The Edinburgh Fringe Edit: Our Festival Picks

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The Edinburgh Fringe Edit: Our Festival Picks

The streets are already packed with tourists, maps in hand, trying to find the right venue and make it to the next show on time. Gigantic posters and leaflets are just everywhere. St. Andrews Square and George Street have suddenly proliferated with trendy pop-up bars, 'fairy-lighted' Bier Gardens and even a vintage mobile cinema. Here it comes again. The Fringe Festival. The city is buzzing with art, culture laughs and excitement. And we love it!

Ready to make the most of these August festivities, we've picked four of the unmissable shows for you (and us!) to enjoy along with a little style guide to help with the unpredictable caprices of the Scottish weather...

 

Epitome's Festival Style Guide 

Cameron taylor* Buttonback Sweatshirt in Quill, Citizens of Humanity Anberlin Parker Cuffed Crop Denim, Zanellato Manhattan Dollarone Blue Reale, Common Projects Tournament High White, Lunettes Kollektion Sunglasses and i-on magazine. 

Epitome's Fringe Picks 

1. Facing the World: Self Portraits

In a world in which the art of the 'Selfie' seems to have taken over our everyday lives, this exhibition assumes uniquely important social and cultural meanings. The selection includes works by Rembrandt, Matisse, Klee and Warhol along with Marina Abramovic's vivid representation of the pains of pursuing beauty and Ai Weiwei's Instagram posts. 16 July-16 October at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh  

2. Hot Dub Time Machine 

Every song you love. Every beat you thought you had forgotten. Hot Dub Time Machine has got them all. Known as the ultimate Fringe night out, the World's First Time Travelling Dance Party makes a comeback in style with tunes from 1954 onward and incredible visuals that will take you on a unique, eclectic journey through pop music.  Aug 12-13, 18-19 Edinburgh Corn Exchange. 10-11 Newmarket Road, EH14 1RJ  

3. The Best of Burlesque

Unique and glamorously entertaining, the international extravaganza by Chaz Royal is back to Edinburgh for another year with a fresh roundup of the best acts from the producers of the London Burlesque Festival. Sassy cabaret, captivating moves and teasing smiles for an evening of frivolous fun. Aug 5-28 Assembly George Square Gardens. George Square, EH8 9LH 

4. Luisa Omelian: Am I right, Ladies? 

For one weekend only, the Queen Bey of comedy is back to Edinburgh for another exhilarating and fearless show called Am I right Ladies? Genuinely funny, provocative and bubbly, the London comedian has just published a book answering the one and only question: What Would Beyoncé do? Aug 27 EICC Morrison Street, EH3 8EE 

 Words: Vanessa Piras 

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