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Literary star to visit Edinburgh this week

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Best-selling novelist, performance poet and occasional chanteuse - Rosie Garland - is heading to Edinburgh this Wednesday to perform in the long-awaited Poetry Bordello spoken word cabaret from Poetry Circus.Poetry Circus artistic director, Max...

Popular CAJUN Combo Turns NASTY for Halloween

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Poetry Circus and The Jennifer Ewan Band join forces at Woodland Creatures in Leith, with a brand new Halloween cabaret that takes music and spoken word into darker places than they have previously dared...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 Review: Phamie and the Prof***

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The Fringe can be many things to many people. While it rightly offers a stage to experimental theatre, edgy comedy and alternative spoken word, more traditional entertainment still has its place, and that place...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018: Catriona Knapman at Lighthouse Bookshop

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Catriona Knapman has lived in nine different countries over the past ten years. As a human rights worker she’s driven over mountains with Nicaraguan revolutionaries, tasted democracy brewing in Burmese teashops, walked the streets...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 Review: The Power of Music – Bernard MacLaverty

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In the midst of all the frenzy that is the Old Town in August, St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church on George Street never fails to provide a space of calm. Its festival...

Celebrate the words and music of Scotland with The Saltire Society

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The Saltire Society will host a series of free events celebrating Scottish music and poetry during this year’s Edinburgh Festival. The performances will take place throughout August at The Saltire Society headquarters just off the Royal Mile and will...

Hidden Door: Women with Fierce Words

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What is your Fierce Word?Here are some that others have chosen:equality, joy, fierce, passion, mirror, truth, spirit, queen, empathy, transformation, thrawn*…These words were selected for their ability to empower. The women who chose them...

Our pick of Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Dublin Oldschool

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This garrulous blizzard of Gælic word wizardry, riotous punchy patois and infectious urban guerilla idiom screams from the eclectic, eclectic pen of Award winning playwright, Emmet Kirwan.Inviting blush-inducing accolades such as, ’ dark...

Neu! Reekie!’s Burns Belter

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More sedate and quieter than any other Neu Reekie I have attended before now, the stage was graced with Craig Lithgow, a youthful local lad from Kinnesswood. Known for his talents with previous band,...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe – 2015 – Rap Guide to Climate Chaos interview

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Rap Guide To Climate Chaos. Baba Brinkman explains why building an Ark is not an option.2014’s Fringe welcomed the return of Vancouver, verse-wrangling hip-hop muse maneuverer, Baba Brinkman, reprising his highly acclaimed 2004 Canterbury Tales Fringe...

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