The Bridge
Aug
25
8:30 pm20:30

The Bridge

  • The Hall at St John's

A remarkable story, fusing text, sound, visuals, traced through family memories from present day to pre-Independence Kerala, India.  It considers how our histories are told, identity, belonging and the power of the pen.  Part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme.

Simply Soweto Encha
Aug
25
8:30 pm20:30

Simply Soweto Encha

  • The Church at St John's

The creative and joyous sound sensation from South Africa. Embark on an incredible a cappella journey with Simply Soweto Encha. Feel uplifted by the unique melodic fusion of timeless and new soul, jazz, doo-wop, gospel and R'n'B.

Punjabi Cookery Class
Aug
25
6:00 pm18:00

Punjabi Cookery Class

  • Punjabi Junction

Learn how to make authentic Punjabi curry with rice and chapatti in less than 2 hours. All you need to do is turn up with a note pad and an apron. At the end of the session you will be provided with a recipe for the dish you cooked. You can eat what you have cooked in the café or take some home for your loved ones.

Church against Violence
Aug
25
6:00 pm18:00

Church against Violence

  • The Hall at St John's

In recent years Christians in Scotland have been active in initiatives to address violence against women as a fundamental matter of faith. How can the recent Church of Scotland report be used to propel churches into action and to highlight our role in challenging gender inequality as the very root of violence against women?

Fundamentalists
Aug
25
4:00 pm16:00

Fundamentalists

  • The Hall at St John's

Performed by an ex-serviceman from the Afghanistan war who meets a Somali nurse in a Help for Heroes recovery hospital and ends up finding friendship in a world of Islamophobia. Performed in international sign language. With humour and anger it exposes the weakness of wars governed by politics.

Kitchen Porters
Aug
25
11:00 am11:00

Kitchen Porters

  • The Hall at St John's

An average day at work for a Kitchen Porter who is faced with colleagues, an environment and boss that constantly remind him how insignificant he is as a person but how vital he is as a piece of machinery. You will not be a spectator; you will be part of this kitchen nightmare...

Loud Poets
Aug
24
9:00 pm21:00

Loud Poets

  • The Scottish Storytelling Centre

This is slam-style - make some noise, fist thumping, pint-drinking, side-tickling, heart-wrenching poetry. This is poetry for the masses. This is the spoken word revolution. Featuring the best spoken-word artists from Scotland and beyond.

just Together
Aug
24
8:00 pm20:00

just Together

  • The Church at St John's

Bringing together the many strands of the festival in words, music, and dance. Featuring guest performers in a mix of cultures and wisdom. Giving thanks to the people who made the Festival, celebrating the highs and looking to the future. Not forgetting, of course, the hearty singing of Auld Lang Syne. Followed by a reception in the Hall until 10pm.

X and Y
Aug
24
7:00 pm19:00

X and Y

  • The Scottish Storytelling Centre

Glasgow 2014. Homosexuality is still a criminal offence in 80% of the Commonwealth. X and Y looks at stories from two Commonwealth countries, Jamaica and the Maldives, alongside the experiences of a Glaswegian transgendered woman.

Misuma Monsoon - CANCELLED
Aug
24
4:00 pm16:00

Misuma Monsoon - CANCELLED

  • 53 George St Edinburgh, EH2 2HT United Kingdom

Join us as musicians bring to life the vision of designer, Caterina Monaco’s bespoke clothing. Misuma sees all women as Goddesses. Inspired by the high Himalayas to the Scottish seas, a magical, and meditative, journey through the seasons of the soul.

Fundamentalists
Aug
24
4:00 pm16:00

Fundamentalists

  • The Hall at St John's

Performed by an ex-serviceman from the Afghanistan war who meets a Somali nurse in a Help for Heroes recovery hospital and ends up finding friendship in a world of Islamophobia. Performed in international sign language. With humour and anger it exposes the weakness of wars governed by politics.

My Name is Saoirse
Aug
23
10:00 pm22:00

My Name is Saoirse

  • The Hall at St John's

A new play by Traverse 50 playwright Eva O'Connor, a poignant and darkly funny coming of age story in rural Ireland, 1987. Saoirse lives in a peach-coloured bungalow with her Da and brother Brennan. Saoirse prefers running round the fields to chasing after boys, but her friend Dee has other ideas one fateful Friday night. 

Soweto Melodic Voices
Aug
23
8:30 pm20:30

Soweto Melodic Voices

  • The Church at St John's

The South African choir offers a life affirming, joyous celebration of traditional and contemporary African music, song and dance. Returning to the Fringe following international success and acclaim, a visual and melodic delight for everyone.  Supported by the University of Edinburgh.

The Bridge
Aug
23
8:30 pm20:30

The Bridge

  • The Hall at St John's

A remarkable story, fusing text, sound, visuals, traced through family memories from present day to pre-Independence Kerala, India.  It considers how our histories are told, identity, belonging and the power of the pen.  Part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme.

X and Y
Aug
23
7:00 pm19:00

X and Y

  • The Scottish Storytelling Centre

Glasgow 2014. Homosexuality is still a criminal offence in 80% of the Commonwealth. X and Y looks at stories from two Commonwealth countries, Jamaica and the Maldives, alongside the experiences of a Glaswegian transgendered woman.

Tibetan Monks Dance and Music
Aug
23
6:30 pm18:30

Tibetan Monks Dance and Music

  • Quaker Meeting House

Monks evoking the mysteries of a Tibetan Monastery. Buddhist monks present a colourful programme of sacred dance, music and Tantric prayer with traditional costumes, ceremonial masks and ancient monastic instruments – a magical window onto a world of reincarnation and mysticism.

Simply Soweto Encha
Aug
23
6:00 pm18:00

Simply Soweto Encha

  • The Church at St John's

The creative and joyous sound sensation from South Africa. Embark on an incredible a cappella journey with Simply Soweto Encha. Feel uplifted by the unique melodic fusion of timeless and new soul, jazz, doo-wop, gospel and R'n'B.