The Fringe Street Performer


The Fringe Street Performer: a blog about the fringe street performer doing an act on a street.

The Fringe Street Performer: a blog about the fringe street performer doing an act on a street.

The Fringe Street Performer: a blog about the fringe street performer doing an act on a street.

The Fringe Street Performer: a blog about the fringe street performer doing an act on a street.

The Fringe Street Performer is a blog about the fringe street performer doing an act on a street. The street performer is doing an act and it’s on a street. They are on the fringe of being in the theater.

The Fringe Street Performer: a blog about the fringe street performer doing an act on a street.

This blog is devoted to the fringe street performer, who acts at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It’s an annual event, which takes place in August, when the city of Edinburgh is full of visitors from all over the world. The performers do their acts for free, and receive donations from passers-by.

Street Performing is a great way of making money! I’ve done my own shows in many different places, and I’ve made hundreds of pounds in one day. This blog will give you tips on how to get started performing at the Edinburgh Fringe.

The Fringe Street Performer: a blog about the fringe street performer doing an act on a street.

The Fringe Street Performer is a research project and curated blog that explores what it’s like to be an artist working on and off the street. The project was initiated in 2013 by artists, Dee Heddon and Katy Pilcher and built upon the earlier research of Heddon’s Street Performance Project. Since then, we have been inviting people to write about their experiences of being on or off the fringe.

Our contributors are artists who work in the UK and internationally as street performers, buskers, pavement artists, living statues, ‘guerrilla’ performance artists, musicians, poets – in fact anyone who has direct experience of being a performer on the fringe of one of these festivals or other public spaces or events. We also welcome contributions from those who work with or for festivals (e.g. organisers), academics and those with an interest in this area of performance practice.

Dee Heddon is Professor of Drama at the University of Glasgow and has researched street performance since 1998. She is author of Street Performance World Directory (Routledge 2002) and editor of The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy (Rout

The fringe street performer is the person who will stand or sit on the street, in a town or city, and sing songs, play an instrument, dance or juggle. They will not be doing so to promote their work – they are not advertising their upcoming show at the local theatre or comedy club – but simply because they want to perform.

The larger towns and cities such as Edinburgh and London have many fringe performers and you can find some of these listed on this website, with videos of their acts. We will also feature articles about the street performers – what makes them tick, why do they do it, how do they get started? and more.

The street performer is a regular at the fringe, where he performs his act. This blog is a place where he can share his knowledge and experiences with others. The blog includes information about the performer, his act and other topics of interest to street performers.

The street performer is a regular at the fringe, where he performs his act. This blog is a place where he can share his knowledge and experiences with others. The blog includes information about the performer, his act and other topics of interest to street performers.

The street performer is a regular at the fringe, where he performs his act. This blog is a place where he can share his knowledge and experiences with others. The blog includes information about the performer, his act and other topics of interest to street performers.

SOME PEOPLE HAVE ASKED ME: why do I blog? Why do I give away some of the most valuable things I do for free?

It’s a good question. And the answer is: because I can, and because I want to. If you are reading this and you are not one of my competitors, then I am glad to help you.

I have been in the business of street performance since I was 10 years old. As a boy, I had to perform on the streets as a form of employment.

It’s not that I didn’t want to work in a shop or on a farm like many other boys did at that time. But it was hard to find work for me because of my height and weight.

I was tall for my age, but very skinny. So when I went looking for work, people would see me and say “You’re too skinny.” Or they would say “You’re too tall.” Or they would say “You’re too young.” Or they would say “You’re too ugly.” Or they would say, “We don’t need any more boys working in our fields.”

They were all true, too. But none of them mattered at all once I got my first job in the circus at


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