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Fringe Festivals Around the World

World Festival Network A once-a-year chance to meet and hear from national and international Fringe Festival Producers. Join the discussion and get the insights, hear why they're important and how they differ. Ask a question on how you could take part and tour to more destinations. Past Fringes include San Diego…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

Lecture Theatre 2

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

From Red Clydeside to Radical Scotland

A look at anti-war activity in Scotland.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Gallipoli: The End of the Myth

A look at what is considered one of the greatest Ottoman victories during the First World War.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Gavin Esler

Business School @ The Fringe: The Media Series Gavin Esler is an award-winning BBC broadcaster, journalist and author, and Chancellor of the University of Kent. Chris Carter talks to him about the implications of the public's loss of trust in many key institutions. Age category: 12+

University of Edinburgh Business School

Sun 17 Aug

Business School Auditorium

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ghosts Busted

Embark on a walking tour of the Old Town of Edinburgh and hear the tales of history and the supernatural with a skeptical twist. Why do we experience ghosts in graveyards? Why did people see spirits by the old Nor Loch and what’s the truth of Greyfriars Bobby?

David Hume Statue, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 19:30 – 21:00
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Gusset Grippers

Because, sometimes, laughing is no laughing matter. Written and performed by Elaine Miller, physio/comedian/recovered incontinent. Learn what your pelvic floor is, why it matters and how to have a smashing one Winner – “Weirdest show of the Fringe 2013”, “a triumph of using humour to tackle a difficult issue” – Three Weeks

George Next Door, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

space 2

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 19:40 – 20:40

Sun 3 Aug

space 2

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 19:40 – 20:40

Mon 4 Aug

space 2

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 19:40 – 20:40
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High Command in War

Chaired by historian Trevor Royle, Sir Hew Strachan aims to look beyond the accepted role of command during the First World War and portray the generals that could not cope or who had murderous intent.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

How to Be a Professional Actor: Spotlight’s Emma Dyson and Annelie Powell

Spotlight Spotlight’s Emma Dyson and casting director Annelie Powell will be giving essential career advice on everything from CV’s, photos and showreels, to how to approach agents and casting directors. Great for actors just starting out in the industry or for anyone who could use a refresher.

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

Meeting Room

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

How To Do a Show at the Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest open access arts festival in the world. The Fringe can be a brilliant experience and invaluable for your career, but you need to be prepared. If you are interested in bringing a show to the festival then this is the event for you. Fringe…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

How to Make It as a Visual Artist

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society How do you communicate your work to curators? And how do you develop your practice while earning a living? This event will provide useful advice and tips for putting together a portfolio and making sure your CV is doing you justice. Followed by Q&A and networking. Guests will be…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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How to Sell Your Show

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Meet PR and media insiders: tips on everything from social networking and contacting reviewers to increasing audience numbers. Led by the Fringe Society's Media Office, this discussion will give you invaluable advice on marketing your show at the festival. Panellists will be announced…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

How To Tour Your Show in the UK

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society A common objective for artists participating in the fringe is to create touring opportunities for their work. This event will talk about how to develop your show after the Fringe with particular focus on touring networks in the UK. Featuring a panel of experts including UK promoters…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Wed 6 Aug

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

How to Tour Your Show Internationally

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Presented with the British Council, this event is for artists and producers interested in touring their shows at an international level. In addition to having a high quality piece of work that can generate opportunities overseas, you need to be very well prepared and have a strategy in…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

How War Reporting has Changed: A Century On

A look at how times have changed when it comes to war reporting.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Inala Conversation

Find out what goes on in the mind in the people behind dance piece Inala.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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Independence Referendum Cafe

"Have your cake and eat it at the Independence Referendum Cafe. We offer a chance to discuss the Independence Referendum with people who want to both listen and talk about the issues and raise questions. Delicious tea/coffee and cake are included in the price to help aid the conversation."

Cuckoo's Bakery, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

£6 / 0131 556 6224

Part of just Festival.

Intellectual Property

Independent Theatre Council Creative work is usually made in harmony but deciding who owns the final work can cause uncertainty and strife. Find out the basic rules that help you decide if there is copyright in a work, who owns the copyright in a work and how to use a work when you are not the copyright owner.

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Meeting Room

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Interpreting Shakespeare with Ian McDonald and Liz Carruthers

Playwrights' Studio, Scotland and Made in Scotland Led by poet and translator Ian McDonald and director Liz Carruthers, this practical workshop will explore innovative ways of adapting Shakespeare and other works of fiction. Ian’s acclaimed Gaelic translation of Macbeth, MacBheatha, directed by Liz, is part of the Made…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

Rehearsal Room

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Is an Arts Administration Degree for Me?

Fringe University Thinking of going into performing arts management? Have you wondered if you should get an arts administration degree? Meet and talk with others who are also asking these questions and consider your options.

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

It Might Get Ugly

Live Nation The night that challenges comedians to be honest to the point of regret. Karl Schultz hosts a different line-up every night, inviting an eclectic mix of the Fringe's most exciting talent to perform a set unlike any other. Established already in London and Copenhagen, featuring acts from Harry Hill to John…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Upstairs

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Upstairs

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Upstairs

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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James McVeigh: Head of Marketing and Innovation at Festivals Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club at the Festival The Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club, the active networking club based at the University of Edinburgh Business School, is delighted to host James McVeigh as part of our Fringe series. James joined Festivals Edinburgh following senior management roles with a number of…

University of Edinburgh Business School

Tue 5 Aug

Business School Auditorium

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Janine Matheson: Director of Creative Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club at the Festival The E Club, the active networking club based at the University of Edinburgh Business School, is delighted to host Janine Matheson as part of our Fringe series. In addition to being Director of Creative Edinburgh, Janine is a freelance Creative Producer, Curator and…

University of Edinburgh Business School

Mon 11 Aug

Business School Auditorium

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Jelly Brain Dissections

Hosted by Guerilla Science How can a three pound mass of jelly that you can hold in the palm of your hand imagine angels, contemplate the meaning of infinity, and even question its own place in the cosmos? Join us for a delectable dissection of the baffling brain and discover which parts of the brain are responsible…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

The Parlour Bar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Jim Al-Khalili: Quantum – Still Crazy After All These Years

Lakin McCarthy / The Assembly Rooms A whirlwind tour of the quantum world, highlighting just why it is so strange and how physicists have come to terms with what it all means. All seating is unreserved. Late comers may not be admitted. Age category: PG

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

The Music Hall

£10 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

just Conversations

just Festival Join the conversation as we explore a different subject each day surrounding equality, religion and ethics. It’s your chance to ask the questions that matter to experts, activists and authorities with the power to change the world. Each day we bring together a panel of experts, community leaders, business…

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Hall

£5 / 0131 229 7565

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Hall

£5 / 0131 229 7565

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Hall

£5 / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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