Book your flights to London Heathrow now, because this summer looks set to be one of the best times to visit Britain for decades. The country has made a huge investment in preparing for the London 2012 Olympics which kick off on 27th July with what is likely to be a spectacular opening ceremony to celebrate the coming together of hundreds of nations and this milestone year for Britain, but that’s not all Britain has to offer this summer.
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From time immemorial, people have vouched about the unconditional love and faith displayed by their pet dogs. People even assert that their dogs are their stress busters! But who would have imagined the undying love of a dog for its owner long after the latter’s death?
While taking a city walk in Edinburgh I came across a statue of a dog inviting lot of attention from people who were evidently tourists. Who was this dog? And why was there a statue instituted for it? I was quite intrigued.
Come August and Edinburgh the beautiful capital of Scotland turns into a massive performance pad buzzing with artists and performers from across the world.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe or simply ‘The Fringe” started in 1947when 8 theatrical groups decided to land up uninvited at the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF), the original and the official festival consisting of opera, theatre, dance, music and visual arts. Over the years new and more performers started turning up to perform on the outskirts of EIF and by 1958 The Festival Fringe Society was formed which provided all information pertaining to the Fringe shows. Now the EIF and the Fringe run as independent bodies bringing separate programmes every year.