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Thu 26 Aug 2021

Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre Company

Venue

Secret Courtyard

A 1970’s caravan is the stage for outdoor performances, letting the audience escape into a wildly different world where no experience is ever the same. Visual Theatre incorporating puppetry, object, and physical theatre with live soundscapes to get lost in, no dialogue. ‘Swallow the Sea’s shows take delicate steps into the imagination’ (Guardian). ‘Perfectly pitched’ **** (Scotsman). ‘Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre offer a real Fringe experience – amusing, slightly bizarre and definitely memorable’ **** (BroadwayWorld.com). MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

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Thu 26 Aug 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Varjack-Lowry

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Online Live

Set in a landscape of social distancing, social media, WhatsApp and Zoom calls, iMelania is an audio-visual experience that takes place on your phone and desktop. Varjack-Lowry use Melania Trump as an avatar of an “acceptably” foreign woman, obscuring and questioning experiences of being foreign in post-Brexit Britain. With the overwhelming nature of the global digital landscape, how do we use social media to engage with current affairs and connect ? How do we use it to escape? A playful, dizzying, online exploration between a duo of dual heritage women investigating borders and belonging.

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Thu 26 Aug 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Martin Creed

Venue

Secret Courtyard

Martin Creed Turner Prize-winning artist-performer-composer and ‘punk poet’ (Guardian). Warm-hearted, heart-warming, head-scratching, hair-combing talk-songs. ‘Catchy punk-folk-minimalist tunes’ (New York Times). Cabaret. Feelings. Spoken word. Love. Jokes. Tricks. Friendly. ‘Creed is a social artist’ (Observer). Loneliness. Experimental. Piano juggling. Clothes, including socks. Ideas. Thoughts. Bums. How to live. Spelling mistakes. Hard-hitting. Easy-going.

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Thu 26 Aug 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Varjack-Lowry

Venue

Online Live

Set in a landscape of social distancing, social media, WhatsApp and Zoom calls, iMelania is an audio-visual experience that takes place on your phone and desktop. Varjack-Lowry use Melania Trump as an avatar of an “acceptably” foreign woman, obscuring and questioning experiences of being foreign in post-Brexit Britain. With the overwhelming nature of the global digital landscape, how do we use social media to engage with current affairs and connect ? How do we use it to escape? A playful, dizzying, online exploration between a duo of dual heritage women investigating borders and belonging.

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Fri 27 Aug 2021

Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre Company

Venue

Secret Courtyard

A 1970’s caravan is the stage for outdoor performances, letting the audience escape into a wildly different world where no experience is ever the same. Visual Theatre incorporating puppetry, object, and physical theatre with live soundscapes to get lost in, no dialogue. ‘Swallow the Sea’s shows take delicate steps into the imagination’ (Guardian). ‘Perfectly pitched’ **** (Scotsman). ‘Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre offer a real Fringe experience – amusing, slightly bizarre and definitely memorable’ **** (BroadwayWorld.com). MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

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Fri 27 Aug 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Darkfield

Venue

Online

Knot is a trilogy, a three-part immersive audio experience unfolding in three different locations – for the first episode audiences will situate themselves on a park bench, for the second in a car, and for the third in a room of their home. Three intersecting, interwoven episodes revolve around a traumatic event and question how inevitable anything is. You will need to experience all three for the story to be complete. To access the experience you will need a phone, the Darkfield Radio app, tickets and headphones.

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Sat 28 Aug 2021

Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre Company

Venue

Secret Courtyard

A 1970’s caravan is the stage for outdoor performances, letting the audience escape into a wildly different world where no experience is ever the same. Visual Theatre incorporating puppetry, object, and physical theatre with live soundscapes to get lost in, no dialogue. ‘Swallow the Sea’s shows take delicate steps into the imagination’ (Guardian). ‘Perfectly pitched’ **** (Scotsman). ‘Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre offer a real Fringe experience – amusing, slightly bizarre and definitely memorable’ **** (BroadwayWorld.com). MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

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Sat 28 Aug 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Darkfield

Venue

Online

Knot is a trilogy, a three-part immersive audio experience unfolding in three different locations – for the first episode audiences will situate themselves on a park bench, for the second in a car, and for the third in a room of their home. Three intersecting, interwoven episodes revolve around a traumatic event and question how inevitable anything is. You will need to experience all three for the story to be complete. To access the experience you will need a phone, the Darkfield Radio app, tickets and headphones.

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Sun 29 Aug 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Independent Arts Projects

Venue

Secret Courtyard

A time-travel ride through the evolution of sexes, celebrating our diverse gender identities and sexualities. Packed with humour and DIY tech, this is a playful new take on sex education from the award-winning team behind Eaten. ‘Astoundingly original… nothing short of genius’ ***** (Sunday Herald, on Eaten). ‘Daringly inventive’ **** (Stage, on Eaten). An eye-opening experience for teenagers, and everyone who missed the sex education they deserved at school! ‘Utterly hilarious, while touching on serious themes… a masterclass in media-heavy performance art’ (Exeunt Magazine, on Sex Education Xplorers (S.E.X.) scratch performance). MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

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Sun 29 Aug 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Will Pickvance

Venue

Secret Courtyard

Something special happens when you play piano for yourself at home. No particular piece in mind, no need to start at the beginning or get to the finish, no rules. I want to play for you like I do at home, with all the distractions, all the indulgence, all the fun. Join me in the moment for an intimate piano concert of improvisations and conversations at Summerhall’s bespoke outdoor concert hall.

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Sun 29 Aug 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Simon Thacker

Venue

Secret Courtyard

Drawing on a deep lifelong immersion in diverse cultures and an array of pioneering experiences, Scotland’s ‘musical alchemist’ (World Music Report) offers a revelatory new vision for the art of solo guitar. In Pashyanti [Sanskrit: the junction point between the ordinary waking state and pure consciousness] Simon explores every facet of the instrument, from ‘shimmering, fluttering delicacy’ (List) and ‘shifting rhythmic complexity’ (Songlines), to ‘primal, multi-layered sounds’ (Caleidoscope). ‘Punjabi folk song, flamenco and Sephardic music, Sanskrit alchemy and Gaelic folklore… they all seem grist to the mill for Simon Thacker’ (Scotsman). MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

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Sun 29 Aug 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Darkfield

Venue

Online

Knot is a trilogy, a three-part immersive audio experience unfolding in three different locations – for the first episode audiences will situate themselves on a park bench, for the second in a car, and for the third in a room of their home. Three intersecting, interwoven episodes revolve around a traumatic event and question how inevitable anything is. You will need to experience all three for the story to be complete. To access the experience you will need a phone, the Darkfield Radio app, tickets and headphones.

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Thu 23 Sep 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Venue

Main Hall

Singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter, library music producer, Siobhan Wilson was born in Elgin, Scotland, UK. Siobhan has 14 years of live touring and studio production experience. Her 2017 album, There Are No Saints was shortlisted for Scottish Album of the Year and drew attention from the likes of Rolling Stone and BBC Radio 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne, who listed it as her album of the day. Wilson’s a regular live performer at BBC Scotland and BBC Radio 6 Music stations and was shortlisted for Best Musician in The Sunday Herald Culture Awards in the same year.