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Tube Orchestra Challenge

Shaun Buswell / PBH's Free Fringe In 2012, Shaun Buswell started a musical challenge to create an orchestra made up of musicians he met as strangers whilst travelling on the London Underground. He had until 12th December 2012 to complete this task and then perform with this orchestra of strangers at a top London venue.

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 13 Aug

Alex the Mind Reader

Alex McAleer / Free Festival Mentalist, mind-magician or psychological-illusionist - call him what you will, Alex McAleer reads minds. This is contemporary mentalism at its best, combining a sharp wit with 'uncanny powers of prediction' (ThisIsCabaret.com). Alex reveals strangers' secrets, demonstrates why you should…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

Studio

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

Studio

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Studio

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 22 Aug

Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Workshop

Hosted by Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation Dabble in dissection and preservation as you learn the process behind basic taxidermy from skinning and preserving to mounting and positioning the animal. Discover the curious art of anthropomorphism, the attribution of human characteristics to animals, plants or…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Parlour

£60

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bianco

NoFit State Circus Following last year’s explosive success, NoFit State returns with a re-invented version of Bianco, featuring brand new acts in their unique, subversive and sensational style. Bianco is a physical and sensual journey through a visceral landscape, inhabited by women and men, their fears, doubts and…

NoFit State Big Top, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

£20 (£18)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

£20 (£18)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

£20 (£18)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 24 Aug

Edinburgh Book Fringe

Taking place in radical bookshop Word Power, the Edinburgh Book Fringe brings together writers and activists from around the world for a host of daily readings and discussions, all of which are free.

Word Power Bookshop, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9112

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9112

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9112

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

Jersey Boys

The electrifying true life story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£34.50–£56.50; £34.50–£56.50 concs available / 01702 351135

  • 14:30

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£34.50–£56.50; £34.50–£56.50 concs available / 01702 351135

  • 14:30

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£34.50–£56.50; £34.50–£56.50 concs available / 01702 351135

  • 14:30
…and 2 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Thu 9 Oct

£18–£53.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 11 Oct

£20–£58.50 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 16 Oct

£18–£53.50 / 0844 871 3014

…and 3 more dates until 25 Oct

Hull New Theatre

Wed 12 Nov

£19–£44; £19–£37.50; £22–£48.50 / 01482 226655

  • 14:30

Thu 13 Nov

£19–£44; £19–£37.50; £22–£48.50 / 01482 226655

  • 14:30

Sat 15 Nov

£19–£44; £19–£37.50; £22–£48.50 / 01482 226655

  • 14:30
…and 2 more dates until 22 Nov

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Jim Lambie

A solo exhibition of the Glasgow-born installation artist and sculptor, including his iconic 1999 work ZOBOP.

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Gallery

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 14 Sep

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 16:00
…and 5 more dates until 19 Oct

KlangHaus

Neutrinos / Norwich Arts Centre / Escalator East To Edinburgh KlangHaus is a 360° visceral, enveloping experience challenging conventions of the live gig. An enigmatic salon saturated in sound and souls, soaked in layers of shifting colour, live music, projections: disorientating imagery altering observers…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Small Animal Hospital

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Small Animal Hospital

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Small Animal Hospital

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

Lippy

Dead Centre Fourteen years ago four women made an extraordinary decision. They decided to die. We weren’t there. This is not their story. We don’t know what they said. We are only putting words in their mouths. A haunting investigation into why we tell stories in the face of tragedy, Lippy was widely acknowledged as…

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 6 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 24 Aug

Lungs

Paines Plough Lungs by Duncan Macmillan. ‘I could fly to New York and back every day for seven years and still not leave a carbon footprint as big as if I have a child. Ten thousand tonnes of CO2. That’s the weight of the Eiffel Tower. I’d be giving birth to the Eiffel Tower’. A couple are deciding their future.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Roundabout

£10 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Roundabout

£10 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Roundabout

£15 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

Mark Ravenhill: Product

Inside Intelligence Ravenhill vs Hollywood. Torrid scenes of passion, the dark spectre of international terrorism and big, big explosions. Right now, Julia is a hot young starlet. But has Leah (Olivia Poulet: The Thick Of It; In The Loop; Outnumbered) got the perfect script to save her from B-movie hell? From the…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Rainy Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Rainy Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Rainy Hall

£14 (£13) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 20 Aug

SPA Bridlington

Tue 29 Jul

£5 / 01262 678258

  • 17:00

Taekwon Percussion Performance: BIGABI

Taekwon Nanta Look for BIGABI, the finest Taekwondo players! These players will combine the beauty and spirit of traditional Korean percussion instruments with the power of Taekwon movements. The most advanced Taekwondo students from Jung Moo Kwan enter in to the battle to be selected as the members of BIGABI, the best…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

Big Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

Big Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Big Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 17 Aug

The Free Fringe Festival Outdoor Launch

Laughing Horse Free Festival & Pear Tree House Launching a season of outdoor performances in the courtyard at the Pear Tree with buskers, musicians, cabaret, comedy and much, much more. And it's all free! www.freefestival.co.uk.

Laughing Horse @ The Pear Tree, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Stage

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Glasgow Green

Fri 29 Aug

Entry £2 per race

  • 12:30

Fri 26 Sep

Entry £2 per race

  • 12:30
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A Walk at the Edge of the World

A performance inspired by the art of walking, which involves the whole audience going for a walk together.

