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
What a privilege, in association with Summerhall, to be hosting Army@TheFringe once again at our Reserve Centre, Hepburn House, East Claremont Street. We have an outstanding programme of talented artists across a spectrum of genres, who will draw from history and more recent experiences to stimulate conversations about war, conflict and our people living and working in Defence today. By opening our doors we aim to open festivalgoers’ minds to our diverse and inclusive family culture and the powerful bonds of belonging.
Brigadier Gary Deakin CBE 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
In the news
A 100-year-old Hindi short story from World War I told through archive and new silent film footage, an evocative sound score and powerful dance 10 to 25 August 2018 (no performances 12, 13, 19, 20 August) at 8.30pm Venue 210, Army @ The Fringe, 89 East Claremont...
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