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Take in free Fringe comedy, music and children's entertainment at The Lidl Garden at the Fringe

This article is from 2019

Take in free Fringe comedy, music and children's entertainment at The Lidl Garden at the Fringe

Olaf Falafel

Expect appearances from Rachel Sermanni, Phill Jupitus and Zoe Lyons at Deaconess Gardens this weekend

Take the whole family for a fantastic day out this weekend, as supermarket chain Lidl transforms Deaconess Gardens into The Lidl Garden at the Fringe. From Thu 15–Sun 18 Aug, the brightest stars in comedy, music and performance from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe will be bringing laughter and colour to the gardens – and best of all, it's all completely free.

During the day, the wee ones can get their hands dirty with a variety of drop-in arts and crafts activities, and unleash their imagination with face painting and storytelling with skilled raconteurs Macastory. Or they can pedal their way to a sweet treat on the Smoothie Bike, and blend their own smoothie on kinetic power alone. A riot of children's entertainment from the Fringe will also be on offer to keep the kids happy, from family-friendly gags with comedian Olaf Falafel; Mr Fibbers' silly ditties; high-octane improv with The Noise Next Door and the Comedy Sportz team; and The Amazing Bubble Man's gentle bubble artistry.

There's plenty for the big ones to enjoy as well, with folk-noir singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni (Sat 17 Aug) performing a special acoustic rendition of her catalogue, and Edinburgh's own fiddlin' quintet Fiddlers on the Ramp (Sun 18 Aug) getting the hearts racing and the feet stomping with a typically fiery set. A hilarious roster of comedians will also be taking to the stage for free performances of adults-only stand-up, featuring the likes of Phill Jupitus, Zoe Lyons, Jay Lafferty, Fred MacAulay, Ray Bradshaw and Jojo Sutherland.

Those of legal drinking age will be able to soak in all the festivities with a tipple or two, with servings of Lidl craft beer and gin and tonics on offer. All performances are free and will operate on a first come, first serve basis, so why waste another moment? Gather up the kids, or hie your own way down to The Lidl Garden at the Fringe this weekend.

The Lidl Garden at the Fringe, Deaconess Gardens, Thu 15–Sun 18 Aug.

Thursday 15 August

Time Performer Genre
2pm Mr Fibbers Kids Comedy (Ages 5–12yrs)
7pm Phill Jupitus Comedy (Over 18's)
9.30pm Jimmy McGhie & Friends Comedy (Over 18's)

Friday 16 August

Time Performer Genre
10.30am Macastory Storytelling for kids
12.30pm Comedy Sportz Kids Comedy (Ages 6+)
7pm Fred MacAulay Comedy (Over 18's)
9.30pm Jojo Sutherland & Friends Comedy (Over 18's)

Saturday 17 August

Time Performer Genre
10.30am Macastory Storytelling for kids
12.30pm Olaf Falafel Kids Kids Comedy
2pm Mr Fibbers Kids Comedy (Ages 5–12yrs)
3pm Tom Short's 'Wheel of Misfortune' Kids comedy (Ages 5–12yrs)
4pm The Amazing Bubble Man Cabaret (All ages)
5pm Rachel Sermanni Live Music
7pm Zoe Lyons Comedy (Over 18's)
9.30pm Jay Lafferty & Friends Comedy (Over 18's)

Sunday 18 August

Time Performer Genre
10.30am Macastory Storytelling for kids
12.30pm The Noise Next Door Kids Comedy (Ages 6+)
2pm Fiddlers on the Ramp Live music
3pm Tom Short's 'Wheel of Misfortune' Kids comedy (Ages 5–12yrs)
4pm The Amazing Bubble Man Family Cabaret (All ages)
7pm Phill Jupitus Comedy (Over 18's)
9.30pm Ray Bradshaw & Friends Comedy (Over 18's)

Rachel Sermanni

Folk-noir balladeer.

Amazing Bubble Man

Bubbles, people in bubbles, square bubbles, round bubbles. Basically all your bubble needs.

ComedySportz UK

Improvisational comedy from two teams who are battling it out for laughs by creating sketches, songs and all kinds of scenes from audience suggestions.

Fiddlers on the Ramp

Music from a band comprised of ex-buskers.

Macastory

Fun storytelling for ages 7 and under.

The Noise Next Door

Improvised comedy fun for kids ages 6+.

Mr Fibbers

Comedy, songs and games for ages 5–12.

Phill Jupitus

Stories and laughter from the legendary comedian. Ages 18+.

Jimmy McGhie & Friends

Comedy from the stand-up and his special guests.

Fred MacAulay

Stand-up set from the legendary comedy veteran. Ages 18+.

Jojo Sutherland & Friends

Stand-up show hosted by Fringe institution Jojo Sutherland. Ages 18+.

Olaf Falafel

Wacky comedy show for kids.

Zoe Lyons

Stand-up comedy from the Fringe veteran. Ages 18+.

Jay Lafferty & Friends

Comedy from Jay Lafferty and her guests. Ages 18+.

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