland’s favourite stand-up comedians, Fred MacAulay branches out with a new live lunchtime chat show. 

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’. 

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. 

The Art of Participation

The Art of Participation

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Visual Storytelling

Visual Storytelling

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

The Local, The Global and The Universal

The Local, The Global and The Universal

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

BBC: The Michael Ball Show

BBC: The Michael Ball Show

Michael is live in Edinburgh for another game of On The Ball, alongside great live music and your Sunday Boasts. 

Fifty Shades of Green

Fifty Shades of Green

Come along for an hour of delight, intrigue and awe with Terry Huang (Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh) as he delves deep into the private sex lives of plants. 

Freaking Out and F*cking Up

Freaking Out and F*cking Up

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Doing Drugs (Policy)

Doing Drugs (Policy)

How do we do drugs? How do we do drugs policy? Do the two areas complement each other? Anna Ross (University of Edinburgh) knows that drugs are an emotive topic, with many people h… 

Janey Godley's Podcast Live at the Fringe

Janey Godley's Podcast Live at the Fringe

The Scottish Godmother and multi award-winning comedian Janey Godley (acclaimed comic famous for her Trump is a c*nt protest) and her award-winning comedian daughter Ashley Storrie… 

EU Funding is Still Available...

EU Funding is Still Available...

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Freaking Out and F*cking Up

Freaking Out and F*cking Up

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Anti-Vaxxers are Anti-Social!

Anti-Vaxxers are Anti-Social!

Vaccines save lives. 

An Introduction to Critical Response Process

An Introduction to Critical Response Process

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Devil's Advocate Panel

Devil's Advocate Panel

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Speaking Out

Speaking Out

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Tickets to my Trauma

Tickets to my Trauma

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

In Conversation With… John McDonnell

In Conversation With… John McDonnell

Shadow Chancellor since 2015 and MP for Hayes and Harlington since 1997, McDonnell has campaigned against the Iraq war, and argued for curbs in bankers’ bonuses, decent pensions,… 

Women, Science Is Not For You: III

Women, Science Is Not For You: III

In this post-truth era, we desperately need more scientists to critically evaluate evidence for political and corporate claims; we can’t afford to keep losing many of our best wo… 

The Art of Networking

The Art of Networking

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

The Breakup Monologues

The Breakup Monologues

The Breakup Monologues is billed as a comedy chat show hosted by BBC Radio 4 regular Rosie Wilby, discussing all things breakup with ‘other top comedy, theatre and spoken word ac… 

The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl

The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl

Tom McNab, using a rich range of film, provides a vivid account of Leni’s life as dancer, actress, director and stills photographer. 

Eyewitnesses Are Futile

Eyewitnesses Are Futile

Memory is an untrustworthy companion. 

Chris Mullin: In Conversation

Chris Mullin: In Conversation

Chris Mullin returns to the Business School to reflect on the great political disasters he’s known, in conversation with Professor Chris Carter. 

We're All in this Together: Part 1

We're All in this Together: Part 1

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

The Future of the Fringe in Edinburgh

The Future of the Fringe in Edinburgh

As we mark 70 years of this phenomenal festival we want to take stock and explore what the Fringe should look like in the future. 

I Second That Emotion

I Second That Emotion

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Access Fringe: What Next?

Access Fringe: What Next?

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

US Tour Booking For Small And Independent Shows

US Tour Booking For Small And Independent Shows

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

One-on-One Consultations for Small Independent Productions Interested in Touring The U.S.

One-on-One Consultations for Small Independent Productions Interested in Touring The U.S.

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Why do we need Amateur Theatre?

Why do we need Amateur Theatre?

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Live at the Pleasance

Live at the Pleasance

Join the Fringe’s best acts during a free live broadcast where anything could happen! Hand-picked by the Pleasance, every day features a different line-up of brilliant guests from … 

The Making of Chariots of Fire

The Making of Chariots of Fire

Returning this year by popular demand! As technical adviser on the film, Tom gives a rare insight into the making of the 1981 Oscar-winning picture. 

Live Shows in an Internet Media Age

Live Shows in an Internet Media Age

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

One for the Critics – Networking Event

One for the Critics – Networking Event

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Is Pee a Feminist Issue?

Is Pee a Feminist Issue?

Elaine Miller (physiotherapist, comedian, mother and reformed incontinent) believes women’s health provision is rooted in misogyny. 

British Sign Language & English/Deaf Culture

British Sign Language & English/Deaf Culture

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

ISPA Series at the Fringe – Festivals: Creating Opportunities

ISPA Series at the Fringe – Festivals: Creating Opportunities

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

To say Nicholas Parsons is a legend, and this being his sixteenth season at the Fringe I imagine he must see this like his own version of an annual end of the pier summer show wher… 

A Mentally Well Fringe

A Mentally Well Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Social Media: The Next Step

Social Media: The Next Step

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

How to Win the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award

How to Win the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

BBC: Just a Minute

BBC: Just a Minute

Come along and celebrate the 50th year of Just a Minute with special recordings in Edinburgh. 

Physics vs Psychology: Which is the Hard Science?

Physics vs Psychology: Which is the Hard Science?

The year is… not important; this is fiction. 

Start Skipping the Dentist!

Start Skipping the Dentist!

Jan Clarkson (University of Dundee) has already told us to stop brushing our teeth. 

Directing and Diversity

Directing and Diversity

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Theatre Production: Pathways and Possibilities

Theatre Production: Pathways and Possibilities

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

How to Tour Your Show

How to Tour Your Show

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

The Pain Factory

The Pain Factory

Legal systems operate on a pain principle: punishments should involve a loss, and that loss should be painful. 

Ewan Spence's Edinburgh Fringe Radio Show and Podcast

Ewan Spence's Edinburgh Fringe Radio Show and Podcast

Join Ewan Spence and the team behind the BAFTA nominated ‘Edinburgh Fringe Radio Show And Podcast’ at this year’s daily recordings of the live show in the Rose Theatre . 

Get Your Show Seen by the Right People

Get Your Show Seen by the Right People

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe Participants. 

TalkFest 2017: 01

TalkFest 2017: 01

Delve into what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Festival with these fun, engaging discussions. 

BBC: The Janice Forsyth Show

BBC: The Janice Forsyth Show

Janice Forsyth presents her celebrated show from the BBC’s venue in Edinburgh, with up-to-date coverage, highlights and top interviews from across the Edinburgh festivals.  

Cyber Risk and the Entertainment Industry

Cyber Risk and the Entertainment Industry

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Sorted and Serene!

Sorted and Serene!

