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Tuesday, 10th August, 2010
Edinburgh has more than just the Edinburgh International
Festival. In the period from the last week of July, through to the
first week in September, it is the Edinburgh Festival season. The
Edinburgh festival season kicks of with the following festivals... The Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, The Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The International Festival, The Edinburgh International Film Festival, The Edinburgh International Book Festival, The Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival.
One of the most popular events of the entire Edinburgh festival period
is the annual parade featuring many of the Edinburgh festival performers
along Princes Street and through the centre of the city and this
year Edinburgh Festival's Cavalcade is on Sunday 10th August, 2007.
The Edinburgh Jazz Festival Mardi Gras
Edinburgh Castle visited the Edinburgh Jazz Festival's free Mardi Gras parade today and spoke to some of the performers. The Mardi Gras was a vibrant musical spectacular with a colourful parade starting at 12:30 from the City Chambers via Victoria Street to the Grassmarket with non-stop music from many artists. Some of the highlights were Ginger Pig, a 10 piece New Orleans Jazz/Rock 'n' Roll group from Northampton, Rev Doc and the Congregation, a 4 piece Glasgow based Chicago Style Blues Band, Brass Impact, an 18 piece jazz orchestra playing jazz from the big band era of the 30s and 40s. Edinburgh's own Edith Budge appeared with their interesting gospel/blues/mainstream jazz sound and really got the crowd going with a raunchy performance of Boom Boom Boom Boom. Red Hot Reedwarmers from Burgundy, France also appeared and the 10th Avenue Band, a talented 6 piece jazz group from San José, California, USA were playing a mix of modern and traditional jazz. Among others in the parade were Bill Salmond's Louisiana Ragtime Band, Criterion New Orleans Parade Band, Honestas New Orleans Parade Bands, The Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force Steel Orchestra and many more.
Speaking to Rev. and the Congregation, I talked to the Rev himself who said he was most defiantly excited to be appearing in Edinburgh and was looking forward to next Friday's performance in the Spiegletent at 8 pm. I told him the best thing I saw last year was La Clique and his comment was, "wait till you see us"! The Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force Orchestra are glad to be back again in Edinburgh for the third time, having appeared in both 1997 and 2000. The Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force Orchestra are an exciting 55 piece military orchestra, including 11 girls, all with infantry training drawn from both Navy and Army personnel.
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The Edinburgh Art Gallery
Edinburgh Festival Art Gallery show at Edinburgh MERZ Art Gallery features
the outrageous fashion of Joey D. MERZ Gallery show this year follows a trend
of MERZ Art Gallery to find art exhibitions that are totally different from
the normal Festival fayre that is usually on offer in Edinburgh Art Galleries.
MERZ Art Gallery show will not disappoint, don't miss it!-
Starbucks Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival 2007
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival 2007 - 27 July - 5 August,
Starbucks Edinburgh Jazz and
Blues Festival 2007, presents a diverse jazz music celebration,
which brings together a wide variety of top quality jazz
performers in venues all over Edinburgh. The Starbucks
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, was founded in 1978,
when Edinburgh jazz guitarist and banjo player Mike Hart,
booked a weekend of bands at the long-gone Astoria Ballroom
Edinburgh. Today, the Starbucks Edinburgh Jazz and Blues
Festival, is now the longest-running jazz festival in the
country. Mike Hart is still the artistic director of the
Starbucks Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival 28 years on,
and oversees an impressively eclectic jazz programme, to
kick start Edinburgh's festival season.
There are masses of concerts and performances over the ten
days of the event, which consistently attracts an excellent
line-up of the best jazz and blues artists from around the
world. A highlight of the 2007 Edinburgh Jazz and Blues
Festival will be "Jazz on a Summer's Day" in Princes
Starbucks Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival commences on
July 27th at 7pm. The Edinburgh jazz festival
continues day and night, with daily programmes in venues
such as The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, The Hub, Edinburgh,
The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh, Fairmile Inn, Edinburgh,
The Royal Overseas League, Edinburgh, and Henry's Jazz Cellar,
Edinburgh, Starbuck Coffee Princes Street, Edinburgh, Starbuck
Coffee George Street, Edinburgh, Starbuck Coffee High Street,
Edinburgh. New last year to the Edinburgh jazz festival
season was "Jazz on the Quay", a highly succesful
event at The Malmaison Hotel Leith, positioned by the waterfront
at The Shore, Leith, Edinburgh..
