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McNaughton

Jason Harvey In his cell, woodturner Daniel McNaughton, wronged by his father, dismissed by the Glaswegian legal establishment, awaits sentence for his botched attempt to shoot Prime Minister Robert Peel. Lawyers are keen to use him as a test case for pleas of insanity in murder trials. Whatever the outcome, it will…

Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh

Fri 9 Aug

Scottish Arts Club Lounge

£15 (£12) / 0131 229 8157

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 10 Aug

Scottish Arts Club Lounge

£15 (£12) / 0131 229 8157

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 12 Aug

Scottish Arts Club Lounge

£15 (£12) / 0131 229 8157

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 14 Aug

Scottish Arts Club Lounge

£15 (£12) / 0131 229 8157

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Akala - In Conversation

Akala is a BAFTA and MOBO award winning hip hop artist, writer and social-entrepreneur, as well as the co founder of The Hip Hop Shakespeare Company. Alongside an extensive and celebrated output as a musician, Akala has produced numerous projects in the arts, education and music worldwide. Akala has also appeared…

Gilded Balloon @ Edinburgh Playhouse

Fri 2 Aug

£18

Sun 4 Aug

£18

Mon 5 Aug

£18

Tue 6 Aug

£18

Akala – In Conversation – Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire

One Inch Badge One of the most important voices in Britain, Akala is a BAFTA and MOBO award-winning hip-hop artist, writer and social entrepreneur. Alongside an extensive and celebrated output as a musician, Akala has produced numerous projects in the arts, education and music worldwide. His online lectures, views and…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Fri 2 Aug

Debating Hall

£16 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Debating Hall

£16 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 5 Aug

Debating Hall

£16 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 6 Aug

Debating Hall

£16 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The American's Dream

Jack Finnegan Ketchikan, Alaska and New York City: island towns at opposite ends of the American continent. At first glance they could not seem more dissimilar. But dig deeper, and you'll find that they are fraternal twins: testaments to human ambition and extraordinary destinations for people engaged in the pursuit of…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 19 Aug

Theatre 2

£10 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Theatre 2

£10 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Theatre 2

£10 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Dan Webber – Genre Fluid

Ingenious Fools The stand-up poet, reluctant bear and attempted vegan strips… away labels of life, love, the arts and the LGBTQ+ community in this fast-paced, honest and hilarious debut. Under constant pressure from marketing people to decide whether he is a comic or poet, Dan navigates through the confusing world of…

Riddle's Court, Edinburgh

Mon 5 Aug

Q3

£5 / 0131 510 8789

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 6 Aug

Q3

£5 / 0131 510 8789

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 7 Aug

Q3

£5 / 0131 510 8789

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 9 Aug

Dissident Sausage

Karen Gemma Brewer Political prisoner or sausage in a fridge? Toad or feminist? Deity or giant white slug? Prepare to laugh and cry as award-winning poet and singer Karen Gemma Brewer deletes the past to make way for the future with woodworm, sheep, Frankenstein's sister and more flies than Basic Insect! Freedom…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 12 Aug

Theatre 2

£3 (£2) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 13 Aug

Theatre 2

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 14 Aug

Theatre 2

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 17 Aug

Dissident Sausage

Karen Gemma Brewer Political prisoner or sausage in a fridge? Toad or feminist? Deity or giant white slug? Prepare to laugh and cry as award-winning poet and singer Karen Gemma Brewer deletes the past to make way for the future with woodworm, sheep, Frankenstein's sister and more flies than Basic Insect! Freedom…

theSpace on North Bridge, Edinburgh

Mon 19 Aug

Fife Theatre

£7 (£5) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Fife Theatre

£7 (£5) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Fife Theatre

£7 (£5) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

I went out to film the storm

I went out to film the storm is about natural disasters, Sonic the hedgehog, Ted Bundy and melting ice. Through video sculpture and poetic text this performance gently invites you to be in the front row for the end of the world. Jenny Swingler makes work with an interest in how our lives are entwined with screen…

Camden People's Theatre, London NW1

Tue 1 Oct

£8 / 020 7419 4841

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

Loud Poets Showcasing the top spoken word talent the festival has to offer – from the laugh-out-loud funny, through the wonderfully surreal, to the thoughtful and emotional – Loud Poets continue to prove that spoken word has something for everyone. Each night features a unique line-up and Loud Poets’ classic…

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£8 / 0131 556 9579

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£12 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£12 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 26 Aug

The Staircase: An Evening with David Rudolf from Netflix’s The Staircase

One Inch Badge Join David Rudolf, defence attorney for Michael Peterson in the hit Netflix documentary series The Staircase, for an evening of discussion into the intimate details of the case and series. David will discuss the conflicts wrestled with in determining whether to let the filmmakers follow him, his client…

New Town Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 6 Aug

£21.38 / 0131 558 7272

Grand Hall

£19 / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 7 Aug

£21.38 / 0131 558 7272

Grand Hall

£19 / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 8 Aug

£21.38 / 0131 558 7272

Grand Hall

£19 / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 10 Aug

Steve Lamacq: Going Deaf for a Living

One Inch Badge DJ and journalist Steve Lamacq celebrates 30+ years in the music industry with an intimate one-man show full of anecdotes and observations, clocked up over three decades of championing new music and interviewing rock'n'roll's Great and the Good. Expect frontline stories from his NME days (including…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Thu 15 Aug

Debating Hall

£15 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 16 Aug

Debating Hall

£15 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Viriginia Nicholson - How Was It For You?

Sexual intercourse, according to Philip Larkin, began in nineteen sixty-three… Between the end of the Chatterley ban/And the Beatles first LP. Yet, argues Virginia Nicholson, while free love may have been all the rage in the Sixties - along with flower power, the mini skirt and the pill - the main beneficiaries of the…

Marlborough Town Hall

Fri 27 Sep

£10 / 01672 512487