George Egg: DIY Chef

George Egg: DIY Chef

Stand-up comedy with real food, cooked live using power tools, and then the audience eats it at the end. George has been banned from the kitchen and banished to the shed where his boundless ingenuity and a desire for something tasty to eat have driven him to build a kitchen there instead... 

Arbikie Gin Masterclass

Arbikie Gin Masterclass

Come, taste and learn all about Arbikie's family of world award-winning field-to-bottle gins from the Arbikie Ambassador team. Arbikie is both the current World's Best Martini champion and also Scottish Gin Distillery of the Year, a significant award when over 70% of UK Gin is distilled in Scotland... 

Edinburgh Gin Safari

Edinburgh Gin Safari

Get off the tourist drag and on the gin trail! See the New Town through gin-tinted spectacles with gin cocktails, G and T marshmallows, chocolates and gin-cured salmon on this fab walking homage to gin – and you’ll discover that of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, Edinburgh is the best... 

Robert Graham 1874's Scotch Whisky and Artisan Food Experience

Robert Graham 1874's Scotch Whisky and Artisan Food Experience

You first descend into a low-ceilinged basement. There is a distinct aroma of oak smoke, and the air feels heavy as though tempered with the vigour of a pre-industrial past life, harkening you back to the workmen who built this little chamber beneath the Royal Mile... 

Leith Brewing Heritage Tour with Tastings

Leith Brewing Heritage Tour with Tastings

Escape the crowds and explore Leith with a local through its beer scene, past and present. Setting off from Customs Wharf, you’ll hear stories of Leith’s gritty past as a busy port and source of fortunes that built Edinburgh's stunning skyline... 

Princes Street Gardens Piano Afternoon Tea

Princes Street Gardens Piano Afternoon Tea

Experience authentic light jazz by our in-house pianist, while also enjoying the Scottish Cafe's award-winning afternoon tea. Steve’s easy listening style creates the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing afternoon away from the hustle and bustle of the Fringe... 

Charles MacLean Whisky Masterclass

Charles MacLean Whisky Masterclass

A Whisky Masterclass with the legendary Charles MacLean. One of Scotland’s leading whisky experts, he has been researching and writing about whisky for over 35 years. A unique opportunity to learn from a whisky legend and to taste a selection of whiskies from across Scotland. 

Unhurried – Glengoyne Whisky's Inefficient Tradition

Unhurried – Glengoyne Whisky's Inefficient Tradition

Fringe first for this unique, entertaining, interactive single malt experience, featuring a taste of Scotland’s best gastronomy at Cannonball. Hosted by Fringe veteran, ex-BBC broadcaster and comedy writer, Gordon Dallas, the show uses cutting edge projection mapping technology to form an immersive journey, exploring the absurd lengths and inefficient traditions Glengoyne Distillery dedicates itself to... 

Whisky and Gin Tasting Cabaret

Whisky and Gin Tasting Cabaret

Each evening we will be performing our sultry cabaret which includes three free samples of either whisky or gin in your free shot glass as we inform you how whisky and gin are made... 

Scotland Through the BeverAGES

Scotland Through the BeverAGES

A boozy history of Scotland held on the most unique of venue – on board The Lochrin Belle canal boat. Join Greg and Joey, our resident drinks geeks, on an immersive journey into Scotland’s historic relationship with 'the water of life'... 

A Year of Scotland in a Meal

A Year of Scotland in a Meal

Experience all that is great in Scotland. Burns night, St Andrew, Hogmanay... We'll present that, an' a' that, during a relaxed three course meal interwoven with songs, storytelling, comedy and whisky. 

Dad's Army Lunch Hour

Dad's Army Lunch Hour

Two actors play 25 characters in this Edinburgh and London hit transplanted to a specially created 1940s-style venue unique to this show, celebrating the 50th birthday of Croft and Perry's quintessentially British sitcom... 

A Pickering's Gin Jolly

A Pickering's Gin Jolly

Take a gin jolly with Pickering's Gin in their home at Summerhall Distillery. With a G&T in hand, discover how the former kennels of the Royal (Dick) Vet School came to be Edinburgh's first exclusive gin distillery in 150 years and Visit Scotland's best visitor attraction in Edinburgh... 

