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  Edinburgh Fringe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is one of the arts festivals collectively termed the Edinburgh Festival.
In recent years the festival is attracting criticism for its growing commercial emphasis [6] and corporate sponsorship: Orange caused concern when they pulled out of the sponsorship deal with the Assembly Rooms after only one year [7].
The festival is renowned for staging shows in unusual venues; 2003's festival featured shows staged in a public toilet, a red Ford Escort, a lift and a stepladder [8].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Edinburgh_Fringe   (1153 words)

  
 Edinburgh Festival: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Edinburgh (pronounced), dùn èideann () in scottish gaelic, is a major and historic city on the east coast of scotland on the south shore of the firth...
The edinburgh international festival is a festival of performing arts that takes place in the city of edinburgh, scotland over three weeks around the end...
The edinburgh international book festival is a book festival that takes place in the last three weeks in august (coinciding with the general edinburgh festival)...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/e/ed/edinburgh_festival.htm   (514 words)

  
 Edinburgh City Hotels
Edinburgh is a major and historic city on the east coast of Scotland on the south shore of the Firth of Forth, and in the unitary local authority of City of Edinburgh.
It was one of the major centres of the enlightenment led by the University of Edinburgh.
Edinburgh is well known for the annual Edinburgh Festival, the largest performing arts festival in the world, and for the Hogmanay street party.
edinburghcity.world-guide.info   (396 words)

  
 Edinburgh travel guide - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Edinburgh (Gaelic: Dùn Èideann; [1]) is the capital of Scotland, part of the United Kingdom, located in the Central Belt region of the country.
Edinburgh is located on the east coast of Scotland's central Lowlands, situated on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth.
Edinburgh in the winter Festive Season is also huge: whole sections of central Edinburgh are roped off and accessible only by ticket for the Scottish New Years' Celebrations known as Hogmanay [34], of which the Edinburgh Hogmanay is easily the largest in Scotland.
wikitravel.org /en/Edinburgh   (4844 words)

  
 Edinburgh Festival - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There is no one Edinburgh Festival but those using the term are usually referring to the collection of various festivals in August and early September of each year in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Edinburgh International Festival - The original and "official" festival consisting of classical and contemporary Theatre, Opera, Music and Dance.
OneEighty, the Science Festival 'fringe', new in 2006
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Edinburgh_Festival   (163 words)

  
 Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh
With its heady brew of drums, fire, theatre and pagan ritual on the top of Calton Hill, the Beltane festival, celebrating the arrival of Summer, is one of the most exuberant events in Edinburgh's calendar.
The next year I went to an open meeting where the narrative and history of the festival was explained and there I was able to join the Red drummers.
The cleanup and safety costs increase each year and are one of the greatest threats to the sustainability of the festival as it is now.
www.edinburghguide.com /feats/beltane.htm   (993 words)

  
 Edinburgh Festival, fringe festival, military tatoo
The Fringe Festival tends to be more off beat than the main festival and is made up of all manner of professional and amateur performers.
The Fringe side of the Edinburgh Festival is now regarded by the stage industry as so cutting edge and innovative that it is viewed by many as a showcase for new talent.
And of course, one of the biggest attractions during the festival is the army's contribution - famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which is held on the Esplanade of the Castle.
www.scotland-edinburgh.co.uk /pages/festivals.htm   (288 words)

  
 Edinburgh Festival
The Edinburgh Festival, the largest arts festival in the world, is made up of at least six separate events which run roughly concurrently throughout August and early September.
Or consider staying in campus accommodations at the Univ. of Edinburgh or Napier Univ., or at backpacker hostels (Princes Street West Backpackers is particularly friendly), or go together with friends and rent a flat for the duration (www.dickins.co.uk).
Part of Edinburgh's charm is in discovering the unexpected or relaxing in the Princes Street gardens or one of the city's innumerable old pubs.
www.transitionsabroad.com /publications/magazine/0203/edinburghfestival.shtml   (825 words)

  
 Edinburgh International Internet Festival 2006
Edinburgh Grassroots:- Throughout May and June we are concentrating on encouraging the participation in the festival of Edinburgh based creative individuals and organisations working within their local communities.
To mark the launch of the event MSP Sarah Boyack joined the Edinburgh Silver Surfers at Edinburgh Castle where we had the rare honour of assisting in the firing of the world famous One O'clock Gun.
A Snapography of Edinburgh is intended to provide a visual record of the many aspects of life within the city from Spring through to Winter.
www.scotfestival.com   (658 words)

  
 Festival
Festival is multi-lingual (currently English (British and American), and Spanish) though English is the most advanced.
Festival and the speech tools are distributed under an X11-type licence allowing unrestricted commercial and non-commercial use alike.
Festival related mailing lists can be found here.
www.cstr.ed.ac.uk /projects/festival   (369 words)

  
 the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Edinburgh (pronounced "Edinburuh"), Scotland in August is a whirlwind of festivals and events.
Edinburgh has the most intriguing architectural history and landscape, beginning with its having been built on top of the "crag and tail" of an extinct volcano.
It also included Edinburgh locals who were not performing in the festival, other artists from the UK and (proving the venue's truly high cool factor) it even featured performers who were presenting shows at other venues.
www.danceinsider.com /f2003/f0327_2.html   (2827 words)

