All for One (blog), One for All (bloggers): Introductions III
Our local watering holes, theatre venues, the Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and many more spaces are all getting dressed up as we speak - an increasing number of festivals banners flapping about in our windy city as August approaches - all at a frenzied speed so that we can shout to the world: Welcome to the City of Festivals!
With the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival only four days away and followed closely by an exciting line up of Festivals (Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival and Edinburgh Mela) less than three weeks away - there's definitely a sense of excited anticipation bubbling over at Clicket HQ!
All tickets to the aforementioned festivals are available right here on Clicket - ready for your click-happy fingers. Those links you see above, help signpost you to all the fantastic events at the festivals and boy do we want you to enjoy every last festivals drop of it! Tickets are selling well for all festivals so don't miss out and book your tickets on Clicket today!
As always, we are your ever-energetic creative explorer and have planned our own Festivals Itinerary. Read our I'm Planning for: City of Festivals or Exploring Edinburgh campaigns to see what we're planning to do in Edinburgh this summer!
And with the help of fellow local Edinburgher Bloggers; we'll be bringing to you daily posts of what we're up to in our fair city of festivals!
Read our last two blog posts introducing our fellow blogger friends (click here and here). This week we continue to introduce our fellow bloggers who are book fantatics and (yes you've guessed it!) literary lovers of the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Look to our blog in the month of August for guest posts and share in our literary adventures.
Colin's duo-talent of wordsmith and cartoonist / author and illustrationist almost always guarantees a recipe for an entertaining read on his blog Radio Cartoonist. This cartoonist and writer is also Britain's first radio cartoonist but doesn't like to boast about it he says.
In fact this witty liner of "All for One (Clicket Blog), One for All (Bloggers)" was coined by the man himself in true
MusketeerClicketeer Spirit of sharing all our local Edinburgher Bloggers festivals experiences all on one Clicket Blog (allowing us to be true to our tagline of a One Stop Shop etc etc).
Having written or co-written more than a dozen books himself, Colin is spoilt for choice at this year's Edinburgh International Book Festival with no fewer than 800 writers whose ideas he'll savour to challenge, delight, entertain and provoke. While he decides how he'll be packing so many events in a 24 hour day (quite a mammoth task for this avid Book Festival goer), we're sure we'll find him at the heart of the Book Festival - Edinburgh's World Writers' Conference 2012 - 2013.
A historic gathering of fifty world renowned writers discussing over five afternoons from 17 - 21 Aug - how writing and the imagination are an essential component of society.
Click on these Book Festival event links and book your tickets to this once in a lifetime conference!
Carley loves her kindle (read: she loves Literature) and is loving the juxtaposition of two cultures which she's embraced - the place she lives now (Edinburgh) and the place where she grew up (the sunny county of Essex). She blogs on A Summer full of Peaches sharing with readers, what might be potentially a short time of really living it loud and proud in Edinburgh for six months (till August!) till she decides with her partner if they should move on from the city or not.
In the meantime, great times in this unique city is what she's focusing on at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
With her workplace just a couple of metres away from Charlotte Square Gardens, one may expect to find this literary loving blogger getting really stuck in at Unbound at the Book Festival- the entertaining addition to the programme offering a literary experience like no other. From 9pm, every night (12 - 27 Aug), anything goes: storytelling, music, performance, poetry, stand-up - raw, surprising and sometimes an emotional ride.
Click on the aforementioned link to add these free, unticketed Book Festival events into your My Clicket itinerary builder!
Juliet is an Edinburgh based writer, adult education tutor and conservation volunteer and blogs on Crafty Green Poet. She has written poetry chapbooks to raise funds for charities and read her poetry and short stories at various venues including the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
She was almost immediate in her reply to us when we asked if she was attending any of the events at the Book Festival this year. Being true to her heartbeat for literature and discussions on the environment - her itinerary undoubtedly includes events of the same theme as can be seen in the following:
Thu 16 Aug | Into Africa with Gus Casely-Hayford & Alastair Hazell
Sat 18 Aug | Putting the Cult into Culture with Jennifer Rohn and Neal Stephenson
Sun 19 Aug | Nature Calls with TC Smout and Melanie Challenger
Wed 22 Aug | Starting a Natural revolution with Steve Benbow and Alys Fowler
Thu 23 Aug | Jean Sprackland's Strands and Martin Palmer's Sacred Land
Some of these events are selling out really quickly, so book your tickets now and start enjoying the festivals season in Edinburgh!
AKA Super Mummy - The Working Supermum. Is working super mum; Is cooking super mum to to a five and three year old; Is Made for Mums Best Mummy Blogger and has said to Clicket she's wanting to do more over the summer with her family and enjoy all that the Edinburgh summer festivals has to offer!
*pant* How does she do it all?
This year's Edinburgh International Book Festival programme for children and young people will certainly help her do all that she's set out for herself and her family! With a range of themes taking in science, translation and sport, as well as three brilliant guest selectors and an illustrator in residence - Julie-Ann's family is going to have to do some major planning to fit it all in.
So welcome Julie-Ann and family to the RBS Children's Programme - for children and young adults of all ages.
Look out for:
Guest Selector: Vivian French
Meet The Buttons Family on 15 Aug and 16 Aug
Sat 11 Aug | Aesop's Funky Fables with Vivian French
Mon 13 Aug | Story Consequences
Tue 14 Aug | Creating Story through Song
Free & Drop-in RBS Story Box Activities during the festival from 11.00 to 16.30 - simply pop in to get involved in all sorts of hands-on activities.
Kate was our Edinburgh International Science Festival Bloggers Challenge 2012 winner and a deserving one indeed - this physicist-poet, the two-in-one brainy and creative blogger of Blur of Woodsmoke is as energetic as she is thoughtful in her poems.
If you ever have the pleasure of meeting her in person, her vibrant energy for life can be felt in every cell of her body. When asked which Book Festival event she'd be attending she said "choosing is the difficult bit" - there's simply too many she'd love. Undoubtedly poetry events struck most of her fancy amongst others:
11 Aug | Charles Fernyhough & Claudia Hammond
12 Aug | Frances Wilson's spotlight onto J Bruce Ismay, the owner of the Titanic
Nothing but the Poem's list of events
Read her blog post on Love in a Library - a wee taster of the Edinburgh International Festival.
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For Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival events | 20 - 29 Jul, click me
For Edinburgh International Festival events | 9 Aug - 2 Sep, click me
For Edinburgh International Book Festival events | 11 - 27 Aug, click me
For Edinburgh Festival Fringe events @Brunton Theatre | 3 - 27 Aug, click me
For Edinburgh Festival Fringe events @Dance Base | 3 - 27 Aug, click me
For Edinburgh Festival Fringe events @Traverse Theatre | 3 - 27 Aug, click me
For Edinburgh International Book Festival events | 11 - 27 Aug, coming soon
For Edinburgh Mela Day Passes | 31 Aug - 2 Sep, click me
For Edinburgh Art Festival exhibitions listings | 2 Aug - 2 Sep, click me