An artist has set up home on a beach with his piano after failing to find a place to stay during the Edinburgh Festival. Charlie Wiseman, 50, has moved into a tent on windswept Portobello beach while he performs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The cash-strapped director said he was struggling to find somewhere to live – and has parked his piano on the sand as a protest against the festival becoming too commercial.
The move comes almost two years after Edinburgh’s council chiefs evicted his piano tuner pal Ben Treuhaft from the same spot.
Charlie, from London, said: “I’ve been planning it for over a year. I could not afford rent during the festival.
“I’ve always been working with disadvantaged people and was just left out of pocket.