Free festival

Free shows at Edinburgh's Festivals

When I went to see this free stand-up show I was instantly struck by a vague sense of recognition about the German comedian in front of me.

Lesley Evans uses her experience of medical role-play (an actor employed to help doctor’s deal with terminal patients and practice their communication skills) to take an eager audience down the path of her life which, like most people's, is filled with idiosyncratic characters and amusing stories of embarrassing moments…mostly involving old farts who still get frisky.

There is always a moment of trepidation before attending a free show in Edinburgh during August.

I must start this review by declaring a conflict of interests: I decided to review Nick Gibb because I was already a fan of his cult webcomic Dead Philosophers in Heaven.

The first impression you get when you walk into Tara Flynn's musical comedy act, Big Noise, is the sheer warmth and affability of this small Irish woman (who is, as she puts it, in her "middle

In the run-up to Scotland's national day St Andrew's Day, Edinburgh sees four-days of family events centred on St Andrew Square Gardens (update: cancelled due to snow), climaxing with a St Andrew's Day Ceilidh on 30th (update: cancelled due to snow) and St Andrew's Day Debate at the Scottish Parliament.

Following the death of Edwin Morgan last week, The Edinburgh International Book Festival has confirmed that a special event will be held on Monday 30th August to celebrate the life of Scotland&rsqu

The final allocation of tickets for the Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert go on sale on Sunday 29 August at 10.00am, available only in person from the counter of Hub Tickets at The Hub on Edinburgh's Castlehill. Tickets to the concert in the gardens cost £11.

It's a quirky micro-festival in a home in Pilrig, in North central Edinburgh. A fringe of a Fringe event. Not even in the Edinburgh Fringe Society's Guide.

 The desperate divas are back in town. Following last year’s successful “Cabaret Whore!” Sarah-Louise Young returns with four alter egos who sketch out their lives in so