This week I decided to take a trip to Edinburgh to visit the Fringe Festival with my auntie and cousin. I have always liked Edinburgh but very rarely get a chance to go myself. It was just over an hour away on the train which meant we had a lot of time to explore the city and more importantly get a feel for the festival. For those of you who don’t know the Fringe Festival is “the largest arts festival in the world” which takes place over the month of August. The festival welcomes many performers from theatre, comedy, dance, circus, musicals, cabaret, music, opera, exhibitions and events so there will be something suited to everyone.
It was the first time attending the Fringe Festival and to tell you the truth it was a bit overwhelming. There was a lot of street acts across Edinburgh which I thoroughly enjoyed watching even if it was raining heavily. A lot of the performances were around the same time as each other so we decided to see Pippa Evans who was amazingly funny! I couldn’t stop laughing for the whole hour because she was so good. Her impressions were amazing and there was even a bit of music to go along with it.
Before we headed back off for the train, we watched a series of sketches from University students which was surprisingly good. Overall it was a really lovely day but next year I would love to spend the weekend there to research more into the shows and see a few more in the time I have there. If you are thinking of going to one of the shows then I highly recommend it!
Have you attended the Fringe Festival yet? What do you think?