  
 CNN.com - Edinburgh's record-breaking festival of arts - August 9, 2000
EDINBURGH, Scotland -- The population of Edinburgh is set to double this month as tourists and performers flock in from all over the world for the 53rd Edinburgh Festival.
The Edinburgh Festival is in fact an umbrella title encompassing seven separate festivals: the International, Fringe, Film, Jazz, Book and Television Festivals, and the Military Tattoo.
The Fringe Festival started the same year when eight theatre companies not included in the official programme put on shows in smaller venues away from the city centre, as did the Film Festival.
archives.cnn.com /2000/SHOWBIZ/Arts/08/07/festival.main   (606 words)

  
 Edinburgh Festivals - About the Festivals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Edinburgh Festival is a generic term used to describe the cultural explosion in August each year.
The Jazz festival starting in late July and the Edinburgh Mela in the last days of August bookend a phenomenal six weeks of arts and culture in the city.
Hogmanay is the world's most famous celebration of New Year, the Edinburgh Science festival is a springtime journey of discovery in its own right and the Children's Festival starts the summer with playful exuberance.
www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk /festivals.cfm   (195 words)

  
 Scotsman.com News - Edinburgh Festival Fringe
THREE new taxes should be considered to boost Edinburgh's cultural spending by 50 per cent and ensure its festivals continue to be the best in the world, according to a major report.
EDINBURGH has to wake up to the growing threat posed to its festival scene by the city of...
ACTS performing at this year's Edinburgh Fringe are being given a chance to showcase their talents...
news.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?tid=933   (499 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Technology | Mobile video hits Edinburgh Festival
Video clips from performers at the festival are available, together with reviews from critics, and festival goers do not need a third-generation mobile phone to watch them.
When shown the service, Edinburgh resident Emma Johnstone said she thought it would be "dead easy to use", once she got used to it, but that there were would be other benefits for the city.
More than 90% of people questioned at the festival would use their mobiles to watch video, according to the company behind the service.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/technology/3159829.stm   (783 words)

  
 The Festival of Politics – A new Festival for Edinburgh, at the Scottish Parliament
The Festival of Politics – A new Festival for Edinburgh, at the Scottish Parliament
The 2005 Edinburgh festival season witnessed a groundbreaking addition in the form of the award-winning Festival of Politics.
Register here to receive information on the Festival of Politics 2006 and you could win a pair of passes for all Festival events being held in the Parliament's Chamber.
www.festivalofpolitics.org.uk   (276 words)

  
 2003 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a CurtainUp Feature
Edinburgh is host to over five hundred listed theatre shows and hundreds more on the peripheries of theatre.
The packed house at Edinburgh's second poshest venue are all glad he and the cast made the effort.
Set in Edinburgh, it is a re-imagining of what happened when the MTV music awards, a massive corporate event, came to town recently.
www.curtainup.com /edinburgh2003.html   (5956 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Arts | Arts special reports | Full coverage: Edinburgh 2004
News: The Edinburgh Festival fringe drew to a close yesterday with record box office receipts but fresh warnings that the event may be getting too big.
The Edinburgh cartoonist's exclusive take on the madness that takes over her home town every August.
Aug 1: Edinburgh festival play's creators say it is time to be open about violence in same-sex relationships.
arts.guardian.co.uk /edinburgh/0,14763,1261349,00.html   (1531 words)

  
 Edinburgh International Festival
Bank of Scotland has supported the Festival since its launch in 1947 and now, as part of HBOS, the alliance has been further strengthened enabling some of the greatest arts performances in the world to take centre stage at the Festival.
The philosophy behind Connecting to Music is based on inspiring children to want to learn about their responses to music and themselves with the aim of empowering children in the learning process and to show them their educational potential for the future.
Both Bank of Scotland and the Edinburgh International Festival are dedicated to increasing access to the Arts and this innovative education project targets wider audiences, enabling many children to gain a greater understanding and enjoyment of the Arts.
www.hbosplc.com /community/Edintfestival.asp   (420 words)

  
 Edinburgh.com.:.Welcome to Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh (pronounced ED-in-burra) is a major and historic city on the east coast of Scotland on the south shore of the Firth of Forth, and in the unitary local authority of City of Edinburgh.
Edinburgh is well known for the Edinburgh Festival, a collection of several arts festivals, and for the Hogmanay celebrations which are becoming one of the largest in the world.
Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa Edinburgh is a short walk from Edinburgh Castle and approximately seven miles from Edinburgh Airport....
www.edinburgh.com   (252 words)

