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…
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…
Felix Mendelssohn came to Scotland in 1829, drawn by myth and history, the works of Walter Scott, and our country’s natural beauty.
Scotland’s dramatic history is illuminated by her music and traditional folksong.
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 with a discussion by New York author, Elizabeth Crowens and Tania Henzell, a relation of the Doyle family…
Algorithms and artificial intelligence can determine your mortgage application, drive a car, find you a soulmate and even diagnose your health conditions.
The Fife-born international best-selling author chats to Graham Spiers about Rebus, writing, all things Edinburgh, favourite books and music.
Women have been portrayed as sexual objects in advertising for many years.
In cahoots with Deborah Frances-White (Guilty Feminist), Amnesty International’s revered Secret Policeman’s Tour comes to Edinburgh.
Co-leader of the Scottish Green Party and MSP for the Glasgow area since 2003.
Too many of us are obese.
BAFTA-winning actor, comedian, singer, writer, independence campaigner, panto legend, feminist and socialist, Smith is rarely accused of lacking opinions.
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…
Before going mainstream in 2016, fake news was principally used to attack climate science.
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 …
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…
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.
Our world is getting colder – emotionally.
Sarah McGuinness welcomes you Back to Blacks, the eclectic live music and chat show streaming regularly from Blacks Club, Soho.
Russell T Davies is the man behind classic and acclaimed TV series Doctor Who, Queer As Folk, Torchwood and Cucumber, among many others.
This EduMod session is curated by the Holocaust Education Trust and Remembering Srebrenica Scotland.
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…
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.
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 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.
Problems are like whirlpools; they suck you in.
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…
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…
What do dirty floors and corruption in high places have in common? They are both revolting.
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.
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…
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…
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,…
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…
Artificial Intelligence is not just coming, it is already here.
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…
Charles MacLean has been researching and writing books and articles about whisky since 1981.
Macpherson’s 50-year-plus career in broadcasting and writing shows few signs of abating.
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 (…
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?.
For diversity to be celebrated in society, the education system needs to model and embrace diversity.
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…
Join us in Edinburgh as we tie up the Loose Ends with cool music, lots of comedy and, of course, scintillating conversation.
When it comes to sex, drugs and bilingualism, we fool ourselves if we believe we are objective, claims Thomas Bak (University of Edinburgh).
MSP for Glasgow Pollok, Cabinet Secretary for Justice.
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…
Kezia Dugdale has been an MSP since 2011 and was leader of the Scottish Labour Party from 2015 until 2017.
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…
Scotland’s First Minister chats to Graham Spiers about Scotland, politics, gender balance, favourite books and (maybe) eighties pop music.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Speaking Out: A Conversation with John Bercow.
BBC Radio 4’s magazine programme broadcasts about arts, literature, film, media and music from the festivals.
In the bowels of The Stand’s New Town Theatre, an audience sweats in the clamminess of an overheated, cramped studio.
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…
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…
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 …
Britain’s most influential trade union leader talks about the industrial and political challenges of leading over 1.
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.
For centuries, the art of stained glass has embellished places of worship.
Most academic research needs to be more relevant, produced more quickly and for less money.
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…
According to the British Heart Foundation, inactivity is the fourth-leading risk factor for premature death from any cause.
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…
Standard Issue, the podcast founded by Sarah Millican, returns to Edinburgh for a fourth year.
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…
Award-winning stand-up, cultural icon, author and columnist, with countless TV and radio credits (including I’m A Celebrity.
Join Amy and a panel of her more famous comedian friends at the recording of a live comedy conversation show.
Each year, thousands of children are born in the UK as the result of egg or sperm donation.
Nowhere has Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand been harder at work than at the festival itself.
A TV and newspaper pundit whose views on Scottish football and politics have roused vast armies of both admirers and detractors.
Sara is live at the Edinburgh Fringe for a very special All Request Friday, with special guests and live music.
Tom McNab, technical adviser on Chariots of Fire, delivers extracts from his play 1936 using extensive coverage of Riefenstahl’s Olympia film.
Jo Whiley broadcasts live from the Edinburgh Fringe, with special guests, music and performances.
Fringe University believes that the Edinburgh Fringe makes an excellent classroom.
