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Fringe Central Events Programme 2019


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Contents

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society................................... 2 Welcome to the 2019 Fringe Central Events Programme...... 3 Services available to you at Fringe Central............................ 4 Where you’ll find us................................................................. 7 Events calendar....................................................................... 8 Don’t miss................................................................................ 12 Start your sustainable Fringe.................................................. 13 Beyond Edinburgh: where next?............................................. 15 Breaking down barriers........................................................... 19 Building blocks........................................................................ 22 Health and wellbeing.............................................................. 25 Make the most of your Fringe................................................. 28 Taking care of business........................................................... 33 TalkFest 2019........................................................................... 35 Talking out your arts................................................................ 38 Getting around Edinburgh...................................................... 44 In case of an emergency......................................................... 45 Young voices: fresh perspective.............................................. 46 Participant discounts.............................................................. 48 Index........................................................................................ 54 Notes....................................................................................... 56

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Fringe Central is run by the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, a charity that was established by participants to act as the custodian of the Fringe. We exist to: • • •

support, advise and encourage everyone who wants to participate in the Fringe provide information and assistance to help audiences curate their own Fringe experience promote the Fringe and what it stands for all over the world.

The Fringe Society is governed by a board of trustees elected by our members and has a small team of year-round staff. Anyone can become a member of the Fringe Society. For more information, please visit edfringe.com/membership.


Welcome to the 2019 Fringe Central Events Programme Hello and a very warm welcome to Fringe Central 2019. You’re here because you’re an active participant in making the Fringe happen – you could be an actor, a comedian, a stage manager, a reviewer or a programmer in town to seek out a ground-breaking new show from an established artist, or to discover the newest emerging talent. Whatever your reason, I’m so pleased you’ve chosen to make Edinburgh your home this August. Fringe Central is where you’ll find all the help you need, be it practical – including rehearsal spaces, free wifi and facilities for making or updating posters and flyers – or more abstract: finding a quiet space to disengage from the noise for five minutes, or securing that extra bit of support if you’re in danger of feeling overwhelmed. Our experienced Participant Services team knows pretty much everything you could wish to know about taking part in the Fringe – please feel free to ask them anything, from venue queries, to legal and copyright questions, to where to find a decent cup of coffee! In the unlikely event they don’t have the exact knowledge you need, they can certainly point you in the right direction. Last of all, please make sure to browse this wonderful programme of over 100 professional development events – they’re all entirely free to attend and designed specifically for you, to help you get the most out of your time here. From experiencebased industry advice and informed panel discussions to networking events and friendly chats, we’ve got all the bases covered. We also have two dedicated event strands I’d like to highlight. Our Mental Health and Wellbeing events help provide some balance and perspective in an especially hectic time and place, be that through mindfulness sessions, a free massage or just a good cup of tea. The other strand comprises our Diversity events, which aim to open up the Fringe to anyone concerned about the barriers they might encounter here, physical, societal or otherwise. Please take a look to see if anything in these strands – or indeed, any of the others – appeals to you. Here’s to an incredible Fringe in 2019. All the best,

Shona McCarthy Chief Executive Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Fringe Central 10:00 – 20:00 | 29 July – 26 August 2019 All events in this programme are free. Some events are ticketed and the easiest ways to get tickets are: • •

online at edfringe.com before the event in person at the Fringe Central reception.

An allocation of tickets is available at the door before every event on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions, please email fringecentral@edfringe.com. If you have any accessibility requirements, please contact fringecentral@edfringe.com and we will endeavour to accommodate you whenever possible.


