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Why everybody should visit the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Why everybody should visit the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

We have just come back from The Fringe Festival after spending four fantastic days up there. If you’ve never been, put it on your list for next year.

If you like a good laugh, it’s a great place to be.

For printers, graphic designers, photographers, film-makers or just people looking for something a little bit different, this is the place to go. There is something for everybody.

A lot of the shows are free and you won’t pay much more than a tenner for most of them. The amount of ideas swimming around is unbelievable and the publicity material produced is phenomenal – postcards, pull-ups, programmes, leaflets and flyers, canvas wraparounds, signage – anything you can imagine is there.

If you’re a graphic designer you can see how different designs work on different levels. If
you are a photographer looking for new and unusual subject matter, you will see all shapes, forms and sizes of human life here and you’ll be able to get some great images for your portfolio. If you make videos you can just pick up inspirational ideas from the people on show.

We stayed in an Airbnb so it was cheap and we picked out a few things to see on the train on the way up. However we left the back door open just in case we heard about any
thing whilst we were there…

…one of these events was a play about an Irish Wake called ‘Bright Colours Only’. We

couldn’t get tickets for it as it was sold out so the only way get in was to volunteer
as a pallbearer. I went to an Irish wake, drank whiskey, contemplated death and carried a
coffin. It’s a must see.

Bright Colours Only

Neil Webb, Director Theatre and Dance, British Council, is talking about Bright Colours Only by Pauline Goldsmith and Marshall Cordell. More about this show…

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