Daily Worship

Festive Fringe

Rachel August 26, 2016 0 0

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.

“Failure is unimportant.  It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.” -Charlie Chaplin


You know the Festival is well and truly underway when you have to manoeuvre your way through the throngs of tourist and locals alike, just to get a foot in the door of your favourite coffee shop on the Royal mile.

Each year the Edinburgh Fringe Festival continues to attract talented performers and audiences from all over the world and provides a stage, not only for established artists, but also anyone (with a flyer) looking to have a go.

That’s the beauty of the Fringe; many of the performances are interactive and can be about the audience just as much as the artists.

There’s a common ground in it; there is great pleasure spending time in the company of musicians, comedians and actors- often in small gatherings in cafes, restaurants and churches.

I attended a Women in Comedy workshop last year which allowed a group of strangers to dream up funny scenarios and perform them together, no matter their background or age.

The festival celebrates diversity, creativity and community; we come together for a common appreciation for performing arts and of course, to enjoy the summer!


Father God,
We celebrate the coming of summer and the fringe festival in Edinburgh,
We give thanks for the performers, from all over the world and all walks of life
Bless them for their courage, especially those trying it for the first time!
Thank you for the community that we share when we attend these events
Thank you for the humanity of when we come together to enjoy the arts
We give you thanks for the joy that comes from all imagination and creativity
Help us to see how we can come together more often, to encourage one another
and to give glory and honour to your name.