Hitlist - Look Who's Talking
This article is from 2007.
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.