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Tommy Sheridan

Rabbi Lionel Blue: Godly and Gay The much-loved broadcaster talks about his experience of coming out as a gay man in religious circles and a religious man in gay circles. Part of the Festival of Spirituality and Peace. See www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk St John’s Church, Edinburgh, Wed 15 Aug.

Irvine Welsh: In Person Leith’s loudest son (and a former List guest editor) has turned screenwriter. Catch him in person for a few choice bons mots before a screening of his new short film. Part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Cineworld, 623 8030, 16 Aug, 5pm, £10.50 (£7.35).

The Tommy Sheridan Chat Show The sunbed socialist tears into the tabloids, in the company of a daily-changing roster of celebrity guests. Gilded Balloon Teviot, 668 1633, until 26 Aug (not 15, 23), 7.15pm, £10–£11 (£6–£7).

Radio Scotland: Festival Café Janice Forsyth and Claire English return to the Spiegel Garden with the lunchtime recording of the BBC chat show, for those who like to digest their Festival in bite-size chunks. Their guests are pulled from the most interesting Festival performances. Spiegel Tent, 667 8940, 13–24 Aug (not 18, 19), 1.15pm, free (ticketed).


Fringe Sunday
The whole of the Fringe, all 2000+ shows, is distilled into one medium-sized park for the day. The annual rammy moves to the Meadows this year, with floats, stages, tasters and lots of perky wannabes in matching T-shirts. We love the smell of facepaint in the morning. Meadows, Sun 12 Aug, 11am–5pm. Free.

This article is from 2007.

Festival of Spirituality and Peace

This multi-faith, multi-faceted festival returns with a programme of workshops, concerts and talks. From prayer meetings to meditation to lectures on science, there's something for every world view.

The Tommy Sheridan Chat Show

  • 4 stars

One of Scotland's most controversial, and suprisingly charming, political figures chats to different special guests every day and ripping into the tabloids. Over 16s only. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

Radio Scotland: Festival Cafe

Lunchtime taster sessions showcasing the best of the Fest, as Janice Forsyth and Claire English chat to a daily changing line up of the most interesting performers hanging about in Edinburgh this summer. Audience places limited, so booking at the Fringe Box Office essential.

Irvine Welsh: In Person

  • 90 min

Meet Scotland's star author turned screenwriter and director and see his hilarious new short film. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2007'.

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