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The Ukeladeez – Gin Bunnies Free Festival

The Ukeladeez – Gin Bunnies Free Festival

Two ladies who like tea, cake, gin and playing ukulele. We live together, own a fat blind cat and wear comfortable shoes. Yes, The White Stripes of the ukulele scene – are they/aren't they? We are. Middle aged. Expect tight harmonies and covers with a twist. We occasionally change a single word to suit our humour, or six chords to suit our musical ineptitude. Songs include Space Oddity reimagined in a supermarket and a Queen number involving potentially life-threatening moustaches. Warning: a Continue Reading

Scotland\'s Democracy Trail

Scotland's Democracy Trail

Democracy is a hot topic in Scotland. In 2014's independence referendum, thousands of people in Scotland even got enthusiastic about it. Take the gentle uphill path to the top of Calton Hill to hear a 500-year-old story of democracy in Scotland, much of it almost forgotten. Using the fabulous views of the city, the tour will show you the clues that live on in Edinburgh's landscape. We then take a downhill stroll to the Scottish Parliament to bring the story right up to date. Approximately two Continue Reading

Early Doors

Early Doors

Not Too Tame return to Edinburgh with an award-winning immersive theatrical experience in a real pub. After a sell-out UK tour, they're back amongst the regulars at the Jinglin’ Geordie for tales of love, loss, laughter, drunken dancing, and a pub quiz. A celebration of community and pub culture, Early Doors is site specific and has all the great qualities of a gig: uplifting, unpretentious, and with a bevvy in hand! Drown your sorrows or charge your glasses, but grab a pint, take a seat and Continue Reading

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Electric Eden

Electric Eden

Brand new site-specific production from the award-winning Not Too Tame. A group of misfits take over a disused building, but when taking on the man, are they heading for the mother of all hangovers? Not so much hippies, hoodies and placards, but raves, glow sticks and UV war paint. After a sell-out run during their last visit to the Fringe, NTT are back, and invite you to a celebration of what it means to make a stand and find comfort in being part of a something. Relentlessly upbeat and Continue Reading

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Damián Ortega

Damián Ortega

Damián Ortega is one of the most prominent artists of the new Mexican generation. In his work, objects are never allowed to rest, but are pulled apart, suspended, rearranged – calling attention to the dynamism of the world around us, and the hidden poetry in the everyday. His work takes many forms – sculpture, installation, film, photography – and is a celebration of the object in performance, art that makes and remakes itself as we look at it. This exhibition promises to be a revelatory, Continue Reading

Footstomping Traditional Scottish Music

Footstomping Traditional Scottish Music

Join us at the multi award-winning WHISKI Bar and Restaurant for a vibrant footstomping good time as we showcase many traditional Scottish music bands at WHISKI Bar during August. Toes will be tapping to our vibrant mix of instruments playing live traditional Scottish music – fiddles, accordions, guitars and whistles playing in harmony. We welcome everyone to enjoy the ultimate Scottish experience here at WHISKI Bar. Continue Reading

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. Then enjoy an exclusive taste of Scotland's finest "liquid asset" in the company of the connoisseurs from the Jeffrey St. Whisky Company, Continue Reading

Dale vN Marshall: I Am Not a Child

Dale vN Marshall: I Am Not a Child

Hot new urban artist Dale vN Marshall collaborated with local youngsters who have experienced challenging circumstances, using their words and experiences to create this outstanding body of work. Marshall's exhibition challenges the picture-perfect Instagram world by enabling these youngsters to boldly embrace their own reality, whatever it may look like. The raw, engaging works use a variety of media, graffiti and abstract mark-making. Marshall has achieved much international success; his 2014 Continue Reading

The Moira Monologues by Alan Bissett

The Moira Monologues by Alan Bissett

Moira Bell – single mum, cleaner, hardest woman in Falkirk, and the alter ego of writer/performer Alan Bissett – is back at the Fringe for a limited run after six years’ absence. Don’t miss her! ‘It's a – sometimes scary – pleasure to spend an evening in Moira's company.’ **** (Independent). ‘One of the most charismatic characters to appear in Scottish theatre this decade. This is brilliant stuff... the audience were literally shouting with laughter.’ **** Continue Reading

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