Summerhall @ The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Studio

£8

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio

£8

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Studio

£8

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

BBC: The Commonwealth Games: Glasgow 2014

BBC The BBC’s big screen at Potterrow brings you the latest action from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow – including the Closing Ceremony on Sunday 3rd. The atmosphere is sure to be electric! Follow @BBCEdFest for listings. Age category: PG

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Edinburgh's Free Walking Tours

A knowledgeable guide takes you through the closes of Edinburgh old town.

Tron Kirk, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Jul

Free

Wed 30 Jul

Free

Thu 31 Jul

Free

Ha Ha Hood

The tale of Robin Hood with a comedy twist from writer Ben Langley

Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Sat 23 Aug

£15; £18–£22; £20.50–£24.50; £17–£20 / 01245 606505

  • 14:30

Help Yourself

Foolproof Theatre With three successful Fringe shows under their belt, Edinburgh’s Foolproof Theatre is offering something bigger, louder, funnier and more thought-provoking than ever. Join them as they take a sideways look at injustice at home and abroad. Devised by the cast and previewing at this year’s Fringe, the…

Central Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

Hall

£9 (£7) / 0131 229 2921

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Hall

£9 (£7) / 0131 229 2921

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

Hall

£9 (£7) / 0131 229 2921

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Jonathan Meades: A Stroll Down False Memory Lane

Lakin McCarthy / The Assembly Rooms 'Forensically, mordantly, occasionally lovingly, Meades deconstructs the 1950s. They will never look quite the same again' (David Kynaston on An Encyclopaedia of Myself). Meades discusses of memory's vagaries, indiscriminacy and mutability. All seating is unreserved. Late comers…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

The Music Hall

£10 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

22nd YEAR. Just arrived? Then here's the showcase just for you. Every day Mervyn and his team carefully research the Fringe and bring you live extracts from eight top shows in a packed 90 minute lunchtime extravaganza. And every day there is a different selection. Pick the ones you like and then go and see them.

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Three

£11 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Three

£11 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Three

£11 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 24 Aug

St Peter's Church, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

One

£11 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

One

£11 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

One

£11 (£10)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 24 Aug

NERF Wars (Ages 6-8)

Children can play team games using the guns.

Verwood Hub

Tue 29 Jul

Children £3.50 / 01202 828740

  • 12:45 – 13:45
  • 14:00 – 15:00

Tue 5 Aug

Children £3.50 / 01202 828740

  • 12:45 – 13:45
  • 14:00 – 15:00

Tue 12 Aug

Children £3.50 / 01202 828740

  • 12:45 – 13:45
  • 14:00 – 15:00
…and 2 more dates until 26 Aug

Paddle Steamer Waverley

All aboard for a nostalgic trip on the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world – a range of day, afternoon and evening cruises leave regularly from Glasgow's Pacific Quay or by coach connection from Glasgow's City Chambers.

Glasgow City Chambers

Thu 31 Jul

£27–£37 (£25–£35; Children £13.50–£18.50 under 5s free) / 0845 130 4647

Coach leaves from Glasgow City Chamber to connect with the Waverley. Spend the afternoon ashore in Rothesay, Tighnabruaich or Tarbert or Cruise Loch Fyne

  • 12:30 – 19:35

Thu 7 Aug

£27–£37 (£25–£35; Children £13.50–£18.50 under 5s free) / 0845 130 4647

Coach leaves from Glasgow City Chamber to connect with the Waverley. Spend the afternoon ashore in Rothesay, Tighnabruaich or Tarbert or Cruise Loch Fyne

  • 12:30 – 19:35

Thu 14 Aug

£27–£37 (£25–£35; Children £13.50–£18.50 under 5s free) / 0845 130 4647

Coach leaves from Glasgow City Chamber to connect with the Waverley. Spend the afternoon ashore in Rothesay, Tighnabruaich or Tarbert or Cruise Loch Fyne

  • 12:30 – 19:35

Thu 21 Aug

£27–£37 (£25–£35; Children £13.50–£18.50 under 5s free) / 0845 130 4647

Coach leaves from Glasgow City Chamber to connect with the Waverley. Spend the afternoon ashore in Rothesay, Tighnabruaich or Tarbert or Cruise Loch Fyne

  • 12:30 – 19:35

Pacific Quay, Glasgow

Fri 1 Aug

£10 / 0845 130 4647

One hour cruise to Clydebank and back. See shipyards and new Waterfront developments.

  • 13:00 – 14:00

£10 / 0845 130 4647

One hour cruise to Clydebank and back. See shipyards and new Waterfront developments

  • 14:30 – 15:30

£19 / 0845 130 4647

Sail down the River Clyde – Lounge bars and restaurant open all evening. Return coach from Largs

  • 16:00 – 19:30

The Play That Goes Wrong

  • Directed by: Mark Bell
  • Written by: Henry Shields

Award winning company Theatre Mischief presents a play-within-a-play about an amateur dramatic society putting on a murder mystery production.

Duchess Theatre, London WC2B

Sat 6 Sep

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sun 7 Sep

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Thu 11 Sep

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

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