Friday, 31 August 2012

Reports of a wild Cat

Not to be outdone by Clacton-on-Sea, there were reports of a wild Cat in Edinburgh on Sunday.

In fact, it was the force of nature that is Cat Brogan, winner of last year's BBC Poetry Slam. Cat came to our rescue to become this year's special guest at very short notice. A big thank-you from all of us at Arguments and Nosebleeds! Cat can be found on your airwaves as I type, touring radio stations, putting her words to political use in the debate about new laws on squatting (amongst her other campaigning activity). She is passionate, incisive and very funny and we are glad to have had her on our stage.

But we have not forgotten Cynthia Carle, who was unfortunately struck low by Fringe flu (which has been giving sore throats to the natives too). We thank her for agreeing to join us in the first place (and for trying to do the impossible) and we wish her a speedy recovery.

Along with Cat, that left the quartet of Robin Cairns, Alex Frew, Jane Overton and Chris Young to entertain the audience. And I think they were. If you came, thank you for coming! And thanks also to Jorik and Monica for flyering and general support.

One of the joys of the Fringe, especially for a one-off show, is having little time to sort out practicalities such as lighting and sound. Unfortunately, the venue did not lend itself to video recording and the following photograph is the best we could muster:

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