A Things and Stuff update for the latter half of August

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The website has seen many additions as of late. Thanks to the few peeps so far who have contributed links! View it at http://edinburgh.thingsandstuff.org

Also, I’ve been bothering to update Twitter more as of late. Check it at http://twitter.com/tands_edinburgh

The Three Free Fringes:
? PBH’s Free Fringe – http://freefringe.org.uk/
? Laughing Horse’s Free Festival – http://www.laughinghorsecomedy.co.uk/freefestival/index.htm
? Forest Fringe – http://www.forestfringe.co.uk/

plus many free events at:
Festival of Politics – Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22 August – The Scottish Parliament – http://www.festivalofpolitics.org.uk/

edinburgh people’s festival – http://www.edinburghpeoplesfestival.org/

?? West Parliament Square Market Week 2
Saturday, 15 August 2009 at 19:00 – Friday, 21 August 2009 at 22:00

For the tenth year running, the Fringe is working to create a vibrant outdoor performance arena, in the heart of the Festival City. During the Festival, a section of the Royal Mile is closed to traffic, and becomes the focus of the City?s carnival atmosphere. A small, dedicated High Street team will be programming stages and other performance areas on and around the High Street, as well as organising an Arts and Crafts Market, in West Parliament Square.


?? Kunt And The Gang at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – FREE!
Friday, 14 August 2009 at 00:45 – Saturday, 22 August 2009 at 01:30

Kunt and the Gang make their Edinburgh Fringe debut with 9 FREE late night shows packed full of fun and filth.14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 and 22 August. As well as the 9 late night free shows at the Meadow Bar we’re doing some other preview slots as follows… some are 20 mins, some are 10 mins, most are free but do check! Surely the funniest, smuttiest and most juvenile turn you’ll see there.


?? Courtyard readings – Want to read your poems aloud…?
Monday, 17 August 2009 at 14:00 – Saturday, 29 August 2009 at 15:00
Scottish Poetry Library courtyard
5 Crichton’s Close

Come to the Courtyard Readings at the Scottish Poetry Library, and enjoy an hour of poetry, hosted annually by the School of Poets. Read / perform your own or other writers’ work in any language. Outdoors when the weather is favourable. Not Sundays. Free, non-ticketed


?? Drama Drama Drama
Tuesday, 18 August 2009 at 20:00 – 03:00
The Forest, Bristo Place 3

A night of mayhem and revelry, performance and catharsis. The Forest Drama Drama Drama workshop presents: The blue church of toast. It’s free!


?? The Golden Hour – A special festival special
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 at 20:00 – 03:00
August 19th ? The Festival Special

Readers / Writers: Jen Hadfield – a remarkably original and inventive poet who recently won the TS Eliot prize. Ryan Van Winkle – poems & stories from the Reader in Residence at the Scottish Poetry Library. Nick Holdstock – short stories which grow inside you like golden crocuses. Ericka Duffy – hot new prose from her hot new chapbook called The Succubus! Jason Morton – stories that can eat bricks.

Music / Song Writers: Billy Liar – Acoustic + infectious punk. Jed Milroy – singer songwriter and hunter finally back from the Woods. Withered Hand – intense, eccentric, bittersweet and very wry original songs. + Jonny Berliner – Joyous songs about crustaceans, exhaustion, and glucose. + The Black Diamond Express – a rocking, hell-playing, old time string band.

Visual Amazement: Paper Cinema and Kora – A cast of hand-drawn marionettes are magically brought to life. This is what happens at the accidental meeting of inkblots, photocopies, cardboard, angle-poise lamps, the occasional table, video technology, a laptop and a banana box.


?? Audacious FEST – part 2
Thursday, 20 August 2009, 00:00 – 05:00
Bongo Club, Holyrood Road

Part 2 of the Audacious FEST trilogy. Frog Pocket + Dr Bastardo + Koolmorf Widesen + Cyclowns + Extremist + King Tom + Pedigree Scum VJ’s and DJ’s hosting the upstairs room.

FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHT!!! cheap drinks. what more could you ask for?


Monday, 17 August 2009 at 11:00 – Thursday, 20 August 2009 at 18:00
Monday, 24 August 2009 at 11:00 – Monday, 31 August 2009 at 18:00
St John’s Church Grounds, 3 Lothian Road

You might be finding it hard to visualise this open-air event, in the tree-filled grounds of a church at the western end of Princes Street – Edinburgh’s main shopping street. We’re confident you won’t find anything quite like this anywhere else in the world.

The makers, designers and artists are selling only what they themselves have produced. Standards are high and there’s plenty of originality and diversity on display. From 90 to 100 exhibitors every day with new faces on Mondays 17th and 24th.


?? Flux @ the Fringe w/ LEE MUTCH & SLIKK MICK (fuse)
The Bongo Club, 37 Holyrood Road

This August Flux will be returning to its birth place to bring you three nights of Bongo fuelled rave. After a successful year in Glasgow and summer in Ibiza the Flux residents will be back along with guests from accross Scotland to Mash-up your festival experience.

Tues 18th August

Tues 25th August



?? ??? I Am Free To Do As You Tell Me ???
Middle Meadow Walk
Wednesday 19th of August 2009, From 3pm

A street performance by Steven Morrison which invites the viewer to take control of the artist. Send your instructions via email prior to the performance or come along and direct the performance first hand. The only rule being your instruction must be free for the artist to act out in keeping with the theme of The Festival of Total Art.


