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COMEDY: Edinburgh Fringe Festival

From: user 5.
Sent on: Sunday, March 21, 2010 2:19 PM
Midlands Comedy, Music, Movies, Philosophy, Walking & Writers

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Friday 27th August - Sunday 29th August

COMEDY: Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Hi all,

Following on from the success of last year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival group meet it seemed like a good idea to do it again in 2010!

Last year I put together a 'suggested itinerary' of free gigs taking place throughout the weekend which seemed to work well. So I'll do the same again this year once the guide is published.

I also organised a 5* Youth Hostel (yes 5 star lol) for us to stay in but I think this year we'll treat ourselves to our own room! Edinburgh University is offering lots of rooms with private en suite bathroom and breakfast included for ?57.50 per night through (although cheaper rooms are available). This has the advantage of being located in the heart of the city and allows the group to stay together. We'll be staying over Friday and Saturday night, then returning to Birmingham late Sunday afternoon. Further room info available here

Last year we got the train from Birmingham New Street up to Edinburgh for only around ?20 return (booked in advance). The train departed New Street at about 9am and we arrived in Edinburgh around lunchtime. So we'll do the same again this year.

More details to follow, but for now - any questions, drop me a line.



What is the Edinburgh Fringe?

One of the largest arts festivals in the world, the Edinburgh Fringe has over the years even outgrown its parent event, the Edinburgh International Festival, which runs in tandem.

Its origins go back to 1947 when eight theatre groups turned up uninvited to the International Festival and were obliged to find alternative venues 'on the fringe' in order to perform.

'The Fringe' has grown to immense proportions and with many organised and impromptu events, it often gives unknown artists their first break.

Claiming to be the world's largest festival, the organisers sell well over a million tickets each year for exhibitions, theatre, music and, the largest category of all, comedy acts.

Performances are spread over hundreds of venues including many of the city's pubs and clubs.

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