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Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019 – Day 17, 26th August

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Awwww..... My in-boxes have all gone silent....... Oh, well. So, they thought it was all over... Well, they're all all over. Until next year. Although we are expecting the Christmas and Hogmanay launches soon......

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019 – Day 12, 21st Aug

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Another day, another raft of authors taking to the grey carpet. Mariella Frostrup has to take the award for the 'Cheeriest Person in the World' as she smiled and laughed her way through the...

EIF 2019 – Oona Doherty Recruits her Sugar Army for ‘Hard to be Soft’...

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Aggression. Sensuality. Vulnerability. 'Hard to Be Soft' is a dance prayer about — and for — the people of Belfast. Created by Belfast-based choreographer and dancer Oona Doherty, with driving music by DJ David...

2019 Sit-up Award Won by ‘Who Cares’

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The 2019 SIT-UP Award has been awarded to LUNG and The Lowry in partnership with Gaddum for its production Who Cares currently moving audiences at Summerhall as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 'Who...

Edinburgh Festival 2019 – ‘Hear Word!’ from Nigeria to The Lyceum

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'Hear Word!' is Nigerian pidgin English for ‘Listen and Comply’. In this unflinchingly honest performance, ten of Nigeria’s biggest stars of theatre, film and television come together on stage to tell multi-generational stories of...

Edinburgh Festival 2019 – Opera Ventures and Scottish Opera bring ‘Breaking the Waves’ to...

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'Breaking the Waves' is a wrenching moral drama about a woman’s twisted bargain with God. Based on Lars von Trier’s controversial film, US composer Missy Mazzoli’s opera won the 2017 Best New Opera Award...

Edinburgh Festival 2019 – Komische Oper Berlin’s ‘Eugene Onegin’ at The Festival Theatre

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Eugene Onegin marks the return of Komische Oper Berlin and its Artistic Director Barrie Kosky to the International Festival after their spectacular The Magic Flute in 2015. Tchaikovsky’s best-loved opera features some of his...

Edinburgh Fringe 2019 – LiT Circus Return to the Fringe with ‘Hotel Paradiso’

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Irresistibly colourful, loud and fun show for all the family. Thrillingly spectacular circus skills, physical comedy, clowning, theatrical storytelling and slapstick combine in this follow up to international hit 'The Hogwallops' from good old...

Edinburgh Fringe 2019 – Lost in Translation Circus demo their Guinness World Record

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Two of the Fringe’s leading circus performers from the show Hotel Paradiso set a new Guinness World Record for most somersaults on the Korean Cradle last Saturday. Prior to the first Fringe performance on Wednesday...

Edinburgh International Book Festival – Day 4, 13th August

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Day 4 and a second day in succession at the EIBF. A few more well kent faces this time around. From an Olympic Champion and an MSP to an archaeologist and a physicist. An...

Edinburgh Festival 2019 – ‘Oedipus’ by the Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

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The modern age. A plague has ravaged Thebes. The oracle believes the city is doomed because the murder of King Laius remains unpunished. The King’s successor, Oedipus, wants to investigate the horrific crime himself....

Edinburgh International Book Festival – Day 3, 12th Aug

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And, we're off! Or, at least, we are. The EIBF kicked off on Saturday, but, hey, there's only one of me.... And it was the usual fair. An extra and two no shows. At least...

Edinburgh Festival – ‘Hard to be Soft: A Belfast Prayer’ at The Lyceum

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Aggression. Sensuality. Vulnerability. 'Hard to Be Soft' is a dance prayer about — and for — the people of Belfast. Created by Belfast-based choreographer and dancer Oona Doherty, with driving music by...

Edinburgh Festival 2019 – ‘Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation’ at The Studio

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The writer leads his followers towards the end of this world and the start of a new one. The book he’s written predicts it all — the equations, the black hole, all the words...

Edinburgh Fringe – Nikki & JD bring ‘Knot’ to the Assembly Roxy

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Physically exhilarating and touchingly poignant, 'Knot' is the internationally acclaimed circus and dance work by Nikki Rummer and JD Broussé. These talented performers use hand-to-hand circus skills to tell the tale of an impossible...