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Access on a Budget

Access on a Budget

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

The Business of Playwriting

The Business of Playwriting

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Social Media for Beginners

Social Media for Beginners

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Anxiety and Animal GIFs

Anxiety and Animal GIFs

Can mindfulness offset the anxiety of insecure housing and jobs? How about animal GIFs? Lyrical, warm and funny poetry show about pop-psychology and trying to survive modern life w… 

Eradicate Parkinson’s?!

Eradicate Parkinson’s?!

Is science now at a point where we can eradicate Parkinson’s? 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the essay: The Shaking Palsy by James Parkinson. 

Robin Ince's Rorschach Test

Robin Ince's Rorschach Test

For a man who claims to be a ‘professional idiot’ Robin Ince sure seems to know a lot. 

How To Get Paid... To Play With LEGO!

How To Get Paid... To Play With LEGO!

It’s every child’s (and adult’s!) dream job isn’t it? Join this professional LEGO artist as he explains how he turned a hobby into a full-time career, building models out of LEGO b… 

Islam Festival Edinburgh 2017

Islam Festival Edinburgh 2017

Edinburgh Central Mosque opens its doors and warmly invites you to Islam Festival Edinburgh. 

Skeptics on the Fringe: Enlightening the Fringe - Free

Skeptics on the Fringe: Enlightening the Fringe - Free

We are Edinburgh Skeptics. 

Neoliberalism, Gender and Victimhood in #KUWTK

Neoliberalism, Gender and Victimhood in #KUWTK

Criminologist Gemma Flynn (University of Edinburgh) invites you to delve unashamedly into the world of pop culture behemoths The Kardashians. 

Outer Space – The Next Empire?

Outer Space – The Next Empire?

Join space innovation researcher Matjaz Vidmar (University of Edinburgh) and acclaimed science fiction author Pippa Goldschmidt to debate the future of human activity beyond Earth. 

FuturePlay Sessions

FuturePlay Sessions

A diverse programme of talks, panels and showcases where artists, performers, experts and academics discuss and debate the latest trends, challenges and controversies in the worlds… 

Devlin's Daily

Devlin's Daily

Devlin’s Daily is back! ‘Dark but delicious’ (Scotsman) Bruce Devlin does what he does best: chat! In luxurious surroundings, let Bruce guide you through the Edinburgh Fringe with … 

Making a Signbank Withdrawal

Making a Signbank Withdrawal

Jordan Fenlon and Andy Carmichael (Heriot-Watt University) take a light-hearted look at the British Sign Language (BSL) Signbank – the online repository based on the BSL Corpus. 

Fringe Central Welcome Address

Fringe Central Welcome Address

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

First Time at the Fringe

First Time at the Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Audible Presents

Audible Presents

Audible presents four weekends of completely free live comedy shows, showcasing the finest acts the festival has to offer, all being recorded for a new Audible stand-up series. 

BBC: Steve Wright in the Afternoon

BBC: Steve Wright in the Afternoon

Steve Wright broadcasts live on Radio 2 from the BBC’s Edinburgh venue on the opening day of the Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

Bring Back Child Labour!

Bring Back Child Labour!

Children should work more. 

Richard Herring’s Edinburgh Fringe Podcast

Richard Herring’s Edinburgh Fringe Podcast

‘The King of Edinburgh’ (List) and multi award-winning ‘Podfather’ (Elle) returns with the internet chat show, that all the cool kids who hang around the Omni Centre call RHEFP (RH… 

A Nice Cup of Tea and a Chat With a Scottish Comedian and Friends

A Nice Cup of Tea and a Chat With a Scottish Comedian and Friends

Spend an hour in the company of leading Scottish comedian Vladimir McTavish. 

Barney's Brewery Tours

Barney's Brewery Tours

Welcome to Edinburgh’s longest established non-continuously operating brewery! Ever wondered what really goes on inside a brewery? You’re welcomed in to Barney’s Beer at Summ… 

The Goddess League Presents the Lady: Divine Feminine With Claire Milne

The Goddess League Presents the Lady: Divine Feminine With Claire Milne

Changes in representation of the sacred feminine over centuries affect our relationships, body image and environment today. 

How to Get Your Show Noticed

How to Get Your Show Noticed

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

One Person Production Gathering

One Person Production Gathering

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Ed Patrick: Comedians' Surgery

Ed Patrick: Comedians' Surgery

Welcome to the Comedians’ Surgery, take your seat, we’ll be with you shortly. 

Marketing Your Show

Marketing Your Show

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Disability Equality Training

Disability Equality Training

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Professionally Made, Professionally Paid

Professionally Made, Professionally Paid

The current situation of low and no pay in many parts of our industry is very damaging, and a hot topic for everybody whether the work is live or recorded. 

Dave Benson Phillips: Christ, I Thought He Was Dead!

Dave Benson Phillips: Christ, I Thought He Was Dead!

Do you remember Dave Benson Phillips? If you were a child in Britain from the 80s to the early 00s, there’s a fair chance you watched him on TV. 

How To: Keep it Legal

How To: Keep it Legal

Thinking about taking your theatre company further? Join Jackie Elliman, Legal and Industrial Relations Manager at ITC, for a workshop covering all aspects of setting up as a legal… 

Good Grief... Living with Loss

Good Grief... Living with Loss

A day offering people the opportunity to step into our experiences of living with loss and bereavement. 

Acting and Creating a Character

Acting and Creating a Character

Come and get your teeth into a refreshing approach to acting with this Stanislavski-inspired technique. 

A Comedian's Guide to Sigmund Freud

A Comedian's Guide to Sigmund Freud

Do you struggle to tell the difference between your ego and superego? University lecturer turned stand-up comedian Alex Sergeant has the answer. 

Making the Most of the Edinburgh Fringe

Making the Most of the Edinburgh Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe attracts media and arts professionals from all over the globe. 

We Are What We Eat

We Are What We Eat

Once upon a time, you were just a cell in your mother’s womb. 

How to: Rural Tour

How to: Rural Tour

The village hall, church and school are focal points for rural life and afford a familiar, informal space in which local people can enjoy the arts. 

The Odditorium: Spiegeltent

The Odditorium: Spiegeltent

Dr. 

Curry Leaf Cafe – Cooking Masterclasses & Food Talk

Curry Leaf Cafe – Cooking Masterclasses & Food Talk

Brighton’s award-winning Curry Leaf Cafe is running a series of interactive talks & cookery masterclasses at its new Kemptown Kitchen. 

Sunday Assembly: Movement

Sunday Assembly: Movement

Sunday Assembly is a worldwide network of non-religious gatherings that aims to celebrate life and build community through thought-provoking speakers, readings, poems, quiet reflec… 

Meet the Arts Industry

Meet the Arts Industry

Are you an artist or performer looking to make connections beyond Brighton Fringe? Join us for informal networking with a diverse range of arts industry professionals from around t… 

Embassy Court Tour

Embassy Court Tour

Tour this iconic 20th century Modernist apartment block on Brighton seafront. 

