Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city, in August has traditionally become a
melting pot of classical musicians, stand-up comedians, street
entertainers, authors and executives from the world of film and
television. This year this rich and varied pot has an extra ingredient in
the form of the first ever Edinburgh International Games Festival (EIGF)
which will see computer and video games take their place alongside the
more traditional arts which have dominated the various Edinburgh Festivals
since 1947. Will this be the start of another traditional event during
Edinburgh's Festival season? Only time will tell.
The EIGF has been devised to increase the awareness and understanding of
interactive entertainment and to highlight the growing bond between video
games and other entertainment industries including music, literature,
television and film.
Running from 11 August to 18 August 2003, the EIGF will consist of two
separate, but related events: an eight-day public exhibition (taking place
at the Royal Museum of Scotland) and a one-day conference for members of
the industry and other interested parties (at Edinburgh's International
Conference Centre). The climax of the Festival will be the inaugural
presentation of an award for excellence and innovation at a ceremony on
the evening of 18 August. The recipient of this award will be chosen by a
worldwide panel of judges drawn from all areas of the interactive
entertainment industry. The event is being financially supported by
Scottish Enterprise Edinburgh and Lothian and by sponsorship from some of
the biggest names in interactive entertainment, including Sony, Microsoft,
Nintendo and NVIDIA.
One event which has already joined Edinburgh Festival tradition is Fringe
Sunday which takes place this Sunday (10 August). Free an unticketed you
can enjoy the best of the Fringe at Royal Bank Fringe Sunday from 11am on
The Meadows, Melville Drive. A unique open-air extravaganza for absolutely
everyone which showcases Fringe music, theatre, comedy and dance.
Hopefully the sun will shine on The Meadows and everyone can enjoy the
party atmosphere whilst this week's recipe allows you to enjoy your very
own Party Slice tray bake.
Ingredients : 2 oz (50 g) margarine; 1 cup chocolate bits; 1 cup chopped
mixed nuts; 1 cup biscuit crumbs; 1 cup coconut; 1 large tin condensed
Put margarine in tin and place in oven to melt. Then sprinkle on top,
biscuits, chocolate bits, coconut, nuts and pour condensed milk over all.
Bake in moderate oven for 25 minutes.