In the past The Queen's Hall, Edinburghhas seen such performers
as Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames playing music by
Ray Charles, Van Morrison, Mose Allison, Louis Jordan et al.,
rhythm and blues, soul, jazz, bebop and swing. Other
performers at past year's Starbucks Edinburgh Jazz and Blues
Festival have included, Peter Cincotti, Kenny Ball and The
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra.
On Sunday July - Jazz on a Summers Day, at the Ross Theatre,
in Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens. Non-stop jazz, predominantly
in older styles, with performances running from 11.30 am
until 4 pm. that's Jazz on a Summers Day.
Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival
Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival 2006 - 21-22
Following the success of the first two Edinburgh Interactive
Entertainment Festivals, we announce the return of the
Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival for the third
year running. Bigger and better than before, Edinburgh
Interactive Entertainment Festival running from the
21 - 22 August 2006 will cover an even wider variety
of subjects and offer a unique programme for gaming enthusiasts
and industry personnel alike comprising of:
- Game Screenings - 21-22 August 2006
Ever wanted to meet your gaming heroes? Then look no further than Edinburgh
Interactive Entertainment Festival's Game Screenings events. Offering an exciting, engaging and exclusive showcase of forthcoming games, gaming announcements and the chance to meet the people who make the games you play!
- Go Play Games - 21-22 August 2006
Serious about having fun? Then come to the Edinburgh
Interactive Entertainment Festival, hosting the only game play expo that brings life to gaming and awesome experiences guaranteed to all game players! The Edinburgh
Interactive Entertainment Festival's Go Play Games event provides complete gaming experience allowing you to get interactive with the latest & greatest games and technology. Go Play Games at Edinburgh
Interactive Entertainment Festival is runnning challenges and competitions throughout the event and give you the chance to walk away with some great prizes.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Edinburgh Fringe Festival - 6-30 August 2010
The line-up for this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival
has already been announced and will include the biggest
names in comedy, dance, theatre and music. While there
is far to much to mention here, one of the highlights
from The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2007will be the Perrier
If you are planning a trip to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2007, check out our Edinburgh
Accommodation Section for information on accommodation
in Edinburgh during the Festiva 2007l. For
house to flat rentals long or short-term in Edinburgh,
check out our
Edinburgh International Festival
Edinburgh International Festival-13 August to 5 September
The 2007 Edinburgh International Festival runs from 10
August to 2 September. Please note that the Bank of Scotland
Fireworks concert is at 9.00 pm on Sunday 2 September
2007. The Edinburgh International Festival three weeks
of the very best opera, theatre, music and dance. Some
of the performances at the Edinburgh International Festival
in the past have been Prayer Room by Shan Khan at The
Royal Lyceum Theatre, Concerto Italiano at Edinburgh's
Usher Hall, Sasha Waltz and Guests at the Edinburgh Playhouse
Theatre, The Bamberg Symphony Orchestra at the Usher Hall,
The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orcestra at Edinburgh's Usher
Hall, Alfred Brendal Piano at Usher Hall, and Christ on
the Mound of Olives by Ludwig van Beethoven at the Edinburgh
Edinburgh Film Festival 2007
Edinburgh International Film Festival - 15-26 August 2007
The 61st Edinburgh International Film Festival takes
place from Wednesday 15 August to Sunday 26th August 2007
is world class, and The Edinburgh International Film Festival
presents a dynamic and internationally acclaimed Film Festival
in Edinburgh, that is a key event on the international
Film Industry calendar. For 61 years the Edinburgh International
Film Festival has been bringing to Edinburgh films that
are entertaining, challenging and inspiring. Whether you
are an Edinburgh based film fan, or a movie lover from
overseas, you will not be disappointed by the range of
films that are on offer at the film festival.
