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Fringe Theatre

Hysterical

Hysterical questions feminism and gender equality, pointing out the misunderstanding of those terms. Combining physical theatre, dialogue and monologues, light effects and a drums solo on stage, the young performers try to pass on their message in a unique way. However, it gets a bit too hysterical. The quick dialogue and choreography accompanied by audio […]

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Fringe Literature

Edinburgh International Book Festival: Revolting Women – Helen Pankhurst and Fern Riddell With Adele Patrick

Two days before the closure of the Edinburgh Book Festival, three empowered and inspirational women – Helen Pankhurst, Fern Riddell and Adele Patrick – discussed about suffragettes, feminism and women’s current position. The discussion was motivated by Pankhurst’s book Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights – Then and Now and Riddell’s book Death […]

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Fringe Literature

Edinburgh International Book Festival: Inspiring Women with Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton is not known only as the daughter of Hillary and Bill Clinton. She is also known for being the Vice President of the Clinton foundation and her endless efforts of wanting to make the world a better place. She Persisted and She Persisted around the World are two books that each include a […]

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Fringe Theatre

What Makes You a Woman

“What makes you a woman?”the young actresses of the St Marylebone theatre company are wondering. They try to find answers by presenting a chronology of women’s positions through well recreated scenes from different decades, starting from 1918, when some women gained the right to vote. The entrance of the eleven young women on stage is […]

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Fringe Music

The Jive Aces: Swingin’ the Fringe

The annual rendez-vous with the Jive Aces at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is once again successful. The long queue outside the venue makes it clear that the happy colourful band has found their audience, who don’t mind waiting on a busy street, on a week day to listen to their favourite songs. As always, the […]

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Fringe Literature

Edinburgh International Book Festival: Darryl Cunningham & Ursula Martin

“Nikola Tesla wasn’t a magician” and “Ada Lovelace introduced loops in her diagram of calculations” were some of the very interesting things discussed by Darryl Cunningham and Professor Ursula Martin at their presentation on the fourth day of the Edinburgh Book Festival. Cunningham, who prefers the title “cartoonist” than “graphic artist or journalist”, talked about […]

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Fringe Theatre

Polaris

During Polaris you travel in time and space. Three different stories that take place in the past, the distant past and the future, are presented in short scenes one after the other. Two different types of dinosaurs during the Cretaceous period, two teenage girls during year 10 at a school in 1997, and a female […]

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Fringe Literature

A Graphic Novel of Women

We Shall Fight until We Win is a graphic novel of women in politics, an idea motivated by the celebration of 100 years of women having the right to vote. Writing about women in the form of comics is not new for BHP Comics, since they had earlier published The Mighty Women of Science, which […]