Women are constantly measuring one another by ideals of thinness, beauty, best mummy practices and keeping a happy home with a happy partner.
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…
Multi award-winning, take-no-prisoners, passionate, lyrical, totally honest Scottish comedienne, TV and radio regular, playwright, blogger, bestselling author, columnist and, er, T…
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…
Launching rockets is the last missing piece in the growing Scottish space industry.
Psychologist Thusha Rajendran (Heriot-Watt University) tackles controversies around new technologies.
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…
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…
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.
Come along to Just a Minute’s special recordings in Edinburgh.
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.
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…
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.
Scotland launched the Curriculum for Excellence in 2010 after a significant amount of research and international input.
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…
Can you really trust statistics? Often thought of as manipulative or untrustworthy, statistics gets a bad reputation.
The world’s population continues to grow at an alarming rate, putting an enormous strain on food systems and production.
Live comedy podcast about daddy issues, queerness, trauma and dinosaurs by comedian and (now) author Sofie Hagen and comedian and drag king Jodie Mitchell.
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.
Tim Vine hears the life stories of the public while showcasing his trademark gleeful wordplay and silly songs.
A regular on Have I Got News For You, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Just a Minute and Stop The Press.
Who hasn’t had a problem they’ve struggled to solve? You struggle, I struggle, and the world struggles.
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.
In our twenties, an independent lifestyle seems liberating.
Come taste and learn about whisky with Blair Bowman, the author of the bestselling Pocket Guide to Whisky, featuring the WhiskyTubeMap.
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.
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…
Susan Calman takes a fast-paced whistle-stop tour of Edinburgh’s comic delights.
Nicola Osborne (#CreativeInformatics, University of Edinburgh) reckons that data-driven technologies are inspiring new and unexpected opportunities for creative people and organisa…
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…
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…
Guest Host: Fred MacAulay – 9th, 10th and 11th.
‘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…
Bored of mindless comedy shows? Then come to Stand-Up Philosophy.
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…
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…
The margin between success and failure in elite sport can be miniscule.
Sanspants Radio present Plumbing the Death Star Live.
Minister for UK negotiations on Scotland’s place in Europe and MSP for Argyll and Bute.
Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest open access arts festival in the world.
Our genes make us who we are.
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.
Join authors, politicians, artists, diplomats and international cultural leaders for a weekend of panel debates, music, performing and visual arts, storytelling, poetry, walks and …
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…
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…
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…
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…
Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe Participants.
Macpherson’s 50+ year career in broadcasting and writing shows few signs of abating.
We’re desperately short of organs for transplant, so the possibility of transplanting from pigs to humans (xenotransplantation) has many people excited.
Toxic masculinity is blamed for everything from the #MeToo movement to rates of male suicide.
KT Tunstall’s enchanting and engaging songs resonate throughout pop culture.
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…
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…
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.
Journalist and author Misha Glenny has spent years courageously investigating the most dangerous and sophisticated organised crime networks around the world.
With growing pressure on the planet’s resources, food production is having to get more high-tech.
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…
Your passport to saner living.
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.
Part of the Fringe Central Programme for Fringe participants.
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…
In the wake of #MeToo and #TimesUp Sameena Zehra and Seymour Mace set out to examine UK comedy.
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.
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…
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…
A proud socialist and trade unionist, elected Scottish Labour Party leader in 2017 on a radical programme of change.
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…
Award-winning Jolyon Rubinstein’s hit satirical podcast is leaving the comfort of the Spotify studio and traveling to Edinburgh for three exclusive recordings.
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…
And we can learn from them.
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…
Rory Bremner is the multi-talented impressionist, comedian, satirist, translator, columnist, writer, presenter and actor.
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…
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…
Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants.
We’re all brainwashed, biased and influenced by personal experience, even scientists.
Why Performance? is a series of panel discussions exploring the contributions that performance makes to human life and development.
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…
He/she is back at the fringe to tell of his enduring happily married life as Maxine.
Costs are rising, while subsidies are shrinking and consumer behaviours are changing rapidly.
An artist’s manifesto of delight and curiosity from bohemians to black holes, Dali to DNA.