Edinburgh International Book Festival 2007
Edinburgh International Book Festival - 14-30 August 2010
This year's programme
at the Edinburgh International Book Festival will be as
exciting and inspiring as ever, with all the quality,
variety, and energy expected from the world's biggest
and finest literary festival. The Edinburgh International
Book Festival takes place right in the heart of one of
the world's most beautiful cities during summertime. 2010
is the Edinburgh International Book Festival's 27th birthday
so expect some surprises!
Look out for the Edinburgh International Book Festival. A wonderfully eclectic
range of activities and events for children, young people,
families and adults everywhere. The Book Festival has best authors from around
the world, who will read, discuss, tell stories, argue, chat
and sign books at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Debates and discussions on
every kind of pressing issue are at the Book Festival - come and have your say! Did
you know? Over 185,000 people visited the Edinburgh International
Book Festival in 2003. Also at the 2003 Edinburgh Book Festival, books sales - for both adults and
children - were up by 20%. 50% of the Edinburgh International Book Festival
events sold out. 9000 school children enjoyed the Edinburgh International
Book Festival events. Over 1,574 litres of ice cream were
sold - and eaten at the Edinburgh International Book Festival!
Guardian Edinburgh International Television
Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival - 24-26
The MediaGuardian Edinburgh International
Television Festival 2007 is the most significant event of
the year for the broadcasting industry.
The Edinburgh International Television Festival, founded
in 1976, and now in its 32nd successful year, the Edinburgh
International Television Festival is held annually over
the August bank holiday weekend (24-26 August 2007), at
the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
Featuring prominent industry voices, the Edinburgh International
Television Festival is packed with sessions
covering the most pertinent issues facing the television and
broadcasting industry, from policy to programme at the Edinburgh
International Television Festival making.
The wide ranging programme at the Edinburgh International
Television Festival, involves keynote lectures, preview
screenings, master classes, interviews and networking parties,
which make for a stimulating TV Festival weekend.
The Edinburgh International Television Festival is attended
by over 1600 UK and international delegates, representing
the diverse range of the TV industry.
In past years Ricky Gervais, and Germanine Greer are two
prominant TV personalities who have attended the Guardian
Edinburgh International Television Festival.. Stephen
Poliakoff presented a Masterclass at the Edinburgh
TV Festival 2005. Former BBC Director General and the Prime
Strategy Adviser Lord Birt gave the MacTaggart
lecture at MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television
Festival in 2005..
In recent years the Fringe Festival's comedy acts
have eclipsed most of the offerings from the official Edinburgh International Festival.
This year sees Starbucks, the famous coffee shop
chain, as the sponsor of jazz and blues at this year Festival, so
now it is Starbucks Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival. Starbucks have
their Starbucks Coffee stops at great locations throughout Edinburgh,
and there is even a Starbucks only doors from the Edinburgh Fringe
Office on the Royal Mile.
There is a Starbucks Coffee on the junction of Hanover Street and
George Street, and also a Starbucks Coffee on the junction of Castle
Street and George Street. These Starbucks Coffee's are both in close
proximity to The Edinburgh Assembly Rooms and are in the heart of
the Edinburgh Festival area.
Edinburgh MERZ Gallery
The Art of Joey D.
Calum Buchanan at Merz Exhibitions
|Phone: +44 (0)7876 373 247
MERZ Gallery has an exhibition running through the Edinburgh Festival period - The Art of Joey D. Edinburgh's Joey D features original clothing using unusual fabrics including Joey D designs reminiscent of the OP Art King Andy Warhol. Joey D bags, belts, jackets and skirts plus original Joey D boots are all featured here. Many of the Joey D items featured in the MERZ Gallery are One of the items which are sure to be collectors items of the future. Don't miss this exhibition at MERZ Art Gallery!
|Entry Added: 9 August 2004
Edinburgh Fringe Festival Accommodation
Edinburgh Festival Accommodation
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We have a fantastic selection of Edinburgh city centre accommodation, with self-catering flats, and self-catering apartments and private rooms with self-catering facilities from only £22 per person per night. All our self-catering units are close to all the Edinburgh Festival attractions. We offer from 2-7 person Festival accommodation with a 2 night min. stay.
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