A Dram Is Worth a Thousand Words

A Dram Is Worth a Thousand Words

Home of the largest single malt, single cask collection, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society invites you to a three dram tutored whisky tasting like no other, in the company of our brand ambassador. 

Dad's Army Afternoon Tea Hour

Dad's Army Afternoon Tea Hour

Two actors play 25 characters in this Edinburgh and London hit transplanted to a specially created 1940s-style venue unique to this show, celebrating the 50th birthday of Croft and Perry's quintessentially British sitcom... 

Dad's Army Dinner Hour

Dad's Army Dinner Hour

Join us exactly 50 years after the first TV broadcast of Croft and Perry's classic sitcom to celebrate the show's golden anniversary, as two actors play 25 characters in vintage episodes... 

Arbikie Gin Masterclass

Arbikie Gin Masterclass

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

The Gin Whore Tour

The Gin Whore Tour

Katherine O’Neil really knows gin. As a professional in the drinks industry for several years and an obvious fan of her subject, she has created this tonic of a show (see what I did there?) that fills us in on the important and fascinating history of Gin and also fills us with gin... 

George Egg: DIY Chef

George Egg: DIY Chef

George Egg is a hybrid chef and comedian. Part cooking show, part stand-up, this is a hilarious hour filled with wonderful smells and brilliant absurdist comedy.Last year, Egg brought us his show Anarchist Cook, about cooking in hotel rooms... 

The Art and Science of Gin

The Art and Science of Gin

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

Unquiet Spirits – Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes

Unquiet Spirits – Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes, whisky lore, and a wee dram in a haunted venue! Join Scots whisky expert Charles MacLean and Sherlockian author/expert Bonnie MacBird as they talk history, murder and ghosts... 

Dram & Smoke: The Campfire Cocktails Experience

Dram & Smoke: The Campfire Cocktails Experience

Take a journey to a woodland campfire hideaway within the unique setting of a former biscuit factory. During this interactive masterclass you’ll be tutored on the ins and outs of creating great cocktails, roll up your sleeves to put what you learn into practice and enjoy the fruits of your libation labour... 

Scotch Egg Club Presents: Whisky on Water

Scotch Egg Club Presents: Whisky on Water

Ever wanted to drink whisky, eat cheese, chocolate and scotch eggs while cruising along a canal? Well now you can! Scotch Egg Club brings you a Whisky tasting with a difference, where you'll sample six delicious drinks, including three drams, each carefully paired with either cheese, chocolate or scotch eggs, and three cocktails... 

Whisky Tasting

Whisky Tasting

A Scottish malt whisky tasting in the historic Captain's bar. This is a light-hearted and informative look at Scottish malt whisky for beginners. There will be a tasting of five different whiskies... 

Edinburgh Tour and Whisky Tasting

Edinburgh Tour and Whisky Tasting

Join a small group tour of Edinburgh's historic Old Town, followed by a tutored tasting of four Scotch whiskies. We'll explore the Canongate and Holyrood areas of the Royal Mile, with highlights including the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the new Scottish Parliament building, before enjoying a masterclass in Scotch whisky from the connoisseurs at Jeffrey St... 

Tea Mixology Workshop

Tea Mixology Workshop

Bluebird Tea Co are on a mission to make you happy with a cuppa. This thriving, young company want to open British minds to the idea that tea types and flavours can be mixed to create a variety of taste sensations... 

The Gin Whore Tour

The Gin Whore Tour

Pardon me, but The Gin Whore Tour may have affected my ability to form coherent sentences. Alas, I must dry, I mean try! There I was, together with a handful of brave – or plain thirsty – people, sipping my way through the history of the juniper berry, and it wasn’t even 1pm... 

Sky Lounge

Sky Lounge

Embassy Court's time-travelling cocktail bar is visiting the future. Come and join us for a cocktail, or two, on the 11th floor sun terrace of this iconic 1930s modernist seafront apartment block and explore the world in 2030... 

