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Spoken Word Shows

Have a look through our selection of Spoken Word Shows! We are sure To have something you'll want to see in Edinburgh this August - from children's shows to cabaret; standup comedy to tragic drama. There's something for everyone at the Free Festival!


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AROUND THE WORLD IN 60 MINUTES

AROUND THE WORLD IN 60 MINUTES

Spoken Word

AROUND THE WORLD IN 60 MINUTES

Spoken Word

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 11-14 at 10:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

AROUND THE WORLD IN 60 MINUTES - TRAVEL THE WORLD IN VERSE. The Cheapest, Quickest and Funniest Round the World Trip You'll Ever Make! Having never travelled beyond Europe and having married and raised a family of 4 children, I was now alone, free and with a small inheritance and my ambition was to visit EVERY CONTINENT, Arctic and Antarctic included. As I journeyed, I wrote poems about my experiences - pithy, comical, thought-provoking, joyful. I invite you to share my travels through my verses. EXAMPLE 1: Short poem from the Arctic: Solstice Superlatives: "Longest day, shortest night,...


Diary of an Australian Outback Woman

Diary of an Australian Outback Woman

Spoken Word

Diary of an Australian Outback Woman

Spoken Word

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 20-28 at 11:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

DIARY OF AN AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK WOMAN" Meet Australian Outback 1940's restaurant owner Sheila and journey through her life with stories, song, bush verse, photographs and mouth watering recipes. Sheila was an Australian town girl who married an outback Australian farmer in the early 1940's. After 40 yrs of cooking for shearers, coping with the harsh outback heat, flies, droughts and floods, Sheila, at the age of 60yrs, opened a successful homestead restaurant. Sheila's dessert trolley, laden with pavlova, creme caramel, mocha chocolate roll, mulberry pie, bowls of chocolate mousse an...


Guerilla Autistics - Year Eight - Scenes from an undiagnosed life.

Guerilla Autistics - Year Eight - Scenes from an undiagnosed life.

Spoken Word

Guerilla Autistics - Year Eight - Scenes from an undiagnosed life.

Spoken Word

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 4-19 at 12:00 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

The show formerly known as Guerilla Aspies returns with scenes from my life. How did I grow up not knowing what I was? There is an evolving sub culture all around you, with pride, relationships, sides, wars, arguments & schisms. We are the Neurodivergent from the Neurotypical. Who are all lets face it, Neurodiverse anyway... Paul Wady continues to challenge audiences. Want to know what it means to be Neurodiverse, Autistic & positive about your brain? Change the way your mind works and enter our world. Join in. Ask questions. Laugh. Love yourself even more. Oh, and vaccines do not ca...