To be held on 16 February 2022 at 11.00 am
For the old hand as much as the first-time visitor, the Edinburgh festivals can be overwhelming. Running alongside each other in August are the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Edinburgh Art Festival and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Together they form the world’s largest arts festival. Mark Fisher, author of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide, describes how this great cultural phenomenon came to be – and how to make sense of it when you arrive.
Mark Fisher is a freelance theatre critic and feature writer based in Edinburgh and has written about theatre since the late-1980s. He is a theatre critic for The Guardian, a former editor of The List magazine and a contributor to publications all over the world. He is the co-editor of the play anthology Made in Scotland (1995), and the author of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide (2012) and How to Write About Theatre (2015).