Southside Community Centre - Indian Dance Night
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Photograph by Shiela Masson

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Southside Community Centre

Edinburgh Fringe 2023

During every Edinburgh Festival Fringe we undergo a rapid metamorphosis and become Zoo Southside, with our Main Hall transformed into a beautiful theatre with one of the largest stages of the Fringe and other spaces are also used.

Money we get from our friends from Zoo helps to pay for our charity work throughout the rest of the year, creating spaces for local people to meet, eat, get creative and socialise.


Culture is interactive, healing, a communicator where words often fail, and the physical and mental health benefits of culture have been well documented. Throughout the year our work with local communities, especially those experiencing poverty and disadvantage, relies strongly on harnessing the powers of art, drama and music at their finest. This has been possible through the connections made between the local creatives and our visitors

For 2023, we were delighted to be working with Zoo to showcase just some of the amazing talents of local creatives who use our space through out the year. We’ll be sharing some of the highlights soon!


From the blog – Southside Community Association welcomes Her Excellency, Dr Fatou Bensouda


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