Edinburgh Fringe, pt. 1: Politics and feminist history

Today at the Fringe festival, I went to see the theatre play simply called ‘Brexit’, and the ‘Six’ musical that tells the story of Henry VIII’s wives. The atmosphere at the festival is socially and politically aware - much like in Edinburgh more generally -, and these two performances are a good example why.

Flying Scots?

Finland, a hard-working, down-to-earth and honest country, had its long-distance runners like Hannes Kolehmainen and Paavo Nurmi. What could better embody those values than long-distance running? Who or what could be Scotland’s ambassadors to the world?

Is Volt election-proof?

The European elections next year will perhaps be the most interesting ones so far. I’m expecting campaigning on all sides to transcend national borders in a way that it hasn’t before, which is rather in line with the long-term trend of European integration. Maybe Volt will be one force that makes the elections interesting, but first it will have to prove its doubters wrong.

Here we, here we, here we fucking go

I had been wanting to go to a proper trance/hardstyle party like this for a while - when you go out with classmates, you never end up in a place that plays this kind of music. In light of that, the festival was definitely worth seeing. In fact, it was the first real festival I had been to.

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