decries modern Edinburgh festivals
August 17th, 2014.
that Richard Demarco, the veteran arts impressario, believes that the
festivals have become too bloated and obsessed with awards. He feels
that the Fringe has lost its founding spirit.
of need for additional EIF funding
August 7th, 2014.
that outgoing EIF artistic director Sir Jonathan Mills has warned that
the international festival will need to secure extra funding in the
coming years if it is to maintain its position in the competitive world
concert sponsorship extended to 2017
July 30th, 2014.
Scotsman reports that Virgin Money's sponsorship of the
Edinburgh International Festival's fireworks concert will continue
until at least 2017.
Festival Fringe Society's 2014 AGM
July 25th, 2014.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society's Annual General Meeting will be held
on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014. Voting has opened for election to the
Board of Directors in the venue and open categories. Voting will close
at 10.30am on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014, i.e. the morning of the AGM.
Pip Utton is the only candidate in the show participant
he will be elected unopposed.
Fringe shows to be beamed to Odeon cinemas
July 18th, 2014.
that Hibrow, the digital arts company, has announced a deal whereby
eight Fringe shows will be beamed to Odeon cinema screens across
July 17th, 2014.
Edinburgh Festival Carnival is the traditional introduction to the
city's summer festivals. It will be held from 2pm on Sunday July 20th,
2014. See the article in EdinburghGuide.com.
attendance increase at 2014 Film Festival
July 3rd, 2014.
The Scotsman reports
that attendance at the 2014 Edinburgh Film Festival was
46,000, 4% up on last year's figure.
of St. Stephen's Church revealed
June 28th, 2014.
The Stage reports
that Leslie Benzies is the purchaser of St. Stephen's Church. Benzies
is the the president of Rockstar North, developers of the video game
series Grand Theft Auto. Benzies, a resident of Stockbridge for 10
years, plans to use the decommissioned church as a community venue. It
had been used as a Fringe venue for a number of years by Aurora Nova,
and more recently by Northern Stage and The Traverse.
Fringe Edinburgh 2014
June 15th, 2014.
Fringe will once again be based in Out of the Blue Drill Hall
Details of the programme, which runs from August 6th to the 17th, are
gradually appearing. Check the Edinburgh 2014 page on their
website periodically for the latest information.
Ferris wheel for Princes Street
June 14th, 2014.
Evening News reports
that festival promoters Underbelly will run a giant ferris wheel on
Princes Street, next to the Scott Monument, during the summer festival
season. It is identical to the one that is used in the Edinburgh Winter
Book Festival's 2014 programme unveiled
June 11th, 2014.
International Book Festival has unveiled its 2014
on the programme launch plus links to initial articles can be found here
on the Pre-Festival Stuff page.
Festival Fringe's 2014 programme unveiled
June 5th, 2014.
Festival Fringe has officially unveiled the 2014 programme. I say
"officially" ... the vast majority of shows had already been announced
by the venues, and tickets have been on sale, some as far back as
on the programme launch plus links to initial articles can be found
here on the Pre-Festival Stuff page.
Plough to launch portable theatre at the Fringe
June 5th, 2014.
mentioned back in January,
Paines Plough will launch its 175-seater portable in-the-round theatre
in August. It will be at the Summerhall venue where
Paines Plough will
partner with Northern Stage to present a series of performances. See the latest article in The Stage.