Contents The essential eight-day guide to Edinburgh’s Festivals

Thursday 13 Thursday 20 August 2009

4 Noticeboard 4 Oh, My Green Soap Box 4 Denise van Outen 6 Rosa Waxes Lyrical 6 Take 5...flyering stunts

13 Books

16 Dave Gorman 17 Neil Gaiman 21 Comedy

23 Jon Holmes 24 Mark Thomas 34 Richard Herring 32 Alun Cochrane

46 Dance 48 Four Quarters

49 Kids 041ame here 50 Room on the Broom

53 Music 0054ame here 53 Maria Tecce: Viva! 54 Scotland at Night

59 Theatre 60 Mark Ravenhill 68 The Tarftuffe 74 Trilogy 76 Visual Art

78 Alan Davie 82 Clubs

14 Cover story: Emmanuel Jal One of 10,000 child soldiers sent to fight with the rebel army during Sudan’s civil war, Emmanuel Jal has laid down guns and machetes for music and lyrics. Ahead of his appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival to discuss his forthcoming autobiography War Child, he talks to Claire Sawers about addiction to violence and the therapeutic worth of Tom and Jerry. Highlights

15 Jen Hadfield This year’s TS Eliot Prize winner talks Shetland and showers of fish with Kirstin Innes 22 Hans Teeuwen Jay Richardson delves into the mad, mad world of the Dutch surrealist superstar

82 Soma Records Night 84 Wire

86 Around Town 87 Big Red Door Festival

54 Unicorn Kid Leith’s own aspirant electropopstar parades his wares at the Edge Festival in the company of party hip hop crew Young Fathers 60 Optimism Mark Fisher discovers why an upbeat Aussie adaptation of Voltaire’s Candide is bringing Fringe spirit to the Edinburgh International Festival

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83 EH1 Festival Henry Northmore scoops a backstage pass to the biggest dance event of the summer clubbing calendar

Reader Offers 10 Win tickets to see Frank Skinner& Hullabaloo shows 10 2 for 1 tickets at Assembly 11 2 for 1 tickets at the Pleasance 11 Win tickets to Silent Disco 11 Win a VIP experience at Grolsch Pasture


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