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Can A Rope Bondage Show Empower Women? These Two Actor-Aerialists Think So

Everything I See I Swallow, which scored a success at this summer’s Edinburgh Fringe and is now touring regional England, involves “the art of shibari, the centuries-old practice of Japanese rope bondage … It’s the spark for a piece of theatre that speaks to something universal and pressing, about the rights of women over their own bodies, the ramifications of digital life, and that knotty old question: can it ever be empowering for a woman to take her clothes off in public?” – The Guardian ...
Tags: Art, England, Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe, 10.07.19


The Edinburgh Fringe play tackling disability stigma

An actor with autism and cerebral palsy stars in a new play about being a teenager with disabilities.
Tags: News, Edinburgh Fringe


Take A One-Woman Drag Show About Machismo And Consent. Now Have A Man Perform It. What Happens?

At the Edinburgh Fringe this past summer and currently in London, Los Angeles actor Natalie Palamides performs her solo show titled Nate, in whch she plays an unrepentantly dopey douchebag. For two nights this week, Palamides had the show’s director, Phil Burgers (who performs as a clown under the stage name Dr. Brown), stepped in for her while she called out directions from just offstage. Did the gender swap change everything about the show? Brian Logan went to find out.
Tags: Art, Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe, Brown, Nate, SJ, Brian Logan, Natalie Palamides, London Los Angeles, Phil Burgers, 11.27.18, Palamides


Designable 2018: 5 Questions With Sminty Director Simon Minty

Sminty Ltd. is a disability and diversity consultancy that works with major corporate organisations in the UK and internationally. The services help clients deliver strategic and innovative programmes that improve the recruitment, retention and promotion of disabled staff and deliver better services to disabled customers. Simon Minty, Director of Sminty, has delivered training and consultancy in the field of equalities since 1997. Specialising in disability, he has a post-graduate diploma in Di...
Tags: Apple, Google, UK, New York, London, Advertising, US, Bbc, Mountain View, Edinburgh Fringe, Phil Simon, Kross, Lisa Hammond, Simon Minty, Sminty Ltd, Simon Minty Director of Sminty


Edinburgh Fringe’s Record-Breaking Attendance: 2.8 Million

“Organisers of the event, which recorded its best-ever box office returns for the sixth year in a row, with 2,838,839 issued, said almost half its tickets were sold in Scotland. The Fringe’s final day tally was five per cent increase on its record-breaking 70th anniversary season in 2017 and a 52 per cent increase, of 979,604, on the 2009 event.
Tags: Art, Scotland, Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe, Audience, 08.26.18


Rose Matafeo wins Edinburgh best comedy show award

New Zealander’s show about sex and modern social mores scoops top comedy gongThe New Zealander Rose Matafeo has won the coveted best comedy show award at the Edinburgh Fringe festival.Her winning show, Horndog, which combined a stand-up routine with sketch material, ran at the Pleasance Courtyard and tackled sex and modern social mores. Continue reading...
Tags: Comedy, Culture, Asia Pacific, Stage, Festivals, New Zealand, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Fringe, Edinburgh Festival, Pleasance Courtyard, Rose Matafeo


Edinburgh Comedy Awards shortlist announced

The Edinburgh Fringe list includes Kieran Hodgson - nominated for the third time - for his show, '75.
Tags: News, Edinburgh Fringe, Kieran Hodgson


The funniest joke of the Edinburgh Fringe

Adam Rowe says it is "a massive honour and a genuinely huge surprise" to win the funniest joke of the Fringe.
Tags: News, Edinburgh Fringe, Adam Rowe


Jobcentre joke is the funniest at the Edinburgh Fringe

Liverpool comedian Adam Rowe wins the award for his one-liner about being sacked by a Jobcentre.
Tags: News, Liverpool, Edinburgh Fringe, Adam Rowe


Jobcentre joke is the funniest at the Edinburgh Fringe

Liverpool comedian Adam Rowe wins the award for his one-liner about being sacked by a Jobcentre.
Tags: UK, News, Liverpool, Edinburgh Fringe, Adam Rowe


The Edinburgh Fringe venue made from pianos

One of the more unusual venues at the 2018 Fringe is made from pianos.
Tags: News, Edinburgh Fringe


Laser cutters and 3D printers revive century-old a magic lantern show of Erewhon at the Edinburgh Fringe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdszTmNcEFE&feature=youtu.be James Coutts writes, "Indiana University Victorian Studies PhD candidate Mary Borgo Ton assembled an international group of artists/makers, a media archaeologist, laser cutters and 3D printers to create magic lantern slides that have not been made in 100 years for a show running in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe called Erewhon: "An antique magic lantern projector, an iPhone and a live musical score shine a new light on Samuel Butler’...
Tags: Videos, Happy Mutants, Video, News, Makers, Youtube, Events, 3d Printing, Edinburgh Fringe, Samuel Butler, Pew Pew Pew, James Coutts, Indiana University Victorian Studies, Mary Borgo Ton


Here's one they made earlier - Blue Peter at the Fringe

Five former presenters gather at the Edinburgh Fringe to celebrate the programme's 60th anniversary.
Tags: News, Edinburgh Fringe, Blue Peter


Why Brexit is getting laughs at the Edinburgh Fringe

The Edinburgh festival known for its comedy is finding plenty of humour in the political hot potato.
Tags: News, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Fringe


Why Brexit is getting laughs at the Edinburgh Fringe

The Edinburgh festival known for its comedy is finding plenty of humour in the political hot potato.
Tags: News, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Fringe