Shit-faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Shit-faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Shit-faced Showtime is the all-singing, all-dancing, all-drinking phenomenon from the professional piss-heads behind Shit-faced Shakespeare. Featuring a cast of professionally trained musical theatre performers, classic show tunes, complex choreography and one entirely shit-faced actor every night ... 

Shit-faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Shit-faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

“Swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon, Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.”The Shit-faced formula has been reliably churning out popular shows since 2010 and has become a much loved staple of the Fringe... 

Grab The Bison By The Horns... .

Grab The Bison By The Horns... .

Join the brewers of Gem Electric house ale Bison Beer and host i-am-Doe ("An original and infectious talent", (The Evening Standard)), for a fun evening of music, comedy and delicious beers! Featured artists include The Phoenix Rose and special guests to be announced... 

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. 9th May, 12-2pm - interactive vegan cookery masterclass with Chef Kanthi (includes tasters)... 

GEORGE EGG: ANARCHIST COOK PART TWO 'Second Helpings'

GEORGE EGG: ANARCHIST COOK PART TWO 'Second Helpings'

George Egg, the stand-up comedian who cooks onstage using absurd and innovative techniques, returns. A follow-up to his sell-out and award-winning first show (‘George Egg: Anarchist Cook’), ‘Anarchist Cook Two: Second Helpings’ sees George preparing more dishes in a whole variety of unconventional environments... 

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival is returning to the Marlborough pub and theatre for our second year, celebrating women in the brewing industry, bringing musical talent from our home town of Norwich to join the best riot grrrls Brighton has to offer and inviting local women beer experts to share their brewing knowledge! Join us on Friday evening for local DJs to kick off the weekend... 

Foodies Festival Brighton

Foodies Festival Brighton

Join us at Foodies Festival, the largest food and drink festival in the UK, returning to Hove Lawns this summer on the bank holiday weekend of April 29th - May 1st. Meet Michelin star chefs and MasterChef winners in the Chefs Theatre and GBBO winners in the Cakes and Desserts Theatre... 

The Gin Whore Tour

The Gin Whore Tour

Much has been said and written about gin but Dorothy Parker probably uttered the most appropriate for this event. Forming its indispensable base she remarked, “I like to have a martini, two at the very most, three I'm under the table, four I'm under my host... 

Shit-Faced Shakespeare

Shit-Faced Shakespeare

The Edinburgh Fringe ‘smashed’-hit Shit-Faced Shakespeare returns in its seventh year to perform Measure for Measure in its unorthodox and unique inebriated manner. You might think that this “problem play” about nuns, corruption and threatened rape is already contentious enough without getting a member of the cast utterly plastered... 

A Pickering’s Gin Jolly

A Pickering’s Gin Jolly

Gin is on the up. In the face of hundreds of new micro-breweries making the most of relaxed alcohol laws over the past couple of years, I'm assured that Pickering's Gin three year-old brand is now considered an old name by modern standards... 

Art of Reduction and Distillation of Humanity: Whisky Theatre

Art of Reduction and Distillation of Humanity: Whisky Theatre

The whole of the 20th century viewed through profound counterculture events and the whisky industry! An abridged history lesson and tutored whisky tasting, the Whisky Anorak way. In 2012, in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, The Whisky Anorak led the Inaugural Tasting of the Monte Carlo Whisky Society at the Hotel de Paris and gave an expert whisky tasting for 18 Monegasque Sommeliers and Masters of Wine... 

Spaced: Whisky Theatre

Spaced: Whisky Theatre

Imagine you’re fifteen. Imagine you’re using BBC Bitesize modules to help cram for the GCSE History exam the following day. Imagine, also, that you’re trying stave off revision by drinking whisky... 

Alan Anderson: Whisky for Dafties

Alan Anderson: Whisky for Dafties

Global sell-out show 2010-2015. The whisky tasting show with a difference. Many malt whiskies to be tasted, many laughs to be had. You get to sample some fine malty, peaty beverages whilst Alan fills you in on the history, methodology and lore of this great drink... 

Cannonball on the Rock – Oysters and Champagne

Cannonball on the Rock – Oysters and Champagne

Discover the history of the Auld Alliance with a very special oyster and champagne tasting at Cannonball Restaurant and Bar, situated in a 16th century townhouse at the top of the Royal Mile... 

