Make It as an Arts Journalist

Make It as an Arts Journalist

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. What’s it like being an arts journalist in 2018? How have blogs, social media and online journalism changed the way that journalists find and produce work? Join Thom Dibdin, Scotland Correspondent for The Stage and founder of All Edinburgh Theatre, Edinburgh’s only dedicated theatre website, to hear about his experience of the changing world of arts journalism over the past 25 years... 

The Network Ensemble: Finding Your Voice in Theatre

The Network Ensemble: Finding Your Voice in Theatre

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Hosted by the Scottish Drama Training Network and The Network Ensemble, join us for a panel discussion with Propeller Director Caitlin Skinner and theatre industry guests, focusing on supporting emerging talent and young people’s voices in making socially engaged theatre... 

Let Me On Stage

Let Me On Stage

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Presented by Neil Patterson (Drake Music Scotland’s Let Me On Stage Champion) and Sam Maggs (Gig Buddies Scotland Project Coordinator) this talk, interspersed with performances, explores how disabled musicians are currently limited by several factors – from access to stages, to attitudes/awareness of programmers and audiences... 

How to Work with BSL Interpreters

How to Work with BSL Interpreters

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Discover the options for working with BSL interpreters, from the traditional to the innovative. Catherine King and Yvonne Strain of Sign Arts explore the options available... 

Your Organisation Structure

Your Organisation Structure

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. As your organisation grows, funders and other advisors may suggest you need a more a formal structure. This session will guide you through the choices... 

Five Strategies for Success

Five Strategies for Success

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. There are many successful people in our industry, but how have they achieved this? What do successful people do to turn their aspirations into reality? Come along to this session with Equity to look at the strategies these people use and see how you can apply them to achieve your own creative goals and maximise your career potential... 

Access All Areas: Creative Work Backstage

Access All Areas: Creative Work Backstage

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Join the creative team from SDTN’s The Network Ensemble in a panel discussion about their experiences starting out in technical theatre... 

A New ERA

A New ERA

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Equity and ERA 50:50 present a panel about changing the balance on film, TV and theatre so that women are represented in equal numbers to men... 

Don't Speak

Don't Speak

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. An arts PR. A culture journalist. A relatively new podcast. No words spoken until one of them hits record. It’s the third week of the Fringe, what can possibly go wrong? Join Miriam Attwood of Storytelling PR and Amy Taylor, the theatre editor of The Skinny as they talk breaking down barriers as women sweating blood at EdFringe... 

Pushing Boundaries in Work for Young Audiences

Pushing Boundaries in Work for Young Audiences

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Come and hear about PUSH, a two-year Creative Europe co-operation project led by Imaginate (Scotland) with partners in Belgium, Ireland, Norway and Denmark... 

Beyond the Fringe: Touring to London

Beyond the Fringe: Touring to London

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Insight into opportunities for touring in London. Including useful and practical advice on developing relationships with theatre programmers and Artistic Directors. 

Creative Talk: Let's Talk Blocks

Creative Talk: Let's Talk Blocks

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. What are blocks? A resistance that keeps us away from what we want to achieve? Simply a shapeless cloud that is merely passing by, or are they keeping us at a distance from what we want? Come and join me as I share some strategies on how to go around blocks in order to keep moving forward and find your natural state of flow. 

Breaking Glass (Ceilings)

Breaking Glass (Ceilings)

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. In 2014, Tromolo Production’s presented their award-winning production Biding Time (remix) which explored women’s experience of the music industry inspired by Louise Quinn’s 90s indie band, Hardbody... 

Directing: Best Practice

Directing: Best Practice

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Stage Directors UK present an informal panel discussion with current leading Directors, practitioners and stage managers on how to ensure best practice whilst in production... 

Shining a Light on the Gender Gap in Technical Theatre

Shining a Light on the Gender Gap in Technical Theatre

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. In technical theatre, the majority of jobs are taken by men – but why? Staged for Life hosts a panel discussion on the non-male experience of technical theatre and questions what can be done to challenge the imbalance... 

Touring South Korea With Mid – Small Productions

Touring South Korea With Mid – Small Productions

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Did you know you should not write a name using red ink in Korea? This session will offer a frank and informative discussion about touring in South Korea, one of the major markets for international work... 

The State of Arts Criticism

The State of Arts Criticism

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Reviewing can be a powerful tool at the Fringe, but a controversial one too. Is a review from a critic with decades of experience worth more than one from a student journalist? Or are all reviews valid? And when anyone can write their own review on social media, do reviews from publications really matter anymore? This event takes a measure of the state of arts criticism in 2018 and wonders what the future holds... 