Services available to you at Fringe Central Fringe Central is a place exclusively for Fringe participants, media and arts industry. Facilities include:

free wifi

reduced rate rehearsal space

printing and photocopying

cafe

computer terminals with internet access (a ÂŁ2 login lasts the whole month)

Accessible Fringe Central Fringe Central is fully accessible. We have a building lift and all our spaces can accommodate wheelchair users. Some of the events are BSL-interpreted and some are captioned – this will be indicated next to the listing in this programme. If there is an event you wish to access which doesn’t already have interpretation or captioning, please contact fringecentral@edfringe.com and we will do our best to accommodate your request. You can also let us know in advance if you have an access requirement and are coming to Fringe Central by using the Welcome App by Neatebox. To sign up, go to neatebox.com/welcome-user. A Changing Places toilet will be positioned next to the building for the duration of the festival. This will be open 24 hours and can be accessed using a radar key.

Participant passes and discounts When you arrive in Edinburgh, please come into Fringe Central to see us and pick up your free participant pass. This pass allows you entry to Fringe Central and access to all the facilities and events on offer. Your participant pass also entitles you to discounts at local shops and businesses. Check the back of this programme for more details.

Events programme Fringe Central hosts over 100 free events in August, all designed to help you make the most of your time at the Fringe. Full details start on page 12.

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Media and marketing advice Drop in to see our expert Media team who can help you with your campaign to promote your show and advise on the best way to attract both audiences and journalists. The team are based in Fringe Central and are available during opening hours. Alternatively, you can contact them on mediaadvice@edfringe.com or by phone on +44 (0)131 240 1919.

Artist Development team If you are building your career or looking to tour your show after the Fringe, our Artist Development team are on hand to help. They are based in the Arts Industry Office (Fringe Central) or you can get in touch with them on artistadvice@edfringe.com, or by phone on +44 (0)131 226 0020. There’s also more information at edfringe.com/touring and edfringe.com/approaching-promoters.

Arts Industry Office Accredited programmers, producers and promoters: make the most of your time at the Fringe by accessing the range of services, resources and assistance on offer from the Arts Industry team. You’ll find them in Fringe Central, or you can get in touch on artsindustry@edfringe.com or +44 (0)131 240 1902.

Venues and Companies team The Venues and Companies Office is on hand for any show or venue taking part in the Fringe. They can offer impartial and confidential guidance and advice on many aspects of your time at the Fringe, including legal concerns and stakeholder conflicts, and can be a general sounding board for any queries. You can reach them on participants@edfringe.com or by asking at the main reception in Fringe Central. Know your rights: visit edfringe.com/knowyourrights for more information.

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2019 programme highlights Mental health and wellbeing This year the Fringe Society has partnered with various organisations to put into motion a long-term plan to better support artists in their mental health and wellbeing during their time at the Fringe. As well as in the Health and Wellbeing section, these events are spread throughout the programme – look out for the mental health focus icon . We hope you find these events welcoming and supportive. We want to hear from you – if you have suggestions on how we can better support artists’ wellbeing, please talk to us.

Diversity and inclusion at Fringe Central We want every artist from every background to find a home away from home at Fringe Central. We have worked with a variety of partners to ensure that whether you’re BAME, disabled, LGBT+, from a working class background, or another minority group on the fringes of the Fringe, you are represented in this programme. We look forward to the conversations and communities that spark and flourish within Fringe Central.

Respite Room New for 2019, we’ve launched a wellbeing and co-working space in Fringe Central, located on the lower ground floor beside the main entrance. There will be some programmed events here aimed at wellbeing and community-building for Fringe participants, which will be signposted on the door. Between these times, the space will be a quiet zone for you to catch up on your admin and reflection, away from the bustle of the Fringe. We hope you get great use out of this space and respect the silence while co-working is in progress.

Child-friendly Fringe Central Fringe Central is a BfN Breastfeeding Friendly venue. We welcome and support breastfeeding on our premises. Working with Parents and Carers in the Performing Arts Charter (PiPA) and in partnership with Federation of Scottish Theatre, Stellar Quines and National Theatre of Scotland, we will be running a free creche facility every Thursday (08, 15 and 22 August) between 13:00 and 17:00 in the Workshop Room. Places are available for up to 10 pre-school-aged children at a time; these will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email fringecentral@edfringe.com to request a booking form. Our creche is operated by Tinies Edinburgh. All staff are fully qualified and have undergone a thorough screening process, including police checks, and have certificates in paediatric first aid. Children are welcome in the Fringe Central spaces, but please be aware that outside of the creche they are the responsibility of their parents/carers and should be closely supervised at all times.