Piers & Queers

Piers & Queers

Over 200 years of history from a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer perspective including Regency Dandies, 1950s lesbian and gay life and political activism. 

One Stop Body Shop

One Stop Body Shop

Please! Come in and browse. 

The Antibiotic Apocalypse Threatens Us All!

The Antibiotic Apocalypse Threatens Us All!

A lack of antibiotics to treat infection could soon bring us to a post-apocalyptic era where people die from minor injuries, or following routine operations. 

Vince Cable: In Conversation

Vince Cable: In Conversation

Professor Chris Carter welcomes distinguished economist and highly respected parliamentarian, Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable. 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Riddle’s Court Tour

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Riddle’s Court Tour

See work in progress on a 16th century merchant’s house as the original fabric is revealed and conserved, discover its fascinating past, hear about its future as the Patrick Gedd… 

Hug a Thug

Hug a Thug

Do you think the criminal justice system is a soft touch? Do you think that prisons make life too easy for criminals? Would you like to bring back hanging? Then this show is for yo… 

Amy Annette: What Women Want

Amy Annette: What Women Want

Coming to Edinburgh after shows at Latitude and Machynlleth Comedy Festival, join Amy Annette in a talk show with her far more famous comedy friends; James Acaster, Lolly Adefope, … 

If I Googled You, What Would I Find?

If I Googled You, What Would I Find?

It’s a troubling question and most of us probably don’t know the answer. 

Dolly the Sheep: Major Discovery or Minor Distraction?

Dolly the Sheep: Major Discovery or Minor Distraction?

Twenty years after her birth, Dolly the Sheep is a scientific and Scottish icon. 

John Prescott: In Conversation

John Prescott: In Conversation

Lord John Prescott discusses his career in the public eye. 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Lead Roofing Demonstration

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Lead Roofing Demonstration

Steve McLennan of the National Federation Roofing Contractors provides an enjoyable demonstration of the expertise required for creating and repairing lead roofing details. 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Roof Slating Demonstration

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Roof Slating Demonstration

Scotland’s buildings have slate roofs, now no Scottish slate quarry remains. 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Calton Hill Geology and Building Stones Walk

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Calton Hill Geology and Building Stones Walk

Stone me! Luis Albornoz and Paul Everett of the British Geological Survey deliver a rewarding walking talk on Edinburgh’s geology, providing information on the bedrock of our bui… 

The Essential Role of the Arts in Addressing Climate Change

The Essential Role of the Arts in Addressing Climate Change

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

BBC: The One Show

BBC: The One Show

Live from the BBC’s venue in Edinburgh, featuring topical stories and big name guests. 

IndyRef2: The Rebellion Continues?

IndyRef2: The Rebellion Continues?

Tory victory at the General Election, the crushing of Labour in Scotland, chaos on the Opposition front benches. 

Is the Cyber Armageddon Coming?

Is the Cyber Armageddon Coming?

Past wars have started for the most trivial of reasons. 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Traditional Building Skills and World Heritage

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Traditional Building Skills and World Heritage

Edinburgh provides a magnificent festival setting. 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Architectural Cast Iron – Skills Demonstration

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Architectural Cast Iron – Skills Demonstration

Scotland used to export iron buildings around the world; Andrew Laing of the Charles Laing Foundry gives an entertaining demonstration of casting processes and where these skills c… 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Sash and Case Windows, Maintenance and Repair

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Sash and Case Windows, Maintenance and Repair

Care for these windows and they’ll thrive for another few decades. 

More Plastics = A Better World

More Plastics = A Better World

Plastics harm our world, right? Costing us energy, using up resources and polluting? Wrong. 

Adam Boulton: In Conversation

Adam Boulton: In Conversation

Professor Chris Carter welcomes one of the leading journalists of our time, Sky News political editor Adam Boulton, to share his take on the leaders and major events that have prov… 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Stonemasonry Skills Demonstration

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Stonemasonry Skills Demonstration

Scotland’s traditional buildings used indigenous stone, only a few dimensional stone quarries remain. 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Marbling and Graining Techniques, Signwriting Skills

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Marbling and Graining Techniques, Signwriting Skills

Mark Nevin, Nevin of Edinburgh, demonstrates remarkable transforming painting techniques. 

Brighton Fringe: Can You Cut It?

Brighton Fringe: Can You Cut It?

Ready to take your show to England’s largest arts festival? Want to showcase your work to a fresh audience? Fancy a new Fringe experience? If you answered ‘yes’ to these ques… 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Lime mortars demonstration

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Lime mortars demonstration

Roz Artis and Scott MacAskill of the Scottish Lime Centre Trust demonstrate lime slaking, part of the alchemy of the lime cycle. 

Cut the Chat Live

Cut the Chat Live

Cut the Chat is a forum to discuss the topics people want to talk about. 

Where Creativity Meets Technology

Where Creativity Meets Technology

The Imaginarium is a leading production and visual effects company intent on the creation of compelling content for the 21st Century, with performance capture at its heart. 

The Tempest: A New Kind of Wonder

The Tempest: A New Kind of Wonder

The Royal Shakespeare Company and Intel are collaborating to use the latest digital technology to bring to life Shakespeare’s The Tempest for a new generation. 

Audience as Producer: The Future of Content

Audience as Producer: The Future of Content

The past decade has seen technology democratise content, enabling audiences to access and shape content in unprecedented and innovative ways. 

Mixing the World: The Power of Global Arts Projects

Mixing the World: The Power of Global Arts Projects

Digital can bring the world together. 

Let Extremists Speak?

Let Extremists Speak?

In the name of safeguarding and security, British counter-terrorism legislation is becoming increasingly restrictive of expression that is deemed to support non-violent extremism. 

National Theatre Live: From Stage to Screen

National Theatre Live: From Stage to Screen

NT Live forms part of the NT’s Broadcast department which is also responsible for producing digital content covering all aspects of the craft of theatre-making and produces Natio… 

ScotlandsFest 2016

ScotlandsFest 2016

Big thinking in a small country – sparky talk, flyting, debate discussion and soapbox slots. 

ScotlandsFest 2016

ScotlandsFest 2016

Big thinking in a small country – sparky talk, flyting, debate discussion and soapbox slots. 

Should We Have Zoos?

Should We Have Zoos?

Do zoos still have a place in society? If so, what is it? asks esteemed biologist Mary Bownes. 

EU Funding Opportunities

EU Funding Opportunities

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

How Cybercrime Benefits Society

How Cybercrime Benefits Society

When we’re online, most of us choose to give up our privacy for the sake of convenience. 

