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Dupont And Davenport

When David met the tall boy with the two-speed bike, everything began. And, almost immediately, the tall boy was dragged under an eighteen-wheeler at some anonymous crossroads. So David started over. A show about how to grieve for the things we never had, and how to cope when we can't.

George Next Door, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

space 2

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:25 – 14:25

Sun 3 Aug

space 2

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:25 – 14:25

Mon 4 Aug

space 2

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:25 – 14:25
…and 4 more dates until 8 Aug

Dyer & Whitney

Dyer & Whitney are brand new to the comedy/cabaret scene. After their sell out debut at the Leicester Square Theatre they are hitting Edinburgh with this unique and hilarious show introducing a variety of comedy characters, songs and sketches! Don't miss out! (You saw them here 2nd!)

Lola Lo, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 226 2224

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 15:35 – 16:25

Sun 3 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 226 2224

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 15:35 – 16:25

Mon 4 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 226 2224

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 15:35 – 16:25
…and 12 more dates until 16 Aug

BBC: The Infinite Monkey Cage

BBC Radio 4 Physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince bring the monkey cage to the Fringe, with their witty and irreverent look at the world through scientists’ eyes, ably assisted by a panel of scientists and celebrities. This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please visit…

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Jenan Younis: A Masterclass in Anger Management

Jenan Younis Does modern life anger you? Join one person’s journey to finding inner peace from the latest ethnically confused comic on the block via an unforgettable set of characters including a Russian white van man, shabby chic Kirsty, Samira the South London rudette and more. Sit back and be masterclassed… Age…

Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

The Vault

Free / 0131 510 0022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

The Vault

Free / 0131 510 0022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

The Vault

Free / 0131 510 0022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 21 Aug

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip are about!.The show is unique,funny, rocky and poignant. Mik rants, recites and rambles around his strange and beautiful songs while Ben and Jonny manfully try and keep him grounded with their consummate grooves.

Hotel Ibis, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 292 0000

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 292 0000

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Mon 4 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 292 0000

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:00 – 18:00
…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug back to top

Nando's and Nandon'ts: A Musical

  • Written by: James D Ward

A comedy about a couple and a chicken restaurant. Written by William Breden and James D Ward.

Phones 4U, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 10 Aug

Hard Travelin' With Woody

Randy Noojin as Woody Guthrie / PBH's Free Fringe 'By equating the conditions of Depression-era America with those of today, writer/performer Randy Noojin invests his one-man show about Woody Guthrie with topicality and urgency, rescuing it from mere homage and transforming it into a call for united action against the…

CC Blooms, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

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

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

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

Mon 4 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

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

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

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

Man Enough

British Exist Theatre / Free Festival Chris is 18 years old and embracing his out-and-proud lifestyle. Along with his best friend and flatmate, Kate, he plans to conquer the world one man at a time. Life is good. Sex, drink and work. But when he stumbles into Joey, a coke-addicted rent boy, love and sex will take on a…

Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Cellar Bar

Free / 0131 557 0234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Cellar Bar

Free / 0131 557 0234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Cellar Bar

Free / 0131 557 0234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Always Be Rolling

James Cook / Free Festival How board games can change your life and save the world. Award-winning comedian James Cook has read the back of the box and is ready to play. Won’t you join him? 'Truly original' (Danny Wallace). Age category: 14+

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

Matthew Herbert: 20 Pianos

The musical story of twenty pianos from around the world, performed on a table using bespoke software and hardware created by the Radiophonic Workshop.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0141 353 8000

Part of New Music Biennial.

  • 16:45

Dizney Rascal

Rebecca Humphries / La Favorita Freestival Disney lied to Rebecca. She never married a Prince, her flat is no castle, and her nannies definitely never looked like Julie Andrews. With live accompaniment and special guests, the star of Comedy Central's Big Bad World exposes the questionable moral messages Walt and co…

Fingers Piano Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 17 Aug

Absolute Improv Stories

Interactive kids show. A comedy play based entirely on audience suggestions. The audience yell out and then watch as improvisers weave scenes and invent whole new worlds. "a fine troupe of nonsense-mongers and a definite destination for lovers of improvised comedy." ★★★★ Edinburgh Spotlight 2013.