Cannonball Glengoyne Whisky Supper

Cannonball Glengoyne Whisky Supper

Your chance to meet our whisky ambassador and learn about the history of whisky. Taste two delicious 25ml nips with a sensational two-course supper prepared by our award-winning team at Cannonball Restaurant... 

Edinburgh Gin's Evening of Literature and Liquor

Edinburgh Gin's Evening of Literature and Liquor

Edinburgh Gin's Evening of Literature and Liquor returns for a second year after last year’s sold out dates. Follow the story of books and booze from the late 1700s through to the modern dystopia while sipping on three literary based, boozy cocktails... 

The High Noon Theater and Saloon

The High Noon Theater and Saloon

Howdy partner! There’s a western movie week you can’t pass up. No, sirree. 'You see, in this world there’s two kinds of people, my friend: those who get two cocktails, a movie, popcorn, and tasters for only £15 and those who don’t... 

Dram & Smoke Pop-Up Dining

Dram & Smoke Pop-Up Dining

Scran, bevvy, general flumgummerie. A Scottish pop-up dining event in a former biscuit factory. The ticket includes a welcome cocktail followed by a seasonal four course menu celebrating the best of Scottish produce all served up from an open kitchen in a truly unique venue... 

Tommy Miah's Indian Street Food Festival

Tommy Miah's Indian Street Food Festival

Experience the delights of India with a blend of delicious Indian street food and traditional dance.  

Scottish Craft Beer and Food Matching at The Gait

Scottish Craft Beer and Food Matching at The Gait

The Gait Bar, 232 Canongate Royal Mile hosts a special Fringe Craft Beer and Food Matching event: four to six courses paired with beers from different Scottish craft breweries every week of the Fringe, plus tutored beer tastings... 

Robom and Goremorrah

Robom and Goremorrah

The two most award-winningest comedians at the Fringe ever (probably) being really funny in a tent for free (bring money). What more do you want? 'A class act' (Chortle.co.uk, Sam)... 

Edinburgh Whisky Walks: A Tour and a Tasting

Edinburgh Whisky Walks: A Tour and a Tasting

Join a fun and informative walking tour of Edinburgh's Old Town, followed by a tutored tasting of four single malt Scotch whiskies. Explore the city's former brewing districts of Canongate and Holyrood with a knowledgeable and experienced local guide – highlights include the new Scottish Parliament building, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Mile... 

Scotch Whisky Revealed

Scotch Whisky Revealed

This is an entertaining and informative tasting, aimed at those who would like to improve their knowledge of whisky. Enjoy the guided nosing and tasting of six single malts, each carefully chosen to illustrate the different styles of Scotch whisky... 

StrEAT Film

StrEAT Film

A screening of Satyajit Ray's 1963 classic 'The Big City,' accompanied by Indian street food. Deccan Tiffin will be stimulating your senses with sensational herbs and spices accompanied by a Pago Mango juice... 

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. 'The Stuff of Waste': a playful symposium on 22nd. Mental health First Aid training on 23rd and 25th (additional £9 charge for manual)... 

Sky Lounge: Embassy Court Sun Terrace

Sky Lounge: Embassy Court Sun Terrace

Embassy Court's time-travelling cocktail bar returns to celebrate this modernist building's 80th birthday. The year is 1936 and the first residents have just moved in. You are invited to join them for a cocktail and enjoy the best view in Brighton... 

Future of Food: Burgers... or Bugs?

Future of Food: Burgers... or Bugs?

Population growth, climate change and food inequality mean we need to take a fresh look at what’s on our plate. From edible insects to algae and lab-cultured meat, local, small-scale farming and waste reduction, what is the future of food? Come discuss and taste some bugs! At zero waste restaurant SILO. 

Global Gin Spin

Global Gin Spin

Gin has a bad reputation. Encounter the history and the mystery of this most British of Dutch drinks. A cabarlesque tutored tasting of one of Britain's favourite tipples. 

JoJo Bellini's Kitchen Cabaret

JoJo Bellini's Kitchen Cabaret

May 6 marked the official opening of Brighton’s famous Fringe Festival, with glorious sunshine all day and a wonderfully warm evening, the British weather played its part in giving the whole experience a proper festival feel as we waited to go into Studio 3 to see the show... 

