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• The Edinburgh Fringe is piloting a Venue Access Award, developed in partnership with the charity Attitude Is Everything, providing venue managers with a minimum standard of accessibility to aim for and offering different levels of achievement. • Also new for 2017 is the Mental Health Fringe Award, launched by the Mental Health Foundation. The award recognises the show that most successfully explores the subject of mental health.
• The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo wants to get trending. They’ve brought IntechnologyWiFi on as an ofi cial partner so audiences can share their #SplashofTartan moments.
• The Edinburgh International Festival have launched a storytelling website to celebrate the past 70 years: 70years.eif.co.uk features video interviews, archive footage and photographs from the festival’s history.
• Applications are open for the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award 2017 until 11 Aug. Eligible shows can enter at creativecarbonscotland.com/ apply-2017-fringe-award • In the year of 70th celebrations, Trainspotting Live will stage its 700th performance on 12 Aug.
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HOTTEST TICKETS IN TOWN
THESE HOTCAKES WON’T BE AROUND FOR LONG,
SO GET BOOKING
The Craig Ferguson Show Frankie Boyle: Prometheus
Volume I Foreign Radical
James Acaster: The Trelogy – Recognise
Jason Byrne: The Man with Three Brains
Letters to Morrissey Milton Jones is Out There
Nina: A Story About Me and Nina Simone
Sara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads
Sue Perkins Live! in Spectacles
The Whip Hand At the Illusionist’s Table
SPENCER JONES, BIG BITE-SIZE BREAKFAST SHOW & KAT BOND With so many posters adorning the city, it takes something mighty special to make a show stand out: like some funky headgear. So, bravo to Spencer Jones (The Audition, Heroes @ Monkey Barrel, 4–27 Aug, Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show (Pleasance Dome, 2–28 Aug) and Kat Bond (Loo Roll, Pleasance Courtyard, 2–28 Aug). Hats off to them all.
All the cool kids have a podcast these days and at the Fringe you can be part of the illustrious live audience. Here’s our pick of the podcasts recording episodes during August
THE GUILTY FEMINIST Please welcome to the stage Deborah Frances-White, plus a selection of special guests to discuss their noble goals as 21st-century feminists and the hypocrisies and insecurities which undermine them. Underbelly George Square, 4 & 5 Aug, 5.10pm, £14 (£13).
RICHARD HERRING’S EDINBURGH FRINGE PODCAST Celebrating the 30th anniversary of his i rst Fringe, Richard Herring hosts three live recordings of his chatty comedian podcast. He thought he’d booked Saturdays, but they’re on Fridays: still, at least he has his trusty book of off- the-wall questions. New Town Theatre, 4, 11, 18 Aug, 1.50pm, £12 (£10). JANEY GODLEY’S PODCAST LIVE AT THE FRINGE Comedian Janey Godley and her stand-up daughter, Ashley Storrie, are some 350 episodes and more into their podcast. Expect bawdy language, home truths, politics, and whatever else the pair fancy nattering about. New Town Theatre, 12 Aug, 1.50pm, £10 (£8).
MATT FORDE’S POLITICAL PARTY PODCAST Former political adviser Matt Forde interviews Alistair Darling, Labour’s Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2007–10 and chairman of the Better Together Campaign, for this Edinburgh edition of his monthly podcast. Gilded Balloon Teviot, 16 Aug, 3pm, £12 (£10). FESTIVAL CITY PODCAST The List’s very own Edinburgh Festival podcast is released throughout August and features recommendations from our reviewers, performer interviews, live music, and the musings of our host and theatre editor, Gareth K Vile. list.co.uk/ festivalcity
3–10 Aug 2017 THE LIST FESTIVAL 13