It was an arts festival that encompassed a variety of art forms (including opera, ballet, drama and music) and was not ... The term 'fringe' became hugely significant, first of all in relation to the Edinburgh International Festival and ...
Author: Angela Bartie
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
This book explores the 'culture wars' of 1945-1970 and is the first major study of the origins and development of this leading annual arts extravaganza.
perfectly in tune with the Festival's character, before collapsing in acrimony between the promoters and the council. Around the same time, the short-lived Planet Pop promoted local and indie gigs in Edinburgh in August, ...
Author: David Pollock
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
Category: Performing Arts
True, the city’s many summer festivals each maintain their own identities. And yet ‘The Festival’ has stuck as a shorthand which captures the truly eclectic experience of ‘doing Edinburgh’ which has made the city’s very name synonymous with world-leading culture and performance. This book is the first to tell the complete history of the Edinburgh Festival. Arts writer David Pollock paints an extraordinary portrait of the growth, glory years and struggles of this global cultural phenomenon. He introduces a wide cast of key individuals and shows, including Fleabag, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry, Joseph Beuys, The Fall and Six The Musical. The Edinburgh Festival: A Biography provides a unique perspective on the social and cultural history of Scotland and its capital in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. It will delight and intrigue all who have experience of the greatest festival in the world.
Despite working all over the world, from Cuba to Malawi, he cannot resist being at the Fringe inAugust. 'I haven't seen the passion that you can find at the Edinburgh festival anywhere else in the world,' he says.
Author: Mark Fisher
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
'Ah! The Fringe! I can't think of a more delightful way of putting my liver, bank account, relationship, complexion, and mental stability under the greatest strain they've ever known!' Mel Giedroyc It is the world's largest arts festival, attracting everyone from student first-timers to Hollywood stars. Thrilling, inspiring and bewildering in equal measure, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe can make you a star or break your bank. So what is the secret of making it work for you? The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide draws on the experiences of the festival's leading figures - their disasters as well as their triumphs - to take you step by step through the process of making your show a success in the Scottish capital. From choosing a venue to keeping on top of the budget, from sorting out accommodation to securing the best press coverage, from generating word of mouth to making the most of a hit, this unique practical guide for performers, directors and producers helps you get your show the audience it deserves. Among those sharing their expert advice are playwright Simon Stephens, comedian Phil Nichol, actor Siobhan Redmond, producer Guy Masterson, Tiger Lillies front manMartyn Jacques, theatre critic Lyn Gardner, Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award director Nica Burns, as well as the directors of all the major Fringe venues, top press officers, international promoters and insiders from the Fringe Society itself. The foreword is written by playwright Mark Ravenhill.
5 ' Festivals overview , Edinburgh Festivals , www.edinburgh-festivals.com/ festivals.cfm ( accessed September 2002 ) ; Michael Dale , Sore Throats and Overdrafts : An Illustrated Story of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe ( Edinburgh ...
Author: Jen Harvie
Publisher: Manchester University Press
This text examines some of the most important performance in Britain from the mid-1980s into the new millennium. It considers contemporary British theatre in relation to national and supranational identities, critical concepts like globalisation and diaspora, and contemporary contexts such as the election of New Labour.
Alistair Moffat, The Edinburgh Fringe (London: Johnston and Bacon, 1978), p. 22. 129. Ibid. 130. Attala, p. 59. 131. Miller, The Edinburgh International Festival 1947–1996, p. 138. 132. Attala, 'Performing the Festival', p. 66. 133.
Author: Sarah Thomasson
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Performing Arts
The Festival Cities of Edinburgh and Adelaide examines how these cities’ world-famous arts events have shaped and been shaped by their long-term interaction with their urban environments. While the Edinburgh International Festival and Adelaide Festival are long-established, prestigious events that champion artistic excellence, they are also accompanied by the two largest open-access fringe festivals in the world. It is this simultaneous staging of multiple events within Edinburgh’s Summer Festivals and Adelaide’s Mad March that generates the visibility and festive atmosphere popularly associated with both places. Drawing on perspectives from theatre studies and cultural geography, this book interrogates how the Festival City, as a place myth, has developed in the very different local contexts of Edinburgh and Adelaide, and how it is challenged by groups competing for the right to use and define public space. Each chapter examines a recent performative event in which festival debates and controversies spilled out beyond the festival space to activate the public sphere by intersecting with broader concerns and audiences. This book forges an interdisciplinary, comparative framework for festival studies to interrogate how festivals are embedded in the social and political fabric of cities and to assess the cultural impact of the festivalisation phenomenon.
The Edinburgh Festival Theatres Trust The size of the theatre meant that it was difficult to fill and it soon ran into financial problems. A funding package was arranged with the local authority, and restructuring, including a 1997 ...
Author: Jack Gillon
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
This fascinating selection of photographs traces the history of two of Edinburgh's best-loved theatres, the changes that have taken place inside and out, and many of the legendary acts that have appeared over the years.
International Music Festival. On taking up the post he expounded the cultural legacy of his role saying, “Edinburgh International Festival is a great Festival in a gracious city. From the moment it was founded EIF has been a source of ...
