Wine School at the Fringe presents off the beaten rack - hidden gems for the adventurous wine explorer. Join Claire Blackler for this guided tasting tour of alternative wines.
The Last Tuesday Society welcomes Professor Richard Wiseman for an evening of ectoplasm and uncanny spectacle as we cross the other side and communicate with the deceased. Don't miss the chance to speak to Arthur Conan Doyle or quip with Oscar Wilde as tables wobble and levitate off the floor. Tickets include one delightful cocktail.
Discover how your brain really works and why we make mistakes when it comes to writing with Granta Assistant Editor and grammar nerd Yuka Igarashi. Expect expert scientific analysis and prepare to get to know your brain better than you ever have. Tickets include one delightful cocktail.
Venue: C: +2
The world is a big hot mess. Everyone is bracing for an emotional meltdown of some sort or another. BONEdanse serves you a satirical, witty, and humoured dance theatre performance that offers as many absurd questions about the idiosyncrasies of human behaviour as it answers. Damage Manual draws largely from the world of vintage instruction manuals and 1950s era self-help vinyl records to explore how universally damaged we all are and how many of us stay that way. From acclaimed Chicago choreographer Atalee Judy.
Join Hendrick's British Ambassador Duncan McRae for a brief history of gin, as he combines history, anecdotes and mythology with delicious insight into Hendrick's Gin, its botanicals and distillation. In this informative presentation, guests will be offered a rare glimpse into the secretive production of Hendrick’s, as well as tasting distillates from various steps of its creation.
This May, Hendrick's Global Ambassador David Piper accompanied master distiller Lesley Gracie and one of the world’s most celebrated adventurers, Charles Brewer Carias, on an expedition deep in the Venezuelan jungle in search of adventure, enlightenment and new botanicals. Here, for the first time, they present their findings. Tickets include one delightful cocktail.
Let Edinburgh’s favourite all-star big band take you on a magical mystery cruise, sailing every festival Friday. Channelling the spirit of legendary Fringe institutions like the Bongo Club Cabaret and La Clique, these multi-dimensional voyages of delight will feature aerial dance company All or Nothing, saucy burlesque aerialists The Miss.Fit Sisters, the sizzling Horndog Brass Band, alt-classical adventurers Mr McFall’s Chamber, DJs, swing dancers and a myriad of festive surprises. Prompt embarkation is recommended for the show’s alfresco overture, welcoming you aboard in suitably deluxe style for a truly resplendent night’s revels.
Venue: Zoo Southside: Main House
A clash of dance cultures set in an old English pub with live music by BBC Radio 2 award-winning folk powerhouse The Demon Barbers. ‘A full-on show of such blazing energy and joyous ingenuity you scarcely ponder on the apparent madness of trying to marry folk dance and hip hop’ **** (Telegraph). ‘The Lock In is infectious and gets under your skin to the extent you stop analysing and start just enjoying. Certainly the best night out in town’ ***** (WhatsOnStage.com). ‘Folk and hip hop unite to stunning effect’ **** (Independent).
'When evening quickens in the street, comes a pause in the day's occupation that is known as the cocktail hour' (Bernard de Voto). The cocktail hour is the most delightful ritual, and one worth considered cogitation. Let us make our journey through the mystical hour together. Cocktails and canapés included, of course.
A literary take on humankind’s obsession with the Apocalypse and what its enduring popularity says about us. Partake in this delightfully unusual exploration of the end through literature with Granta Deputy Editor Ellah Allfrey and David Hermann: esteemed writer and academic, specialising in the short story and unresolved plots. Tickets include one delightful cocktail.