Edinburgh Festival

My Edinburgh Fringe moment

By Peter Rosengard, September 13, 2013

Four weeks ago I woke up and thought I’d do a one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe. This was an unusual thought because I’m a life insurance salesman in London.

I rang William Burdett-Coutts, who has been “The Fringe” for over 30 years.

“Will, what you need is a bit of glamour and excitement. You need a show starring a life insurance salesman.”

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Batsheva cheered at Edinburgh Festival

By Jennifer Lipman, September 6, 2012

This year’s Edinburgh International Festival was based on peacefulness and sharing cultures. And despite the best efforts of anti-Israel activists, when Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company left the stage after its final performance last weekend to a standing ovation, they did so in this spirit.

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Protesters in Edinburgh for Israeli Batsheva show

By Jennifer Lipman, August 30, 2012

Protesters interrupted a performance by an Israeli dance troupe on three occasions at a show on Thursday evening in Edinburgh.

The Batsheva Dance Company performed "Hora" as part of the Edinburgh International Festival. Two more performances are scheduled for this week.

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Israeli dancers in Edinburgh to defy boycotters

By Jennifer Lipman, August 30, 2012

Almost a year to the day after anti-Israel protesters disrupted an Israeli orchestra at the Proms, hopes are that activists will not blight an Edinburgh display by an Israeli dance troupe.

The world-famous Batsheva Dance Company will be in the Scottish city to perform Hora, choreographed by artistic director Ohad Naharin, for three shows from Thursday evening onward.

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Israeli story wins at Edinburgh Festival

By Jennifer Lipman, August 30, 2012

An Israeli performer triumphed in an international storytelling contest in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival — despite having no experience in the genre.

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'Hora' - Batsheva Dance Company

By Jennifer Lipman, August 29, 2012

Israel's world famous Batsheva Dance Company performs at the Edinburgh International Festival from August 30 to September 1. Watch a preview of them in action.

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Israeli storyteller wins prize at Edinburgh Festival

By Jennifer Lipman, August 28, 2012

An Israeli performer triumphed in an international storytelling contest held as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – despite having no experience in the genre.

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Review: Miriam Margolyes - Dickens' Women

By Lee Levitt, August 24, 2012

Scrunching up her face as the tipsy, unsteady Mrs Gamp from "Martin Chuzzlewit", and picked out in an austere light on a huge, hard, black chair at the back of the stage as the steely Mrs Pipchin from "Dombey and Son", Miriam Margolyes has lost none of her relish for the works of Charles Dickens.

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Review: Simon Amstell: Numb

By Lee Levitt, August 24, 2012

I came out of Simon Amstell's postmodern take on stand-up comedy rather numb. Not comfortably numb, to borrow from Pink Floyd, but uncomfortably numb.

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Karen's Way: A Kindertransport Life

By Lee Levitt, August 22, 2012

Karen Gershon, the German-born writer and poet, was sent to England as a 15-year-old with her elder sister Lise on the second of the kindertransports in December 1938, after kristallnacht and the wider attacks on the Jews.

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