Last year in response to anti-progressive ramblings on social media about a supposed ‘take over’ of the Fringe by Feminist works, F-Bomb Theatre launched their FemiFringe Guide. It’s first edition was a showing of solidarity, spirit and sheer joy among creatives who identify as women or with marginalised genders. This year, the guide enters its’ second incarnation which proves that you will find a woman-led, non-binary-led, or otherwise marginalised-gendered work every day of the Fringe this August.
Launching this year’s programme online, F-Bomb Theatre said “The #FemiFringe movement started in 2022 when we shared a celebratory calendar of feminist work. This year we approached [the] Edfringe
Society working together on plans to expand on our guide and make it bigger and better!”.
Addressing the guide’s creation, they remarked “Through the support of Edinburgh Napier [University]
and our generous crowdfunders, we’ve been able to produce this guide and hire a Scottish feminist illustrator for the cover art. Thank you to everyone in the #FemiFringe community for your support – this is for you!”.
The physical guide will be printed on recycled, carbon-neutral paper that will be available at locations around the city in August. The online guide is now available to download and explore.
Creatives online quickly bandied together to celebrate the news. Prentice Productions highlighted their show 30 and Out in a quote tweet, stating that they were “honoured” to be included. Drag performer Joe Leather shared their opinion, adding that “God is a woman, and this guide is HEAVENLY”, while highlighting some of the shows from the guide that he was excited for, including Rosalie Minnitt’s character comedy Clementine and 3 hearts canvas/Kate Sumpter’s anti-capitalist spin class Spin.