Café Camino, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 523 0102

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 15:45 – 16:45

Sun 3 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 523 0102

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 15:45 – 16:45

Mon 4 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 523 0102

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 15:45 – 16:45
…and 12 more dates until 16 Aug

Cameron Gibson: Mind Your Head

Cameron knows what you’re thinking. He knows who your first crush is, your favourite meal and even your PIN number! Come and join him for an afternoon of mind reading, psychology and mystery. He knows you want to…

CC Blooms, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 9331

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 12:30 – 13:30

Sun 3 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 9331

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 12:30 – 13:30

Mon 4 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 9331

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 12:30 – 13:30
…and 8 more dates until 12 Aug

Huggers: Family Friendly Comedy and Cabaret

Nik Coppin / Free Festival Following more packed houses at Melbourne, Brighton and Adelaide Festivals, the comedy and cabaret show returns to Edinburgh. With a revolving line-up of children's entertainers, magicians, musical theatre, comedians, street performers and fun giveaways, this hugely popular show is fantastic…

Laughing Horse @ Gorgie City Farm, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

Indoor Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 16 Aug

Indoor Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Indoor Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

Wednesday Walkthrough: Carol Rama & Danh Vo

Irene Aristizabal, the Curator of the exhibition discusses the process of bringing the two artists together.

Nottingham Contemporary

Wed 20 Aug

Free / 0115 948 9750

  • 12:00 – 12:45

The Africa Centre Summer Festival

Dance, acrobatic performance, mask painting, live music and cuisine that showcases the best of Africa's rich and varied cultures.

Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 020 7836 1973

  • 12:00 – 22:00

Clown Slut

Joanna Griffin / PBH’s Free Fringe In this stand-up theatre piece by Joanna Griffin, follow one girl’s journey through the confusion and mayhem of growing up. Taking a tongue-in-cheek look at how to be a woman from clueless adolescence through groping teenage boyfriends, slut dropping Uni students to the tragic office…

Dario's Restaurant, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 229 9625

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 229 9625

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 229 9625

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

Hayley Tompkins

Work by gallery artist, previously presented at the 2013 Venice Biennale. Tompkins' painted objects reconfigure relationships to commonplace items.

The Common Guild, Glasgow

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0141 428 3022

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Here Come the Uglies!

DK Productions / PBH's Free Fringe With hilarious outfits, original music and a few custard pies thrown in, this two-hander follows the further adventures of Cinderella’s naughty Ugly Sisters as they travel in search of their own princes. The show is a novel take on panto’s tried and tested formula: it’s got big hair…

Café Camino, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 523 0102

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

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 523 0102

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

Mon 4 Aug

Free / 0131 523 0102

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

…and 17 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

Art for Lunch – Free Concerts in St Giles'

St Giles' Cathedral Escape the thunderous thrill of the High Street! Unwind and enjoy inspiring music and stunning architecture in the medieval heart of Edinburgh. Classical, folk, jazz and more! Details on www.stgilescathedral.org.uk.

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Cathedral

Free / 0131 226 0673

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Cathedral

Free / 0131 226 0673

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Cathedral

Free / 0131 226 0673

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 23 Aug

Augusto Corrieri and Vincent Gambini

New performance work considering the ideas of magic and misdirection.

Rhubaba Gallery & Studio, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Fri 8 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 11 more dates until 31 Aug

Experimental: The Show That Plays With Your Mind

Richard Wiseman / PBH's Free Fringe An interactive experience like no other as you take part in live mind-blowing experiments that will make you laugh, scream and gasp. There's no performer. It's just you and the unknown.

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sun 17 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Mon 18 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

Tue 19 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

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

…and 5 more dates until 24 Aug

John Shankie: Refractory and Refrigeration

New work by the artist, concerning themes inspired by the centenary of the outbreak of WW I.

The Park Gallery, Falkirk

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 01324 503789

Last admission 4pm. Part of Generation.

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 01324 503789

Last admission 4pm. Part of Generation.

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 17 Aug

Free / 01324 503789

Last admission 4pm. Part of Generation.

  • 14:00 – 17:00
…and 9 more dates until 19 Oct

Kaffe Fassett 50 Years in Colour

Celebrating the remarkable 50 year career of knitwear and textile designer, Kaffe Fassett, Aberdeen Art Gallery hosts the first major solo exhibition of his work in Scotland.

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 01224 523700

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 01224 523700

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 17 Aug

Free / 01224 523700

  • 14:00 – 17:00
…and 5 more dates until 21 Sep back to top