Begun in 1947, and billed as ‘the single greatest celebration of arts and culture on the planet’, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe takes place for three weeks in August in and around Scotland’s capital, in an explosion of creative energy from around the globe, featuring hundreds of artsts and performers in venues all over the city. Despite the continuing global uncertainty, 2021’s festival will take place from 6th to 30th August with live and digital events and exhibitions, taking its lead from official safety guidance.
Search for Exhibitions on the festival’s website and one of the myriad examples of visual art and craft is Alison Kinnaird, who enjoys an international reputation as a glass artist and exponent and teacher of the Scottish harp. Widely-exhibited in public and private collections at home and abroad, Alison’s open studio exhibition features a range of work in small and large-scale, at her Shillinghill studio. This large converted church where it is easy to observe all covid regulations is open to the public 10:00 – 17:00 throughout the festival, allowing visitors a safe and inspiring experience of an unusual art form.