Fringe Artist and Venue Recovery Fund Opened by Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society (EFFS), the charity that underpins the Edinburgh Fringe, announces the opening of applications for the Fringe Artist and Venue Recovery Fund 2021. A funding pot containing £75,000, raised thanks to the Fringe Society’s FringeMakers platform in partnership with Crowdfunder and a direct donation and support from AJ Bell, is available toContinue reading “Fringe Artist and Venue Recovery Fund Opened by Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society”

Careers Hive Online Encourages Pupils to Engage with STEM Based Subjects

Thursday 22nd April was Earth Day 2021. This special day has been chosen by Edinburgh Science to announce details of its annual Careers Hive, a week-long free event run by Edinburgh Science Learning, the education arm of Edinburgh Science Foundation and one of the UK’s leaders in science education. With help from a film prop-makerContinue reading “Careers Hive Online Encourages Pupils to Engage with STEM Based Subjects”

New Film from Award Winning Writer-Director Zinnie Harris Wins Top Prize

Zinnie Harris, who is an Associate Director at Edinburgh’s Lyceum Theatre and acclaimed director of numerous stage plays, has turned her talents to film.  Her debut work is entitled A Glimpse and is about a young mother who accidentally opens a window on her past self at a time when she was struggling and doubting everythingContinue reading “New Film from Award Winning Writer-Director Zinnie Harris Wins Top Prize”

Edinburgh International Children’s Festival 2021 Launches with Fresh Imagination

The annual Edinburgh International Children’s Festival (EICF), that’s produced by imaginate, Scotland’s national organisation that promotes and celebrates theatre and dance for children and young people, has launched its 2021 programme. This year, after many months of planning, the result is a programme that will be a hybrid of digital and outdoor events. The Festival’sContinue reading “Edinburgh International Children’s Festival 2021 Launches with Fresh Imagination”

International Dance Day Celebrated by World Premiere from Scottish Dance Theatre

To coincide with this year’s International Dance Day, Scottish Dance Theatre (SDT) is showcasing a solo work from Company member Pauline Torzuoli that will take the form of the film adaptation of Thin h/as h/air. The piece was originally developed in December 2019 as part of SPUTNIK, a creative platform showcasing new work from emergingContinue reading “International Dance Day Celebrated by World Premiere from Scottish Dance Theatre”

Orchestra Fills St Giles’ Cathedral with Colour and Expression

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra is presenting its most ambitious event so far to be streamed online from May 12 to 15. Where Rivers Meet celebrates the blues-driven, unfettered expression, spirit and excitement of jazz’s 1960s revolutionary “New Thing” through music and live visual art filmed in the architecturally striking setting of Edinburgh’s 12th centuryContinue reading “Orchestra Fills St Giles’ Cathedral with Colour and Expression”

North Berwick’s Fringe by the Sea Welcomes Giant Puppet Storm This August

Vision Mechanics is an Edinburgh based visual theatre company founded in 1995, whose cross-artform productions concentrate on engaging people with their surroundings and communities. This August, as part of North Berwick’s Fringe by the Sea programme, the Company  brings their show Storm.  Storm, that first opened as part of Celtic Connections 2020, was part ofContinue reading “North Berwick’s Fringe by the Sea Welcomes Giant Puppet Storm This August”

Show Registration for Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 Set to Open in May

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society (EFFS), the charity that underpins the world-renowned Edinburgh Fringe, has announced the opening of this year’s show registration as 5th May 2021. This process is available to artists and venues until the end of the festival with any live performance registered as part of the 2021 Fringe being expected toContinue reading “Show Registration for Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 Set to Open in May”

Edinburgh Tradfest Goes Online for 2021

Edinburgh Tradfest is set to return this year with an exciting online programme running from 30 April – 10 May 2021, thanks to continued support from Creative Scotland’s open funding programme and the William Grant Foundation. Edinburgh Tradfest showcases a wealth of talented home-grown and international traditional artists. It will move online for the firstContinue reading “Edinburgh Tradfest Goes Online for 2021”

Shows Announced to Re-open Festival and King’s Theatre to Live Audiences

Following long months of closure, the two flagship venues run by Capital Theatres, Festival Theatre and King’s Theatre, will again stage two shows this summer to limited capacity audiences maintaining the guidelines of 2metre social distancing. These shows will be Blindness fromThe Donmar Warehouse and Splinter of Ice from theOriginal Theatre Company. Director of MarketingContinue reading “Shows Announced to Re-open Festival and King’s Theatre to Live Audiences”