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Edinburgh at 70: Front row at the festival

It has mushroomed to become the world’s largest annual cultural event: every August Edinburgh embraces theatre, comedy, literature, dance, fine art and every sort of performance you can imagine. The international festival was launched in 1947 as Europe emerged from the Second World War; we take a look back at how the performing arts have made the Scottish town a truly cosmopolitan capital over the decades.

Once a sidebar event, The Fringe has gone on to launch the careers of actors, comedians and masters of improvisation. Featuring the weird, the wacky, the personal and the political, current events are often a great source of material for performers in the fringe and no subject is off limits. France 24’s Olivia Salazar-Winspear sits down with two of the most exciting comedians this year: Sara Schaefer and Dane Baptiste. Tackling religion, race, gender and the afterlife, they make sure every moment is mined for its comic potential!

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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2018-10-16 ENCORE!

Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy on the red carpet in Paris

Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Oscar-winning filmmaker Damien Chazelle of "La La Land" and "Whiplash" fame speak to France 24 about the Neil Armstrong film, "First Man". Also on...

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2018-10-15 ENCORE!

Music show: NOLA French Connection Brass Band, Yoko Ono & Neneh Cherry

Energetic, funky sounds that transport you to the streets of the Big Easy; that's what the NOLA French Connection Brass Band have crafted on their self-titled debut album. The...

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2018-10-12 ENCORE!

Matt Dillon: 'I didn’t want to watch my new film because I was scared'

Actor Matt Dillon speaks to Eve Jackson about his new movie "The House That Jack Built", what it was like playing a serial killer and whether he still has heartthrob status.

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2018-10-11 ENCORE!

Parlez-vous français ?

Nearly 300 million people speak French worldwide. The language of love and of Molière is spoken on all five continents and is the official language in nearly 30 nations,...

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2018-10-10 ENCORE!

Film show: 'RBG', 'Galveston' and 'The House That Jack Built'

She blazed a trail to the US Supreme Court and has dedicated her career to pushing for social change and equality through her rulings. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the subject of new...

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