Institut français d'Ecosse

Fringe #4


The best of French new writing

Monday 22 August

While all shows are off at the Institute, we relocate to Summerhall for the day to present "The best of French new writing", a series of three new French plays translated into English: "Going Through" by Estelle Savasta at 14:35, "It's Christmas so deal with it" by Pierre Notte at 16:15 and "Country" by Pedro Kadivar at 20:45. Book tickets through Box Office at Summerhall: £7 / £5 (concession) – 0131 560 1581

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Coming Soon

Café littéraire:
Jean-Christophe Rufin

Sat 27 August, 18:00

French diplomat, historian, novelist, co-founder of Doctors Without Borders… Jean-Christophe Rufin’s many hats are as different as they are impressive. Guest of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, he will join us at the Institut to talk about his multiple lives, his experiences and his view on literature.

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Café Littéraire:
Tahar Ben Jelloun

Sun 28 August, 18:00

We are delighted to welcome award-winning novelist, essayist, critic and poet Tahar Ben Jelloun for our last café littéraire. Also guest of the Edinburgh Book Festival, he will join us for an open discussion and present his book About my Mother that has recently been published in the UK.

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We Recommend

Sounds of Taiwan
by Wooonta Trio

21-27 August, 20:45
ZOO Southside

Embark on a musical journey with the great musicians of Wooonta Trio coming from Taiwan, France and Japan. Between erhu, sitar and cello, they combine Eastern and Western string instruments with creativity and dynamism. Get your ears ready for a beautiful hour of crossover music.

Oh La La
By Isabelle Georges

23 - 29 August, 19:45
The Famous Spiegeltent

Parisian cabaret star Isabelle Georges returns to Edinburgh Fringe with her highly acclaimed show. With her enchanting voice, she takes us through stories of love and dreams, brightly mixes jazz, cabaret and pop style. For the cabaret lovers of for those who missed her last year, better book your seats now!

By Flip FabriQue

21, 23-29 August, 18:00
Assembly Hall

Canadian company Flip FabriQue presents the new face of Quebec circus with an acrobatic and poetic show that is a pure delight for the eyes. On stage, six astonishing young artists- athletes play with diabolos, hoops and gigantic balloons with a contagious good mood. It is also a beautiful ode to friendship. Winner!

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