What's on in Edinburgh in August?

Clicket.co.uk brings you its top recommendations for the Edinburgh Festivals...

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New Public Art Commissions at Edinburgh Art Festival

girl and balloonsThe Edinburgh Art Festival opens on Thursday 2nd August and showcases major, new public artworks across the city.

At precisely 1pm every day, keep your ears peeled for Susan Philipsz' Timeline, a sound installation at five sites in the city, including one at the Nelson's Monument - which responds to the firing of the Castle's One O'Clock Gun. See films by emerging artists along Rose Street and visit Andrew Miller's The Waiting Place in St Andrew Square.

If you're out and about with your family, do head over to White Stuff, 2nd Floor, 89 George Street for The House of Fairy Tales - an interactive guide to the city that weaves together the history and geography of Edinburgh's streets in a magical adventure. The escapade will take families and children on a problem-solving tour through the city and festival programme with the help of richly illustrated maps and task sheets.

Dance & Theatre at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe


The largest arts festival in the world opens on Friday the 3rd and showcases some of the best in theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, musicals, operas, music, exhibitions and events. Your Fringe Dance Agents are the good folks at Dance Base - National Centre for Dance.

The two dance performances we suggest you catch are: Ponydance's Anybody waitin'? showing most days from the 3rd to 16th of the month at 8pm every evening and Caroline Bowditch's Leaving Limbo Landing showing from the 3rd to the 20th at 1pm, 3 pm a¬nd 6 pm at St Andrew's Square Garden.

The two dramas that we, at Clicket, recommend are: The Letter of Last Resort/ Good with People - an exhilarating double bill by David Greig and David Harrower, a special season of breakfast theatre, and Dream Plays; co-directed and curated by Artistic Director of the Traverse - both shows are performing from 4th to 26th August.

Music at the Edinburgh International Festival


Don't miss the world's finest orchestras, ensembles and soloists performing at two outstanding concert halls - The Queen's Hall (85 - 89 Clerk Street) and Usher Hall (Lothian Road).

The Queen's Hall is featuring an intimate series of morning recitals during August at 11am: the legendary contralto, Kathleen Ferrier, at the Ferrier Centenary Celebration Concert on the 11th; Les Vents Franҫais which brings together five of the world's top wind players on the 15th; Luca Pisaroni Bass baritone/Justus Zeyen Piano, one of the most captivating and versatile singers of his generation, will also grace Edinburgh this festival season on the 23rd of August.

Head to one of the world's outstanding concert halls - Usher Hall - for some of the greatest concerts at the festival: Donald Runnicles and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform Alpine Symphony on the 11th at 8pm; the London Symphony Orchestra perform Szymanowski's Third Symphony on the 18th at 7.30pm while the Scottish Chamber Orchestra showcases lyricism  and virtuosity in Tchaikovsky's brilliant Violin Concerto on the 31st of August   at 7.30pm.


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