?? The Evangenitals With Juli Crockett
Thursday, 20 August 2009 at 21:00
The Forest, 3 Bristo Place

The Evangenitals will play at The Forest Cafe (check them out on myspace: http://www.myspace.com/evangenitals). The Evangenitals are just as country/freak folk/rockabilly/punk as a bar fight in Lego land.

with Edinburgh’s Steph Macleod (http://www.myspace.com/stephmacleod)
who plays a mixture of americana / folk rock and melodramatic popular songs

and P00kah (http://www.myspace.com/tofol)
By influence of hard liquor, soft drugs and lack of regular sunshine a nice blend of acoustic folk rock and alternative rock was created.


Friday, 21 August 2009 – 19:00 – 22:00
ST Leonards Railway Tunnel (Innocents railway)

Calling all artists, performers, or anyone with creative intent, or just come along and enjoy the event. The space is St Leonard’s railway tunnel in Edinburgh
it is approx quarter mile both ways so that’s potentially half a mile of space up for grabs length ways but width is just over a metre gutter space and quite high walls 4 metre approx.

This is a great opportunity to flex your creative powers as the space is a challenge but overall it is quite a dynamic space the photos and video on the website makes it look slightly dark but it is reasonably lit your eyes adjust when you are in wear warm clothing last time it was quite windy outside so it created a bit of a wind tunnel


?? Luky 7
The Forest, 3 Bristo Place
Friday, 21 August 2009 at 23:00 – 03:00

SKA & REGGAE NIGHT, with Djs Laurent, Tall Paul & ROBIGAN


?? ??? Free [Safe] Sex ???
Friday 21st of August 2009, From 9pm

Get your free Durex condoms from the COME collective?s Free [Safe] Sex completely trust worthy performers.


?? BIGGERY FUCKERY – Dance till it stings

The makers of Jiggery Fuckery, Jadery Fuckery, Jadery Thatchery bring you… Biggery Fuckery

DJs: Show & Tell, Jimmy Bastard + Rootmitten (Live set) http://www.myspace.com/rootmitten Videos by Esotericka. BRING 3D GLASSES AND YOUR DISCO SHOES


Thursday, 30 July 2009 at 21:00 – Monday, 24 August 2009 at 21:00

Joke-E-Oke is like karaoke, but with legendary stand-up comedy bits.
Here’s your chance to imitate your favorite stand-up comedians in a live competition! The audience participation show that invites you to flex your favorite funnybone in an homage to classic comedy!


?? Jess Franco & Jean Rollin Double Bill!
Wednesday, 26 August 2009 – 19:00 – 23:00
Brass Monkey, Drummond Street

Edinburgh Zombie Club presents a double whammy of sleaze and flesh ripping!
Oasis Of The Zombies (L’abĂ®me des morts vivants) ? 1981 followed by… Grapes Of Death (Les Raisins de la mort) ? 1978

?? Dan Meth Cartoon Show @ The Forest, 3 Bristo Pl
Thursday, 27 August 2009 at 20:30 – 03:00

Dan Meth, the award-winning director of countless indie cartoons will be stop by the Forest to show some of his funniest and weirdest films. Later on a Q&A session with the artist?get a straight answer out of him on what you’ve just seen!!! And dance at the end of the night with the Exploding DJ.


?? Kabarett’s Kleine Komedie @ the FREE FRINGE
The Voodoo Rooms (Speakeasy), 19a West Register Street
Saturday, 08 August 2009 at 18:05 – Friday, 28 August 2009 at 19:00

Kabarett’s Kleine Komedie is a bite sized, Fringe friendly – FREE TO ALL – edition of Itsy’s Kabarett’s year-round, Edinburgh based alternative variety show.

Expect a darkly humorous alt. variety revue with comedy, freakshow, neo-burlesque performance and macabre musings from Edinburgh’s much loved purveyors of Dark Cabaret: Itsy’s Kabarett.


Saturday, 29 August 2009 at 23:00 – 05:00
Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate

Festival Special: Stewart + Steven w/ BEEFY + WOLFJAZZ (Trade Union/Stepback/Beards)

They’ve been in a relationship for a long time and are finally bringing it to Playdate. http://myspace.com/edinburghplaydate http://myspace.com/stepbackedinbra http://myspace.com/beefy4wolfjazz4eva http://myspace.com/beefywolfjazz


?? warmheart & friends
Sunday, 30 August 2009, 19:30 – 22:30
Himalaya, 20 South Clerk Street

come play & enjoy a lovely soul filled musical evening to end the festival with warmheart & friends in the humble Himalaya…

Warmheart & friends will be sharing their words & music with a lovely acoustic unplugged concert for you all…


?? OLD HAT BOOKS – The New Radical Libray at the Forest
Monday, 08 June 2009 at 17:00 – Sunday, 30 August 2009 at 20:00
The Forest, 3 Bristo Place

Old Hat Books is a new Radical Library which will be opening soon in The Front of Room of The Forest Caf?.

The Library will be full of Radical Books and Hats wich anyone can borrow.
Organized collectively and run by volunteers, we will hopefully be running workshop in the Library Space (things like book binding, discussion on gender in the activist movement, knitting, etc…) and create a community that you want to get involved in.


?? Electrosexual Fetish Theme Night
Sunday, 30 August 2009 at 23:00 – 05:00
CC Blooms Nightclub, Greenside Place

Lucky Luciano & Kenwai supply the mix of dirty, grimey, wonky, glitchy electro beats and chewed up & spat out remixes and bootlegs. You wont hear this blend of music anywhere else! Enjoy the last night of the festival and dont be afraid to indulge your deepest darkest desires. Whatever your fetish, show it off here. There are sure to be some crazy sights and banging tunes, and as usual, some great drinks promo’s on offer.


?? TK09 – TotalKunst August 2009

Giuliana Sommantico: 17th ? 19th August
Black Box: 20th ? 23rd August
Suitcase Series #1: Fitzrovia Noir 24th ? 30th August



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