  
 Edinburgh Festival 2005 - Edinburgh International Festival 2005, Edinburgh Film Festival, Starbucks Edinburgh Jazz ...
One of the most popular events of the entire Edinburgh festival period is the annual featuring many of the Edinburgh festival performers along Princes Street and through the centre of the city and this year Edinburgh Festival's Cavalcade is on Sunday 7th August, 2005.
Edinburgh Festival Art Gallery show at Edinburgh MERZ Art Gallery features the outrageous fashion of Joey D. MERZ Gallery show this year follows a trend of MERZ Art Gallery to find art exhibitions that are totally different from the normal Festival fayre that is usually on offer in Edinburgh Art Galleries.
New last year to the Edinburgh jazz festival season was "Jazz on the Quay", a highly succesful event at The Malmaison Hotel Leith, positioned by the waterfront at The Shore, Leith, Edinburgh..
www.edinburghcastle.biz /edinburgh_festivals.html   (2395 words)

  
 Festival Hopping In Edinburgh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The highlight of Edinburgh's annual calendar, The Festival is actually several intertwining festivals that, when combined, last all summer and explode Edinburgh in a blaze of music, dance, theatre and song.
Unlike the International Festival, which showcases well-known and well-financed arts companies, The Fringe is where many of the world's finest talents have been discovered and where unusual acts like Stomp first shot to fame: it is a showcase for the wild, off-the-wall, straight and traditional alike.
There are hundreds of venues involved in the various festivals, ranging from concert halls and community theatres to murky pubs, hotels, meditation centers, museums, libraries, banks, chapels, towers, even the whisky heritage centers are utilized.
www.gonomad.com /features/0105/eglington_edinburgh.html   (2171 words)

  
 87.7 Festival FM at the Edinburgh Festival | Broadcasting live to the Edinburgh Festival
Festival FM is the entertainment and information station for the Edinburgh Festival, broadcasting to the one million plus festival goers across the city.
You can listen to us during the festival from Monday 8th August on 87.7 FM in the city, or streaming here on the website.
Our studios are based in the heart of the festival in Bristo Square and our reporters cover every element of the Festival Fringe, the Book Festival and the Film Festival.
festivalfm.net   (133 words)

  
 Festival (2005/I)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Being from Edinburgh and suffering/enjoying the International Festival and Fringe for many years this film was always going to be of great interest to me. I did expect it to be dreadful, as so many UK-produced efforts can be, but actually ended-up enjoying large parts of it.
Edinburgh during the festival can be a strange place for the natives - the city is descended upon by hordes of media-types and desperate actors/comedians/whatever.
All-in-all if you're not from Edinburgh, Festival is hugely entertaining and will probably make you want to come here for next year's ever - if you need somewhere to stay I've got a lovely flat near the Assembly Rooms...
imdb.com /title/tt0468736   (309 words)

  
 Edinburgh International Science Festival
A mass speed dating experiment held at the festival this year revealed some fascinating insights into the secrets of attraction and the psychology behind compatability.
It seems men have literally seconds to impress, as the study exposed the fact that women are actually much quicker at making up their mind about potential partners, giving men under 30 seconds to stand or fall.
The views of contributors are their own and are not necessarily endorsed by the Edinburgh International Science Festival.
www.sciencefestival.co.uk   (196 words)

  
 Edfest.org - Edinburgh Festival News and Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Edinburgh International Film Festival 2004 programme has just been released in the last week or so, and online booking has also just opened on their web site.
The Edinburgh People's Festival is returning in 2004, with a variety of different performances and events, running from 7th-14th August.
In those days, the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe were classed as being too expensive and elitist -- an argument which still has a lot of support today -- with ticket prices for comedy shows in the Fringe costing up to £15 for a one-hour show.
www.edfest.org   (481 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Arts | Arts special reports | Edinburgh 2005
Edinburgh's film festival is under way, and our critics are there, too.
Aug 10: A record number of foreign impresarios are talent-spotting at this year's festival, and companies are vying for their attention.
Aug 8: The staging at the Edinburgh festival of The Death of Klinghoffer condemned as 'beyond contempt'.
arts.guardian.co.uk /edinburgh2005/0,16078,1503747,00.html   (684 words)

  
 M G E I T F   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Founded in 1976 and now in its 31st successful year the Festival is held annually over the August bank holiday weekend (25-27 August 2006) at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
Featuring prominent industry voices the Festival is packed with over 50 individual sessions covering the most pertinent issues facing the industry from policy to programme making.
The Festival is attended by over 1,900 delegates UK and international delegates representing the full spectrum of the industry including controllers, commissioners, producers, directors, marketers, new media companies, distributors and press.
www.mgeitf.co.uk /MGEITF/about/about.asp   (200 words)

  
 Edinburgh Festival and Literary Scotland
It includes the main arts festival (opera, dance, theatre), a book festival, a TV and film festival and the world renowned ‘fringe’ festival where you’ll see the stars of tomorrow launching their careers.
This wonderful week combines the ‘best of the fest’ (you have tickets for two main shows, two fringe performances and the Tattoo) with an exploration of some of Scotland’s greatest literary figures, their homes, museums and parts of the country from which they drew their inspiration.
When you do finally leave, you’ll be taking home treasured memories of one of the world’s greatest festivals, of sites evoking the works of some of Scotland’s greatest writers and - or we won’t have done our job well - a new knowledge of contemporary writers to read and explore during the months ahead.
www.backroadstouring.co.uk /EdinburghFestival.htm   (901 words)

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