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Post by Gordon » Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:35 pm

Also worth checking out Richard Herring's Edinburgh podcasts for tips (if you have 11 hours to spare) and to a lesser extent the chortle fast fringe video podcasts.
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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by MJHibbett » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:33 pm

I've seen TONNES this year - loads of Free Fringe stuff, which has completely changed my mind about comedy. I thought it was all commercial and dull, but the Free Fringe has LOADS of brilliant things.

"Four Sad Faces", Boyd & Metcalfe, the Robin Ince shows, LITTLE COOK (!) and a whole load of other stuff has been ACE. Josie Long was magnificent, and we saw a PLAY (culture) called "How Steeple Sinderby Rovers Won The FA Cup" which was lovely. Top recommendation however would be Chris T-T's show "Disobedience" where he sings the songs of AA Milne. It's not in the main guide, but is on every day except Sundays at 1.15 at Ryan's Cellar Bar. It's AMAZING - he has had people in tears every single show!!


And if anyone wants to come and see Moon Horse, you have just TWO chances, as we finish this Saturday. If it's any help, our venue sells beer at TWO POUND FIFTY A PINT!! We spent seven hours there the other day, and it was INEXPENSIVE (financially, if not physically)!

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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by Sum Anna » Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:36 pm

Little Cook from Big Cook, Little Cook? That excites me.

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Post by sweepingthenation » Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:30 pm

If you want to hear the already justly celebrated "two drunk dads" Moon Horse review by young person's comedian Tom Deacon live on Radio 1, it starts at the 21 minute mark here and is up for four more days: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0137w1v

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Post by Paquito » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:36 pm

Oh my...
Daniel Kitson's Mailout wrote:FOREST FRINGE BENEFIT.

So, the Forest Fringe, based at the Forest Cafe, is run by two people, one of whom, Deborah Pearson, i met when she repeatedly fell asleep in the front row of my show at the stand in 2007. And who, when called on her snooziness, said.

"but everytime i wake up, im happy"

That is arguably all you need to know about her. The Forest Fringe however, is a great thing, in a great place. Its run on barely any money at all, and has a fascinating programme, every year. Including last year, my favourite thing of the fringe, a man climbing up and down a step ladder all day, every day, until he had covered the distance between earth and space, filling the ceiling with tiny chalk stars everytime he reached the top. FUCKING BRILLIANT.

anyway, the building that houses the forest fringe, is being sold, which would force the forest cafe ( a year round presence) and by extension the forest fringe into something approaching oblivion. However, there is a chance that the forest cafe could now buy the building. Developers have been refused planning persmisson due to listed building consent and there is no year round booze license available. So there is a genuine window or opputunity, for a lovely thing to happen. For shambolic good to prevail. For a great space to be preserved. Albeit by hippies, lunatics and junkies.

So, on Thursday(25th) Night/ Friday(26th) morning at 12.30 am. Myself and Gavin Osborn will be performing a trilogy of story shows.

If you dont know, Gavin is a singer/songwriter. We make these shows that are me telling a story and him singing songs, which entwine with and illuminate the story. They are, truth be told, pretty lovely. Ahem. Anyway, a few years ago, we wrote a trilogy, called stories for the starlit sky, which we performed twice, once in regents park and once at the latitude festival in the middle of a lake (tricky). We also initially previewed the final chapter of the story at forest fringe at about 10 am and everyone got free porridge.

So on thursday night/friday morning - we will perform all three chapters, back to back. each lasts between 45 minutes and an hour. the doors will open at 00.15, the show will start at 00.30. Tickets will be £20, which is a lot, but also, a bargain and you get to help hippies and frustratingly inaacesible live artists. There will be no presales. tickets only available on the door. first come first served. This seems the best way. There are only 120 people allowed in. so. That seemed best.

This will be the first time all three stories have happened on the same night.

So there you are.
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Post by Gordon » Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:35 am

And if you want the Forest to shut down...?
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Re: Edinburgh Festivals

Post by lynsosaurus » Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:43 am

OH GOD, that sounds amazing! and also seems conveniently timed for attendance, post-withered hand....

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