Edinburgh Festival Fringe: we want your bribes

This article is from 2017

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: we want your bribes

The List's Big Fat Bribe blog is back – send us something and we might just cover your show

The act of bribery in modern day society is commonly associated with corruption, scandal and dishonesty, or in other worlds, crappy politicians and their cronies. But here at The List, we like to stare shadiness in the face and own it like the top-notch professionals we are. And what better time to engage in a little innocent tomfoolery than during the world's biggest celebration of tomfoolery?

As we look ahead to the manic month of August and the many many shows, performers and general frenzy that will consume our lives, we're already thinking about how best to have a little fun on the side. But fear not, there's no actual wrong-doing happening here; it's all part of our annual tradition of the Big Fat Bribe blog. The idea is simple: send us something in the post and we'll give you some free, no strings attached coverage of your show on the blog, in one of our three free festival editions and/or on our social media channels. Everyone likes to get presents and your friendly neighbourhood culture and arts magazine is no exception. But this is more of a 'you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours' kind of deal; a win win situation if you will.

The bribe can be as weird, wonderful and imaginative as you like, from edible delights to artsy concoctions, and bonus points if you manage to make us laugh. To give you some inspiration, past bribes have included a latex vagina, a house made entirely of cheese and an afternoon with Manuel from the Faulty Towers Dining Experience.

But please, for the love of all things good and holy, do not send us any pubic hair, illegal substances or cash. Basically, steer clear of the overly gross and dangerous. If this sounds like something you could do and you want to be featured on the blog, give it your best shot and send your bribe along with some information about your show to:

The Keeper of the Bribes
The List
Tweeddale Court
14 High Street

We look forward to being amazed and impressed (no pressure).