EDINBURGH FESTIVAL introduction
The List's Guide to the 1997 Edinburgh Festival
THREE FESTIVALS have taken place in Edinburgh every August since 1947 — the International Festival, the Fringe and the Film Festival. In this 50th anniversary year, they are joined by the Book Festival (now an annual event) and (within the Fringe) the annual Mela of Asian arts, as well as the new Flux festival of contemporary music. Other events running concurrently include Edinburgh's famous Military Tattoo and Planet Pop, the city’s annual extravaganza of rock and pop gigs.
HERE AT THE LIST we have twelve years’
experience of covering the Edinburgh Festival in depth. A new issue of The List comes out every week during the Festival, filled with details about where to go, what to do, who to see and who not to see.
THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL starts here . . .
Using The List
TOP TWENTY: On page 9 we give our twenty tips for the very best Festival events taking place this week. If you can only take in a few, choose them from here.
THEATRE, DANCE, COMEDY AND KIDS: To help you plan your daily Festival diary, our coverage of Theatre, Dance Comedy and Kids is divided into six time bands, from 9am until late at night. Each section covers what we think will be the most interesting shows in that time band.
FILM, MUSIC, CLUBS, BOOKS AND ART: Each of these is covered in a separate section, which you can find following on from the time band sections.
HIT LISTS: The first page of each section covers the most exciting events in that section.
STAR RATINGS: Events that we’ve reviewed are assessed for quality and given one to five stars, according to how good we think they are. Our previews highlight events which we have not been able to review before the Festival, but which we think are worth seeing. Previews are not given star ratings.
FREE TICKET OFFERS: Through our special contacts with Festival and Fringe promoters, we’ve secured some free tickets just for our readers. See pages 29 and 31 for full details.
Also included with this issue . . .
Complete listings for all Festival events
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