Navigation icons In order to make the programme as accessible and easily navigable as possible, we have introduced icons beside each listing. You’ll see a key for these icons at the bottom of every page. They include: British Sign Language Good for networking

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Events calendar Thursday 01 August

Monday 05 August

p.29

Fringe Festival Support Livestream 10:30 (1h)

p.26

Mindful Mondays

p.32

How to Get Your Show Noticed 11:00 (1h30)

p.14

Green Design Sprint

10:30 (1h30)

p.31

Going Solo, Together

p.17

How to Tour Your Show

12:30 (1h30)

p.32

How to Get Your Show Noticed 14:00 (1h30)

12:30 (1h)

Friday 02 August p.29

Fringe Festival Support Livestream 10:30 (1h)

p.22

Auditioning for Drama School 13:00 (1h)

p.13

Festival Sustainability: a practical skills workshop

13:00 (2h)

p.30

Get Your Show Seen by the Right People

15:30 (1h)

p.25

Critical Wellbeing

10:30 (1h)

p.13

Creating a Green Movement

16:00 (1h)

p.30

First Time at the Fringe: A Newcomers Guide

11:30 (1h)

p.28

Asian Artists Gathering

16:30 (3h)

p.31

Going Solo, Together

14:30 (1h)

p.14 Sustainability at the Fringe: Reception

p.30

First Time at the Fringe: A Newcomers Guide

16:00 (1h)

p.12

Welcome Address

18:00 (1h)

Saturday 03 August p.29

Fringe Festival Support Livestream 10:00 (1h)

p.12

Meet the Media

13:00 (5h)

Sunday 04 August p.35

What’s Your Truth? Theatrical 11:00 (2h) Storytelling with Mara Menzies

p.26

18:00 (1h)

Tuesday 06 August p.29

Fringe Festival Support Livestream 10:30 (1h)

p.34

Kickstarter Office Hours

11:00 (4h)

p.41

Navigating the Majority as a Minority

13:00 (1h)

p.39

Comedians’ Call

14:00 (1h)

p.21

Multilingual Theatre: towards a 15:00 (1h30) more diverse representation of multilingual works and artists

p.30

Fringe First Aid

16:30 (1h)

Mothers Who Make - How Can 12:00 (1h30) the Arts be ‘Mother Friendly’?

p.27

Sounds of the Fringe: Speaking for Wellbeing

17:30 (1h30)

p.41

Land Acknowledgements and Cultural Protocols

Wednesday 07 August

p.35

What’s the Big Idea? Playwrighting Workshop

13:00 (2h) 15:00 (2h)

p.29

Fringe Festival Support Livestream 10:30 (1h)

p.19

Diversity in the Fringe Media Landscape

11:00 (1h30)

p.31

Going Solo, Together

11:30 (1h30)

p.27

Sounds of the Fringe: Speaking of Wellbeing

12:00 (1h30)

p.32

How to Get Your Show Noticed 14:00 (1h30)

p.32

How to Get Your Show Noticed 17:30 (1h30)

Key Don't miss! Start your sustainable Fringe Beyond Edinburgh: where next? Breaking down barriers Building blocks

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10:00 (2h)

Health and wellbeing Make the most of your Fringe Taking care of business TalkFest 2019 Talking out your arts


