Edinburgh festival

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Crammed with comedy: Shedinburgh packs the fun of the fringe into a hut
With the Edinburgh festival shelved by Covid, standups have turned a garden shed into a stage for an online extravaganza. Our writer enjoys flashes of brilliance amid a dislocating experience

Brian Logan

04, Sep, 2020 @1:05 PM

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Edinburgh international festival to hold more online events after 1m views
There were 26 specially staged opera, classical and ballet performances after the cancellation of live concerts

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

01, Sep, 2020 @1:19 PM

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Classical home listening: Jamie Barton sings Jake Heggie
The American mezzo-soprano and composer join forces to powerful effect

Fiona Maddocks

29, Aug, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Lesbian love story wins Popcorn Writing award for new play Edinburgh never got to see
Jennifer Lunn wins £2,500 prize for drama Es and Flo, whose fringe premiere was sabotaged by the Covid pandemic

Chris Wiegand

27, Aug, 2020 @11:00 AM

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House music: Tim Ashley's watching and listening highlights
Daisy Evans’s delightful update of The Telephone crowns engaging online treats from Edinburgh and Salzburg festivals, while our critic looks ahead to live, audience-free Proms

Tim Ashley

24, Aug, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Edinburgh Unlocked review – a carnival of comedy from the festival that never was
Penguin’s fine pandemic audio festival delivers hours of laughs from comics including Jordan Brookes, Glamrou, Mo Amar, Michelle de Swarte and Sheeps

Brian Logan

23, Aug, 2020 @3:10 PM

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Missing Edinburgh festival? Watch a week's worth of shows online
Hip-hop dance, optical illusions and pre-Tinder internet dating all feature in Zoo’s eclectic digital programme

Lyndsey Winship

21, Aug, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Mieko Kawakami: 'Women are no longer content to shut up'
Traditionalists in Japan hated her feminist novel, but Breasts and Eggs was a huge bestseller. The author talks about taking on male privilege, orientalist cliches … and Haruki Murakami

David McNeill

18, Aug, 2020 @10:20 AM

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Fiction readers have made best leaders in Covid-19 crisis, says Val McDermid
Crime author argues ministers who read only political biographies are limited in vision

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

16, Aug, 2020 @4:46 PM

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Shows, suds, cider and a soaking: the Edinburgh fringe from my bathtub
The festival may be cancelled but our writer is determined to recreate the experience at home. So she pours a cider, steps into her bath – and logs on to the fringe’s freakiest shows

Kate Wyver

16, Aug, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Edinblurb festival: the AI bot creating new fringe shows every hour
Edinburgh University’s ImprovBot uses data from eight years of past productions to invent tantalising no-shows

Mark Fisher

10, Aug, 2020 @4:42 PM

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An Evening with Scottish Ballet review – masked dancers leap into digital
Moving Edinburgh’s international festival online this selection of dance works shows a forward-thinking ballet company

Lyndsey Winship

10, Aug, 2020 @12:33 PM

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