Category Archives: Edinburgh Fringe

Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll (Or Not) #poem #poetry

Scotland, specifically Edinburgh during the Fringe, is an inspiring place full of ideas and concepts, and not a few conceits. We saw things to make us wince, to stop the breath, to trigger tears and lots and lots of laughter. … Continue reading

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Remember #poem #poetry

Christina Rossetti wrote Remember as a paean to her lover, a poem for someone about to die. It’s rather heartbreaking. Me, I’m in Edinburgh, at the Fringe and, well, it’s rather uplifting. Ephemeral, sure but with curios aplenty. And some … Continue reading

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Ed Fringe – second review

Our crack team ended day two with a musical. 11.35 is a tough time to start, especially pm. Still, onwards and upwards… Get Your Shit Together This musical was written acted and sung by a committed and talented troop. The … Continue reading

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Ed Fringe 2015 – a first review

I’m back in Edinburgh for a few days at the Fringe. So the headlines on days one and two: our crack review team bring you their thoughts. Matthew Forde ‘Lets Get The Political Party Started‘ He is a political satirist … Continue reading

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Managing Life’s Marmite Moments

The Lawyer and the Beautician are in Edinburgh for the Fringe. The Textiliste, the Vet and I go in a week so we are keen to receive recommendations. Last night we were told ‘Go to  Colin Cloud Kills – he’s … Continue reading

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Fringe benefits No. 5

That’s it, our time in Edinburgh is over. I’m writing this at 00.45am (well that’s when I’m starting) sitting on a stationary train at Potter’s Bar while the unfortunate aftermath of a person hit by a train ahead is dealt … Continue reading

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Fringe Benefits No. 4

I do hope you aren’t tiring of these posts. Only two more. Today it started wet, dribbled a little, broke out into dazzling sun and then started the process again. The buildings in the old parts of Edinburgh are a … Continue reading

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Fringe Benefits No 3

I realise these posts seem like a  love affair with Edinburgh and I’m not really ashamed of it. I do love this place. Today it dawned clear and crisp – the lady had taken off her grey cloak and sparkled … Continue reading

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Fringe Benefits No. 2

Day two and it had to be too good to be true. We had the usual four seasons in a  day (mostly autumn). Not that spirits were to be dampened.  Culturally we had a bit of everything. The Textiliste did … Continue reading

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Fringe Benefits No.1

The Edinburgh Fringe is HUGE. 3193 show at 299 venues. One man to ensemble piece. Music through theatre cabaret to radio plays being recorded and performance art up to dance and burlesque. As you can imagine it is easy to … Continue reading

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