This was a genuine fringe first: a play from Gaza in the heart of Edinburgh despite all of the obstacles in the way.
Last night I had the amazing experience of watching a play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival which was being performed live in Gaza City. After we finally got the satellite link going the two audiences in different cities were able to watch the play together, applaud together, and speak to each other. The theatre company was Ashtar and the play was called The Cage. This was a genuinely moving and worthwhile project made possible by the British Council, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and Welcome To The Fringe.
Going back to Westminster after the summer recess you can almost feel the impending doom in the air. It’s the calm before the storm. Everyone knows something bad is going to happen. Just not what exactly. Like waiting for the ghoul to reveal itself in a horror movie.
And as the dread unfolds the discussion about whether there should be another Brexit referendum will intensify.