Edinburgh Festivals

This book explores the 'culture wars' of 1945-1970 and is the first major study of the origins and development of this leading annual arts extravaganza.

Edinburgh Festivals

Author: Angela Bartie

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748670327

Page: 272

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This book explores the 'culture wars' of 1945-1970 and is the first major study of the origins and development of this leading annual arts extravaganza.

The Edinburgh Festivals

This book explores the 'culture wars' of 1945-1970 and is the first major study of the origins and development of this leading annual arts extravaganza.

The Edinburgh Festivals

Author: Angela Bartie

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ISBN: 9780748670307

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Post-war culture and society and the Edinburgh Festivals. The Edinburgh Festival is the world's largest arts festival. It has also been the site of numerous 'culture wars' since it began in 1947. Key debates that took place across the western world about the place of culture in society, the practice and significance of the arts, censorship, the role of organised religion, and meanings of morality were all reflected in contest over culture in the Festival City.The Edinburgh International Festival of Music and Drama sought to use culture to bolster European civilisation, for which it was considered for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952. The Church saw culture as a 'weapon of enlightenment', the labour movement as a 'weapon in the struggle', and the new generation of artistic entrepreneurs who came to the fore in the 1960s as a means of challenge and provocation, resulting in high profile controversies like the nudity trial of 1963 and the furore over a play about bestiality in 1967. These ideas -- conservative and liberal, elite and diverse, traditional and avant-garde -- all clashed every August in Edinburgh, making the Festival City an effective lens for exploring major changes in culture and society in post-war Britain. This book explores the 'culture wars' of 1945-1970 and is the first major study of the origins and development of this leading annual arts extravaganza.

The World s Largest Arts Festival the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

To understand how the Edinburgh Fringe works one must understand that no performer is invited, those performers who come to Edinburgh are not given any financial assistance by the Fringe and the productions are housed in temporary ...

The World s Largest Arts Festival  the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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Abstract: The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world's largest arts festival. Its success has inspired imitation and so fringe theatre festivals have proliferated around the world. This dissertation is not a history of the Fringe, but an examination of those structures of the Edinburgh Fringe which have allowed it to continue to grow and succeed. To understand how the Edinburgh Fringe works one must understand that no performer is invited, those performers who come to Edinburgh are not given any financial assistance by the Fringe and the productions are housed in temporary performance spaces. There is no central governing body at the Edinburgh Fringe. The Fringe Society coordinates rather than coerces by providing needed services to performers and venue managers. The importance of these basic structures is often neglected. Both in Edinburgh and beyond three myths exercise as much influence as an understanding of these structures. The term "myth" is used to describe three ideas which are not factually correct, but which serve a useful purpose in promoting fringe theatre in both Edinburgh and beyond. The most important of these myths holds that the Edinburgh Fringe is dominated by new and edgy work. This last myth is so foundational it has come to be incorporated in the very definition of fringe theatre. Each of these myths has had an impact on non Edinburgh Regional Fringes, few of which closely imitate the structure of the Edinburgh Fringe. The most misunderstood and arguably the most important of the structures which have ensured the Edinburgh Fringe's continued successes are the entrepreneurial venues administered by independent venue managers. This dissertation scrutinizes the antipathy some at Edinburgh have for the entrepreneurial venues. It then investigates in some detail the risks and labors undertaken by managers of venues large and small to demonstrate how these venues operate and why the managers take on such a demanding task.

Festival Images

This is achieved through defining both the Fringe brand image and its primary stakeholders; and applying these definitions to the development of a typology of Fringe-stakeholders? brand relationships.

