Wudang Taoist Arts Show and Seminars

Wudang Taoist Arts Show and Seminars

This is a series of Wudang Kungfu shows and seminars along with Daoist culture and music. 

Tai Chi and Qigong Show

Tai Chi and Qigong Show

We will offer a series of Tai Chi and Qigong events so audiences can take part in the events online and in-venue in Edinburgh. 

Tai Chi 18 Short Form Seminar

Tai Chi 18 Short Form Seminar

Master Zhao Zhifang will conduct a Chen Style Tai Chi 18 Form seminar where he will emphasise the basic foundation exercises to guide students to follow his instructions from begin… 

Funny Answers to Happy Questions

Funny Answers to Happy Questions

Comedian Ryan Wingfield takes a funny look into the science of what makes us happy. 

Tai Chi and Qigong Show

Tai Chi and Qigong Show

We will offer a series of Tai Chi and Qigong events so audiences can take part in the events online and in-venue in Edinburgh. 

Adrian Bliss: Better Thunberg

Adrian Bliss: Better Thunberg

Seeing how well it did for Greta Thunberg, a budding influencer jumps on the climate change bandwagon in a bid to become the most famous person on Earth. 

Blame It on the Algorithm!

Blame It on the Algorithm!

Algorithms and artificial intelligence can determine your mortgage application, drive a car, find you a soulmate and even diagnose your health conditions. 

In Conversation with... Ian Rankin

In Conversation with... Ian Rankin

The Fife-born international best-selling author chats to Graham Spiers about Rebus, writing, all things Edinburgh, favourite books and music. 

Does Sex Still Sell?

Does Sex Still Sell?

Women have been portrayed as sexual objects in advertising for many years. 

Don’t Believe Your Ears!

Don’t Believe Your Ears!

Did Grover drop an F-bomb on Sesame Street? Do the names Yanny and Laurel make you want to fight? You know what your ears tell you; you heard it yourself! But why do so many people… 

Obesity Bankrupted Our NHS!

Obesity Bankrupted Our NHS!

Too many of us are obese. 

ETBF – Painting and Decorating Demonstration

ETBF – Painting and Decorating Demonstration

Join us for a practical demonstration on marbling and graining techniques from Nevin Decorators. 

ETBF – Building Stones Geology Tour of Calton Hill

ETBF – Building Stones Geology Tour of Calton Hill

Join us for a unique tour of Edinburgh’s iconic Calton Hill, lead by the British Geological Survey, and learn more about the stones that were used to build Edinburgh! Walk with us … 

Fake News Kills World!

Fake News Kills World!

Before going mainstream in 2016, fake news was principally used to attack climate science. 

ETBF – Dublin and Edinburgh’s Divergent Building Traditions Seminar

ETBF – Dublin and Edinburgh’s Divergent Building Traditions Seminar

Do you love Georgian architecture? Come and join Graham Hickey, Conservation Director of the Dublin Civic Trust, for a fascinating lecture exploring the architectural development o… 

Thinking Outside the (Penalty) Box

Thinking Outside the (Penalty) Box

How do you inspire the kids that just don’t want to learn? A critical pedagogy that uses real-life examples can help says Neil Speirs (University of Edinburgh), who reckons that … 

ETBF – Traditional Plastering Demonstration

ETBF – Traditional Plastering Demonstration

Come join Will Napier and Fionn Blench to find out about the unique ingredients within traditional plaster and their importance. 

ETBF – Lime Render Demonstration

ETBF – Lime Render Demonstration

Come join us for a practical demonstration by the Scottish Lime Centre Trust on the making and application of lime render. 

ETBF – Sash and Case Window Demonstration

ETBF – Sash and Case Window Demonstration

Join us for a practical demonstration on the inner workings of a sash and case window from the Federation of Master Builders. 

Don’t You Smile at Me!

Don’t You Smile at Me!

Our world is getting colder – emotionally. 

ETBF – Roof Leadwork Demonstration

ETBF – Roof Leadwork Demonstration

Practical demonstration from the National Federation of Roofing Contractors. 

ETBF – Roof Slating Demonstration

ETBF – Roof Slating Demonstration

Join us for a practical demonstration from the National Federation of Roofing Contractors on how roof repairs should be done. 

Don't Bank on the Bankers

Don't Bank on the Bankers

A decade on from the financial crash, Rachel Findlay (Edinburgh Napier University) explores how bankers shafted us, crashing banks and our economies, how they got it so badly wrong… 

ETBF – Stonemasonry Demonstration

ETBF – Stonemasonry Demonstration

A practical demonstration from Stone Federation GB. 

Are You a Problem Addict?

Are You a Problem Addict?

Problems are like whirlpools; they suck you in. 

ETBF – Energy Efficiency of Traditional Buildings Seminar

ETBF – Energy Efficiency of Traditional Buildings Seminar

Come join the Scottish Traditional Building Forum and Moses Jenkins from Historic Environment Scotland for a talk on appropriate energy efficiency measures for a traditional house. 

Disgust for Dummies

Disgust for Dummies

What do dirty floors and corruption in high places have in common? They are both revolting. 

