Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019
The 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe runs from 2 - 26 Aug.
A Big Festival Thank You
Now that the summer festival season has drawn to a close, we would like to take the time to thank those who have made 2019 such a success and revisit some of the University’s festival highlights.
SALLY MACALISTER ON SHE CAN'T HALF TALK
Bedlam Fringe's 2019 programme is host to a diverse collection of emerging creatives at the early stages of their artistic career. One such talent is Writer and Director Sally MacAlister, a student at the University, who is bringing She Can't Half Talk to the festival after a successful term-time run at Bedlam Theatre.
TINDERBOX SPARK A FIERY PERFORMANCE
Founded in 2010, the Tinderbox Collective is a diverse collection of young people, musicians, artists, youth workers, community activists and volunteers offering a revolutionary approach to orchestras, youth work and creative learning for young people in Edinburgh. In 2018, the charity were granted funding by the University’s Community Grants scheme. We spoke to Jack Nissan, Director of Tinderbox Collective and Erin McGonigle, a member of the orchestra about the benefits of the University's support, their festival performances and what it means to be a part of such a dynamic and exciting group of talent.
PLAYWRIGHT NICOLA MCCARTNEY ON HOW NOT TO DROWN AND THE JAMES TAIT BLACK PRIZE FOR DRAMA
Nicola McCartney is an award winning playwright, director and dramaturg, with past plays including Easy, Heritage, Cave Dwellers and Lifeboat. At the University, McCartney is a Reader in Writing for Performance and Programme Director of the Masters programme in Playwriting, as well as running the James Tait Black Prize for Drama. Her latest work, How Not to Drown – written with Dritan Kastrati - is showing at the Traverse Theatre as a part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. On Friday, it was awarded a Fringe First award in recognition of outstanding new writing at the Festival.
PRIZE PARTNERSHIP CELEBRATES BEST OF FRINGE
The University has been unveiled as the official partner of a major Edinburgh Festival Fringe prize.
A DIRECTOR'S TAKE - CHAGOS 1971
A NIGHT AT THE CABARET... OF DANGEROUS IDEAS (CoDI)
FESTIVAL FRINGE - SUSTAINABILITY HUB
Within the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Kerry Cheek has been working hard to coordinate the Sustainability Hub at this year's Festival Fringe. We speak to her, with just over a week to go before opening, about the department's ambitious quest to make the Festival Fringe a more sustainable place for everyone involved.