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Thursday 3 Aug – Berlin to Edinburgh

Easyjet flight: 6978 from SXF to EDI
EZY6978 flight
Departs: 13:25
Arrives: 14:45

Airlink 100 to Haymarket Station (runs every 10 mins)
9 minute walk to

16B ROTHESAY MEWS, Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 7SG (TripAdvisor link)

The ad

Friday 4 August – Edinburgh Festival

Edit walked 16 km

A heart at sea 👍👍👍👍

A Heart at Sea uses haunting live music to tell the story of a young Boy who bottles up his heart and throws it into the sea. Original song-writing is set to breath-taking visuals centred around a beautifully carved wooden chest that holds the secrets to the story.

Intricate puppets are swept through a transforming wooden world created by the spectacular chest. Be astounded as backdrops flip up, pirouette and change, sending the Boy tumbling through danger and discovery. Puppets roam on this unique contraption to recount the story of whales, tiny boats, sea captains and beards.

The original songs, composed by Avi Simmons, knit together the atmospheric tale through live vocals, instruments and a loop station. The music sweeps through echoing soundscapes to create a visceral, heart-warming experience. Join our hero as he embarks on a wild, nautical journey to recover his missing heart.

When we Ran 👍👍

When two sisters flee the commune they’ve grown up in, they discover a harsh and beautiful world they never knew. Playful, visual storytelling with original songs from the creators of We Live By the Sea – ‘Top Theatre of 2016’ (New York Times). Patch of Blue are a multi award-winning company creating fresh, exciting and touching devised theatre with live music. They are the recipient of the prestigious Grahame F. Smith Peace Foundation Award for promoting human rights through theatre, as well as the Best Theatre and Critics Choice awards at the Adelaide Festival.

Wereldband 👍👍👍👍👍

Losing it 👍

Performed by a clown duo enrolled in Cirque du Soleil, accompanied by one-man orchestra Bird Radio and comedy directed by critically acclaimed Cal McCrystal, this show is a daring fusion of laughter and tears. An odd and elderly immigrant couple is waiting for their children… A life defined by vegetables, routine and memories is illustrated through grotesque body-mask, mime, object manipulation and live music played on classical instruments and kitchen utensils.

Son et lumière + fireworks on way home

Saturday 5 August – Edinburgh Festival


Edinburgh weather

Mimi’s Bakehouse

web site


Bryony Knox

web site


Free bowler hats today

Circa: Humans 👍👍👍👍👍

The new, thrilling and heart-stopping performance from the internationally acclaimed Circa (Closer, Beyond, Wunderkammer). Humans is an ecstatic love letter to our endangered species. Created by Yaron Lifschitz and fresh from a storming season at Sydney Festival, ten acrobats go faster, harder and higher than ever before, taking us on a stirring journey of what it means to be human and of how our bodies, our connections and our aspirations all form part of who we are.

The venerable bird’s eye view 👍👍👍👍

Artocrite Theater (Hong Kong)

Three actors are transformed into birds and trapped within a cage – the human world. In this new life they must express their emotions and needs, and explore gender to forge a new, human identity. Artocrite theatre create a multimedia experience bringing intense physical experession together with contemporary music. Directed by Dr Peter Jordan in partnership Hong Kong artists Birdy Wong and Pong Leung, The Venerable Bird’s Eye View is a stunning cross-cultural performance without spoken language.

Kim had a little dance on stage with the bearded man in the dress with a shining heart.

Sunday 6 August – Edinburgh Festival


Jupiter Artway






Driftwood 👍👍👍

Last Clown on Earth 👎

Staging Wittgenstein 👍👍👍

Monday 7 August – Edinburgh Festival


Dance-Forms 74th International Choreographers’ Showcase 👍

Perhaps, perhaps, quizás 👍👍👍👍👍

In the street

The Improv Musical 👍👍👍

Tuesday 8 August – Edinburgh to Hull




To Waverley Station it’s a 2 mile drive, 15 min. Edinburgh Central Taxis +441312292468 (book online)

10:00 Edinburgh (Virgin Trains East Coast) F13, F14 (GBP 46 each)
12:28 York

12:47 York (Northern Rail)
13:48 Hull

10 minute walk (1/2 mile) to
Kingston Theatre Hotel

Philip Larkin poems

Ten things you might not know about Hull (BBC)

Tripadvisor says

What’s on in Hull?

Wednesday 9 August – Hull


Hull City of Culture 2017

humber street gallery

Visible Girls

instagram visible girls
Guardian article on Visible Girls

Visible girls team
Anita Corbin and Deborah Willimott

©Anita Corbin

©Anita Corbin

©Anita Corbin

©Anita Corbin


It’s never dull in Hull
If you’re a hungry gull
You can eat a curious dish
An English-speaking fish



Pussy hats

Bionic crows


The Deep aquarium

Old dry dock

Thursday 10 August – Hull


Peter & Wind turbines


Siemens dispatches first turbines from Hull



Spencer Tunick

Slide show of images

Ron Mueck



The city speaks (or not)

Friday 11 August – Hebden Bridge


Visible Girls



Old Cragg Hall Barn



Saturday 12 August – Hebden Bridge


Walk to Hebden Bridge. There and back is about 10 miles.

1:30 Lunch in Hebden Bridge – Chapter 17
Arts and crafts work

Mud, mud, glorious mud …


Traces of the Tour de France

The canal is much easier – Hamden Bridge on LGBT day


Sunday 13 August – Hebden Bridge

A super sunny Yorkshire Sunday


Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Tony Cragg




Zak Ové


Zak Ové at YSP from Yorkshire Sculpture Park on Vimeo.




A Yorkshire joke overheard at YSP

Q. What do you get if you sit under a cow?
A. A pat on the head.



Monday 14 August – York


Time to leave for York


The Brontë parsonage in Haworth


Middletons York

Visit York web site

York Minster


Mary bottle-feeding Jesus to spare victorian blushes



Tuesday 15 August – York


A walk around the York wall




Photovoltaic cow

Coming out from coffee in the refectory

Burghers of Olde Yorke


Wednesday 16 August – York

Aesthetica exhibition

How difficult can it be to jump from France 🇫🇷 to the UK 🇬🇧




What remains of York’s castle

Thursday 17 August – York to Berlin


Train York to Newcastle. Transpennine Express
Collect ticket at station 385T968X

10:08 York
11:12 Newcastle Central
11:27 Newcastle Central Metro
11:54 Newcastle Airport

There’s a metro from Newcastle Central station every 12 mins & it takes 25 mins to the airport.

Easyjet flight from Newcastle U2 4628 from NCL to SXF 15:00 – 18:10