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Three To See 2013: Talks

By | Published on Thursday 25 July 2013

Grid Iron

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three talks taking place this year at this here Edinburgh Festival.

Conversations With Artists: Grid Iron (pictured)
The International Festival’s Conversations series is probably especially interesting to arts practitioners, given that it’s a series of talks in which successful artists discuss their work. I think all of these events have their merits, but I’ve chosen this one because ThreeWeeks have been fans of Grid Iron since the company’s earliest days. At this event, they’ll be talking about their Int Fest show, ‘Leaving Planet Earth’.
The Hub, 14 Aug, 12.00pm.

At The Fringe Of Reason
The Fringe is full of art and artsy stuff, and you know, it’s an arts festival, so that’s what you’d expect. But I do like things that offer something a bit non-artsy, to complement the creative stuff. This series of events from the Edinburgh Skeptics Society features different speakers every night, who’ll offer science, controversy, myth-busting, debunking and debate. Free, and very popular; follow @edskeptics on Twitter.
The Banshee Labyrinth, 3-24 Aug, 7.50pm.

Menagerie Of Creepy Crawlies And Vegetable Animals
Okay, you got me, I selected this one because I liked its amusing title. I’m not sure it actually qualifies as a talk. Part of Hendrick’s Gin’s Carnival Of Knowledge series, this event promises “an array of activities to stimulate the senses, including a menagerie of creepy crawlies and a most unusual vegetable animals workshop”. Hee hee.
Hendrick’s Carnival Of Knowledge, 10 Aug, 12.00pm.