Forest Fringe

Submitted by edg on Fri, 5 Aug '16 7.29am
Time & place

Launched in August 2007, the Forest Fringe has established itself as a shining example of what the Edinburgh Fringe in August should be about. In fact, the Forest Fringe is so fringe organisers are not even concerned with listing it in the Edinburgh Fringe Society's brochure.

Its programme of events includes live art performances, talk-ins, interactive shows, live performance with screenings, signed performances for the hard-of-hearing, and random experiences, such as a bake-in and possibly even a real wedding.

In its tenth year, the Forest Fringe is taking the opportunity to reflect on where it has got to with retrospective performances of shows from previous years.

All shows are free. You can book ahead via the web site or just turn up. The random nature of some of the shows means dropping in is often as a good a way as any to get a taste of what the mini-fest has to offer.

The Forest Fringe spans the absurd, the intimate, the boundary-breaking and the mysterious.

Much of it is unplanned, unpredictable, and possibly quite wonderful.