BBC: Steve Wright in the Afternoon

BBC: Steve Wright in the Afternoon

Steve Wright broadcasts live from the BBC’s Edinburgh venue. Join us for BBC Radio 2’s afternoon show with special guests, music and a host of other features. 

Black Theatre Live Information Session

Black Theatre Live Information Session

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, specifically for Fringe participants. 

Is This Your Life?

Is This Your Life?

We all leave a trace. 

Tax Powers? Careful What You Wish For!

Tax Powers? Careful What You Wish For!

From 2016/17, the Scottish Government can set income tax rates and thresholds for Scottish taxpayers. 

Beyond Touring: From International Networking to Transnational Projects

Beyond Touring: From International Networking to Transnational Projects

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, specifically for Fringe participants. 

ComedyOpoly: Board Games With Comedians

ComedyOpoly: Board Games With Comedians

Bob Slayer invites his audience to come play board games aboard the top floor of the fun-spurring remodelled double-decker Blundabus, affectionately named Brenda. 

Ansible: Virtual Reality for Supporting Future Mars Astronauts

Ansible: Virtual Reality for Supporting Future Mars Astronauts

How do you stay connected with friends and family when far away? How will Mars astronauts when they’re 400 million km away? In this fascinating talk, learn about NASA’s vision … 

An Introduction To Music Virtual Reality With MelodyVR

An Introduction To Music Virtual Reality With MelodyVR

When it comes to music, virtual reality will change the industry. 

To Reality and Beyond: Turning Virtual Worlds Into Physical Models Through 3D Printing Technology

To Reality and Beyond: Turning Virtual Worlds Into Physical Models Through 3D Printing Technology

Gamers all over the world spend weeks, months and in some cases years creating in game content but is stays just that; in-game. 

Adelaide Fringe Information Session

Adelaide Fringe Information Session

Adelaide Fringe is Australia’s largest open-access festival, with over 1,000 events across every art form in over 300 venues. 

How to Turn Social Networks Into Sociable Networks

How to Turn Social Networks Into Sociable Networks

Social networks really aren’t – social, that is. 

The New State of Storytelling: The Importance of Empathy in VR Narratives

The New State of Storytelling: The Importance of Empathy in VR Narratives

Virtual Reality allows us to view the world through the eyes of a stranger. 

HACT – The Art of Keeping Tech Simple

HACT – The Art of Keeping Tech Simple

Join us on a journey through Metro Boulot Dodo’s own complex relationship with technology. 

Can Anyone Write a Romance Novel?

Can Anyone Write a Romance Novel?

Anyone can write a romance novel. 

Artificial Intelligence: Can Machines Possess Emotions?

Artificial Intelligence: Can Machines Possess Emotions?

Artificial intelligence, the science of making clever machines, has resulted in programs that can win a game, recognise your face and even appeal against your parking ticket. 

Future Realities: Exploring Augmented and Mixed Reality

Future Realities: Exploring Augmented and Mixed Reality

Pokemon Go has taken over and soon it will be commonplace to create and interact with holograms that blend into our surroundings. 

VR Writers Room Live

VR Writers Room Live

Bringing together leading experts, writers and narrative designers across multiple entertainment verticals, the VR Writers Room focuses on the cross sector knowledge sharing opport… 

Virtual Reality Will Break Museums

Virtual Reality Will Break Museums

Virtual reality can do everything museums can, and more, at greater scale and lower cost. 

Virtual Reality: Can You Believe the Hype?

Virtual Reality: Can You Believe the Hype?

Sol Rogers, CEO/Founder of REWIND:VR will look at the developments in the past 20 years that have enabled VR to become a reality; from technology and platforms to smartphones and a… 

Virtual Reality the Playstation® Way

Virtual Reality the Playstation® Way

PlayStation® VR is due for release on October 13th. 

Acting: In Conversation With...

Acting: In Conversation With...

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, specifically for Fringe participants. 

TalkFest 2016: 02

TalkFest 2016: 02

Join Playwrights’ Studio Scotland to explore what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Made in Scotland showcase, the Traverse’s own programme and the wider Edinburgh Fe… 

In Conversation With Standard Issue

In Conversation With Standard Issue

The sharp and witty online women’s magazine hosts a killer line-up of funny women talking about comedy, women, feminism and other topics as yet undecided. 

Let Big Brother Watch!

Let Big Brother Watch!

Satellite images now cover every inch of the world. 

Cervical Cancer – You’re History!

Cervical Cancer – You’re History!

We now have great weapons against cervical cancer, but it still kills women every year. 

Robert Adam: Architect of Enlightenment

Robert Adam: Architect of Enlightenment

Fencible Productions invite you to an entertaining and enlightening encounter with the Adam Family – father William and brothers Robert, John and James – pillars of Scotland an… 

Rory Bremner Meets...

Rory Bremner Meets...

Impressionist and comedian Rory Bremner hosts seven shows of comedy and conversation with hand-picked, special guests. 

The Myth of Universal Sign Language

The Myth of Universal Sign Language

Moving from the UK to an English-speaking country or another part of the UK? Think you’ll be able to communicate in sign language? Think again! There is no such thing as a univer… 

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

It was immediately evident upon walking into the jam-packed Cabaret Bar that I was significantly changing the demographic awaiting the arrival of radio and television legend and na… 

Hands Off My Clubcard… Just Take My DNA!

Hands Off My Clubcard… Just Take My DNA!

Your Clubcard may say more about you than your DNA, so should it be considered more private? When it comes to understanding patterns in health and illness, examining our data may b… 

BBC: Loose Ends

BBC: Loose Ends

Clive Anderson ties up the Loose Ends with cool music, lots of comedy and, of course, scintillating conversation. 

WWE Hall of Famer Hacksaw Jim Duggan’s 2x4 Tour One-Man Comedy Show

WWE Hall of Famer Hacksaw Jim Duggan’s 2x4 Tour One-Man Comedy Show

Just one glance at this year’s stuffed-to-bursting wedge of a programme is enough to see that there are bewildering array of performance disciplines represented at this year’s … 

Language Lessons on the NHS?

Language Lessons on the NHS?

Research shows that learning languages helps us age healthily, even if we start learning them in later life. 

David Steel: My Life in Politics

David Steel: My Life in Politics

Lord David Steel joins Professor Chris Carter to reflect on an illustrious career in public life. 

The Colour Blue: From Paradise to Poison

The Colour Blue: From Paradise to Poison

Deep blue is the most popular colour in the world. Artist Hilary Hope Guise investigates the endless meanings of the colour itself. Tea, coffee and pastries afterwards. 

Keep the Kids Out!

Keep the Kids Out!