Also known as Loki the Scottish Rapper, McGarvey is a troublemaking hip hop recording artist, community activist, an unusually scrupulous columnist and social commentator.
What do dirty floors and corrupted politicians have in common? They are both revolting.
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.
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.
Who hasn’t had a problem they’ve struggled to solve? We struggle, and the world struggles.
Delve deeper into what stimulates the artists behind this year’s festival with these fun, engaging discussions.
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…
Everybody believes that education is good: the more, the better.
The internet presents new opportunities for being both hidden and exposed.
Batman is the world’s greatest scientist and we can prove it.
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…
One of Scotland’s most recognisable, talented and controversial figures.
Britain’s queen of crime fiction with more than 30 books to her name and 16 million worldwide sales.
Welcome to the Comedians’ Surgery, take your seat, we’ll be with you shortly.
The magical internet-providing properties of fibre optics are well known.
Psychiatrist Stephen Lawrie (The University of Edinburgh) thinks mental illness is needlessly controversial – and the controversy is destroying our mental health services.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Science is thought of as the definitive truth of our time.
Britain’s foremost football correspondent, having written about the game for three decades covering numerous World Cups, European Championships and Champions League campaigns.
Scotland was once considered a soft touch on female genital mutilation (FGM), failing to protect 23,979 affected residents.
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.
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…
Is anyone truly monolingual anymore? Knowing dialects, learning languages at school, and hearing migrant speakers make everybody bilingual to some extent.
Downtown Abbey’s Marquis of Flintshire and a BAFTA-winning actor with a film and TV career spanning fifty years.
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…
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.
Discussions about drug use and drug policy often involve stories – personal experience combined with knowledge gleamed from the media and other sources.
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 …
The public actively engage in decision-making processes, from referendums and elections to choosing singing contest winners.
Your supermarket knows when you’re pregnant; Google knows what medical conditions you have; Facebook could help your doctor diagnose you.
Delve deeper into what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Edinburgh festival with these fun, engaging discussions.
Manager of Scotland, having previously managed Motherwell, Hibs, Rangers, Birmingham City and Aston Villa among others.
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…
Originally from Liverpool, coming to study at Glasgow University in 1986.
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…
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…
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.
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…
Your pictures and regrettable digital utterings are public.
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…
Edinburgh Central Mosque opens its doors and warmly invites you to Islam Festival Edinburgh.
Childhood is an injustice.
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.
Men are sexual predators and women are sex objects – or so advertisers tell us.
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…
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.
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.
CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community.
As part of Fringe Central’s Young Voices: Fresh Perspective programme, the Scottish Drama Training Network presented Creative Solutions for Creative Careers.
The World Youth Designer Forum (WYDF), a cumulative accelerator and incubator discourse, explores the 2017 theme – Design Interventions: Nationalism vs Globalism.
The journey from backbench MP to ‘PM-in-waiting’ has been long and eventful.
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 …
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…
Stephen Lawrie (University of Edinburgh) reckons psychiatry, his profession, is underrated.
Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe Participants.
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.
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…
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).
We’re constantly threatened by outbreaks of diseases like SARS and Ebola.
As we mark 70 years of this phenomenal festival we want to take stock and explore the future of the Fringe.
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.
Originally, our brains were designed to be multilingual, managing two or more languages easily.
Described by Sir Chris Hoy as a ‘genius’, Graeme is a cyclist, parent, writer and broadcaster.
Jim Naughtie is one of Britain’s most distinguished radio broadcasters and journalists.
One of BBC’s most experienced, versatile and recognisable broadcasters and the face of its snooker and golf coverage.
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…
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…
Will Hutton is one of Britain’s best-known public intellectuals.
How do I develop relationships with professionals in other European countries? What opportunities are there to collaborate across borders with other creators.
Big thinking in a small country – sparky talk, flyting, debate and discussion.
Anyone can write a romance novel.
Some trauma in life might be inevitable, but not many people would view it as essential.
It was the race they said Clinton couldn’t lose.
Data is everywhere.
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…
Liver disease is avoidable, silent and the third highest killer of those under 65 in the UK.
The majority of innocent people in prison are there because of another innocent person – a well-meaning eyewitness.
