Fringe Literature

Edinburgh Book Festival: Black European Lives Matter

It’s not often that discussions of black identity come away from US-centric narratives, but Black European Lives Matter does exactly that, by giving an insight into what it means to be Black-British, and more widely, Black-European. All the panellists identify as Black-British: Derek Owusu as a black working-class Londoner; Johnny Pitts a black working-class northerner; […]

Festival Fringe

‘Everything it means to be Scottish and proud’: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2019

For every Scot, the sight of Edinburgh castle up on its hill is one which always brings home a beating thud of patriotism. Two events in our home city amplify this feeling and both take place under the grandeur of that beloved Castle – Hogmanay and The Royal Military Tattoo. The evening encompasses everything it […]

Culture Theatre

Culture beyond The Fringe

Edinburgh’s international reputation tends to be heavily intertwined with the various festivals that dominate the city during August. Sometimes the manic focus on this one particular month – hundreds of shows in hundreds of venues, ranging from random spare rooms seating twelve people to the McEwan Hall – can detract from the thriving year-round cultural […]


Edinburgh settles after “exhilarating” summer festivals

This year’s Edinburgh festivals saw a ticket sales rise of five per cent, with about 2.3 million tickets issued for 50,000 Fringe events. This accounted for £3.8 million in ticket sales, an increase of 19% from last year. Every year, millions of visitors from in and out of the UK flock to Edinburgh to enjoy […]

Fringe Theatre

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – GTProductions

Theatre/Comedy, TheSpace on Niddry St, Venue 9, 22:00 until 29th August.   Having tackled Shakespeare’s most renowned tragedy, Gin and Tonic productions returns for its second Fringe show to confront the Bard’s most popular comedy, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. The company certainly likes a challenge, and this year’s production sees them rise to it once again […]