Anticipating Scotland in 2019: Edinburgh's Festival Fringe

Photo: David Monteith Hodge

Photo: David Monteith Hodge

What is the Edinburgh Fringe?  It is the world's largest arts festival transforms Scotland's capital every August, as thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages all over the city to present shows of all kinds and for every taste.  As you will see from the video, “on the whole is it’s one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen.  It’s like a playground for the imagination.  It like a massive fun house.  It’s one of the most important melting pots for ideas in the world (for the last 70 years!)  You can go see anything—circus, dance, cabaret, comedians, actors, buskers…from a serious drama to juggling, to a clown act to a naked drag queen. They cater for every taste.” 

What makes it special?

  • Totally open-access, the Fringe is proud to include in their program anyone with a story to tell and a venue willing to host them.

  • Audiences can enjoy theatre, comedy, dance, circus, cabaret, children's shows, physical theatre, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.

  • It's a magnet for creative producers, the industry and the media making it the biggest and most dynamic international arts market in the world.

Get Excited for Scotland 2019: Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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What is the Military Tattoo?  The Tattoo is an iconic Edinburgh institution, and a sellout year after year after year. Music, dance and precision display with the Massed Pipes and Drums, the Massed Military Bands, cultural troupes, singers and the poignant refrain of the Lone Piper against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. 

What makes it special?

  • Each year's Tattoo is very much a 'global gathering' - showcasing the talents of musicians and performers from every corner of the globe.

  • Each and every Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is different from the last. The Tattoo embraces different themes; nature, creativity and Scotland's homecoming are just some of the concepts explored in recent times.

  • More than 14 million people have attended the Tattoo, with an annual audience of around 220,000. In addition, around 100 million people see the Tattoo each year on international television. Not a single performance of the Tattoo has ever been cancelled.

A few favorite moments from Switzerland & Italy Soirée 2018

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Moments from Scouting for Switzerland & Italy 2018

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A few favorite moments from New Zealand Soirée 2017

Save the Date - Switzerland and Italy: Lakes and Mountains Soirée

CONLEY & SILVERS
Invites You to Save the Date

SWITZERLAND AND ITALY: LAKES AND MOUNTAINS SOIRÉE

A scenic journey by train and boat
Featuring regional expert Tim Jepson

Early September 2018
Full invitation will arrive in your email inbox in August 2017!

Wine Roads & War Stories 2016: Guest Post from Janet Herring

Thank you Janet for being an ace scrapbooker of our 2016 Soirée in Normandy, Burgundy, Alsace and Paris.

Amalfi Coast Soirée

Photos from a Dream Trip!

Amalfi Coast Soirée 2015: Getting Excited


August 29 – September 9, 2015  

Join us as we plunge into the most magnificent blue.
A true Italian holiday. 
Private beach clubs and late night piano bars. 
Boating at all speeds.  Tasting the sun in Neapolitan cuisine.
Lemon grove landcapes tumbling into the sea.
The erotic art of Pompeii and the delight of limoncello.
A classic concert in romantic Ravello.
Crumbing stucco in hues of rose.
Historic villas with exquisite gardens.
Swanky Capri and her fashionable boutiques by the sea. 
The best pizza in the world? 

London Soirée 2014

May 25 – June 8, 2014

Punting down the river. 
Roman baths and Stonehenge legends. 
Archeological treasures, shrunken heads, and impressionist masters. 
Dickens, Shakespeare, Austen, Harry (Prince and Potter), and
Her Majesty, The Queen.  Modern art and outdoor markets. 
Pubs, blokes, cheers, fish and chips. 
Buckingham Palace and Hampton Court. 
Derby hats, double decker buses, and the tube.