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Acting Human: Live Life Alive

Richard Dubin For actors, writers, directors, performers and creatives of every kind (all of us), this entertaining and interactive talk reveals a fresh way to spark imagination and surprise in each new moment. And, in so doing, achieve authentic success in our work as artists. Richard Dubin – an accomplished and…

Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Mint Studio

£6 (£3)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Mint Studio

£6 (£3)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Mint Studio

£6 (£3)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 28 Aug

Festival Insights: Antigone again and again

Olga Taxidou, Professor of Drama, and Douglas Cairns, Professor of Classics at the University of Edinburgh discuss the significance of Antigone in the context of its own time, and the special attraction of the play and the character for audiences, performers, philosophers and theorists from antiquity to modernity. Chaired…

The Hub, Edinburgh

Tue 11 Aug

£6 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Festival Insights: Chilly Gonzales and the Kaiser Quartett

In a lecture demonstration, Chilly Gonzales explores the musical theories behind his own songs and timeless compositions from the classical, jazz and pop repertoire. Working with the Kaiser Quartett in an intimate setting, Gonzales illuminates some of the mysteries of music.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Sun 9 Aug

£6 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Festival Insights: The British Gothic

Journalist, art critic and social commentator Andrew Graham-Dixon explores our fascination with the Gothic. What are the key motifs of the Gothic and how did these works reflect the political, social and cultural contexts in which they were created? Chaired by Octavian Saiu.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 17 Aug

£6 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Festival Insights: The Scottish Supernatural

Andrew Graham-Dixon joins Professor Penny Fielding and Professor Randall Stevens from the University of Edinburgh to discuss the tradition of the Supernatural in Scottish literature, with particular reference to Festival 2015 productions Lanark and Paul Bright’s Confessions of a Justified Sinner. Chaired by Octavian Saiu.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 17 Aug

£6 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The History of Gluttony

Linda Moulton From bacon ice cream to cronuts, sriracha to wasabi, Atkins to Paleo, the history of the culinary world has always been diverse, ever-changing, a bit weird, but always fascinating. Join Linda and her passionate and confusing fascination with all things food.

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

International 4

£8.50 / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

International 4

£8.50 / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

International 4

£8.50 / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

The Pleasance / Nicholas Parsons Celebrating 15 years on the Pleasance stage join West End, screen and radio star Nicholas Parsons for his most magnificent show yet! The host of BBC Radio 4's Just a Minute invites you to come and join the fun and laughter at his sell-out improvised comedy and chat show with a host of…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£13 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£13 (£12) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 16 Aug

Young People's Lecture - Colin Currie

In this unique opportunity for young audiences, percussionist Colin Currie, the Young Musician’s Passport Ambassador, gives the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival Young People’s Lecture. In his presentation Colin explains what motivates him to present new music to new audiences and why he is so passionate about his…

The Hub, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Aug

£6 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.