TalkFest 2018: 02

TalkFest 2018: 02

Delve deeper into what stimulates the artists behind this year’s festival with these fun, engaging discussions. Each lively session is chaired by a leading playwright or theatre-maker... 

In Conversation: The Future of Foreign and British Artists in the UK After Brexit

In Conversation: The Future of Foreign and British Artists in the UK After Brexit

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Join our panels of young people and artists from here and beyond to discuss the importance of intercultural collaborations and how Brexit might affect work and funding opportunities in the performing arts industry... 

Women, Humour and Power: 100 Years of Suffrage

Women, Humour and Power: 100 Years of Suffrage

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Women are the stronger sex and are still fighting for true equality. The first women got the vote 100 years ago and we now have many women in positions of power... 

Surviving and Moving Forward from the Fringe

Surviving and Moving Forward from the Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. End of week one – what have you learned? What do you still need to know? How do you survive? How do you thrive? How do you capture opportunities, attract more audience, and get noticed? Join three producers who have been there, done it, felt the pain, and have come back with shows again... 

Navigating the Labyrinth: US Visas for Performing Artists

Navigating the Labyrinth: US Visas for Performing Artists

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. A primer on the U.S. artist visa process. Topics will include figuring out if you need a work visa, which visa classification serves your needs, how to avoid common pitfalls, and the resources available to artists who are struggling through the process... 

Dragging You into the Mainstream

Dragging You into the Mainstream

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Civil Disobedience and a panel of special guest artists explore how the rising prominence of the underground drag scene is informing cultural discussions surrounding social issues including gender, race and sexual orientation... 

Entertainment and Publishing Contracts: A Guide for the Wannabe

Entertainment and Publishing Contracts: A Guide for the Wannabe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Nothing gets the adrenaline of an artiste or an author flowing quite like that first offer of a deal. Historically, contracts have been heavily weighted in favour of publishers, managers and producers... 

A Short, Sharp History of the Olympic Games

A Short, Sharp History of the Olympic Games

Tom McNab, technical adviser on the film Chariots of Fire, gives a short, sharp history of the Olympic games to raise funds for the Eric Liddell Centre – a dementia care charity and community hub in Edinburgh... 

The Art of Sponsorship

The Art of Sponsorship

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. This quick-fire seminar, led by Carl Watt, Arts & Business Scotland, will take you through the key steps to arts sponsorship from attracting a business to nurturing and developing long-lasting arts and business partnerships... 

Responsible Reviewing

Responsible Reviewing

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Should we put any limits on the freedom of the press to express their opinion? Should a reviewer be able to write whatever they want about a performance? Join us as we explore how ‘fair comment’ affects journalists working at the Fringe, and the impact it has on the relationship between artist and critic... 

The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini

The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini

Arthur Conan Doyle investigated psychic phenomena objectively as a member of the Society for Psychical Research for years, before becoming convinced of their reality and following spiritualism as a religion... 

Make the Most of Online Listings

Make the Most of Online Listings

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Rich, structured event listings can be a powerful part of your marketing strategy. When done properly, well distributed listings can help your show to appear higher in search engines and get you in front of new audiences... 

Making Your Show Accessible: The Basics

Making Your Show Accessible: The Basics

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Join Birds of Paradise Theatre Company for a conversation about how they creatively build accessibility into their productions... 

TalkFest 2018: 01

TalkFest 2018: 01

Delve deeper into what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Edinburgh festival with these fun, engaging discussions. Each lively session is chaired by a leading playwright or theatre-maker... 

How to Tour Your Show

How to Tour Your Show

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. A common objective for artists participating in the Fringe is to create touring opportunities for their work. This seminar will talk about the various types of touring that exist, how you develop your networks, and how to plan, prepare and manage a tour... 

Using Technology to Support Artists with Dyslexia

Using Technology to Support Artists with Dyslexia

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. This session looks at some of the pluses and minuses associated with dyslexia for people in the performing arts... 

Immersive Theatre: History and Inspiration

Immersive Theatre: History and Inspiration

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. With roots in Richard Schechner’s environmental theatre and Grotowski’s paratheatrical experiments, immersive theatre traces its origins to a company called Gorilla Rep, an idea called 'gorilla theatre', and a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 1989... 

Social Media: The Next Step

Social Media: The Next Step

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. How do you join up your social media channels with the marketing and PR campaigns for your show? What are the best ways to engage with the wider festival audience and what are the top tips for making an impact on social... 

Intellectual Property Rights for Fringe Performers

Intellectual Property Rights for Fringe Performers

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. This session will help you understand the rules and tools you can use to identify what intellectual property rights you might own, what you can do with them, how you can protect them in the digital environment, and which legally permitted uses you can rely upon when using intellectual property created by others... 