Festival Images

Author: Louise A. Todd

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (The Fringe) is the largest arts festival in the world and it has inspired the creation of similar festivals world-wide. Since its conception in 1947, the Fringe has demonstrated significant growth in visitor numbers; ticket sales; and its economic contribution. Despite this, the sustainable future of Edinburgh?s festivals is debated as Edinburgh,?the Festival City?, faces threats from other festival destinations. Festivals position Edinburgh creatively in contrast to the city?s traditionally perceived image as a cultural-historic centre. Despite this, little research has been undertaken into the creative and cultural significance of Edinburgh?s festivals, including the Fringe. This interdisciplinary research grounded in marketing, tourism, and festival and event management; and underpinned by constructivism, presents an understanding of types of brand relationships that exist between the Fringe and its primary stakeholders. This is achieved through defining both the Fringe brand image and its primary stakeholders; and applying these definitions to the development of a typology of Fringe-stakeholders? brand relationships. The significance of this study is evident within its topic of inquiry and the research methods applied. In the little-considered arena of arts festivals and their stakeholders, this is the first in-depth study into the Fringe as a festival and festival brand. Within this, the definition of a Fringe brand image contributes to understanding the cultural and creative significance of the Fringe. Furthermore, this research contributes a unique understanding of the types of stakeholders that are engaged with the Fringe. The types of brand relationships that exist between these stakeholders and the Fringe are another significant contribution to knowledge and understanding. While specific to the present context, these findings may prove transferable to further festivals or events, and related areas and industries. The contribution made by this research to the methodological developments in festival and event studies is of additional significance. The application of visual research methods, including semiotic analysis and photo-elicitation within phenomenological interviews, has previously been applied in marketing, consumer, and tourism research, but not to the understanding of festival brands and stakeholders? brand relationship types. Findings of this research illustrate that existing marketing and consumer brand frameworks and stakeholder theories are applicable to festivals. Further, it is possible to define?a? Fringe brand image which is subjective and contradictory. The unique open-access and organic, operational model of the Fringe facilitates its many contributors, and consumers. Fringe stakeholders may be categorised according to their level of engagement with the Fringe (as primary or secondary) and their particular stakeholder role(s), which are varied and multiple. Fringe-stakeholder brand relationship types are overwhelmingly positive; and are based upon interpersonal relationship dimensions (including friendships, marriages, kinships and partnerships). Fringe-stakeholder brand relationship types can be classified therefore as having similar dimensions to those brand relationship types previously described for consumer products and brands.

Edinburgh s Festivals Programme of the London 2012 Cultrual Olympiad

Items produced for events in the Edinburgh's Festivals programme of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

Edinburgh s Festivals Programme of the London 2012 Cultrual Olympiad

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Items produced for events in the Edinburgh's Festivals programme of the London 2012 Cultrual Olympiad. Includes programmes, leaflets and a venue map for: The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Speed of Light (part of the Edinburgh International Festival and London 2012 Festival), Edinburgh Art Festival, and the Edinburgh World Writers' Conference at the 2012 Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Floating to the Fringe

Gazing out of his cottage window one day at the 'Slow You Down' sign in the Norfolk village where he lives, singer-songwriter Paul Thompson comes up with a cunning plan to promote his latest album.

Floating to the Fringe

Author: Paul Thompson

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Have you ever dreamed of slowing down? I mean, really slowing down?! Gazing out of his cottage window one day at the 'Slow You Down' sign in the Norfolk village where he lives, singer-songwriter Paul Thompson comes up with a cunning plan to promote his latest album...Buy an electric milk float, and do a tour to the Edinburgh Fringe, driving the most beautiful B-Roads in Britain along the way. Despite being told by the director of a dairy that, 'It will be a bloody miracle if you make it back in one piece, ' Paul convinces Arts Council England to fund his mad-cap idea, and converts a milk float that he names 'Bluebell' into a tour bus and solar-powered outdoor music stage. Travelling at an average speed of 15mph, 30 miles per day, Paul takes the slow roads to the Edinburgh Fringe, island-hopping along the west coast of Scotland, stopping to play gigs at village halls, nature reserves, music festivals, pubs, and in fact just about anywhere that will get Bluebell charged up for the next leg of the journey. But life on the road proves to be harder than Paul anticipated. It turns out that Bluebell is allergic to hills, especially steep ones, and there are a lot of those in Scotland! Overcoming breakdowns and exhaustion, Paul discovers the kindness of strangers in the most unlikely places, and comes to realise just how special the British Isles truly are. As finances start to run low, and Bluebell's ancient batteries begin to fade, will Paul complete the mission he's set out on? After all, there's a Guinness World Record at stake, and this might be the only chance Paul and Bluebell get to break it...

The Future of Events Festivals

As the discipline develops, knowledge requires direction in order to understand the changing advances in society. This is the first book to take a futures approach to understanding event management.