Edinburgh Fringe charity gala to raise brain tumour funds

The event has been organised by a co-director of venue Underbelly, whose six year old son was diagnosed with a tumour two years ago.
Tags: News, Edinburgh Fringe


Pussy Riot Member, Denied Permission To Leave Russia, Sneaks Over Border

Maria Alyokhina – one of the three artist-activists who was arrested and jailed for singing “Mother of God, cast Putin out!” in a Moscow cathedral in 2012 – was leaving for her scheduled appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe when Russian border guards at the airport told her she was barred from leaving the country. So she drove to Lithuania and flew from there.
Tags: Art, Putin, People, Moscow, Lithuania, Edinburgh Fringe, Maria Alyokhina, 08.09.18


Last of the Summer Wine fans take show to Edinburgh Fringe

The acting duo spent seven years watching all 295 episodes made from 1973 to 2010.
Tags: News, Edinburgh Fringe


Shows About US Are Center Stage At This Summer’s Edinburgh Fringe

American history and politics are centre stage at this year’s Edinburgh festival. Alongside five shows with “Trump” in the title, from comedy to musicals, several fringe productions are interrogating troubling aspects of US culture.
Tags: Art, Theatre, US, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Fringe, 08.03.18


When Philadelphians just can't get enough Fringe Fest here, they go to Scotland's monster Edinburgh Fringe

What's the allure? We talked with some locals about why they hop the pond for this month of theatrical madness.
Tags: Scotland, Edinburgh Fringe, Incidents


Edinburgh Fringe Festival Guide

Every year in August the population of Edinburgh doubles as visitors come to experience the world famous Edinburgh Festival. Thousands of shows are performed throughout the city, some in theatres, some in nightclubs, some in pubs, and some underground. But as well as seeing some of these ‘traditional’ performances, there are free shows, essential festival experiences, and great food and drink that only the locals know where to find. We’ll let you in on the secret — here’s how to tackle the Ed...
Tags: Travel, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Fringe, All, George Square, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, George Street, Edinburgh Festivals, British Armed Forces, Princes Street Gardens, Visiting Edinburgh, Edinburgh First, Edinburgh Fringe Fest


Airbnb guests 'worth £48m' over Edinburgh Fringe

About 120,000 people have booked with the accommodation website for the Fringe festival which runs from 3-27 August.
Tags: News, Edinburgh Fringe


Street performers to take contactless tips at Edinburgh Fringe

Artists entertaining at specific spaces along the Royal Mile will be equipped with special readers to take tips.
Tags: UK, News, Edinburgh Fringe, Royal Mile


Surge in social issue shows at Edinburgh Fringe

Mental health is one of hot topics, featuring in 42 shows at this year's Edinburgh Fringe festival.
Tags: News, Edinburgh Fringe


Tell your story at Edinburgh Fringe

BBC Ouch is going to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and wants you to go too.
Tags: News, Edinburgh Fringe, BBC Ouch


Gay relationships on full display in off-Broadway play Afterglow

This past week I was invited to attend a showing of an off-Broadway play, Afterglow. It’s been playing at the Davenport Theater for about a year and it’s schedule was recently extended to go through NYC Pride in June. The theater is dark and for half the audience, you’ve got to walk over the stage to get to your seats. A three dimensional square in the middle of the room, a white sheet hiding it from your view. This is how the play starts—before it even starts, you’re immersed in the set while ...
Tags: Travel, London, New York City, Broadway, Theater, Alex, Edinburgh Fringe, Josh, Darius, Afterglow, Davenport Theater, Davenport Theater Tickets


How to write a memoir that matters – with Adam Kay

Want to write a memoir? Adam Kay’s hugely entertaining This is Going to Hurt is part of a new trend of immersive memoirs with a message. But what does it take to write and publish one?   11–14 minutes to read The highlight of this year’s London Book Fair for me was a session called ‘Memoirs that Matter’, with Adam Kay. Adam is the author of the bestselling This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor – which won the Books Are My Bag readers’ choice award in 2017. The session was cha...
Tags: Books, UK, London, NHS, Idaho, Cambridge, Jeremy Hunt, Edinburgh Fringe, Robyn, Doyle, Adam, Nina, Tara, Helen Macdonald, Sally Magnusson, Rosamund


How to write a memoir that matters

Want to write a memoir? Adam Kay’s hugely entertaining This is Going to Hurt is part of a new trend of immersive memoirs with a message. But what does it take to write and publish one?   11–14 minutes to read The highlight of this year’s London Book Fair for me was a session called ‘Memoirs that Matter’, with Adam Kay. Adam is the author of the bestselling This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor – which won the Books Are My Bag readers’ choice award in 2017. The session was cha...
Tags: Books, UK, London, NHS, Idaho, Cambridge, Jeremy Hunt, Edinburgh Fringe, Robyn, Doyle, Adam, Nina, Tara, Helen Macdonald, Sally Magnusson, Rosamund


A Quick Guide to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

It’s time to get your giggle on because the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is on again from March 28 – April 22, 2018! With over 630 shows from Australia and around the world, the festival is the third largest in the world, behind the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Montreal’s Just for Laughs. Whether you want to see local favorites like Lano and Woodley Fly back to the stage, International headlines such as James Vietch (known for the Scamalot videos on Mashable), or support newcomers ne...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Culture, Airbnb, Victoria, Melbourne, Montreal, Balcony, AFL, Edinburgh Fringe, Destinations, Oceania, Town Hall, Hank, Adelphi, Federation Square