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Edinburgh’s annual Christmas markets cancelled due to ongoing pandemic

On 1 October, the City of Edinburgh Council, alongside the organisers of the ‘Edinburgh’s Christmas’ events, made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s festivities including the beloved Christmas markets in Princes Street Gardens and the world-renowned Hogmanay celebrations across the city centre. Throughout the summer, event organisers and city councillors had been closely monitoring […]

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We were sexually harassed during the Fringe Festival

The morning the BBC published an article on sexual harassment at the Fringe Festival (23 August 2019, available at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-49435737), I received six messages by ten o’clock. It was close the end of my time working as part of the ‘Street Team’ for a well-known events company and my shocked friends and family immediately sent […]

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Comedy Fringe

Philly Philly Wang Wang review

Beginning by proclaiming bitterly that he is the oldest he has ever been, Phil Wang crafts an hour of comedy with a delicate balance of self-deprecation and self-importance. For example, even after lamenting his ageing and failing body, he proudly explains that his British/Chinese-Malaysian heritage leaves him with the identity of the two majority races, […]

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Fringe Theatre

‘Charming and hilarious’: Electric review

Described as a ‘modern-day Juliet and Juliet story’, Irish theatre company ILA’s Electric takes elements of the cliche love story and turns it into an exploration of sexuality that is charming and hilarious in equal measures. Northsider Joni (Ericka Roe) and Southsider Scarlett (Ali Hardman) meet at Electric Picnic, a festival that Joni can’t wait […]

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Is it worth staying in Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival?

The streets are barren, the floors are littered with muddied flyers; the scent of performers’ tears lingers in the air – those of disappointment or of joy we may never know. This is a far cry from a month ago, when the streets, buses and bars were crammed with eager tourists and locals alike, determined […]

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Fringe Theatre

Overshadowed

As Overshadowed opens, the chilling sound of hospital monitors beeping is one that immediately stirs feelings of dread in those who know someone who has suffered from an eating disorder. As Imogene stands centre-stage, staring wide-eyed up to the audience, her fragile state prepares us for the story she is about to tell. Throughout her […]