Monday 12 August

Thursdays 08 August p.29

Fringe Festival Support Livestream 10:30 (1h)

p.26

Mindful Mondays

p.12

The Sanctuary

11:00 (6h)

p.21

How to Engage Working-Class 11:00 (1h30) Audiences When Touring Theatre

p.15

Adelaide Fringe Info Session

11:30 (1h)

p.29

Engine Room Lounge

12:30 (5h30)

p.42

Parenting in the Performing Arts: Coffee and Creche

13:00 (1h30)

p.16

Getting to Know Asia

13:30 (2h)

10:00 (2h)

p.38

Actors’ Call

p.32

How to Get Your Show Noticed 13:00 (1h30)

11:30 (1h)

p.25

Let’s Make Sick Art

14:30 (1h30)

p.20

Forgotten Regions

15:30 (1h)

p.32

How to Get Your Show Noticed 16:00 (1h30)

Friday 09 August p.29

Fringe Festival Support Livestream 10:30 (1h)

p.25

Critical Wellbeing

10:30 (1h)

p.20

Dyslexia, Creativity and the Arts

11:30 (1h30)

p.23

New Musical Development

12:30 (1h30)

p.25

A Mentally Well Fringe

13:00 (2h)

p.28

Dealing with Reviews at the Fringe

14:00 (1h30)

p.36

Different Stages International 15:00 (3h) Scotland’s New Writing Symposium

p.18

Opportunities for New Musical 15:30 (2h) Theatre After the Fringe

p.41

LGBT Inclusive Education

16:30 (1h30)

Tuesday 13 August p.29

Fringe Festival Support Livestream 10:30 (1h)

p.32

Working Class Artists’ 10:30 (1h30) Gathering at Edinburgh Fringe

p.39

Directors’ Survival Kit

p.26

Mental Health First Aid 1-2-1s 11:00 (8h)

11:00 (2h)

p.30

Fringe First Aid

13:30 (1h)

p.43

Young Theatremakers on an International Stage

13:30 (1h30)

p.22

1-2-1 Surgeries for 14:00 (5h) Directors and Theatre-makers

p.43

Reclaim Your Narrative

16:30 (1h)

Wednesday 14 August

Saturday 10 August p.29

Fringe Festival Support Livestream 10:30 (1h)

p.39

Bilingual Producers Workshop - 11:00 (2h) in Mandarin and English

p.30

Fringe First Aid

p.38

Bilingual Producers Workshop - 17:00 (2h) in Korean and English

12:00 (1h)

Sunday 11 August p.12

The Sanctuary

11:00 (6h)

p.26

Mothers Who Make - How Can 12:00 (1h30) the Arts be ‘Mother Friendly’?

p.25

Let’s Make Sick Art

13:00 (1h30)

p.19

Dinner Party Debates: The Case for a Deaf Festival in The Festival City

16:00 (2h)

p.25

Let’s Make Sick Art

17:00 (1h30)

p.29

Fringe Festival Support Livestream 10:30 (1h)

p.31

Going Solo, Together

10:30 (1h)

p.12

The Sanctuary

11:00 (6h)

p.26

Mental Health First Aid 1-2-1s 11:00 (8h)

p.30

Get Your Show Seen by the Right People

12:00 (1h)

p.38

Backstage Takes Centre Stage

13:00 (1h)

p.29

Disabled Artists Meetup

16:00 (1h)

p.17

How to Tour Your Show

16:30 (1h 30)

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Saturday 17 August

Thursday 15 August p.29

Fringe Festival Support Livestream 10:30 (1h)

p.29

p.38

1-2-1 Surgeries for Creative Artists

11:00 (7h)

p.35

Script Surgeries

10:30 (2h30)

p.18

What Fringe Next?