When they go out at all, they terrorise our streets and are a nuisance in our neighbourhoods. 

Live at the Pleasance

Live at the Pleasance

In a free live broadcast where anything could happen, join some very special guest hosts as they meet the Fringe’s finest acts. 

The Making of Chariots of Fire

The Making of Chariots of Fire

Hold in your hands the original working script of an Oscar-winning film, and be taken through the processes by which it was translated to the screen by the technical director, Olym… 

Joining the Digital Dots: How Celtic Games Collaboration Can Work Across Sectors and Locations

Joining the Digital Dots: How Celtic Games Collaboration Can Work Across Sectors and Locations

How do we roll out digital content across new platforms? How can games and gaming work in other sectors? How do we join the digital dots? Should we be looking at new ways of utilis… 

Playful Learning... Games in Education

Playful Learning... Games in Education

A really insightful talk about how we harness the power of games and game play to ensure better learning opportunities for all our children. 

Where the Future Lies... How Digital Broadcasting is Changing

Where the Future Lies... How Digital Broadcasting is Changing

How does the age of user-generated content impact traditional broadcasting? What opportunities will emerge for creative industries as broadcasters and digital technology companies … 

#TheSoloFilter: Researching Re-authorship

#TheSoloFilter: Researching Re-authorship

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

From Generation Nintendo to Generation Minecraft – The Changing Face of Game Education

From Generation Nintendo to Generation Minecraft – The Changing Face of Game Education

You will hear from thought leaders, as developers of skills in the industry and an animator facing the daily challenges of working in the Games sector. 

Roma Holocaust

Roma Holocaust

‘Extraordinary playing by the double bassist Michael Cretu’ (BroadwayBaby. 

Comedy: In Conversation With...

Comedy: In Conversation With...

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Bringing Death Back to Life

Bringing Death Back to Life

Dying is a universal human activity, and it shows no sign of abating. 

Bad Medicine and Quackery in Edinburgh

Bad Medicine and Quackery in Edinburgh

Come to the College’s spectacular hall to be shocked by our seventh Fringe event. 

BBC: Just a Minute

BBC: Just a Minute

Paul Merton and fellow witty and loquacious panellists try to speak for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Expertly chaired by Nicholas Parsons. 

TalkFest 2016: 01

TalkFest 2016: 01

Join Playwrights’ Studio Scotland to explore what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Made in Scotland showcase, the Traverse’s own programme and the wider Edinburgh Fe… 

Access Fringe

Access Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

The Art of Collaboration: Bringing the Arts Into Gaming

The Art of Collaboration: Bringing the Arts Into Gaming

Collaboration has the capacity to break down boundaries of a medium and expand its limits. 

Making Games For VR

Making Games For VR

Coatsink discuss their VR development journey over the past three years. 

...And I Learned How to Make It Talk – How You Can Use Games for Creative Expression

...And I Learned How to Make It Talk – How You Can Use Games for Creative Expression

In this session, NVA Director and co-founder Iain Simons is going to explore these ideas, give examples of what the NVA is doing to help and generally get excited. 

Is Cancer Screening Harmful?

Is Cancer Screening Harmful?

We’re so used to hearing about the importance of regular cancer screening – catch it in its early stages while it can still be treated. 

BBC: Janice Forsyth

BBC: Janice Forsyth

Janice Forsyth presents her show from the BBC’s venue in Edinburgh, with up-to-date coverage of the Edinburgh festivals.  

Bad Teeth = Bad Health

Bad Teeth = Bad Health

It’s no secret that a lackadaisical approach to dental care leads to fillings and gum disease. 

Choose Your Own Science Adventure

Choose Your Own Science Adventure

You’re an up-and-coming scientist. 

Islam Festival Edinburgh

Islam Festival Edinburgh

Edinburgh Central Mosque opens its doors and warmly invites you to Islam Festival Edinburgh. 

Skeptics on the Fringe

Skeptics on the Fringe

Edinburgh Skeptics Society returns for the seventh year with more undiluted brilliance. 

Exercise is Bad for You

Exercise is Bad for You

Often described as a ‘Polypill’ against a variety of illnesses and diseases, is exercise really the elixir for health? Can exercise prematurely wear out your joints? Does excessive… 

Audible Presents

Audible Presents

Audible presents a series of completely free live performances and special guest appearances, celebrating the best of spoken word comedy. 

First Time at the Fringe

First Time at the Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

Beautiful Ducks

Beautiful Ducks

Beautiful Ducks is a comedy show loosely based on the infamous book of the same name by renowned duck fancier Liz Wright. 

Middle Age Came Quick!

Middle Age Came Quick!

How does it feel and what do you do about it when old age catches up with you 10 years before you even suspect it’s chasing you? When everywhere you look, you see the people around… 

Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum

Join the best comedians from across the globe as they blur the line between arteFACT and arteFICTION in an improvised set prompted by genuine objects found in the National Museum o… 

Blackwell's Writers at the Fringe

Blackwell's Writers at the Fringe

Now in its ninth year, Blackwell’s Writers at the Fringe brings you once again the best in Scottish writing. 

Mental Health is... Mental!

Mental Health is... Mental!

Leading psychiatrist Stephen Lawrie has heard enough talk about mental health stigma. 

Rahul Kohli: Newcastle Brown Male

Rahul Kohli: Newcastle Brown Male

One Geordie specialising in current affairs. 

Always Be Rolling: How Board Games Can Change Your Life And Save The World

Always Be Rolling: How Board Games Can Change Your Life And Save The World

Award-winning comedian James Cook has read the back of the box and is ready to play. 

Professionally Made, Professionally Paid

Professionally Made, Professionally Paid

The current situation of low and no pay in many parts of our industry is very damaging, and a hot topic for everybody whether the work is live or recorded. 

Refugee Rights and Community Responses

Refugee Rights and Community Responses

Brighton prides itself at being a ‘sanctuary on sea’, but who gets to come to the UK? How do they get here, what are their expectations, and who decides whether they stay? Thes… 

The Wanton Taste Club

The Wanton Taste Club

Five afternoons of energising art, food and wellbeing! Eat your happy and put a tang in your step this May. 

Buddhism and Meditation: An Introduction

Buddhism and Meditation: An Introduction

The Buddha’s birthday and enlightenment are celebrated throughout the world on this full moon day in May. 

How to: Rural Tour

How to: Rural Tour

The village hall, church and school are focal points for rural life and afford a familiar, informal space in which local people can enjoy the arts. 

Animal Magic

Animal Magic

The author Mick Jackson talks taxidermy and explores our ambivalent relationship with the animal kingdom, from Walter Potter to Johnny Morris via John Berger. 

