So, the festival is almost at an end…what better way to get out of town and relax by the sea and be reminded of all the homegrown Edinburgh talent we have!….the Portobello Big Beach Busk is back and is happening on Saturday 31st August..
Here’s everything you need to know…
1 – The Busk is always the last Saturday of August.
2 – The Busk starts at Noon and finishes around 6pm
3 – Anyone can join in. You don’t need to ask.
4 – It doesn’t have to be music but try to make it entertaining.
5 – An EH15 postcode will get you here. Try to come by bus, by bike or by foot. Parking’s tight.
6 – Be kind and considerate to buskers, residents and visitors.
7 – Busk for charity or Busk for yourself. It’s up to you.
8 – Businesses are perfectly welcome. You’ll need to sort out your own license with the council.
So, the festival is almost coming to an end…what better way to get out of town and relax by the sea and be reminded of all the homegrown Edinburgh talent we have!….the Portobello Big Beach Busk is back and is happening on Saturday 25th August..
The Big Beach busk is an opportunity for the prom to be filled with buskers of all varieties, and promises to be a colourful and musical affair !
My final ten recommendations of shows still on this weekend would be :
The Many Doors of Frank Feelbad– Absolutely fantastic show, dealing with loss and the big feelings that surround this. Gentle, beautiful and brave…last show 28th August.
Children Are Stinky– Very fun and silly acrobatic and clown show from a lovable Australian Duo – featuring hula hoops, chairs and a fantastic soundtrack, lots of fun for the whole family ! Last show 29th..
360 Allstars – Featuring some spectacular BMX tricks, brilliant basketball, impressive breakdancing and live beat-boxing – this show has something for everyone ! A jam packed hour of talented performers showing off their skills ! Last show on 29th…
Shark In The Park – Really enjoyable adaptation of the very popular books….featuring lots of singing, puppets and surprises. Last show on the 29th …
Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones – Using some inventive household objects, and even audience members shoes – this is a great little shadow puppet show. Featuring a few short stories in shadow puppetry…. Last show on 29th August.
The Bookbinder – an enchanting production, featuring imaginative storytelling and beautiful papercraft….about a Bookbinder’s apprentice who travels into a wonderful world to rectify a mistake. Last show on the 28th.
Beards ! Beards ! Beards ! – Ace show about a girl called Beatrix who wants to have a beard like all the wise and important men in history. Quirky and innovative with lots of great songs..one to catch for sure ! Last show on 28th.
Glasgow Girls– One for older children but absolute highlight of my fringe, fantastic musical about a very important and temporary topic of immigration and asylum seekers. Last show on 28th
Celeste’s Circus – One for younger children -this is a really sweet little show for under fives. Celeste takes us to the circus, using a lovely handmade set and featuring a cat, seal, dogs, hippo and elephant ! Last show the 28th August.
If you’re out and about – enjoy it !! And let’s hope the weather is also kind….
Hopefully the sunshine will remain for this great event, now in it’s seventh year, and something which offers a little respite after all the hecticness of the Edinburgh festivals ! The Portobello Big Beach Busk is taking pace this Saturday, the 27th August from noon…taking place all along the prom, this promises to be an exciting day filled with musicians, street performers, artists….any type or kind of performer is welcome.
“No rules. Just Busking. You can be any kind of street entertainer you like from a one man band to an orchestra, a mime/robot, a choir, balloon modeller or magician. We’ve had brass bands and tenko drummers alongside salsa bands and some amazing singer songwriters.”
The sandcastle competition that ran at the same time in 2015 makes its return this year. You can start building from 12.30pm and judging is at 3pm.