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Three anniversary shows

By | Published on Thursday 3 August 2023

Some shows celebrating anniversaries at Edinburgh Festival 2023

Luke Wright’s Silver Jubilee | Pleasance Dome | until 15 Aug (pictured)
Yes, it’s time for some anniversary celebrations with some of our very favourite people, all of whom we’ve actually been celebrating for years. If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that we frequently talk about the talented Luke Wright, and we are pleased (if a little shocked at how quickly time passes) to see him marking the Silver Jubilee of his involvement with the “literary frontline”. Expect seriously great poems. Click here for info and tickets.

Eva Cassidy Celebrating 60 Years | theSpace @ Surgeons Hall | 5-25 Aug (odd dates only)
Elsa Jean McTaggart is another TW favourite, one whose work we have experienced and loved many times at the Edinburgh Festival. So much so that she’s been a recipient of one of our ThreeWeeks Editors’ Awards. Anyway, here she’s performing a special tribute to Eva Cassidy, singing songs featured on ‘I Can Only Be Me’, a posthumous album, released earlier this year on what would have been Cassidy’s 60th birthday. Click here for info and tickets.

Black Is The Colour Of My Voice | Pleasance at EICC | 14-19 Aug
Yet another lament over the passing of time: I can’t believe it was 2014 when we first heard about ‘Black Is The Colour Of My Voice’, and did a Q&A with its creator and performer Apphia Campbell. This excellent solo show inspired by the life of Nina Simone returns to Edinburgh to celebrate its tenth birthday, but it’s only a short run, so don’t rest on your laurels, get yourself booked in ASAP. Click here for info and tickets.