University of Brighton's Festival of Social Science Annual Lecture: Fairness and the City - A Better Politics

University of Brighton's Festival of Social Science Annual Lecture: Fairness and the City - A Better Politics

In this lecture, Danny Dorling considers how the UK, one of the 25 richest countries in the world, has become one of the most unequal and is on course to win the ‘global race’ to b… 

Zahra Barri: Talk Like An Egyptian

Zahra Barri: Talk Like An Egyptian

Zahra’s a bit like the country of Turkey, in that she’s a mix of Eastern and Western culture, and also she is a bird. 

The Journey: Confessions of an Artist

The Journey: Confessions of an Artist

This exhibition is brought to you by a collection of local artists working in a variety of mediums. 

Name Dropping

Name Dropping

David Benedictus sipped champagne at 2am while sitting on Joanna Lumley’s bed. 

How To: Keep it Legal

How To: Keep it Legal

Thinking about taking your theatre company further? Join Jackie Elliman, Legal & Industrial Relations Manager at ITC, for a workshop covering all aspects of setting up as a legal e… 

You are what you eat... Literally!

You are what you eat... Literally!

Once upon a time you were just a cell in your mother’s womb. 

Help! I think I Might Be Fabulous

Help! I think I Might Be Fabulous

With his unique take on drag, Alfie has become a stand-out act in the UK cabaret scene. 

The Six-Five Special

The Six-Five Special

Alan Felton and Tim Roycroft will give an insight into Skiffle, a form of entertainment influenced by American and British folk and jazz music that encouraged do-it-yourself music … 

Good Grief... Living with Loss

Good Grief... Living with Loss

A day offering people the opportunity to consider living with loss and bereavement. 

Normally Abnormal

Normally Abnormal

Award-winning stand-up Dave Chawner takes a hilarious look at identity, recovery and life after eating disorders. 

A Digital Legacy

A Digital Legacy

Colin Chadwick is a bit of an oddball and has no idea how to communicate with people on a basic level. 

More Memories Than Future

More Memories Than Future

If you like your comedy dry and your comedians sly and your jokes wry, then this is for you. 

Sound and Vision

Sound and Vision

Standard Lamps, Tenderhooks, Idle Talk. 

iF Not Now, When?

iF Not Now, When?

A day of provocations and presentations: creating a diverse future and raising the profile of disabled artists. 

Sunday Assembly

Sunday Assembly

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious coming together of people seeking to make the most of this one life. 

The Odditorium

The Odditorium

Join Dr Bramwell for four fascinating spoken word nights themed around counterculture, hacking, scientific and spiritual practises, Kraftwerk, Neu!, Laibach, time travel and Alan M… 

How to: Be a Theatre Producer

How to: Be a Theatre Producer

Learn all about the life and work of a theatre producer! What is a producer? Who are they? What do they do? Could you be a producer? Come along and find out. 

Edinburgh Should Ban Students

Edinburgh Should Ban Students

What have students ever done for us? Surely Edinburgh would be a better city without them? Swathes of the city would be habitable again for families, noise complaints would slump, … 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Craigmillar Castle Craft Skills Festival

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Craigmillar Castle Craft Skills Festival

Activities for all the family – learn how castles were built, see stone masons in action and hear about the area’s geology. 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: How a Georgian Townhouse Was Built

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: How a Georgian Townhouse Was Built

No 5 Charlotte Square, Ian Gow of the National Trust for Scotland gives an informing guide to the built fabric and means of construction. 

The Maestro, the Magistrate & the Mathematician

The Maestro, the Magistrate & the Mathematician

2014 Caine Prize shortlisted author Tendai Huchu reads from his new novel and reveals how the heritage, traditions and vibrancy of African storytelling continue to inspire and infl… 

Will Hutton: How Good We Can Be

Will Hutton: How Good We Can Be

Will Hutton examines how Britain could create an economy, society and democracy in which the mass of citizens flourish – reinventing and repurposing core institutions like the co… 

Polly Toynbee and David Walker

Polly Toynbee and David Walker

Polly Toynbee and David Walker are two of Britain’s leading social democratic commentators and policy analysts. 

Owen Jones: The Politics of Hope

Owen Jones: The Politics of Hope

In Owen Jones: The Politics of Hope, Jones proves himself to be an engaging and eloquent speaker without any airs of pretension. 

Polly Toynbee and David Walker: In Praise of Tax

Polly Toynbee and David Walker: In Praise of Tax

A sage said ‘nothing can be certain but death and taxes’. 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Calton Hill Geology Walk

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Calton Hill Geology Walk

Locally sourced natural materials – a strategy for sustainable construction? Emily Tracey of the British Geological Survey provides a rewarding walking talk on the geology that p… 

Sex, Food and Politics – Lecture by Ang Li (Writer)

Sex, Food and Politics – Lecture by Ang Li (Writer)

Ang Li is the most controversial woman writer in Taiwan. 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Roof Slating Demonstration

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Roof Slating Demonstration

Scotland’s buildings have slate roofs, now no Scottish slate quarry remains. 

Freddie Flintoff: 2nd Innings

Freddie Flintoff: 2nd Innings

Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff, hero of the historic 2005 victorious Ashes England team, is hitting the road celebrate the 10 years anniversary and share his memories of that long h… 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Marbling and Graining Techniques, Signwriting Skills

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Marbling and Graining Techniques, Signwriting Skills

Mark Nevin from Nevin of Edinburgh demonstrates remarkable transforming painting techniques. 

Back To The Statistical Future!

Back To The Statistical Future!

How different is Scotland in 2015, to Scotland in 1835? As good education is increasingly costly and inaccessible to the poor, are we seeing our modern ‘lords and gentlemen’ believ… 

The Kindness of Enemies

The Kindness of Enemies

Author Leila Aboulela, the first winner of the Caine Prize in 2000, reads from her new novel and reveals how the heritage, traditions and vibrancy of African storytelling continue … 

The Angelos and Barry Show: Live Podcast

The Angelos and Barry Show: Live Podcast

Angelos Epithemiou (BBC Two’s Shooting Stars) and Barry from Watford (BBC Radio 2’s Steve Wright in the Afternoon) record their award-winning iTunes Best of 2014 podcast in front o… 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Architectural Cast Iron – Skills Demonstration

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Architectural Cast Iron – Skills Demonstration

Scotland used to export iron buildings around the world; Andrew Laing of the Charles Laing Foundry gives an entertaining demonstration of casting processes and where these skills c… 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Traditional Building Skills and World Heritage

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Traditional Building Skills and World Heritage

Edinburgh provides a magnificent festival setting. 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Georgian Edinburgh Before the New Town

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Georgian Edinburgh Before the New Town

Old Edinburgh was a very different place to the contemporary city of today. John Lowrey of Edinburgh University provides an enlightening talk on the physical fabric of that city. 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Stonemasonry Skills Demonstration

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Stonemasonry Skills Demonstration

Scotland’s traditional buildings used indigenous stone, now only a few dimensional stone quarries remain; Richard Groom of CITB and Willie Gibson of Stone Federation GB give a li… 

Hug A Thug

Hug A Thug

Do you think the criminal justice system is a soft touch? Do you think that prisons make life too easy for criminals? Would you like to bring back hanging? Then this show is for yo… 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Lead Roofing Demonstration

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Lead Roofing Demonstration

Lead roofing demonstration: Steve McLennan of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors provides an enjoyable demonstration of the expertise required for creating and repairin… 

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society AGM

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society AGM

The formal meeting where accounts are presented, activity reviewed and directors elected. 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Sash and Case Windows, Maintenance and Repair

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Sash and Case Windows, Maintenance and Repair

Care for these windows and they’ll thrive for another few decades. 

