Ryan helps the Forest Fringe to Pass the Torch

July 27, 2017

On Friday 11 August, 9pm, an array of filmmakers, musicians and poets will perform at the Cameo cinema to celebrate a decade of art and to look forward to beginning of something new. The event is free, on a pay what you can basis, we all hope to see you there.

This is a live performance, tickets are free and the artist will be collecting donations on a pay as you wish basis at the end of the show. 

This is goodbye, for now. Forest Fringe is leaving the Edinburgh Festival to try out some new adventures elsewhere. This is our goodbye party and in the spirit of the last ten years we hope it will be big, free, eclectic, eccentric, frequently chaotic and occasionally, unexpectedly, very beautiful. Come for film, music, performance, drinks and weirdness with artists including Double Pussy Clit F*ck, Foxy & Husk, Ira Brand, Julia Taudevin, H Giles, Louise Orwin, Richard DeDomenici, Ryan Van Winkle, Tim Etchells and Tom Parkinson, with more to be announced very soon. 

Just as importantly, this event is our attempt to raise some money for another group of artists to create their own space at the festival, just as we did over a decade ago. A passing of the torch. A long drawn-out goodbye and a hope for the beginning of something very new.

Ryan and the Red Room Return for the Forest Fringe

July 12, 2016

I’ll be giving one-to-one poetry readings in Red, Like Our Room Used to Feel at this year’s Forest Fringe. A new show starts every 20 minutes, eighteen shows every day, from Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 August. Hope to see you there.

Red, Like Our Room Used To Feel
Tue 16 – Sat 20 August, 12noon-3pm; 4pm-7pm, every 20 minutes.

An intimate one-to-one poetry performance from Ryan Van Winkle. An audio voyage featuring ambient melodies from Ragland. An installation with paintings, photographs and ephemera from a host of artists. A little space to listen. Joy, memory and loss condensed into 15 minutes.

A red room to lay down in with a free cup of port or tea and as many biscuits as you like.

‘Intimate and haunting’ (Lyn Gardner, Guardian)

‘Simple, yearning and effective’ (Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out)

Ryan Van Winkle – is a working poet. His second collection, “The Good Dark”, won the Saltire Society’s 2015 Poetry Book of the Year award. He was awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson fellowship in 2012 and a residency at The Studios of Key West in 2016.
Ragland – is an island of musical adventures where musical adventurist Gareth Warner has found himself shipwrecked.

Debbie Pearson, Forest Fringe and The Bloody Great Border Ballad Project

September 13, 2013

Staying with the Edinburgh Fringe, we chat with some of the exciting people who produced some extremely interesting work there this year. First we talk with Debbie Pearson, one of the curators of the Forest Fringe, who discusses some of the work to expect there and we get an excerpt from her own show. We also hear from Lorne Campbell, Lucy Ellinson and Chris Thorpe who are taking part in The Bloody Great Border Ballad Project. Finally we include a piece from Viewmaster, Ryan’s own collaboration with Dan Gorman.

Ryan is a Viewmaster

August 10, 2013

From Friday 16 – Monday 18 August I’ll be back collaborating with Dan Gorman on our Viewmaster project right at the start of the Forest Fringe, which this year is operating out of the Blue Drill Hall, 30-38 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh.

Viewmaster with Dan Gorman

A personal slide-show for your eyes and ears only. You choose the journey and Ryan Van Winkle will bring you on a sometimes surprising, sometime surreal, tour accompanied by the ambient soundtrack of Dan Gorman. Performances are under 10 minutes. A rare chance to travel, listen and pause in one small space.

What: Viewmaster

Where: Blue Drill Hall, 30-38 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG.

When: Friday 16-Monday 19 August, 11am-1pm & 3.45-5.30pm