John Prescott, returns to the Edinburgh Fringe after his sell-out performance last year.
Moisés Kaufman, recipient of the National Medal of Arts from President Obama, speaks about creating new work for the theatre.
Former Scottish tennis international and Scottish National Coach, Judy Murray was the first woman to pass the LTA’s Performance Coach Award.
Ruby Wax is back at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe once again with a new show on mental health, Frazzled.
2017’s release of Under Stars is the fourth album from one of the biggest young female Scottish artists in the world.
The University of Edinburgh is trying to improve the position of women in higher education with recipes.
Adelaide Fringe is Australia’s largest open access festival, with over 1,100 events across every art form in over 400 venues.
Delve deeper into what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Edinburgh Festival with these fun, engaging discussions.
One of Scotland’s favourite stand-up comedians, Fred MacAulay branches out with a new live lunchtime chat show.
The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas is an initiative set up to ‘take the academics out of their ivory towers and engage with the public’.
The In Conversation series at New Town Theatre in George Street is an hour of chat with a celebrity guest each day.
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.
Michael is live in Edinburgh for another game of On The Ball, alongside great live music and your Sunday Boasts.
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…
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…
Vaccines save lives.
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…
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,…
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…
Memory is an untrustworthy companion.
Chris Mullin returns to the Business School to reflect on the great political disasters he’s known, in conversation with Professor Chris Carter.
Tom McNab, using a rich range of film, provides a vivid account of Leni’s life as dancer, actress, director and stills photographer.
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.
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.
Elaine Miller (physiotherapist, comedian, mother and reformed incontinent) believes women’s health provision is rooted in misogyny.
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 …
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…
Come along and celebrate the 50th year of Just a Minute with special recordings in Edinburgh.
Jan Clarkson (University of Dundee) has already told us to stop brushing our teeth.
The year is… not important; this is fiction.
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.
Delve into what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Festival with these fun, engaging discussions.
Legal systems operate on a pain principle: punishments should involve a loss, and that loss should be painful.
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 .
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…
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.
For a man who claims to be a ‘professional idiot’ Robin Ince sure seems to know a lot.
We are Edinburgh Skeptics.
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…
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.
Criminologist Gemma Flynn (University of Edinburgh) invites you to delve unashamedly into the world of pop culture behemoths The Kardashians.
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…
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.
‘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…
Children should work more.
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 …
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.
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.
Changes in representation of the sacred feminine over centuries affect our relationships, body image and environment today.
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…
Spend an hour in the company of leading Scottish comedian Vladimir McTavish.
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.
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.
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…
A day offering people the opportunity to step into our experiences of living with loss and bereavement.
Come and get your teeth into a refreshing approach to acting with this Stanislavski-inspired technique.
Do you struggle to tell the difference between your ego and superego? University lecturer turned stand-up comedian Alex Sergeant has the answer.
Once upon a time, you were just a cell in your mother’s womb.
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 Edinburgh Festival Fringe attracts media and arts professionals from all over the globe.
Brighton’s award-winning Curry Leaf Cafe is running a series of interactive talks & cookery masterclasses at its new Kemptown Kitchen.
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…
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.
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…
Tour this iconic 20th century Modernist apartment block on Brighton seafront.
Please! Come in and browse.
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.
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, …
Professor Chris Carter welcomes distinguished economist and highly respected parliamentarian, Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable.
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…
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…
It’s a troubling question and most of us probably don’t know the answer.
Lord John Prescott discusses his career in the public eye.
Twenty years after her birth, Dolly the Sheep is a scientific and Scottish icon.
Steve McLennan of the National Federation Roofing Contractors provides an enjoyable demonstration of the expertise required for creating and repairing lead roofing details.
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…
Scotland’s buildings have slate roofs, now no Scottish slate quarry remains.
Care for these windows and they’ll thrive for another few decades.
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…
Edinburgh provides a magnificent festival setting.
Live from the BBC’s venue in Edinburgh, featuring topical stories and big name guests.
Tory victory at the General Election, the crushing of Labour in Scotland, chaos on the Opposition front benches.
Past wars have started for the most trivial of reasons.
Cut the Chat is a forum to discuss the topics people want to talk about.
