Posts Tagged ‘festivals’

Edinburgh Fringe Programme

Edinburgh Fringe Programme

The Fringe programme has arrived!! I am too excited! Just had a little flick through. Apparently there are 2,542 shows on this year. Can’t possibly see them all. Here are:

Things I MUST see

1. Ruby Wax Losing It. Definitely definitely.

2. The Secret of Monkey Island (brilliant!)

Things I’d quite like to see

1. Live Brain Surgery

2. Mind Games (I see a theme here…)

3. Andi Osho: All The Single Ladies

4. Andy McKee

5. The Axis of Awesome

6. Big Comedy Gala in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support (great cause)

7. A Clockwork Orange

8. Cluedo (the musical!)

9. Dave Gorman’s Powerpoint Presentation

10. Dean Friedman (standard)

11.Fascinating Aida: Cheap Flights

12. Frisky and Mannish: Pop Centre Plus

13. Heavy Mental Rock

14. I Am Google (I might just go to throw stuff)

15. Jen Brister

16. Josie Long: The Future is Another Place

17. Lionel Richie (??)

18. The 90s in half an hour

19. Roisin Conaty: Destiny’s Dickhead

20. Sarah Millican: Thoroughly Modern Millican

21. Shappi Khorsandi: Me and My Brother In Our Pants

22. 3D Hamlet: A Lost Generation (Captain Janeway’s in this. I know, further geekdom right there)

This could prove to be a rather expensive endeavour…

Check out my post on iknow-scotland blog about the best (or the worst?) show titles this year.

I’ve done a little post about Scotland’s Festival of History over at this lovely Scotland travel blog. Huzzah!

Is that right? Huzzah? My friends seem to think so.

I admit that I don’t know an awful lot about medieval festivals as I’ve never been to one, but this one looks like a cracker. It’s got battle re-enactments, archery, falconry and so much more. Best of all, a child’s ticket costs £1. A quid! Nothing costs a quid anymore. I’d be going: 1. If August wasn’t reserved for band stuff and 2. If I had kids.

Lanark Medieval Festival 2009

Look! If I went I could take pictures like that. I didn’t take this picture, this guy did.

Other Medieval festivals in England include:

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival

Colchester Medieval Festival (and Oyster Fayre)

and the big one: England’s Medieval Festival at Hurstmonceux Castle. Jousting! Jesters! Dammit that’s in August as well!