Improviser, comedian and Foster's Best Newcomer Nominee Cariad Lloyd chatted to us over Skype one morning as she made cookies. She talked about The Artist's Way, finding free accommodation and how she spends her days in Edinburgh (hint: LITERALLY ROLLING IN MONEY). She also gets philosophical about the pros and cons of doing free vs paid shows and the shock of her Foster's nomination. For the transcript, click "Read More."
At Cracking the Fringe, our aim is to get you the best advice, so we went to a Fringe lettings agent for all the best tips about finding accommodation in Edinburgh, as well as his tips as a long-time Edinburgh resident.
When's the best time to start looking for accommodation in Edinburgh?
Obviously, the sooner the better (I guess February is a good time to put out some feelers) but remember your first priority is to get your venue sorted (which practically speaking will probably be from March onwards). Once you’ve sorted your venue, sorted out personnel for your show and secured most of the funding then you’re ready to contact us. New properties do come up all the way up to the start of the festival but prices don’t necessarily drop and the choice gets more limited.