11:30 (2h)

p.26

Mental Health First Aid

11:00 (8h)

p.34

Directing Post-Brexit

12:00 (2h)

p.29

Engine Room Lounge

12:30 (5h30)

p.42

Parenting in the Performing Arts: Coffee and Creche

13:00 (1h30)

p.34

Intellectual Property Rights for Fringe Performers

14:00 (1h)

p.42

Persistent and Nasty

15:30 (2h)

p.18

Working with Schools and Teachers

16:00 (1h30)

p.28

5th Annual Artists of Colour Meetup

17:30 (2h)

Friday 16 August

Fringe Festival Support Livestream 10:30 (1h)

p.35

The Business of Playwrighting 14:30 (2h)

p.18

Rural Touring in the UK

15:00 (1h30)

p.30

Fringe First Aid

16:00 (1h)

p.22

Diversity Casting: Know the Audition Rules and How to Break Them

17:30 (1h30)

p.31

Going Solo, Together

18:00 (1h)

Sunday 18 August p.12

The Sanctuary

p.26

Mothers Who Make - How Can 12:00 (1h30) the Arts be ‘Mother Friendly’?

p.17

How to Take Part in Brighton Fringe

13:00 (1h30) 16:00 (1h)

p.29

Fringe Festival Support Livestream 10:30 (1h)

p.25

Critical Wellbeing

10:30 (1h)

p.40

Failspace: Debating the Role of Failure in Cultural Participation

p.16

Fringe Festivals Around the World

12:30 (2h)

p.32

How to Get Your Show Noticed 18:00 (1h30)

p.22

Diversity Casting: Know the Audition Rules and How to Break Them

13:00 (1h30)

p.25

A Mentally Well Fringe

13:00 (2h)

p.16

Education Meet Up

13:30 (1h30)

p.32

How to Get Your Show Noticed 16:00 (1h30)

p.42

Pick a Brick: Art as Activism

16:30 (1h30)

p.30

Bottoms up! an LGBTQ+ mixer

18:00 (1h)

Monday 19 August p.26

Mindful Mornings

10:00 (2h)

p.26

Managing Performance Anxiety

13:00 (3h)

p.12

The Fringe Fair

13:00 (5h)

p.40

How to Become a Theatre Industry Leader

15:00 (1h)

p.34

How Can Venues and Producers Work Better Together

17:00 (1h)

p.41

Meet the YMC

17:30 (1h)

Key Don't miss! Start your sustainable Fringe Beyond Edinburgh: where next? Breaking down barriers Building blocks

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11:00 (6h)

Health and wellbeing Make the most of your Fringe Taking care of business TalkFest 2019 Talking out your arts


Tuesday 20 August

Friday 23 August

p.29

Fringe Festival Support Livestream 10:30 (1h)

p.29

p.27

The Voicebox Toolbox

11:00 (1h30)

p.23

Meet the Producers

11:00 (1h30)

p.34

Equity Drop-in Advice

11:00 (2h)

p.12

The Sanctuary

11:00 (6h)

p.40

ISPA Series at the Fringe – Shifting Identities

11:00 (3h)

p.15

Breaking into the Canadian Market

11:30 (1h)

p.33

Advice and Discussion Forum with 13:00 (2h) the Independent Theatre Council

p.23

International Creative Producer Training

p.33

1-2-1s with a Casting Director 14:00 (5h) and the UK Casting Specialist of Backstage

p.30

Fringe First Aid

13:30 (2h)

14:30 (1h)

p.19

Call to Action

16:30 (1h)

p.39

Bringers of Change

17:30 (1h)

Wednesday 21 August p.29

Fringe Festival Support Livestream 10:30 (1h)

p.33

Developing Young Adult Audiences

11:30 (1h)

p.21

Intersectional Identities at the Forefront

12:00 (1h30)

p.31

Going Solo, Together

13:00 (1h)

p.43

Stand Up to Stand Out

14:00 (2h)

p.24

Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Performing Arts Company

17:00 (1h30)

Fringe Festival Support Livestream 10:30 (1h)

p.40

Funny Women Networking

13:00 (1h30)

p.17

Meet the Locals - Drop-in

13:30 (1h30)

p.20

Fringing 9 – 5: 20 Hours at the Fringe

15:00 (1h)

p.15

Adelaide Fringe Info Session

17:00 (1h)

