In a normal year, August would be the time when most of the creative industries headed to Scotland and packed themselves into a few square miles for the month of creativity and chaos that surround the Edinburgh Festivals.
Whilst this summer is markedly different, we’ve gathered some of our favourite alternative offerings from this year’s cancelled festivals, to be enjoyed wherever you are!
Fringe on Friday
Fringe on Friday is a 60-minute Fringe variety show, featuring performers who would have been at the Festival this year. The show will be streamed every Friday evening during the Fringe (07, 14, 21 and 28 August), showcasing the best of the festival across a range of genres, including comedy, music, dance and cabaret. Venues and acts will all be given the opportunity to sell tickets to the broadcast and will keep 100% of the money they raise from these sales.
Keep an eye on the festival fringe social media accounts for more details.
For Families: The Sea Seekers
If you saw and loved The Star Seekers at the Maltings last year, the team behind it have made a brand new podcast. 3 new audio adventures for 3-8 year olds and their families to enjoy from the comfort of your own home!! Give them a listen, like and subscribe – and stay tuned for the next episode. 🐟🐡🐳🦀
Edinburgh Book Festival – online
The Edinburgh Book Festival will deliver an entirely digital programme in 3030, made up of over 100 events for adults, families and children.. It will offer both live and pre-recorded conversations featuring leading writers, poets and participants from around the world. Events will be free to view, and available through the Book Festival’s own website.
If you’re a fan of contemporary theatre, dance, and exciting performance from across Europe, ZOO have put together a programme of the most popular shows from the last 10 years, across 5 different channels on ZOOTV on the ZOO Festival website.
Keep an eye out for our produced artist’s Little Bulb’s Operation Greenfield, which you’ll be able to watch on the 19th August!
Underbelly Edinburgh will be putting together podcast playlists for each week of the fringe, with some of the best comedians and entertainers turning their talents to audio. Follow ‘followthecow’ on Spotify for each week’s dose of artists from Underbelly at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe past and present!