Edinburgh Fringe 2019 – ISH Dance Collective bring ‘Elements of Freestyle’ to the EICC

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In this adrenaline-fuelled explosion of extreme urban sports, breakdance, music and theatre, ISH Dance Collective create breathtaking poetry in every single moment. Elements of Freestyle is about those redeeming seconds that make a complicated...

Edinburgh Fringe 2019 – Company2 Bring ‘Le Coup’ to The Circus Hub

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Acrobats from Australian troupe Company2’s Fight Night-inspired, Edinburgh Fringe circus show 'Le Coup' got into the zone for their Edinburgh Fringe run with a boxing masterclass by the head coach and some of the...

‘Walter the Wanderer’ comes to the Edinburgh Fringe

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Walter the Wanderer is everything a children's illustrated book could ask for and it will be launched in Edinburgh on 12th August at Edinburgh University. Author, Pavle Sabic, has teamed up with World Record holding...

Edinburgh Fringe 2019 – Pleasance Press Launch

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The Pleasance held their opening Gala today to introduce some of the performers from this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival who will be appearing at the venue throughout the next couple of weeks. It...

Edinburgh Festival 2019 – Sydney Theatre Company’s ‘The Secret River’

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Kate Grenville’s The Secret River is widely considered to be one of the most important Australian novels of the 21st century. Playwright Andrew Bovell has transformed the novel into a deeply moving, unflinching journey...

Edinburgh Fringe – Danny MacAskill debuts ‘Drop and Roll Live’

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Danny MacAskill’s Drop & Roll Live is a main highlight of this year’s Underbelly Circus Hub programme and is set to astound Big Top audiences like never before. After five years touring the world,...

Edinburgh Festival 2019 – The National Theatre of Great Britain presents ‘Peter Gynt’

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Peter Gynt is a provocative, raucous reboot of Ibsen’s epic verse play, created by David Hare and directed by Jonathan Kent, in a major co-production with National Theatre of Great Britain. Scottish star James McArdle...

Edinburgh Fringe 2019 – Race Horse Company present ‘Super Sunday

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This Fringe, prepare to be transported to a dystopian fair ground at the end of the world where acrobatic chaos reigns supreme. Let Finnish circus superstars Race Horse Company be your guide in a...

Edinburgh Fringe 2019 – One Two, One Two present ‘Everything I Do’.

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Irish live performance company, 'One Two, One Two', is making its debut at Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer with its award-winning theatre show 'Everything I Do'. Based on personal material, 'Everything I Do',...

Edinburgh Fringe 2019 – Gravity and Other Myths perform ‘Backbone’

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A high-octane spree of physical virtuosity, Backbone tests the limits of strength: physical, emotional, individual and collective. Staged with a deceptively DIY aesthetic and dispensing of trickery and distraction, this is circus that goes...

Edinburgh Fringe 2019- Machine de Cirque presents ‘La Galerie’

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A white room. White walls. Eight performers. Machine de Cirque make their UK debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with La Galerie. A piece that changes so rapidly and completely that the theatre looks...

Edinburgh Fringe 2019 – Barely Methodical Troupe with ‘Bromance’

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International award-winning smash hit 'Bromance' is back! Five-star circus about camaraderie and affection. Audacious, touching, exhilarating tour-de-force of physical heroics where handshakes become handstands and backslaps become backflips. Among the UK's hottest circus companies, Barely...

World Premiere of Scottish Ballet’s ‘The Crucible’ at the EIF 2019

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Pioneering choreographer Helen Pickett unleashes the full emotional force of Miller’s gripping, and still fearsomely relevant, drama of suspicion and accusation in a brand-new narrative ballet, given its world premiere at the International Festival...

Swim in Colour at Jupiter Artland: Joana Vasconcelos and Trisha Brown

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Jupiter Artland introduces its newest spellbinding artwork, a fully functional swimming pool. Pressed into a previously unexplored area of the sculpture park, Gateway, appears like a fluid flower in a kaleidoscope of drizzled colours....

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