It is only 4days till mFEST!

So as the days tick closer to mEST you will realise we have so much going on over the weekend that you would be daft to miss out! With a massive selection of music, drama, film and dance – like we keep telling you; there really is something for everyone! But don’t think for a moment that everything over the weekend requires you spending a fortune. As you saw in our previous blog we have lots of free workshops happening over the weekend that you can sign up to participate in. Remember though, first come, first served! However, if you do not manage to make it to the workshops we also have lots of street theatre going on around the university grounds to keep you entertained.

On Monday we have Chipolatas. Established in 1992, The Chipolatas present unique performances incorporating high-octane circus skills, music, theatre and dance. Blending accordion and acoustic rhythms with hip-hop and street style, their performances and inspiration are embedded in worldwide culture.

Conflux is an extraordinary series of large scale street performances who will also be attending mEST. Brought to you by internationally acclaimed director Hilary Westlake, Conflux involves a cast of 16 acrobatic and musical performers from across Scotland.

More street theatre events include;

On Friday and Saturday, Monika and Isabella are two real life statues who delight and surprise audiences of young and old alike. On Friday, Sunday and Monday things start to heat up as we have Ross Thifaryian, a spectacular fire eating street performer. Also on Friday and Saturday, Lorna Strachan will be providing face painting for anyone in the festival mood. Lorna is currently recognised as the foremost face painter in Scotland, ranked 9th in the world (2008-2009 world championships in Austria) and was the only authorized face painter in the ‘zone’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Street Festival last year.

Remember entry to the university grounds over the weekend is free! So come along and have a nosy, pick up a brochure and see what’s on. Try not to have too much fun!

For more information on mFEST phone our box office on 01786 466666.


About macrobert
macrobert arts centre offers an exciting programme of events that welcomes everyone. Choose from a fantastic programme of live events including theatre, dance and music. There is also a full cinema programme with films showing to suit all ages and tastes. There are lots of fun activities for children and young people: creative factories, supervised arts and craft sessions in treehouse, tailor made birthday parties, and youth theatre and dance groups. TICKETS AND INFORMATION LINE 01786 466666 You can also follow macrobert on Facebook , Twitter and Bebo. For special offers and to get all the macrobert news first, sign up for our weekly e-bulletin via

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