ETBF – Property Repair Seminar

ETBF – Property Repair Seminar

Come and learn from traditional building experts about ways to keep your traditional home well-maintained and in good repair. 

ETBF – Home Maintenance Seminar – Maintaining Your Traditional Building

ETBF – Home Maintenance Seminar – Maintaining Your Traditional Building

A talk by Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) on their approach for maintaining your traditional building throughout the year. 

Are Children Wild Enough?

Are Children Wild Enough?

Are today’s children too disconnected from nature? Are we overprotective of young people? Do we need to rewild childhood? Commentators suggest that contemporary lifestyles are de… 

Art is Shit

Art is Shit

What is art and should we fund it? Have you ever thought: ‘What the f*ck is that? People pay money for that? A two-year-old could do it!’ We’re talking art with Ron O’Donnell (… 

Can Google Really Translate?

Can Google Really Translate?

What does it mean to be a human in the era of Google Translate? Is it really taking over human translation? What if it isn’t just words after all? Can machines replicate human fe… 

Sex, Drugs and Bilingualism

Sex, Drugs and Bilingualism

When it comes to sex, drugs and bilingualism, we fool ourselves if we believe we are objective, claims Thomas Bak (University of Edinburgh). 

Neglecting Midwives Gives Mothers PTSD

Neglecting Midwives Gives Mothers PTSD

The NHS is getting it wrong! Funny? No! Laughable? Maybe! Jenny Patterson (Edinburgh Napier University) hits out at the NHS for neglecting midwives and heartlessly letting women su… 

No Copyright, No Problem?

No Copyright, No Problem?

Is copyright necessary? Does it hinder or does it help? What would happen if there was no copyright? Without it, who benefits and who loses? Is copyright just for large corporation… 

Who Owns History?

Who Owns History?

Who decides what and who gets remembered? And how? Who owns our historical records, and should they? Rachel Hosker and Anne-Marie Scott (University of Edinburgh) explore the, at ti… 

Build a Football Club, IRL!

Build a Football Club, IRL!

Have you taken your team to the Champions League Final in Football Manager? Is this all it takes to go pro? Mason Robbins (University of Edinburgh – FC Barcelona partnership) rec… 

Is God a Psychopath?

Is God a Psychopath?

In the bowels of The Stand’s New Town Theatre, an audience sweats in the clamminess of an overheated, cramped studio. 

Reading Is Bad for You!

Reading Is Bad for You!

How do you read? Drowning in never-ending email? Rapidly devouring whodunnits, then immediately forgetting them? Perhaps you are seduced by clickbait or read the news and get depre… 

Move or Die!

Move or Die!

According to the British Heart Foundation, inactivity is the fourth-leading risk factor for premature death from any cause. 

Call the Tooth Fairy!

Call the Tooth Fairy!

Most academic research needs to be more relevant, produced more quickly and for less money. 

This Show Will Make You Sharper!

This Show Will Make You Sharper!

Staying sharp as you age is easy… just eat this super berry, do five simple things or play this game to beat dementia! But what if it’s not as simple as the hype suggests? If w… 

O Sister, Where Art Thou?

O Sister, Where Art Thou?

Each year, thousands of children are born in the UK as the result of egg or sperm donation. 

Has Your Phone Replaced Your Brain?

Has Your Phone Replaced Your Brain?

What if your mind is not only in your brain? How exactly would your mind extend across brain, body and beyond? Philosopher Dave Chalmers claims that if his iPhone were implanted in… 

Are Women Assholes?

Are Women Assholes?

Women are constantly measuring one another by ideals of thinness, beauty, best mummy practices and keeping a happy home with a happy partner. 

Scotland: The Final Frontier?

Scotland: The Final Frontier?

Launching rockets is the last missing piece in the growing Scottish space industry. 

OK Computer or Paranoid Android?

OK Computer or Paranoid Android?

Psychologist Thusha Rajendran (Heriot-Watt University) tackles controversies around new technologies. 

Do Cows Belong in Fields?

Do Cows Belong in Fields?

The cows that made the milk that went into your tea or your cereal this morning might well be housed all-year round, never grazing. 

Dumbing Down Trauma?

Dumbing Down Trauma?

Scotland is one of the first countries to buy into the Adverse Childhood Experiences Movement wholesale and has highlighted this as a key public health concern. 

Let's Kill Half the World

Let's Kill Half the World

The world’s population continues to grow at an alarming rate, putting an enormous strain on food systems and production. 

Statistics Is Evil!

Statistics Is Evil!

Can you really trust statistics? Often thought of as manipulative or untrustworthy, statistics gets a bad reputation. 

Long Live the Cat Ladies?

Long Live the Cat Ladies?

In our twenties, an independent lifestyle seems liberating. 

You’re Going To Get Mentally Ill – Now What?

You’re Going To Get Mentally Ill – Now What?

Research has got to the point that researchers like Stephen Lawrie (University of Edinburgh) can predict who will get some major mental illnesses years before they develop. 

Pants on Fire!

Pants on Fire!