Shouting 'Action' at a Distance: Collaborative Productions Beyond Borders

Shouting 'Action' at a Distance: Collaborative Productions Beyond Borders

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. The internet has accelerated the flow of creativity across borders, but many obstacles still remain. Overcoming linguistic barriers, cultural differences, and time zones is the task of the current generation of artists... 

Social Media for Beginners

Social Media for Beginners

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. How do you go about promoting your show on social media? What are the dos and don’ts? What social media channels are best for you and how do they work? Discover how to make the most of social media in this introductory workshop... 

Stand-Up Philosophy – Free

Stand-Up Philosophy – Free

Bored of mindless comedy shows? Then come to Stand-Up Philosophy. It's like stand-up comedy – only it's philosophical. Each day, a different line-up of the Fringe's most intelligent stand-up comedians will join professional philosophers to answer the big questions of philosophy, making arguments as well as jokes (although there are also plenty of jokes)... 

Matt Winning: Climate Strange

Matt Winning: Climate Strange

Dr Matt Winning is thinking about starting a family but wonders if he should. A show about why our knowledge about climate change doesn't necessarily match our actions. As seen as the Environmental Correspondent on Unspun with Matt Forde on Dave... 

Sustainability at the Fringe Reception

Sustainability at the Fringe Reception

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Whether you're new to social, economic and environmentally sustainability practice at the Fringe, or you've been a leader in LED-lighting, community engagement or cycle-powered shows for years, we invite you to celebrate sustainability in all shapes and forms at the festival! With expertise from two leading arts and sustainability organisations and refreshments on hand, come and meet others passionate about sustainability in the arts... 

How to Get Your Show Noticed

How to Get Your Show Noticed

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Meet marketing, PR and media experts – tips on everything from social networking and contacting reviewers to increasing audience numbers... 

Introduction to Arts Sponsorship

Introduction to Arts Sponsorship

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. This quick-fire seminar will take you through the key steps to arts sponsorship from attracting a business to nurturing and developing long lasting arts and business partnerships... 

Moisés Kaufman at theSpace @ Symposium Hall

Moisés Kaufman at theSpace @ Symposium Hall

Moisés Kaufman, recipient of the National Medal of Arts from President Obama, speaks about creating new work for the theatre. Creator of The Laramie Project and Gross Indecency, Kaufman and his company Tectonic Theater Project are devoted to exploring the potential of the stage through their process, Moment Work... 

TalkFest 2017: 02

TalkFest 2017: 02

Delve deeper into what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Edinburgh Festival with these fun, engaging discussions. Each lively session is chaired by a leading playwright or theatre maker... 

TalkFest 2017: 01

TalkFest 2017: 01

Delve into what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Festival with these fun, engaging discussions. Each session is chaired by a leading playwright or theatre maker. The Writer’s Director: How do directors work with playwrights to bring the world of the play to life? Directors, known for specialising in contemporary playwriting or revitalising classics, discuss their careers and their productions... 

Matt Winning: Filibuster

Matt Winning: Filibuster

A show about climate change from comedian and environmental economist Matt Winning describing how global warming is destroying both the planet and his life. ‘Lightweight stuff’ (Guardian)... 

Free Mindful Ki & Aikido Taster Sessions: Everyone Welcome!

Free Mindful Ki & Aikido Taster Sessions: Everyone Welcome!

Brighton Fringe free mindful Ki and Aikido taster sessions, everyone welcome! Brighton Ki Society. Family friendly, audience interaction, relaxed . Please arrive by 2:15pm wearing loose, comfortable clothing such as a tracksuit or gi for the start of the Shin Shin Toitsu Do (Japanese yoga) session at 2:30pm, where you will learn unification of mind and body, natural movement, meditation and breathing... 

Cinebra: A History Of Horror

Cinebra: A History Of Horror

Meet Megan and Sophie. They really like movies. They also like Tumblr, Lon Chaney, Debbie Gibson, the Ben & Jerrys’ stand at the Odeon, and each other. After meeting in Year 4, the pair became best friends (the BFF-necklace wearing kind), cementing their friendship with a mutual passion for movies, especially of the horror variety... 

Acting and Creating a Character

Acting and Creating a Character

Come and get your teeth into a refreshing approach to acting with this Stanislavski-inspired technique. Part lecture, part improvisation session, open to all, experienced or not. Based on my regular London workshops at Conway Hall. 

Making the Most of the Edinburgh Fringe

Making the Most of the Edinburgh Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe attracts media and arts professionals from all over the globe. If you’re bringing a show to Edinburgh, don’t miss this event where our expert panel will give you their top tips on getting it noticed... 

