Hendrick’s Carnival of Knowledge set for 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Gin distillers provide 'Peculiar Events & Experiences' to Edinburgh


This article is from 2013.

Hendrick’s Carnival of Knowledge set for 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

1: Quintessential Anthology Of Gin

If you’re going to have a weekend-long branded excursion into curious discussion and entertainments, you’d be better off doing it right, not to mention with a drink in hand. Among a number of events offering what we take to be a thoughtful and engaging perspective on the sponsors’ signature drink, this one stands out. Hendrick’s British Ambassador Duncan McRae (what a job title) will be offering ‘history, anecdotes and mythology’, as well as tasting samples
11 Aug, 2.30pm, £15

2: How To Read A Story

Outside the confines of the Book Festival, the Carnival of Knowledge whets our bookish appetites with some literary events presented by *3Granta*2. First we think you should learn how to promote your own, as comedian Viv Groskop, Literary Death Match’s Suzanne Azzopardi and *3Granta*2’s Saskia Vogel discuss the art of short story reading in public
9 Aug, 7.30pm, £12.

3: Alasdair Gray In Conversation

The author of Lanark is, of course, one of Scotland’s greatest living novelists. What will he end up discussing with the BBC’s wonderfully-named Head of the Arts for the UK Jonty Claypole? His writing? His art? His nation, which the independence referendum growing ever-closer? Hopefully all of the above and more besides
10 Aug, 5pm, £12

4: The Architecture Of Our Dreams

Historian and presenter Dan Cruickshank is famed for his television shows Around the World in 80 Treasures, Britain’s Best Buildings and What the Industrial Revolution Did For Us. With his appearance inside the Carnival of Knowledge he explores, and we quote, ‘the world’s greatest cities, buildings and monuments’. All in an hour, so he’d better talk fast
10 Aug, 2.30pm, £12.

5: Literary Salon

Raised in Newarthill, Lanarkshire, writer, journalist and ‘salonniere’ Damian Barr now lives in Brighton, hosts the literary salon at Shoreditch House and has written the well-received book of memoirs Maggie & Me. Here, he brings his salon experience to Edinburgh in the company of writers including Janice Galloway and Maggie O’Farrell
8 Aug, 8.30pm, £12

Hendrick’s Carnival of Knowledge is at 1 Royal Circus from 8–11 Aug. See hendricksgin.com/carnivalofknowledge for more on these and other events.

This article is from 2013.

Alasdair Gray in Conversation with Jonty Claypole

Join Alasdair Gray, Scottish author and artist most acclaimed for his first novel Lanark, which was described as 'one of the landmarks of 20th-century fiction' by the Guardian. Join him here, in conversation with the BBC’s Head of the Arts, Jonty Claypole. Gray has been described by Will Self as 'a great writer…

How to Read a Story

Learn how to banish stage fright to deliver a BAFTA-worthy performance with stand-up comedian Viv Groskop (author of stand-up memoir I Laughed, I Cried), Literary Death Match Co-Host and Executive Producer Suzanne Azzopardi and Granta Publicist Saskia Vogel. Bring your own work to read or practice with a past Granta…

Literary Salon

Damian Barr brings his celebrated Shoreditch House Literary Salon to Edinburgh. Join him for exclusive readings and revealing interviews with some of the world’s best writers. Guests include the formidably fabulous Janice Galloway and the most marvellous Maggie O’Farrell. Tickets include one delightful cocktail.

The Architecture of our Dreams

Historian and writer Dan Cruickshank celebrates architecture as a creative force as he explores the world's greatest cities, buildings and monuments. Since building began, architects have tried to build the future, create fantasy worlds and even change humanity through new inventions. With an exploration into some of…

The Quintessential Anthology of Gin

Hosted by Duncan McRae Join Hendrick's British Ambassador Duncan McRae for a brief history of gin, as he combines history, anecdotes and mythology with delicious insight into Hendrick's Gin, its botanicals and distillation. In this informative presentation, guests will be offered a rare glimpse into the secretive…


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