A History of the Edinburgh Festivals. Beyond the Fringe. Beyond the Fringe was a British comedy stage revue written and performed by Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Alan Bennett, and Jonathan Miller.
It played in London's West End and then on New York's Broadway in the early 1960s. Hugely successful, it is widely regarded as seminal to the rise of satire based comedy in 1960s Britain. The show The show was conceived in 1960 by an Oxford man, Robert Ponsonby, artistic director for the Edinburgh International Festival, with the idea of bringing together the best of the Cambridge Footlights and The Oxford Revue that in previous years had transferred to Edinburgh for short runs. John Bassett, Wadham College, Oxford graduate and assistant to Ponsonby, recommended jazz band mate and rising cabaret talent Dudley Moore, who in turn recommended Alan Bennett, who had been a hit at Edinburgh a few years before.
The majority of sketches were by Cook, based on material written for other revues, including "One Leg Too Few". Controversy The Beyond the Fringe story: Home. Festivals Edinburgh. Edinburgh Festivals: History and Timeline 1947: Three Festivals are Born Edinburgh’s reputation as a global festival city has deep roots.
It was over sixty years ago in the immediate post World War Two era that plans were developed for an arts festival that would become a much-needed ‘platform for the flowering of the human spirit’ - for Scotland, Britain and wider Europe. Scottish Screen Archive - Search - Results. Edinburgh International Festival.
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The 2011 Edinburgh Military Tattoo The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an annual series of Military tattoos performed by British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and International military bands and display teams on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh.
The event takes place annually throughout August, as part of the wider Edinburgh Festival (a collective name for many independent festivals and events held in Edinburgh during August). History and etymology The British adopted the practice and it became a signal, played by a regiment's Corps of Drums or Pipes and Drums each night to tavern owners to turn off the taps of their ale kegs so that the soldiers would retire to their billeted lodgings at a reasonable hour. Today
Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (The Fringe) is the world's largest arts festival, with the 2012 event spanning 25 days totalling over 2,695 shows from 47 countries in 279 venues. Established in 1947 as an alternative to the Edinburgh International Festival, it takes place annually in Scotland's capital, in the month of August. The Fringe is a showcase for the performing arts, particularly theatre and comedy (which has seen substantial growth in recent years), although dance and music are also represented.
In 2012, 36% of shows were comedy and 28% theatrical productions. Theatrical productions range from the classics of ancient Greece to William Shakespeare, Samuel Beckett and contemporary works. In 2012, 1,418 shows were having their world premiere. The Fringe is an unjuried festival – with no selection committee, and therefore any type of performance may participate. History
Edinburgh Art Festival. Home. Previously... Scotland's Festival of History. Edinburgh International Television Festival. The Edinburgh International Television Festival, founded in 1976, is held annually over the British August bank holiday weekend at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
See also List of television festivals References External links MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival - MGEITF. Edinburgh International Harp Festival. The Scottish Storytelling Centre // Storytellers. About the Festival The Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) is a 10 day celebration of live storytelling, oral traditions and cultural diversity, bringing together a large number of Scottish and international storytellers and musicians.
2013 « Annuale.org. Home. West Port Book Festival — Edinburgh. Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace. Untitled. The Free Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Free Fringe Comedy, Theatre, Cabaret and much more every August. We're now busy preparing for the 2014 Free Fringe Festival, which will be back in Edinburgh from July 31st to August 24th 2014.
Keep an eye on this website for updates, and our new programme will be available here from May 2014. (you can still have a look at last years programme and reviews at the moment) For performers - now is the time to apply to take part in 2014... CLICK HERE to go to the performers area, and read about how the Free Festival Works, to see the venues we have available for 2014, and to put in your show applications.
In 2013 we had another packed programme of shows in venues across Edinburgh with over 6,400 performances of 365 different shows. All of this, along with over 40 five star reviews shows, and 140 four star reviewed shows mean our free shows are also a sign of top quality Fringe shows, while we let performers and audiences experience the freedom of the Fringe, with a chance to experiment and enjoy. And as always, it was all Free! Edinburgh Comedy Festival. Edinburgh Peoples Festival. Traverse Theatre Festival 2013. Festival of Politics:
Edinburgh International Marketing Festival (EIMF) Forest Fringe. Edinburgh International Film Festival. The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is an annual fortnight of cinema screenings and related events taking place each June.
Established in 1947, it is the world's oldest continually running film festival. The EIFF presents both UK and international films (all titles are World, International, European or UK Premieres), in all genres and lengths. EIFF 2014 will the Festival's 68th Edition and runs 18–29 June 2014. The 2014 Edition will feature activity from the McLaren 2014 Centenary Celebrations, a Scotland-wide project celebrating the centenary of the trailblazing artist, animator, musician Norman McLaren. Born in Stirling, Scotland McLaren spent much of his time in Canada where he helped to set up the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). McLaren 2014 is led by EIFF's Animation Programmer Iain Gardner and will take place at venues throughout Scotland from April 2014.
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Edinburgh International Book Festival. Edinburgh International Book Festival. Edinburgh Mela. Mela Festival Logo The Edinburgh Mela is an annual multi-cultural festival held in Edinburgh, Scotland,and is one of the 12 festivals that make up the Edinburgh Festival.
The first mela, a Sanskrit word meaning "gathering" or "to meet", was held in 1995 at Meadowbank Stadium, and was organised by members of the city's minority ethnic communities. The festival moved to Pilrig Park in 2000, and to Leith Links in 2010. Running over three days in September, the event attracts around 20 to 25,000 people each year. Creative Scotland said "The  program aimed to and successfully reflected a range of cultural influences and intercultural influences through the selection of music, film, arts workshops and stalls. The festival site contributed massively to the overall Mela programme offering a centre and focus for celebration, community togetherness and providing the context for a great family day out. "
Edinburgh International Science Festival. Edinburgh International Science Festival. Hogmanay.