A new contemporary multi-arts festival offering diverse creative responses to Burns.Featured are over 30 visual artists, an Alternative Burns Night, a Flyting competition, a tailor made programme of music as well as children’s performance and workshops as well as a series of Whisky Masterclasses.
Due to the pot luck nature of Fringe audiences, your experience is reliant on whoever else decides to see the show.
Even if that anything involves dragging myself to a dank basement bar with moody music and seven men waiting to have micro-conversations with me. When I agreed to this speed dating thing I kind of imagined some bright river north bar with lines of tables and man upon man waiting to be micro-interrogated. But it was also kind of weird because there were also seven women and, including me, I knew five of them. Speed dating might not have been my first choice for finding a date. I mean, small talk isn’t exactly my favorite thing.
I mean, I didn’t even know people did speed dating anymore. But, hey, if there’s one thing I can talk about, it’s travel.
Without knowing anyone’s relationship status or sexuality, it’s hard to say how many of the potential dates at this show are available, and with only one minute to quiz them, it’s tricky to get beyond basic introductions or discover the kind of personality quirks highlighted in the earlier plays.
But the usual speed dating protocol is in place, allowing you to mark a date card with the numbers of participants you like.