Sunday, 20 July 2008

Royal Mile 11 - The Fringe

Looking quiet at the moment, but come August this shop will be bustling with people collecting tickets for festival shows. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe was originally set up as an aside to the Edinburgh International Festival, for shows that didn’t fit the high-arts bill. It has since massively outgrown the EIF and now sprawls over the entire city, with thousands of performances in 376 different venues!

These two are not the only summer festivals; there’s also the Book Festival, Arts Festival, the Military Tattoo, Mela and the Festival of Politics – and I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few. Needless to say, Edinburgh is at its most fabulous in August and you’ll see the pictures here!

Come back tomorrow for the next instalment of the Royal Mile tour (I am still away).

1 comment:

Jackie said...

Ever since I've lived in Scotland, I've always been away in August and missed the Edinburgh Festival. This year is no exception sadly - I really need to sort my life out next year so that I'm around in August, as it might be my last summer here!