The Sick of the Fringe - Opening Event
  • Edinburgh Fringe

The Sick of the Fringe is in its second year, building conversation, collaboration and community between the arts and medical science. 2016s programme will be opened by Dr Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust, and events will take place throughout the Festival. #TSOTF16 works to bring together artists, researchers, scientists, health professionals, writers and thinkers from across the Fringe and the city of Edinburgh. Alongside social events, advice sessions and support for artist wellbeing, #TSOTF16 writers will be diagnosing Fringe performances, activating conversation around bodies, health and disability.

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You can donate to the charity of your choice, but if you're looking for inspiration, there are three charities we really like.

Mama Biashara
Kate Copstick’s charity, Mama Biashara, works with the poorest and most marginalised people in Kenya. They give grants to set up small, sustainable businesses that bring financial independence and security. That five quid you spend on a large glass of House White? They can save someone’s life with that. And the money for a pair of Air Jordans? Will take four women and their fifteen children away from a man who is raping them and into a new life with a moneymaking business for Mum and happiness for the kids.
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Theatre MAD
The Make A Difference Trust fights HIV & AIDS one stage at a time. Their UK and International grant-making strategy is based on five criteria that raise awareness, educate, and provide care and support for the most vulnerable in society. A host of fundraising events, including Bucket Collections, Late Night Cabarets, West End Eurovision, West End Bares and A West End Christmas continue to raise funds for projects both in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Acting For Others
Acting for Others provides financial and emotional support to all theatre workers in times of need through the 14 member charities. During the COVID-19 crisis Acting for Others have raised over £1.7m to support theatre workers affected by the pandemic.
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SIX

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Back to the Future - The Musical

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Matilda the Musical

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The Book of Mormon

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The Phantom of the Opera

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Frozen the Musical

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