Monthly Archives: August 2011

After the riots: 10 Steps to Repairing Broken Britain

How best to some up the August riots? Frightening. Shocking. Terrible. Shameful. Embarrassing. Heartbreaking. Desperate. This month’s riots were all of that and then some. Be in no doubt that these events reverberated around the world portraying England in a … Continue reading

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My Name is Hannibal: The Hannibal Montanabal Experience

My Name is Hannibal: The Hannibal Montanabal Experience ***** Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ. 0131-556 6550 3-29 August 2011, £9-£11.50 Cool, confident and intelligent, American comedian Hannibal Burres is a favourite at the Montreal, Chicago, New York and Melbourne Comedy … Continue reading

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Flawless: Intergalactic Dream

Flawless: Intergalactic Dream ***** Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ. 0131-556 6550 3-29 August 2011, £13.50-£18.50.   WINNER OF THE FORTH ONE AWARD FOR BEST FRINGE PERFORMANCE 2010. Flawless are a world-class street dance and break-dancing crew, who performed in the movie … Continue reading

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Zanzibar Cats

Zanzibar Cats Roy Hutchins performs a selection of Heathcote Williams poems ** Gilded Balloon, Wine Bar. 3pm Daily. 3-29th August 2011 Heathcote Williams is perhaps best known for his epic poems, Whale Nation, Autogeddon and Falling For A Dolphin, which were interpreted … Continue reading

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Hug me I feel Good – Patrick Monahan

Hug me I feel Good – Patrick Monahan Gilded Balloon, Wine Bar. 8pm Daily. 3-29th August 2011  – 3.5/5 International award winning Irish-Iranian-Teeside comedian returns with a brand new show direct from sell-out tours of Australia, Estonia, Spain and the UK. … Continue reading

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Dana Alexander – New Arrival

Dana Alexander – New Arrival Underbelly, 56 Cowgate, EH1 1EG. 8pm Daily. 4-28th August 2011. £8-£10. **** Fresh to the UK, meet new arrival, Dana Alexander. As the only black comedienne in Canada, Dana’s comedic style is both refreshing and … Continue reading

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National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland ***** Chambers Street Edinburgh EH1 1JF Tel: 0300 123 6789 Daily 10-5pm. Free, but donations welcome. Review of visit on 10th August 2011 To be honest, and I should be ashamed to write this, but I … Continue reading

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