Edinburgh International Book Festival

Playing With Books – the Yellow Door

Playing With Books – the Yellow Door

…and other final Book Festival events by Hugh Simpson The last of this year’s Playing With Books events at the Book Festival was a singular piece. The Yellow Door was even more of a ‘work in progress’ than is usual for the strand as it is not yet even a book. Instead this was an […]

August 31, 2021 | By | Reply More
Playing With Books – the Long Drop

Playing With Books – the Long Drop

..and other recent Book Festival events

The Book Festival continues in its new home at the Edinburgh College of Art on Lauriston Place, and also continues to offer events of interest to theatre-goers.

August 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
Playing With Books – Sea State

Playing With Books – Sea State

Theatre returns to the Book Festival

Playing With Books, the collaboration between the Book Festival and the Lyceum, has returned in the Book Festival’s new ‘hybrid’ format. This means a staging with both a limited, distanced, in-person audience at the College of Art, with online viewers, and which is later available on demand (albeit, in this case, for a very limited time).

August 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
Bookfest Moves

Bookfest Moves

Bookfest to move to College of Art

The Edinburgh International Book Festival is to make a permanent move to the Edinburgh College of Art on Lauriston Place from this year’s event, running Sat 14 to Mon 30 August 2021.

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All five August Fests off

All five August Fests off

All Edinburgh’s August 2020 festivals have been pulled:

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh International Festival, Book Festival, Art Festival and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tatttoo will not be held in 2020.

April 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
BookFest – The Final Whistle

BookFest – The Final Whistle

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019  Final Round-up:

The Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019 closed with its customary eclectic selection of events a remarkably prescient glitch and a Playing with Books presentation that showed exactly what such an adaptation can do.

August 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Playing With Books

Playing With Books

A Charlotte in Charlotte Square – and more

The Book Festival’s Playing with Books strand continues to delight and tantalise audiences in the Charlotte Square Spiegeltent.

August 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
At the Book Festival

At the Book Festival

Theatrical life in Charlotte Square:

The Edinburgh international Book Festival continues to provide a commitment to theatrical elements as well as the customary squelchy grass and ice-cream cones.

August 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Rebus full casting

Rebus full casting

Full cast announced for Long Shadows:

The full cast has been announced for Rebus: Long Shadows, which tours to the Edinburgh King’s in October after opening at Birmingham Rep, while Robin Lefevre will now direct.

September 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
Shows preceding the end of the fest

Shows preceding the end of the fest

Hugh’s final BookFest Round-up for 2018

Autumn always seems to time its arrival to coincide with that of the Book Festival, with the rain limiting opportunities for the simple pleasures of sitting in Charlotte Square Gardens with a book and some refreshment. However, there were plenty of opportunities for those interested in theatre to sit inside instead.

August 28, 2018 | By | Reply More