Everyone needs to be an artist in the babble of shows and posters that is the EIF and Fringe. It used to be about amateur student shows. Now it has become slick with stylized big productions and most young people go to the comedy shows. I heard that the new Summerhall venue is about what the festival used to be before it all became corporate, comedy and rubbish.
**My Theme this year was Love. Love knows our hearts desires, our mirrors. There are voices of hope in a world often torn asunder and we are full of wonder… surely? Tolstoy wrote of reverence, humility and love and he felt that the narrative was outside his control. I promise myself I need to write more.
Where do stories come from and why?
Whatever else love is, it is always a mystery.
Fireworks end each night to mark the finale of the Edinburgh Tattoo.