Saturday 24 August p.29

Fringe Festival Support Livestream 10:30 (1h)

p.25

Fringe 2019: What’s Your Story? 11:00 (2h)

p.31

How to Do a Show at the Fringe

12:00 (1h)

p.32

Meet the Venues

13:00 (2h)

p.30

Fringe First Aid

13:00 (1h)

p.23

Networking Day with Scottish Drama Training Network

16:30 (2h)

Sunday 25 August p.13

Fringe Swap Shop

11:00 (7h)

Monday 26 August p.13

Fringe Swap Shop

11:00 (7h)

Tuesday 27 August p.13

Fringe Swap Shop

11:00 (7h)

Thursday 22 August p.29

Fringe Festival Support Livestream 10:30 (1h)

p.33 Advice and Discussion Forum with 11:00 (2h) the Independent Theatre Council p.29

Engine Room Lounge

p.42

Parenting in the Performing Arts: 13:00 (1h30) Coffee and Creche

12:30 (5h30)

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Equity Drop-in Advice

13:00 (2h)

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Disabled-led Theatre-making

14:00 (1h30)

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International Exchange

15:30 (1h)

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Discover Melbourne Fringe

16:30 (1h)

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5th Annual Artists of Colour Meetup

17:30 (2h)

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Don’t miss If you only manage to catch four events here in Fringe Central…

Fringe Central Welcome Address Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society To formally welcome you to Fringe Central and mark the start of the Fringe we will be hosting a keynote speech from a well-known figure from the arts world – controversial thoughts, musings and provocations encouraged! Previous speakers have included Deborah Frances-White, Panti Bliss, Sam Wills (Tape Face), Mark Ravenhill and Bryony Kimmings. This year’s keynote speaker will be announced on Twitter via @FringeCentral. edfringe.com

02 Aug 18:00 (1h) Fringe Central: Concourse Free ticketed

The Fringe Fair Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society An opportunity to meet key organisations such as funders, arts councils, training providers and agencies. Taking the format of a career fair, you can browse from table to table gathering the knowledge and advice you need. edfringe.com

19 Aug 13:00 (5h) Fringe Central: Concourse Free Non-ticketed

Meet the Media Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society An event like no other and one of the most popular opportunities at the festival, this is your chance to meet media representatives and get face-to-face with journalists to help promote your show. Last year saw representation from publications such as The Scotsman, The Herald, The List, ThreeWeeks, British Theatre Guide, BroadwayBaby.com, The Skinny and FEST. edfringe.com

03 Aug 13:00 (5h) Informatics Forum Free Non-ticketed

The Sanctuary

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ArtsMinds and Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Get away from the madding crowd to this calm, silent space where you can just be for a while before getting back out there. Providing peace in a comfortable environment, there’ll also be a neck and shoulder massage therapist (free of charge). Part of ArtsMinds (Equity, Spotlight, The Stage and BAPAM). Just pop in. Massage slots reserved in person on the day (first-come, first-served). artsminds.co.uk and edfringe.com

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08 Aug 11:00 (6h) Fringe Central: Rehearsal Room Free Non-ticketed 11 Aug 11:00 (6h) 14 Aug 11:00 (6h) 18 Aug 11:00 (6h) 23 Aug 11:00 (6h) Fringe Central: Workshop Room Free Non-ticketed

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Start your sustainable Fringe Get your Fringe off to a greener start with this series of sustainability-focused events hosted by the University of Edinburgh alongside Staging Change and Creative Carbon Scotland. A day of practical and discussion-based events, with drop-ins for more information in between programmed sessions.

Festival Sustainability: A Practical Skills Workshop The University of Edinburgh’s Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability This two-part event starts with a short presentation on festival sustainability and ends with an open workshop for sewing and repair skills. We’ll hear from experts in the field of material reuse, focusing on props, costuming and actions that festival participants can take to reduce their environmental impact. After this, the workshop’s available for general skill-building and for you to bring in items you are hoping to fix.