Roz Artis and Scott MacAskill of the Scottish Lime Centre Trust demonstrate lime slaking, part of the alchemy of the lime cycle.
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…
Mark Nevin, Nevin of Edinburgh, demonstrates remarkable transforming painting techniques.
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…
Plastics harm our world, right? Costing us energy, using up resources and polluting? Wrong.
Scotland’s traditional buildings used indigenous stone, only a few dimensional stone quarries remain.
Big thinking in a small country – sparky talk, flyting, debate discussion and soapbox slots.
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…
Digital can bring the world together.
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 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.
The past decade has seen technology democratise content, enabling audiences to access and shape content in unprecedented and innovative ways.
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.
Do zoos still have a place in society? If so, what is it? asks esteemed biologist Mary Bownes.
Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, specifically for Fringe participants.
When we’re online, most of us choose to give up our privacy for the sake of convenience.
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.
We all leave a trace.
From 2016/17, the Scottish Government can set income tax rates and thresholds for Scottish taxpayers.
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.
When it comes to music, virtual reality will change the industry.
Gamers all over the world spend weeks, months and in some cases years creating in game content but is stays just that; in-game.
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 …
Social networks really aren’t – social, that is.
Virtual Reality allows us to view the world through the eyes of a stranger.
Join us on a journey through Metro Boulot Dodo’s own complex relationship with technology.
Adelaide Fringe is Australia’s largest open-access festival, with over 1,000 events across every art form in over 300 venues.
PlayStation® VR is due for release on October 13th.
Pokemon Go has taken over and soon it will be commonplace to create and interact with holograms that blend into our surroundings.
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 can do everything museums can, and more, at greater scale and lower cost.
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.
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…
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…
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.
Satellite images now cover every inch of the world.
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…
We now have great weapons against cervical cancer, but it still kills women every year.
Impressionist and comedian Rory Bremner hosts seven shows of comedy and conversation with hand-picked, special guests.
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…
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…
Clive Anderson ties up the Loose Ends with cool music, lots of comedy and, of course, scintillating conversation.
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…
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 …
Research shows that learning languages helps us age healthily, even if we start learning them in later life.
Lord David Steel joins Professor Chris Carter to reflect on an illustrious career in public life.
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.
In a free live broadcast where anything could happen, join some very special guest hosts as they meet the Fringe’s finest acts.
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…
When they go out at all, they terrorise our streets and are a nuisance in our neighbourhoods.
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…
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.
How does the age of user-generated content impact traditional broadcasting? What opportunities will emerge for creative industries as broadcasters and digital technology companies …
In this session Dr.
‘Extraordinary playing by the double bassist Michael Cretu’ (BroadwayBaby.
Dying is a universal human activity, and it shows no sign of abating.
A really insightful talk about how we harness the power of games and game play to ensure better learning opportunities for all our children.
Paul Merton and fellow witty and loquacious panellists try to speak for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Expertly chaired by Nicholas Parsons.
Come to the College’s spectacular hall to be shocked by our seventh Fringe event.
Janice Forsyth presents her show from the BBC’s venue in Edinburgh, with up-to-date coverage of the Edinburgh festivals.
Collaboration has the capacity to break down boundaries of a medium and expand its limits.
Coatsink discuss their VR development journey over the past three years.
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.
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.
It’s no secret that a lackadaisical approach to dental care leads to fillings and gum disease.
Edinburgh Skeptics Society returns for the seventh year with more undiluted brilliance.
You’re an up-and-coming scientist.
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 a series of completely free live performances and special guest appearances, celebrating the best of spoken word comedy.
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…
Now in its ninth year, Blackwell’s Writers at the Fringe brings you once again the best in Scottish writing.
Leading psychiatrist Stephen Lawrie has heard enough talk about mental health stigma.
Beautiful Ducks is a comedy show loosely based on the infamous book of the same name by renowned duck fancier Liz Wright.
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…
One Geordie specialising in current affairs.
Award-winning comedian James Cook has read the back of the box and is ready to play.
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…
Five afternoons of energising art, food and wellbeing! Eat your happy and put a tang in your step this May.
The Buddha’s birthday and enlightenment are celebrated throughout the world on this full moon day in May.