The Future of Events   Festivals

Author: Ian Yeoman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135939101

Page: 324

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The growth of events and festivals has been significant over the last decade and a wide range of skills are essential to ensure those events are successful. This requirement has been instrumental in stimulating the creation of more tertiary education opportunities to develop events management knowledge. As the discipline develops, knowledge requires direction in order to understand the changing advances in society. This is the first book to take a futures approach to understanding event management. A systematic and pattern-based understanding is used to determine the likelihood of future events and trends. Using blue skies scenarios to provide a vision of the future of events, not only capturing how the events industry is changing but also important issues that will affect events now as well as the future. Chapters include analysis of sustainability, security, impacts of social media, design at both mega event and community level and review a good range of different types of events from varying geographical regions. A final section captures the contributions of each chapter through the formation of a conceptual map for a future research agenda. Written by leading academics in the field, this ground breaking book will be a valuable reference point for educators, researchers and industry professionals.

Events and Festivals

Festival and event types include sport events, art festivals, community events, live music and culinary extravaganza. This book was previously published as a special issue of Managing Leisure: An International Journal.

Events and Festivals

Author: Martin Robertson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317995996

Page: 142

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Events and festivals have an increasingly vital role in our leisure lifestyles. We recognize them as part of our lives. For some, they are a very significant part of our lives. The network of festivals and events that either adorn the world now, or are planned for the future, can both serve to motivate new visits as well as enhance the lives of the people who live in – or near – the host area. They are also dynamos of cultural development, of sport knowledge and excellence and sophisticated consumption. Such dynamic outputs require dynamic inputs. This book looks at different event and festival cases and forwards separate and current managerial implications and responses to these, with reference to the UK, America and Australia. Both up-to-date and forward thinking, the managerial themes addressed are: Creative Management, Festival and Event audience development, Culture and Community, Event and Festival evaluation. Festival and event types include sport events, art festivals, community events, live music and culinary extravaganza. This book was previously published as a special issue of Managing Leisure: An International Journal.

The Edinburgh Encyclopedia

Festival organisers should consider ways of encouraging Tattoo visitors to dip
their toes in the cultural pond ! EDINBURGH FESTIVALS CREATED SINCE 1977
EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO The first Edinburgh Festival , in 1947 , featured
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The Edinburgh Encyclopedia

Author: Sandy Mullay

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company Limited

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Page: 384

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Alphabetically arranged, cross-referenced, and indexed, the entries in this encyclopaedia set out in detail all aspects of Edinburgh, bringing together information and anecdotes from a wide range of sources. It looks at the city's history, social pastimes, institutions, buildings, monuments, media, industries, and people and events.

Edinburgh Rough Guides Snapshot Scotland includes The Old Town Edinburgh Castle The Royal Mile Holyrood The Edinburgh Festival Leith and the Lothians

The Rough Guide Snapshot Edinburgh is the ultimate travel guide to the magnificent Scottish capital.

Edinburgh Rough Guides Snapshot Scotland  includes The Old Town  Edinburgh Castle  The Royal Mile  Holyrood  The Edinburgh Festival  Leith and the Lothians

Author: Rob Humphreys

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1409365603

Page: 110

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The Rough Guide Snapshot Edinburgh is the ultimate travel guide to the magnificent Scottish capital. It guides you through the city and its environs with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from dramatic Edinburgh Castle to the dazzling Scottish Parliament and elegant Princes Street to culinary hotspot Leith, with a special feature on the Edinburgh Festival. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Scotland, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the country, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, festivals and outdoor activities. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Scotland. Full coverage: Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Holyrood, the Scottish Parliament, Arthur's Seat, National Museum of Scotland, Princes Street, Calton Hill, Stockbridge and Dean Village, the West End, Leith, the Pentland Hills and the Lothians. (Equivalent printed page extent 110 pages).

Festival Management Event Tourism

Table 2 The Economic Impact of the Edinburgh Festivals Edinburgh & Lothian
Direct Expenditure £ 43.9 million Local Income £ 9.2 million Local Employment
1,319 full - time equivalent jobs Scotland Direct Expenditure £ 43.9 million ...

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Town Country

Festival in Edinburgh PIX INCORPORATED Organizers of the Edinburgh Festival
were Hamish F. ... But when I arrived in Edinburgh the last week in August to
make my last round of the festivals in Europe , I found the city basking in the ...

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