05 Aug 13:00 (2h) Fringe Central: Respite Room Free Non-ticketed

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Creating a Green Movement Staging Change As storytellers, we have a unique capacity to explore key issues with audiences, on and off the stage. Hear from an exciting range of performers and makers at our discussion on sustainability in the theatre and entertainment industry. Whether you’re the greenest theatre machine or new to the game, everyone is welcome! Check out Staging Change at stagingchange.com for more #SustainableFringe ideas.

05 Aug 16:00 (1h) Fringe Central: Respite Room Free Non-ticketed

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Fringe Swap Shop

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25 Aug 11:00 (7h) 26 Aug 11:00 (7h) 27 Aug 11:00 (3h30) Fringe Central: Concourse Free Non-ticketed

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Unwanted props, usable furniture, gorgeous costumes – we want them all! Every Fringe, many items go to the bin when they could be reused elsewhere or recycled. A combination recycling depot and free rummage sale: bring what you have, take what you want. Items larger than one person can carry on their own will not be accepted. Contact participants@edfringe.com for full details of what we can accept and how or speak to Fringe Central staff. edfringe.com

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Green Design Workshop Staging Change We need your help to green the festival! We’ll start our speedy workshop with an overview about sustainable design in performance, from set to lighting to marketing. We will then get our creative juices flowing with some mind-mapping games before separating into groups and trying to prototype concepts tackling specific sustainability issues in the theatre and entertainment industry. We will then present our ideas to each other and finish the session with an informal debrief and actions for the future. stagingchange.com

05 Aug 10:30 (1h30) Fringe Central: Respite Room Free Non-ticketed

Sustainability at the Fringe: Reception Creative Carbon Scotland Environmental sustainability at the Fringe is increasingly prominent, with artists, companies and venues demonstrating how it can be done. Whether you are a long-time green innovator, or new to tackling climate change through culture, we invite you to celebrate sustainability in all shapes and forms at the festival! With expertise from leading arts and sustainability organisations, and refreshments on hand, come and meet others passionate about sustainability in the arts. creativecarbonscotland.com

05 Aug 18:00 (1h) Fringe Central: Respite Room Free Non-ticketed

Food Bank Collection Over 80,000 people in Edinburgh live in poverty. Don’t throw away your unwanted food when leaving – donate it to over 60 local referral agencies and charities. Bring canned meat, veg and fruit, along with dry food and toiletries, to Fringe Central for collection. 14 Aug 11:00 (8h) 26 Aug 11:00 (8h) Fringe Central: Concourse Free Non-ticketed

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Beyond Edinburgh: where next? The Fringe can be a great platform for getting your work seen by future bookers and collaborators. But where should you start? These events provide information and advice on some of the opportunities that exist outside of the Fringe and how to engage with them.

Adelaide Fringe Artist Info Session Adelaide Fringe Discover Adelaide Fringe, Australia’s largest open-access festival! The Adelaide Fringe transforms the city into an arts wonderland, with over 1,300 events across every art form in over 400 venues. Together with previous Fringe artists, we’ll share tips on presenting in Adelaide, potential Australian tour circuits and our dedicated development opportunities, like Honey Pot – Adelaide Fringe’s arts marketplace. The Adelaide Fringe team can’t wait to give you the lowdown on Fringe down under! adelaidefringe.com.au

08 Aug 11:30 (1h) [BSL] 23 Aug 17:00 (1h) Inspace Free Ticketed

Breaking into the Canadian Market CAPACOA and Ontario Presents The session will focus on sharing knowledge and experience about the successes, pitfalls and opportunities for international touring to Canada. We’ll share a road map to the various networks and collaborative partnerships that exist in Canada to support crosscountry touring, and information on funding opportunities for touring in Canada; we’ll also facilitate networking opportunities between Canadians and their UK and international counterparts. The session will be led by freelance consultants Judy Harquail from Canada and Assis Carreiro MBE from the UK. capacoa.ca and ontariopresents.ca