The author Mick Jackson talks taxidermy and explores our ambivalent relationship with the animal kingdom, from Walter Potter to Johnny Morris via John Berger.
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’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.
This exhibition is brought to you by a collection of local artists working in a variety of mediums.
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…
Once upon a time you were just a cell in your mother’s womb.
With his unique take on drag, Alfie has become a stand-out act in the UK cabaret scene.
David Benedictus sipped champagne at 2am while sitting on Joanna Lumley’s bed.
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 …
A day offering people the opportunity to consider living with loss and bereavement.
Award-winning stand-up Dave Chawner takes a hilarious look at identity, recovery and life after eating disorders.
Colin Chadwick is a bit
of an oddball and has no idea how to communicate with people on a basic level.
If you like your comedy dry and your comedians sly and your jokes wry, then this is for you.
Standard Lamps, Tenderhooks, Idle Talk.
A day of provocations and presentations: creating a diverse future and raising the profile of disabled artists.
Sunday Assembly is a non-religious coming together of people seeking to make the most of this one life.
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…
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.
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, …
Activities for all the family – learn how castles were built, see stone masons in action and hear about the area’s geology.
No 5 Charlotte Square, Ian Gow of the National Trust for Scotland gives an informing guide to the built fabric and means of construction.
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 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 are two of Britain’s leading social democratic commentators and policy analysts.
In Owen Jones: The Politics of Hope, Jones proves himself to be an engaging and eloquent speaker without any airs of pretension.
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…
Ang Li is the most controversial woman writer in Taiwan.
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…
A sage said ‘nothing can be certain but death and taxes’.
Mark Nevin from Nevin of Edinburgh demonstrates remarkable transforming painting techniques.
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…
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 …
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…
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.
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…
Riddle’s Court has a rich history, including homing philosopher David Hume.
The formal meeting where accounts are presented, activity reviewed and directors elected.
Lead roofing demonstration: Steve McLennan of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors provides an enjoyable demonstration of the expertise required for creating and repairin…
President Nixon declared war on public enemy number one in 1971.
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…
Scotland’s desire to move forward poses big questions.
Behind every person misusing substances is a family.
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.
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.
Join journalist Peter Ranscombe as he reads from and discusses Hare, his debut novel.
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 …
Transforming arms into art.
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 …
Join Buddha Maitreya, an enlightened meditation teacher who sings his own enchanting songs, at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.
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.
Nina has won a British Comedy Award, stormed Live at the Apollo, and made a BAFTA nominated film.
BBC Radio 6 Music breakfast show legend Shaun W Keaveny will be presenting his show live from the BBC venue at the Edinburgh Festivals.
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…
Alexei’s varied career spans work as comic, novelist, actor and columnist.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Award-winning stand-up comedian, writer and actress talks about her career in comedy, with Olly Double, curator of British Stand-Up Comedy Archive.
Steve Richards Presents Rock N Roll Politics 4.
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 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…
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.
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…
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…
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 has charmed and entertained audiences all over the world with his natural, assured delivery and his honest, original material.
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.
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…
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…
The UK desperately needs more scientists and engineers, yet highly qualified, talented and ambitious women are still deserting science.
Churchill, Attlee, Thatcher, Blair.
The English have been typecast as imperial snobs, rule-bound, repressed, class-ridden, prejudiced – their racism cuts and scars.
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.
Multi award-winning playwright in conversation about her work.
‘My music is not based on my being transgender.
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 …
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…
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.
Janice Forsyth presents her show live from the BBC’s venue in Edinburgh, with up-to-date coverage of the Edinburgh Festivals.
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 only affects women but is caused by a virus (HPV) very common in both sexes.
Every comedian seeks and thrives on the laughter of their audience, but that’s not what’s most important to them.
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…
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…
See how radio is made.
Mitch Benn best known to impersonate Elvis.
Fun workshop delivered by experienced facilitators and media professionals.
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 invites you to gain a genuine insight into Islam.
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 …
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
Director and singer/songwriter Sarah McGuinness presents Back To Blacks, the eclectic live music and chat show streaming regularly from Blacks Club in Soho.
From hospice care to funeral plans, talk of death is becoming mainstream.
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