Welcome to Army@TheFringe 2018
The Army invites you into ‘our home’, a real-life Army Reserve Centre in Edinburgh’s New Town. Programmed and run in association with Summerhall, Edinburgh’s most daring and respected year-round multi-arts venue, Army@The Fringe is staffed by serving soldiers. Join us for a cutting-edge performance programme sparking conversations about what the Army is and what it stands for in 21st Century society.
10-25 August 2018
Hepburn House Army
89 East Claremont Street
This year the Army is delighted to once again be hosting Army@TheFringe at our Reserve Centre at Hepburn House, East Claremont Street in Edinburgh. This year’s programme is larger and more international than in 2017 and has a strong emphasis on diversity.
It explores many different experiences of military life, past and present, with the hope of providing insight and stimulating debate about war, conflict and the role of the Armed Forces in today’s world.
We very much hope you will join us for the performances, after-show discussions, photographic exhibition – and to have a drink and a chat in the Mess.
Brigadier Robin Lindsay Brigade Commander
51st Infantry Brigade
and Army Headquarters Scotland
For Summerhall’s Fringe programmes, we look for work which has something to say about the world we live in and which is saying it
in an interesting way. Our programme at the Army Reserve Centre fits that model, in a contemporary response to the long tradition of artists making work about war and conflict. The programme at the Army Reserve Centre includes work looking at memories of past wars, contemporary responses to more recent conflicts, and work which tries to give civilians an insight into the life of today’s soldiers. We look forward to working with the Army to present the programme and to welcome you to the Centre.
Festival Programme Manager Summerhall
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