Monday, 1 September 2014

Godiva Picks: What's on in Edinburgh in September

Aye Right? How No'? (7th September)
If you missed it during its Fringe run, Vladimir McTavish and Keir McAllister's satirical view of the independence referendum is back for one night only at The Stand in Edinburgh. Perfect if you haven't made your mind up yet, or would rather chortle than plough through the White Paper again...

Black Grouse presents... (9th September)
I'd love to be an explorer. Actually, that's a lie - I'm far too scared of spiders, snakes, and not being able to find a clean toilet. But in my dreams I'm the best explorer ever, and I love watching documentaries about explorers and reading travelogues. And get this: four real-life explorers (Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Kenton Cool, Olly Hicks and Ben Fogle) are coming to Edinburgh to talk about their expeditions! I sat opposite Ben Fogle on a train once. Wonder if he remembers me? 

Stockfest (20th - 27th September)
This year will mark the 3rd Stockfest, a week-long festival celebrating the Stockbridge area of Edinburgh! There'll be an opening party ceilidh, a vintage flea market, culinary battles, an allotments open day, guided walks, dance taster sessions, talks, music, readings and shopping evenings... phew!

Ross Noble: Tangentleman (27th & 28th September)
I saw Ross Noble during his 'Mindblender' tour at the Playhouse last year, and it was definitely one of the funniest nights of my life. His shows are unscripted, allowing his boundless energy and lightning-sharp wits to take centre stage. Watching him leap about the stage and feeding off the crowd is fantastic - and it honestly looks as though he enjoys his performances as much as his audience.

Edinburgh Doors Open Day (27th & 28th September)During Doors Open Day, you get the chance to explore some of Edinburgh's most beautiful and significant buildings for free - ones which are usually either closed to the public, or that charge an entrance fee. Highlights include the Royal Observatory, Summerhall and Edinburgh Sheriff Court - take a look at the brochure for a full list of properties.

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