Tea Mixology Workshop

Tea Mixology Workshop

Get creative and learn to blend your own teas with Brighton's tea mixologists, Bluebird Tea Co. An evening of tea tasting, tea blending plus unlimited tea cocktails and drinks throughout the workshop! 

Foodies Festival Brighton

Foodies Festival Brighton

Enjoy a taste-bud-tickling day out at the UK's biggest celebration of food and drink. Watch celebrity and top local chefs cooking live; shop and sample from over 100 artisan producers; feast on street food from around the world... 

Edinburgh Gin's Night of Literature and Liquor

Edinburgh Gin's Night of Literature and Liquor

Much what it says on the tin, Edinburgh's Gin Night of Literature and Liquor waltzes you through the history of gin distilling and the drink's use and abuse by the literary world's most notorious boozers... 

The Hendrick's Emporium of Sensorial Submersion

The Hendrick's Emporium of Sensorial Submersion

The Hendrick’s Emporium of Sensorial Submersion is yet another triumph for the phantasmagorically fertile imaginations of the genial geniuses of gin. Occupying a new location at 91 George Street the team has completed a meticulous metamorphosis of the otherwise ordinary offices into a salubriously sumptuous sanctuary of sensory enlightenment... 

Bearpit Podcast (Podcast) Gala Show

Bearpit Podcast (Podcast) Gala Show

Live podcast recording and variety show in aid of Peruvian Kettle Syndrome. Previous guests include Wig Silly and Ham Adams. 'Heaps of promise' (Independent). 'Imagine local talk radio teamed up with Inside the Actors Studio... 

History of Porridge

History of Porridge

Like bagpipes, deep-fried mars bars and kilts, eating porridge is one of those ‘typically’ Scottish clichés that gets bandied about far too often. However in every stereotype there is a grain of truth as Scotland is still to this day one of the largest oat producers in the world... 

Wild, Scottish And Free

Wild, Scottish And Free

A culinary conundrum. Six-thousand years of farming and improving crops and livestock and we still pay a premium for wild food. Our neighbours in Scandinavia are developing a new Nordic cuisine based on local, seasonal and native ingredients... 

Bad Boys: Whisky Theatre

Bad Boys: Whisky Theatre

A romp through the bits of the whisky industry that didn't quite go to plan. Light-hearted stories of industrial espionage, anti-heroes and illegal liquor. Surreal tutored whisky tasting done the Whisky Anorak way. 

The Art of Reduction and the Distillation of Humanity: Whisky Theatre

The Art of Reduction and the Distillation of Humanity: Whisky Theatre

The Whisky Anorak return this year with writer and performer John Mark's new piece of Whisky Theatre. Mark has written an incredibly clever show that fascinatingly combines the story of 20th century whisky with the bizarre counter cultures that emerged within the same period... 

The Thinking Drinkers' Guide to the Legends of Liquor

The Thinking Drinkers' Guide to the Legends of Liquor

If nothing else, Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham have cracked the formula for Fringe success: a crackingly funny show, interesting facts and (perhaps most importantly) lashings of booze... 

Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival attendees are welcomed with some free cider, ice-cream, and a range of other delicious freebies to try. On a gorgeous sunny day, this was the perfect way to start the experience!Heading further into the heart of the site revealed extremely friendly vendors who were both knowledgeable about their products and passionate about their benefits... 

Edinburgh Gin O'Clock

Edinburgh Gin O'Clock

The Edinburgh Gin Company has left its distillery behind and moved to The Boards in the Edinburgh Playhouse to tell a brief history of the city’s alcohol and gin heritage along with the development of its own unique brand... 

Jo-Jo Bellini: This and That – A Late Night Tasty Delight

Jo-Jo Bellini: This and That – A Late Night Tasty Delight

In this debut performance, Miss Bellini will play, sashay, season and sauté an evening of song and salacious sensations that will pique your senses and get your juices flowing with a cabaret style that’s never been seen before – anywhere! Jo-Jo Bellini whips the audience into a frenzy whilst whipping up supper...