Martin Creed’s most recent installation for the Edinburgh International Festival is an insight into his meandering mind, almost like witnessing a visual slicing of the head, a gush of thoughts pouring out onto a performance stage. With his most recent piece, Martin Creed’s Words and Music, the Turner Prize winning artist gives us an insight into his eccentric, surreal, procrastinating habits in a set that evokes his anguish and frustration, yet also demonstrates his talents as he presents us with vocal ramblings involving wordplay and song.Read More
Nina, a show devised and performed by Olivier Award-nominated actress Josette Bushell-Mingo, weaves together the tales of Nina Simone’s life with the more contemporary experiences of Bushell-Mingo. Receiving a standing ovation at this sold out show, this powerful performance is well-received, and admired by the audience. Showcasing her strength in singing, Bushell-Mingo also surprises us whilst singing Simone classics such as Sinnerman, Feeling Good and Mississippi God Damn.Read More
Hendersons is a well-established Edinburgh vegetarian haunt, which over the last few years has grown legs and arms, most notably with it’s restaurant on St Giles Street.
The Fountain spoke with Barrie Henderson, General Manager of Hendersons about this expansion and some events that they have coming up over Fringe season.
Jason Singh, international beatboxer, was highly impressive as he demonstrated his skills as a one man cinematic score for John Grierson’s 1929 debut documentary, Drifters. As part of a tour along the North Sea, A Kind of Seeing (AKA Shona Thomson) and LeithLate took this ‘trawler’ film to Destiny Church in Leith, which used to be a cinema in the 1920s.Read More
“I want this to be a poetry book for people that don’t normally read poetry.”
That’s how Michael Pedersen described his new collection in a conversation with The Fountain. Created in collaboration with Frightened Rabbit’s lead singer Scott Hutchison, Oyster is Pedersen’s second publication with Polygon Books, a tragic yet playful collection of poetry and illustrations.
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