Today the world's biggest art festival hits Edinburgh's gardens and closes for three weeks! The city's population doubles in size as people from all over the world flock to the streets and the various festival venues. The streets are filled with performances and exhibitions, actors arrive at bars in their outfits post performance and bars and clubs are open late - 3 am and 5 am.
As a young gay man I challenged no clichés by being obsessed with Barbra, Liza and all the other divas and it always struck me how much Thatcher had in common with these great gay icons. But I started school in the early 90s when Section 28 was still very much in place.
The borders of gender are being smashed down, and Justin Vivian Bond is leading the charge. In the 1990's, Bond achieved fame portraying Kiki DuRane, a lush, ageing lounge singer. DuRane has long since been retired, allowing the emergence of Justin Vivian Bond, a witty, incisive cabaret performer, artist and activist.
In the long run meningitis and what I thought were my dreams disappearing was exactly what needed to happen for me to find out what I wanted to do. I'm not saying I'd recommend a debilitating virus and bad health...but it worked for me.
Grab your balls, because this Saturday, June 20, is the 20th World Juggling Day. To celebrate here are 15 facts about juggling.
After it was confirmed that Ian Duncan Smith would remain in cabinet as the work and pensions secretary, he wasted no time and pressed ahead with his welfare reforms, one of note being the back-to-cabaret scheme.
[Camille O'Sullivan - Credit: Peter Williams] There were already high hopes, but the scale of the first weekend's ticket
When I'm not onstage, I co-produce the independent Noodle Palace and Midlandia venues during Western Australia's Fringe World festival, so I'm out seeing a lot of shows come Australia's festival season from February through April. A lot of these end up at Edinburgh come August. Here are ten of my favourites. OK, eleven.
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In a routine reminiscent of The Greatest Show on Legs' Balloon Dance, an act called Les Beaux Frères recently wowed the crowd