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Three To See 2011: Festivals within the Fringe

By | Published on Thursday 28 July 2011

Cinefringe 2011

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three mini-festivals happening within Fringe 2011.

CineFringe Film Festival
This small Fringe festival of film went down rather well with our ThreeWeeks reviewer last year, who declared it a “wonderful new addition to the Fringe”. So, a good thing it’s back this year then, eh? Alas, I don’t know the exact line-up of new short films due to be shown just yet, but I suspect that by the time you read this, if you have a look at www.cinefringe.com, you might be able to find out.
Sweet Grassmarket, 15 – 28 Aug, 4.30pm (5.30pm), tickets from £5.00, pp181. Tickets from edfringe.com.

Edinburgh Book Fringe
The Edinburgh Book Fringe has loads of classy events lined up for this year. A few long term ThreeWeeks comedy favourites – Mark Thomas, David O’ Doherty and Marcel Lucont – will be dropping in, as will any number of other interesting writers and activists. If time allows, I’d particularly like to see Pauline Black, of ska band The Selector and subsequent acting career fame, who will be discussing her autobiography. Different guests every day: for the full line up, see www.word-power.co.uk
Word Power Books, 11 – 25 Aug, 1.00pm (2.00pm), free, fpp182.

At The Fringe Of Reason
I selected this for inclusion here before I looked at their website. When I did, I discovered a quotation from someone or other calling this “a festival within a festival within a festival”. Which I felt added weight to the unseen forces already telling me to include them in my festivals-within-the-Fringe section. Nah, I don’t really believe in unseen forces, and neither do they: it’s a line up of sceptics and scientists, all coming together to talk about being sceptical and scientific. More information from www.skepticsonthefringe.co.uk.
The Banshee Labyrinth, 6-27 Aug, 8.30pm (6.30pm), free.