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Impromptu street performance, Edinburgh Fringe

August 2013
Impromptu street performance, Edinburgh Fringe

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has its roots in the attendance of eight uninvited theatre groups at the inaugural Edinburgh International Festival in 1947. This unofficial adjunct to the festival grew in both size and organisation throughout the 1950’s with more and more performers coming to take advantage of the audiences drawn to the capital by the official events.

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