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Restoration and Redevelopment of Riddle's Court

Celebrating Edinburgh's Traditional Buildings: Restoration and Redevelopment of Riddle's Court

Riddle’s Court has a rich history, including homing philosopher David Hume. 

Jack the Ripper: Facts, No Fiction

Jack the Ripper: Facts, No Fiction

London, 1888. 

The War On Drugs Is Harmful

The War On Drugs Is Harmful

President Nixon declared war on public enemy number one in 1971. 

Jay Rayner: My Dining Hell

Jay Rayner: My Dining Hell

Observer restaurant critic and chair of BBC Radio 4’s Kitchen Cabinet, Jay Rayner examines our fascination with lousy reviews, recalls some of his worst nights out and shares the… 

ScotlandsFest 2015

ScotlandsFest 2015

Scotland’s desire to move forward poses big questions. 

Chap at the Door and The Aftermath

Chap at the Door and The Aftermath

Behind every person misusing substances is a family. 

Alas, Poor Darwin...?

Alas, Poor Darwin...?

Alas, Poor Darwin…? may be officially listed as a ‘spoken word’ event, but don’t let that make you think it’s a poetry show. 

The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini

The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini

Unlike an average Fringe activity, The Strange Friendship between Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini does not seek out to advert, entertain or mystify its audience. 

Hare

Hare

Join journalist Peter Ranscombe as he reads from and discusses Hare, his debut novel. 

Richard Wiseman: How to be Happy, Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

Richard Wiseman: How to be Happy, Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

Richard Wiseman, psychologist and bestselling author of several popular psychology books, returns to the Fringe to talk for an hour about the psychology of perception, touching on … 

AC Grayling: The Meanings of Life

AC Grayling: The Meanings of Life

Is there one kind of life that is the true and right life for all human beings, or are many kinds of good lives possible? If the latter, does this mean that there are no absolutes … 

Swords Into Ploughshares

Swords Into Ploughshares

Transforming arms into art. 

Nature's Heart

Nature's Heart

Join Buddha Maitreya, an enlightened meditation teacher who sings his own enchanting songs, at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. 

Alan Johnson

Alan Johnson

Professor Chris Carter talks to the Rt Hon Alan Johnson about his career in the trade unions, Labour party politics, and his time as a government minister and author. 

Skating On Thin Ice

Skating On Thin Ice

Why don’t we just let the Arctic melt? What will the Arctic look like in 50 years’ time? Will your children be the last generation to learn that the Arctic seas are covered by ic… 

Nina Conti: Talking Comedy

Nina Conti: Talking Comedy

Nina has won a British Comedy Award, stormed Live at the Apollo, and made a BAFTA nominated film. 

BBC: Shaun Keaveny

BBC: Shaun Keaveny

BBC Radio 6 Music breakfast show legend Shaun W Keaveny will be presenting his show live from the BBC venue at the Edinburgh Festivals.  

Alexei Sayle: Talking Comedy

Alexei Sayle: Talking Comedy

Alexei’s varied career spans work as comic, novelist, actor and columnist. 

Stand-Up Philosophy – Free

Stand-Up Philosophy – Free

Stand-Up Philosophy is a low-key, quirky little Free Fringe show featuring professional philosophers sharing thoughts, answering questions, and trying their hands at comedy. 

Jo Brand: Talking Comedy

Jo Brand: Talking Comedy

Long established as one of the UK’s best female comics Jo talks about her career in comedy with Olly Double, curator of British Stand-Up Comedy Archive. 

The Hidden World Of Functional Disorders

The Hidden World Of Functional Disorders

How would you feel if you were paralysed or had blackouts, only to be told you were imagining it, hysterical, or making it up? This is still the experience of some patients with Fu… 

Large Scale Theatre Marketing Workshop

Large Scale Theatre Marketing Workshop

A unique opportunity to gain insight into how we successfully market shows at the UK’s largest working theatre and as part of the Ambassador Theatre Group. 

Steve Richards Presents Rock'n'Roll Politics 4

Steve Richards Presents Rock'n'Roll Politics 4

Steve Richards Presents Rock N Roll Politics 4. 

Susan Calman: Talking Comedy

Susan Calman: Talking Comedy

Award-winning stand-up comedian, writer and actress talks about her career in comedy, with Olly Double, curator of British Stand-Up Comedy Archive. 

Danny Dorling: Economic Inequality and Our Grandchildren’s Future

Danny Dorling: Economic Inequality and Our Grandchildren’s Future

Did Scotland vote the wrong way on independence? Predicting the future is hard, but if we carry on the path we’re on what becomes of our grandchildren? There is no way that every… 

Not So Native Now

Not So Native Now

Not So Native Now is a talk about multilingualism as part of the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas, engaging and inviting the audience to consider our preconceptions about bilingualism an… 

Fashion And The Selfie Culture

Fashion And The Selfie Culture

Mal Burkinshaw, Programme Director of Fashion at Edinburgh College of Art and Director of the Diversity Network discusses and debates the role that fashion plays in stereotyping id… 

TalkFest 2015: 02

TalkFest 2015: 02

Join Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland to explore what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Made in Scotland showcase, the Traverse Theatre’s own programme and the wider Edi… 

Stephen K Amos: Talking Comedy

Stephen K Amos: Talking Comedy

Stephen K Amos has charmed and entertained audiences all over the world with his natural, assured delivery and his honest, original material. 

BBC: Simon Mayo Drivetime

BBC: Simon Mayo Drivetime

Simon Mayo broadcasts live from the BBC’s Edinburgh venue. Join us for a mix of live music, in-depth interviews, and a daily dose of the Radio 2 Book Club. 

That's Not Funny! Are Offence-Seekers Killing Comedy?

That's Not Funny! Are Offence-Seekers Killing Comedy?