Confidence Tricks

Confidence Tricks

Poetry show about what makes us feel confident – or not. This lyrical lecture looks at the psychology and sociology of what makes us tick and what gets us through – from kindness and creativity through to swearing and Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors... 

Dean Friedman – Songwriting Masterclass

Dean Friedman – Songwriting Masterclass

Master songsmith Dean Friedman delivers a fun, informative, practical take on the art and craft of songwriting. Technique and craft are explored using examples from popular music including Friedman’s own hits: Ariel, Lucky Stars and Lydia... 

TalkFest 2016: 02

TalkFest 2016: 02

Join Playwrights’ Studio Scotland to explore what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Made in Scotland showcase, the Traverse’s own programme and the wider Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

Professionally Made, Professionally Paid

Professionally Made, Professionally Paid

The current situation of low and no pay in many parts of our industry is very damaging, and a hot topic for everybody whether the work is live or recorded. Not all of the issues are about money... 

How to: Rural Tour

How to: Rural Tour

The village hall, church and school are focal points for rural life and afford a familiar, informal space in which local people can enjoy the arts. Join members of the National Rural Touring Forum to learn how to tour your show to rural communities... 

University of Brighton's Festival of Social Science Annual Lecture: Fairness and the City - A Better Politics

University of Brighton's Festival of Social Science Annual Lecture: Fairness and the City - A Better Politics

In this lecture, Danny Dorling considers how the UK, one of the 25 richest countries in the world, has become one of the most unequal and is on course to win the 'global race' to become the most economically unequal of all by 2030. 

Acting and Creating a Character

Acting and Creating a Character

Come and get your teeth into a refreshing approach to acting with this Stanislavski-inspired technique. Part lecture, part improvisation session, open to all, experienced or not. Based on my regular London workshops at Conway Hall. 

How To: Keep it Legal

How To: Keep it Legal

Thinking about taking your theatre company further? Join Jackie Elliman, Legal & Industrial Relations Manager at ITC, for a workshop covering all aspects of setting up as a legal entity... 

Normally Abnormal

Normally Abnormal

Award-winning stand-up Dave Chawner takes a hilarious look at identity, recovery and life after eating disorders. "Makes you laugh as well as think" (Broadway Baby), "Sharp, insightful, touching, but above all really, really funny... 

How to: Be a Theatre Producer

How to: Be a Theatre Producer

Learn all about the life and work of a theatre producer! What is a producer? Who are they? What do they do? Could you be a producer? Come along and find out. Panel discussion with industry experts, followed by Q & A session, and informal networking. 

Brighton Rocks! Power Sucks? Creating a New Democracy for Brighton & Hove

Brighton Rocks! Power Sucks? Creating a New Democracy for Brighton & Hove

Inspired by the new democratic movements at home and abroad, this is a day of creative engagement aiming to develop a vision on how democracy can be extended, enriched and made fit for purpose in 21st century Brighton... 

How to Win a Pub Quiz

How to Win a Pub Quiz

Taking place in the cosy surroundings of the Kilderkin pub, How To Win A Pub Quiz looks to be an hour of interactive entertainment where the flyer promises you will learn, play, win prizes and laugh in between... 

Asking Nicely

Asking Nicely

In her funny and articulate show, Hannah Chutzpah presents her considered and inspiring take on the complexities of power and permission. Through poems that are tightly crafted stories and chat that’s amusing and well-researched, she contemplates how social class, gender, race and personality all have a part to play in the risks we feel able to take in life... 

TalkFest 2015: 02

TalkFest 2015: 02

Join Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland to explore what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Made in Scotland showcase, the Traverse Theatre’s own programme and the wider Edinburgh Festival and Fringe... 

The Comedian's Comedian Podcast Live

The Comedian's Comedian Podcast Live

The thinking person's late night alternative! Triple award-nominated podcast reveals your favourite comics' creative secrets. Previous guests include David Cross, Al Murray, Sarah Millican, Ross Noble... 

TalkFest 2015: 01

TalkFest 2015: 01

Join Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland to explore what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Made in Scotland showcase, the Traverse Theatre's own programme and the wider Edinburgh Festival and Fringe... 

Acting Human: Live Life Alive

Acting Human: Live Life Alive

For actors, writers, directors, performers and creatives of every kind (all of us), this entertaining and interactive talk reveals a fresh way to spark imagination and surprise in each new moment... 

Joe Wenborne: Fight Back at 50

Joe Wenborne: Fight Back at 50

Fight Back at 50 is the ultimate antidote to the mid-life crisis. This show is for anyone who is stuck in a rut and wants to climb straight out. If you crave excitement and believe your best is yet to come, then come and spend an hour with successful in-demand motivational speaker and entrepreneur Joe Wenborne who will entertain and inspire you...