Spiegel Garden to stay open an extra week

This article is from 2007

Party on

The festivities continue at the Spiegel Garden.

The end of the Fringe may be in sight but the carnival atmosphere shows no signs of abating. Due to overwhelming demand, the Spiegel Garden will stay open for an extra week this August, continuing the festivities after most performers have left town. As well as boasting its usual array of bars, and hosting regular events including The Shuffle Club and Club Spiegel, organisers have revealed that they plan to extend some of the venue’s bestselling shows from the past month.

As well as the licence extension, Spiegel will also host three sideshows for the last week in August, including inspired freakshow, The Gaiety Engine, with highlights including exhibits of a wolf-boy, a mermaid and a feline escapologist. Elsewhere, comedic DJs Bramble FM gets ready to spin a few hits, with competitions, phone-ins and special guests.

In other Festivals venue news, the Queen’s Hall this week revealed plans to appeal for £10 million worth of funding for renovations. Adrian Harris, chief executive of the Queen’s Hall, said: ‘We felt it was vital to retain the best of what we have, in terms of the atmosphere that is created in the main auditorium but we are replacing the pews to bring them into the 21st century.

‘We’re talking about creating new-build space on either side of the main auditorium, and also at the rear of the venue, where we will have a new 100-capactity flexible performance space with retractable seating. The new spaces we’re talking about creating are key to our vision of the Queen’s Hall being a 24/7 centre for live music.’

The Spiegel Garden

George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD

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