Articles tagged Edinburgh Festival:

Edinburgh Fringe Diary: Sunday

  • 5 Aug 2019

This was one of those days when (almost) everything went right and I can go to bed happy. Mind you, it didn't start off that way. I got up earlier than I would have liked to record this week's For the Many podcast with Jacqui Smith. We recorded about 80 minutes before I...

Edinburgh Fringe Diary: Saturday

  • 3 Aug 2019

It's weird to think that it's only Saturday but I have now hosted one third of the shows in the entire 24 show Edinburgh run. It hardly seems possible, but it's true. I had a bit of a lie-in this morning and also read some of Kirsty Wark's new book THE HOUSE BY THE LOCH...

Edinburgh Fringe Diary: Friday

  • 3 Aug 2019

I had one of the best night's sleep I've had in months and was only awoken by the alarm ringing. I could have happily stayed in bed all morning, but I was booked to appear on the Radio Scotland morning show with Stephen Jardine at 10am to plug the show. I decided to walk down ...

Edinburgh Fringe Diary: Thursday

  • 2 Aug 2019

I've just won the Big Gay Slam. No, not some deviant orgiastic competition, but... well you'll have to read to the end. I think it's called reeling you in. I had a very uneventful morning, mainly because I had to write my EDP and ConservativeHome columns, as well as put the...

Edinburgh Fringe Diary: Wednesday

  • 31 Jul 2019

I don't usually get nervous about much nowadays. I mean it's not as if I'm not used to being on a stage talking in front of an audience, but somehow appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe is somewhat different. I suppose I'm in fear of falling on my face and going back to London wi...

Edinburgh Fringe Diary: Tuesday

  • 30 Jul 2019

I know now that whenever I go on a trip I usually incur a series of mini disasters along the way. Today was no different. I had arranged for my local MP in Norfolk, Keith Simpson, to provide a taxi service and pick me up at 8am to take me to Norwich International Airport - the...

More Guests Revealed for 'Iain Dale All Talk' at the Edinburgh Fringe

  • 13 Jun 2019

In April I revealed I am doing a 12 day long run at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, with a show called IAIN DALE - ALL TALK. Well today I can announce we've expanded the run to 24 shows, following the opportunity to take over another venue due to a cancellation. So instead o...

Announcing my Edinburgh Fringe Show - 'Iain Dale - All Talk'

  • 17 Apr 2019

I'm delighted to announce that I'll be doing a 12 day long run at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, with a show called IAIN DALE - ALL TALK. I've invited a range of well known people from the world of politics and the media to join me on stage at one of the best known venues on...

In Praise of Gyles Brandreth (And Listen to our Book Club Podcast!)

  • 16 Nov 2018

I first met Gyles Brandreth around twenty years ago. He used to come to booklaunches at Politico’s and was always the life and soul of the party. He then invited me on to his Sunday afternoon arts show on LBC, when it used to be based at ITN in Grays Inn Road. I loved it. He’d...