Do you think you could spot a liar? Many people believe there are telltale signs that show somebody is lying, and some even claim to be human lie-detectors. 

Battling Boffins Smackdown!

Battling Boffins Smackdown!

Controversy and healthy, informed conflict as scientist Kate Cross and humanities scholar Anindya Raychaudhuri commence an academic smackdown in a battle to answer your questions a… 

Tony Law and Phil Nichol: Virtue Chamber Echo Bravo

Tony Law and Phil Nichol: Virtue Chamber Echo Bravo

Tony Law: ‘Philip and I have been talking about this for years. 

Predictably Irrational

Predictably Irrational

Why do we still have a headache after taking a 1p aspirin which disappears when we take a 50p one? And why are we attracted to a 2for1 meal discount but fail to save for a pension?… 

Creative People Need Data!

Creative People Need Data!

Nicola Osborne (#CreativeInformatics, University of Edinburgh) reckons that data-driven technologies are inspiring new and unexpected opportunities for creative people and organisa… 

The Dark Side of Data Security

The Dark Side of Data Security

Should unbreakable data security be made widely available? If so, can it be used for malicious purposes, as well as keeping us secure? Cracking the Enigma codes during World War II… 

Tai Chi and Qigong Performance and Taster Session

Tai Chi and Qigong Performance and Taster Session

Join Grandmaster Liming Yue and the students of Chen Style Tai Chi Centre Edinburgh for a complete look at Tai Chi. 

Matt Winning: It's the End of the World as We Know It

Matt Winning: It's the End of the World as We Know It

(And I feel fine (but not all the time)). 

Make It as an Arts Journalist

Make It as an Arts Journalist

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Let Me On Stage

Let Me On Stage

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

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. 

How to Work with BSL Interpreters

How to Work with BSL Interpreters

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Your Organisation Structure

Your Organisation Structure

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Five Strategies for Success

Five Strategies for Success

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Access All Areas: Creative Work Backstage

Access All Areas: Creative Work Backstage

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

A New ERA

A New ERA

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Pushing Boundaries in Work for Young Audiences

Pushing Boundaries in Work for Young Audiences

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Don't Speak

Don't Speak

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Beyond the Fringe: Touring to London

Beyond the Fringe: Touring to London

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Directing: Best Practice

Directing: Best Practice

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Creative Talk: Let's Talk Blocks

Creative Talk: Let's Talk Blocks

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Breaking Glass (Ceilings)

Breaking Glass (Ceilings)

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

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. 

The State of Arts Criticism

The State of Arts Criticism

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Touring South Korea With Mid – Small Productions

Touring South Korea With Mid – Small Productions

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

TalkFest 2018: 02

TalkFest 2018: 02

Delve deeper into what stimulates the artists behind this year’s festival with these fun, engaging discussions. 

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. 

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. 

Surviving and Moving Forward from the Fringe

Surviving and Moving Forward from the Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

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. 

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. 

Dragging You into the Mainstream

Dragging You into the Mainstream

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

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 … 

The Art of Sponsorship

The Art of Sponsorship

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

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 … 

Make the Most of Online Listings

Make the Most of Online Listings

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Responsible Reviewing

Responsible Reviewing

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Immersive Theatre: History and Inspiration

Immersive Theatre: History and Inspiration

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Using Technology to Support Artists with Dyslexia

Using Technology to Support Artists with Dyslexia

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

How to Tour Your Show

How to Tour Your Show

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Making Your Show Accessible: The Basics

Making Your Show Accessible: The Basics

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

TalkFest 2018: 01

TalkFest 2018: 01

Delve deeper into what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Edinburgh festival with these fun, engaging discussions. 

Intellectual Property Rights for Fringe Performers

Intellectual Property Rights for Fringe Performers

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Social Media: The Next Step

Social Media: The Next Step

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

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. 

Social Media for Beginners

Social Media for Beginners

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

How to Get Your Show Noticed

How to Get Your Show Noticed

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Sustainability at the Fringe Reception

Sustainability at the Fringe Reception

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

Stand-Up Philosophy – Free

Stand-Up Philosophy – Free

Bored of mindless comedy shows? Then come to Stand-Up Philosophy. 

Matt Winning: Climate Strange

Matt Winning: Climate Strange

Dr Matt Winning is thinking about starting a family but wonders if he should. 

Introduction to Arts Sponsorship

Introduction to Arts Sponsorship

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

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. 

TalkFest 2017: 02

TalkFest 2017: 02

Delve deeper into what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Edinburgh Festival with these fun, engaging discussions. 

TalkFest 2017: 01

TalkFest 2017: 01

Delve into what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Festival with these fun, engaging discussions. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Confidence Tricks

Confidence Tricks

Poetry show about what makes us feel confident – or not. 

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. 

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 Fe… 

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. 

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. 

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 b… 

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. 

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 e… 

Normally Abnormal

Normally Abnormal

Award-winning stand-up Dave Chawner takes a hilarious look at identity, recovery and life after eating disorders. 

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… 

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. 

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,… 

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. 

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 Edi… 

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. 

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 Edinb… 

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 … 

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.