From the campaign to oust lad comedian Dapper Laughs from his ITV2 show to the banning of feminist stand-up Kate Smurthwaite at Goldsmiths University, the comic’s right to probe, t… 

Mark Thomas: Talking Comedy

Mark Thomas: Talking Comedy

Comedian and activist Mark Thomas talks to Olly Double, curator of British Stand-Up Comedy Archive, about how his comedy has evolved to embrace both theatre and politics. 

Mark Thompson's A Space Traveller's Guide to the Solar System

Mark Thompson's A Space Traveller's Guide to the Solar System

Is it possible for one person to journey around the solar system in the space of a human lifetime? This show is as much about the alien worlds in our planetary neighborhood as it i… 

Charlotte Green: The News is Read

Charlotte Green: The News is Read

Listening to Charlotte Green talk for an hour on any subject is an enjoyable way to spend any afternoon, but hearing her talk about her long and distinguished career as a newsreade… 

BBC: Loose Ends

BBC: Loose Ends

Clive Anderson ties up the Loose Ends with cool music, lots of comedy and, of course, scintillating conversation. 

Women! Science is Still Not for You!

Women! Science is Still Not for You!

The UK desperately needs more scientists and engineers, yet highly qualified, talented and ambitious women are still deserting science. 

Chris Mullin: The Art of Political Leadership

Chris Mullin: The Art of Political Leadership

Churchill, Attlee, Thatcher, Blair. 

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Promiscuous England

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Promiscuous England

The English have been typecast as imperial snobs, rule-bound, repressed, class-ridden, prejudiced – their racism cuts and scars. 

John Bercow

John Bercow

The Rt Hon John Bercow is one of the best known modern British parliamentarians, gaining great praise for his role as the Speaker of the House of Commons. 

A Lunchtime With Bryony Lavery

A Lunchtime With Bryony Lavery

Multi award-winning playwright in conversation about her work. 

Arthur Conan Doyle Experience

Arthur Conan Doyle Experience

Arthur Conan Doyle Experience is a talk about Edinburgh’s famous son, delivered in a magnificent example of an original Victorian town house which commemorates this great man of li… 

BBC: Just a Minute

BBC: Just a Minute

Paul Merton and fellow witty and loquacious panellists try to speak for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Expertly chaired by Nicholas Parsons. 

The Transgender Tipping Point

The Transgender Tipping Point

‘My music is not based on my being transgender. 

gayfieldTalks

gayfieldTalks

After our successful inaugural 2014 Twilight Talks series, this summer gayfield Talks together with key partners celebrate the art and design of collaboration, in our locality and … 

BBC: Kaye Adams

BBC: Kaye Adams

Live from the BBC venue in Edinburgh, Kaye Adams brings a human touch to the stories making the news, with extra coverage of the festivals. 

BBC: Janice Forsyth

BBC: Janice Forsyth

Janice Forsyth presents her show live from the BBC’s venue in Edinburgh, with up-to-date coverage of the Edinburgh Festivals.  

TalkFest 2015: 01

TalkFest 2015: 01

Join Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland to explore what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Made in Scotland showcase, the Traverse Theatre’s own programme and the wider Edinb… 

Cervical Cancer – You’re History!

Cervical Cancer – You’re History!

Cervical cancer only affects women but is caused by a virus (HPV) very common in both sexes. 

GM Bacteria Could Save Your Life!

GM Bacteria Could Save Your Life!

GM Bacteria? Noooo! But what if I told you that GM Salmonella might save your life one day? Most people remember Salmonella because of the controversy with eggs, and many know that… 

Myriam Francois-Cerrah: Overstating Religion in the Middle East

Myriam Francois-Cerrah: Overstating Religion in the Middle East

Politics or religion as a source of conflict? From the Israeli Palestinian conflict, via Iran and ISIL, much of what we hear about the Middle East is couched in the language of anc… 

Cheaper Than Therapy

Cheaper Than Therapy

Every comedian seeks and thrives on the laughter of their audience, but that’s not what’s most important to them. 

Festival Radio Scotland – See Us Live!

Festival Radio Scotland – See Us Live!

See how radio is made. 

BBC: Mitch Benn Has Left the Building

BBC: Mitch Benn Has Left the Building

Mitch Benn best known to impersonate Elvis. 

Festival Radio Scotland – Workshop for Young People (14+)

Festival Radio Scotland – Workshop for Young People (14+)

Fun workshop delivered by experienced facilitators and media professionals. 

Jamie Bartlett: The Dark Net

Jamie Bartlett: The Dark Net

Bartlett talks about his experience immersed in the internet’s most shocking and unexplored subcultures, from buying cannabis on the Amazon of drugs to hanging with Bitcoin anarchi… 

Islam Festival Edinburgh

Islam Festival Edinburgh

Islam Festival Edinburgh invites you to gain a genuine insight into Islam. 

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

Celebrating 15 years on the Pleasance stage join West End, screen and radio star Nicholas Parsons for his most magnificent show yet! The host of BBC Radio 4’s Just a Minute invites… 

Soak Up The Sun And To Hell With Skin Cancer!

Soak Up The Sun And To Hell With Skin Cancer!

We are all advised to take care in the sun, because it causes skin cancer, but is it really bad for us? Following on from his TED talk and appearance on Trust Me, I’m a Doctor, E… 

Acting Human: Live Life Alive

Acting Human: Live Life Alive

For actors, writers, directors, performers and creatives of every kind (all of us), this entertaining and interactive talk reveals a fresh way to spark imagination and surprise in … 

The History of Gluttony

The History of Gluttony

From bacon ice cream to cronuts, sriracha to wasabi, Atkins to Paleo, the history of the culinary world has always been diverse, ever-changing, a bit weird, but always fascinating. 

Cheaper Than Therapy

Cheaper Than Therapy

Every comedian seeks and thrives on the laughter of their audience, but that’s not what’s most important to them. 

The Underbelly Radio Shows

The Underbelly Radio Shows

FUBAR Radio and Underbelly present The Underbelly Radio Shows recorded live from 12:30pm each day at Ermintrude, Underbelly hosts a series of live radio broadcasts brought to you b… 

Going Underground

Going Underground

Be enlightened, be frightened! A fascinating insight into Edinburgh’s underground city! By Davy the Ghost who founded the very first underground ghost tours in Edinburgh! What co… 

Sarah McGuinness: Back to Blacks

Sarah McGuinness: Back to Blacks

Director and singer/songwriter Sarah McGuinness presents Back To Blacks, the eclectic live music and chat show streaming regularly from Blacks Club in Soho. 

Never Say Die?

Never Say Die?

From hospice care to funeral plans, talk of death is becoming mainstream.