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Blofeld and Baxter – Memories of Test Match Special

The cricket commentators talk about their careers and stories from their trips around the world.

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

QueenDome

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

QueenDome

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

QueenDome

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 24 Aug

An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Alice Finbow: An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Edinburgh

In 1974, French writer Georges Perec (Life A User's Manual) sat in a café in Paris for three days and created a description of everything he could see and hear. The result, Tentative d'épuisement d'un lieu parisien, is one of his enduring celebrations of what he called the 'endotic', the opposite of the exotic. Filmmaker…

The Manna House, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Free / 0131 652 2349

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 08:00 – 18:00

Tue 12 Aug

Free / 0131 652 2349

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 08:00 – 18:00

Wed 13 Aug

Free / 0131 652 2349

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 08:00 – 18:00
…and 18 more dates until 31 Aug

Back Out from the Outback

Mel and Susie on Tour / Free Festival Flies, pies and bindi-eyes, Outback Sheilas tell you lies. Australian champion bush poetry duo Melanie Hall and Susan Carcary present their two-woman variety show. A little bit of Queensland, fair-dinkum stand-up bush poetry combining original comic and serious verse, musical…

Laughing Horse @ the Cellar Monkey, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

Cellar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 17 Aug

Cellar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Cellar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 24 Aug

The Philosorap Cabaret

Charlie Dupré Join Immanuel as he takes you on a colourful journey in rap through the history of thought. Featuring Descartes with the rationalistic hip-hop, David Hume avoiding the attentions of an abandoned self, young Arthur’s heartbroken plea to reality, a chicken who comes a cropper to his mistaken belief in…

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Arthur Conan Doyle Experience

Learn more about the great writer.

The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

£8 / 0131 625 0700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

£8 / 0131 625 0700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

£8 / 0131 625 0700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 26 Aug

SWC Showcase

Scottish Writers' Centre and Appletree Writers show off some of the country's best writers, including Catriona Lexy Campbell, Leela Soma, Vicki Jarrett and two more writers to be announced.

The Whole Works, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

£6

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 12:45 – 13:45

All Back to Bowie’s

David Greig and The Barnett Consequentials David Bowie said ‘Scotland, stay with us’. At the Fringe, a group of Scottish artists take him up on his kind invitation. So pull up a futon, it’s all back to Bowie’s for an #indyref mix of politics, poetry, polemic and pop. Different guests every day make for an hour of…

Balgreen Library, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8 (£6) / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8 (£6) / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8 (£6) / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Cars and Girls

Alexis Dubus The award-winning UK comedian's poetic tales of travel and heartbreak. Contains traces of UFOs, truckers, bean festivals and the Dutch. From the creator of international hit show A R ddy Brief History Of Swearing. ‘An hour of compelling raconteurship… a series of finely drawn escapades and rich characters…

The Stand Comedy Club V, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Stand Comedy Club V

£7 (£6) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Stand Comedy Club V

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Stand Comedy Club V

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Don't Tell Him Pike

Ian Lavender and Steven McNicoll …but maybe he will! Enjoy an afternoon with Ian 'Stupid Boy' Lavender in conversation with Edinburgh's Steven McNicoll. Dad's Army was Ian's first professional job and he found himself thrown into a group of some of the best and funniest actors in the business. Dad's Army became one of…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Studio Two

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Edinburgh Book Fringe

Taking place in radical bookshop Word Power, the Edinburgh Book Fringe brings together writers and activists from around the world for a host of daily readings and discussions, all of which are free.

Word Power Bookshop, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

Times vary / Free / 0131 662 9112

Sat 9 Aug

Times vary / Free / 0131 662 9112

Sun 10 Aug

Times vary / Free / 0131 662 9112

…and 12 more dates until 22 Aug

Finding Me (Take Me As I Am) - Free

Carol Robson / Free Festival Amazing journey of discovery, coming to terms with her gender and sexuality. Carol uses spoken word/ poetry which includes poems from her first collection, Words of Darkness and Light, plus new work specially written for this show, along with her humour as she puts it, Just Saying How It…

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Basement

Free / 0131 557 5830

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Basement

Free / 0131 557 5830

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Basement

Free / 0131 557 5830

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 10 Aug

Owen O’Neill: Red Noise

Owen O'Neill Red-headed fiery poet Owen O’Neill would like to meet affluent professional audiences with GSOH for an afternoon of bittersweet poetry and funny stories. ‘O’Neill is a master of the poetry performance because he is not only a poet, but also a stand-up comedian and actor, and uses these skills to great…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Studio One

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Paxo

Anita Land (ABCo)/Anna Murphy (Feather Productions) Director: Sarah Esdaile The broadcaster, author and Spitting Image puppet probes pogonophobia, underpants and the human condition. With surprises galore and your opportunity to quiz the grand inquisitor, Paxo unstuffs the man ranked by GQ Magazine as 'Britain's 26th…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£15 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£15 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£15 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 25 Aug

Playing Mortal Kombat Guarantees You Inner Calm

Dominic Berry / PBH's Free Fringe As seen poeting on Channel 4 and BBC, Dominic Berry (winner of New York's Nuyorican Poets Café Slam and Manchester Literature Festival's Superheroes of Slam) brings video game-inspired lyrics and laughs plus special guest poet Dave Viney (Working Verse, Manchester's Bang Said The Gun…

The Royal Oak, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tube Orchestra Challenge

Shaun Buswell / PBH's Free Fringe In 2012, Shaun Buswell started a musical challenge to create an orchestra made up of musicians he met as strangers whilst travelling on the London Underground. He had until 12th December 2012 to complete this task and then perform with this orchestra of strangers at a top London venue.

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 13 Aug

Tubespotting

Geoff Marshall / PBH's Free Fringe Does Geoff have an unhealthy obsession with the London Tube? He likes to think so, but please don’t call him a train spotter. Instead, revel in the story of this metrosexual’s passion with the Tube and how over 12 years of Tube challenging has led him to struggle to understand why he…

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 22 Aug

Yeti

Gary From Leeds / PBH's Free Fringe Get on board for a close encounter with an antisocial species. Performance poet Gary From Leeds, from Leeds, presents 50 minutes of comic verse and silliness about finding the yeti within, and without, in Leeds and other places. This is not your average poetry show. ‘Totally out…

The Royal Oak, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 23 Aug