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Three To See 2014: Workshops

By | Published on Sunday 3 August 2014

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Bored of watching others perform and fancy getting in on the action yourself? ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends some Fringe workshops.

Tap Into Health: Movin With Melvin
This sounds like it would be a great introduction to the lovely world of tap dancing and though I am not especially in need of introduction, it’s been longer than I am willing to tell you since I passed my tap exams (with distinction, obviously), and I could probably do with a refresher. The lovely Movin Melvin is a familiar face at the Edinburgh Fringe, and has many devoted fans. This might just be the perfect complement to attending one of his two shows, ‘The Ray Charles Experience’ or ‘The Tap Dancing Preacher’, which can be seen on
alternating dates throughout August. There are only five workshops, though, make sure you check which dates.
C, from 9 Aug until 23 Aug. Tickets here.

Ukulele Workshop with Tricity Vogue
Fringe institution Tricity Vogue has a history of delighting Fringe-goers with her ukulele cabaret shows. This year she will mostly be performing ‘Songs For Swinging Ukulele’ but will take time out to host two workshops for beginners who have caught the ukulele bug. This introductory two hour session will cover basic chords and strum patterns, and culminates in a fun jam session for everyone, regardless of skill level. I may just nick my daughter’s ukulele and go along.
Rae Macintosh Musicroom, 2, 9 Aug.

Baby Wants Candy Workshops
There’s a lot of comedy improv to watch at the Edinburgh Fringe, and I’m imagining you all going along to it, laughing, applauding, but also, secretly thinking “I bet I could do that”. The fact is, we can’t all do that, but we won’t know until we try, will we? So, here’s your chance, and who better to have a go with than an internationally renowned troupe like Baby Wants Candy? The group have two shows in the comedy programme, ‘The Improv All Star Explosion’ and ‘The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical’, so maybe try and catch a performance before you head to one of the three workshops.
Assembly Checkpoint, 9, 16, 23 Aug. Tickets here