Author: Martin Robertson
Category: Social Science
Events and festivals have an increasingly vital role in our leisure lifestyles. We recognize them as part of our lives. For some, they are a very significant part of our lives. The network of festivals and events that either adorn the world now, or are planned for the future, can both serve to motivate new visits as well as enhance the lives of the people who live in – or near – the host area. They are also dynamos of cultural development, of sport knowledge and excellence and sophisticated consumption. Such dynamic outputs require dynamic inputs. This book looks at different event and festival cases and forwards separate and current managerial implications and responses to these, with reference to the UK, America and Australia. Both up-to-date and forward thinking, the managerial themes addressed are: Creative Management, Festival and Event audience development, Culture and Community, Event and Festival evaluation. Festival and event types include sport events, art festivals, community events, live music and culinary extravaganza. This book was previously published as a special issue of Managing Leisure: An International Journal.
Year Edinburgh Policy Documents Scottish Policy Documents 1977 The Economic Impact of the Edinburgh Festival 1976 – A Summary Report to Lothian Region Council and the Scottish Tourist Board 1989 Edinburgh Tourism Initiative 1992 ...
Author: John R. Gold
Festivals have always been part of city life, but their relationship with their host cities has continually changed. With the rise of industrialization, they were largely considered peripheral to the course of urban affairs. Now they have become central to new ways of thinking about the challenges of economic and social change, as well as repositioning cities within competitive global networks. In this timely and thought-provoking book, John and Margaret Gold provide a reflective and evidence-based historical survey of the processes and actors involved, charting the ways that regular festivals have now become embedded in urban life and city planning. Beginning with David Garrick’s rain-drenched Shakespearean Jubilee and ending with Sydney’s flamboyant Mardi Gras celebrations, it encompasses the emergence and consolidation of city festivals. After a contextual historical survey that stretches from Antiquity to the late nineteenth century, there are detailed case studies of pioneering European arts festivals in their urban context: Venice’s Biennale, the Salzburg Festival, the Cannes Film Festival and Edinburgh’s International Festival. Ensuing chapters deal with the worldwide proliferation of arts festivals after 1950 and with the ever-increasing diversifycation of carnival celebrations, particularly through the actions of groups seeking to assert their identity. The conclusion draws together the book’s key themes and sketches the future prospects for festival cities. Lavishly illustrated, and copiously researched, this book is essential reading not just for urban geographers, social historians and planners, but also for anyone interested in contemporary festival and events tourism, urban events strategy, urban regeneration regeneration, or simply building a fuller understanding of the relationship between culture, planning and the city.
An often asked question of city stakeholders is: 'What is the secret of Edinburgh's success as an events tourism destination and the longevity of its major festivals?' The reality is that there is no single characteristic of the ...
Author: Johnny Allen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Allen’s Festival and Special Event Management, Essentials Edition serves as a concise yet comprehensive, step-by-step handbook for modern event management. This Essentials edition gives students contemporary lessons and insights that they can relate to. It brings theory to life through copious practical examples, illustrative diagrams and unique case studies demonstrating best practices and pitfalls. Industry experts from across APAC’s event planning sector have contributed content to key contemporary topics including sustainability, risk management, project management and strategic alignment to client goals. This edition also features Wiley’s Future Student Guide, a unique tool which provides expert and practical advice on career preparedness making for more future-ready graduates.
Edinburgh Festival City: Place-Myth Narratives It is possible to uncover two narratives that underpin the Edinburgh ... Both narratives reveal the visual culture of Edinburgh's festivals are part of the process of forming place-myths ...
Author: Andrew Smith
Publisher: University of Westminster Press
Category: Social Science
This book explores how festivals and events affect urban places and public spaces, with a particular focus on their role in fostering inclusion. The ‘festivalisation’ of culture, politics and space in cities is often regarded as problematic, but this book examines the positive and negative ways that festivals affect cities by examining festive spaces as contested spaces. The book focuses on Western European cities, a particularly interesting context given the social and cultural pressures associated with high levels of in-migration and concerns over the commercialisation and privatisation of public spaces. The key themes of this book are the quest for more inclusive urban spaces and the contested geographies of festival spaces and places. Festivals are often used by municipal authorities to break down symbolic barriers that restrict who uses public spaces and what those spaces are used for. However, the rise of commercial festivals and ticketed events means that they are also responsible for imposing physical and financial obstacles that reduce the accessibility of city parks, streets and squares. Alongside addressing the contested effects of urban festivals on the character and inclusivity of public spaces, the book addresses more general themes including the role of festivals in culture-led regeneration. Several chapters analyse festivals and events as economic development tools, and the book also covers contested representations of festival cities and the ways related images and stories are used in place marketing. A range of cases from Western Europe are used to explore these issues, including chapters on some of the world’s most significant and contested festival cities: Venice, Edinburgh, London and Barcelona. The book covers a wide range of festivals, including those dedicated to music and the arts, but also events celebrating particular histories, identities and pastimes. A series of fascinating cases are discussed - from the Venice Biennale and Dublin Festival of History, to Rotterdam’s music festivals and craft beer festivals in Manchester. The diverse and innovative qualities of the book are also evident in the range of urban spaces covered: obvious examples of public spaces – such as parks, streets, squares and piazzas – are addressed, but the book includes chapters on enclosed public spaces (e.g., libraries) and urban blue spaces (waterways) too. This reflects the interpretation of public spaces as socio-material entities: they are produced informally through their use (including for festivals and events), as well as through their formal design and management.