20 Aug 11:30 (1h) Inspace Free Ticketed

Discover Melbourne Fringe

22 Aug 16:30 (1h) Inspace Free Ticketed

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Melbourne Fringe Sure, Edinburgh’s pretty awesome, but Melbourne Fringe is one of the most adventurous, edgy, diverse, exciting festivals around (even if we do say so ourselves). He’s come a whole hemisphere to talk to you, so join Creative Director Simon Abrahams as he dishes the dirt on the 2019 programme and how you can get involved in 2020 and beyond. melbournefringe.com.au

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Education Meet-up Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society This unique opportunity gives Fringe participants the chance to meet with a group of teachers and educationalists looking to develop partnerships with performers at the Fringe. They may be looking to host a performance or workshop, bring young people to a show or develop something new. Attendees will have the chance to informally meet and discuss opportunities over refreshments as well as participate in structured conversations. edfringe.com

16 Aug 13:30 (1h30) Fringe Central: Respite Room Free Non-ticketed

Fringe Festivals Around the World World Fringe Meet and hear from Fringe directors and producers from around the world. Join the discussion, gain insights and find out how to tour this rich circuit of over 250 international fringe festivals. Since 2006 World Fringe has introduced hundreds of fringes who’ve enabled endless tours and opportunities. Past panellists include directors from the San Diego, Orlando, Taipei, Brighton, Prague, Hollywood, Grahamstown, Adelaide, Amsterdam and Montreal fringes and more. A great networking opportunity. worldfringe.com

16 Aug 12:30 (2h) Inspace Free Ticketed

Getting to Know Asia Bhumi Collective Have you been curious about the funding opportunities that exist for projects in Asia to tour and present work at places like the Fringe? Have you thought about touring your work to different parts of Asia? Come meet and hear from producers from the Asia @ the Fringe Network who will share some of this information, representing Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and India. bhumicollective.com

08 Aug 13:30 (2h) Inspace Free Ticketed

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How to Take Part in Brighton Fringe Brighton Fringe Ready to take your event to England’s largest arts festival? Want to showcase your work to a fresh audience? If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, come along to find out more about taking part in Brighton Fringe 2020. You’ll hear from the Brighton Fringe team and venue managers on why Brighton is the Fringe for you. Send questions in advance to takepart@brightonfringe.org. brightonfringe.org

18 Aug 13:00 (1h30) Inspace Free Ticketed

How to Tour Your Show Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society A common objective for artists participating in the Fringe is to create touring opportunities for their work. This discussion will cover the various types of touring that exist, how to develop your networks, and how to plan, prepare and manage a tour. Featuring a panel of experts, including experienced touring companies, producers and the British Council. We will discuss the benefits, complexities and logistics of touring in the UK and overseas, and answer your touring questions. edfringe.com

05 Aug 12:30 (1h30) 14 Aug 16:30 (1h30) Inspace Free Ticketed

International Exchange Visiting Arts Hear first-hand about successful international cooperation with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from country partners and producers. Meet with cultural attaché representatives and explore opportunities to showcase work abroad. A chance to build relationships and learn about areas of interest, trends, logistical considerations and expectations of markets overseas. visitingarts.org.uk

22 Aug 15:30 (1h) Fringe Central: Rehearsal Room Free Ticketed

Meet the Locals – Drop-in

23 Aug 13:30 (1h30) Fringe Central: Respite Room Free Non-ticketed

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Speed dating-style networking event. Fringe participants are invited to meet local Edinburgh community groups looking to host shows or collaborate on workshops, projects or activities after the Fringe. The event is facilitated by Fringe Society staff and offers participants the opportunity to meet potential new collaborators and widen their audiences. Refreshments included. edfringe.com

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Opportunities for New Musical Theatre After the Fringe Musical Theatre Network If you’re a producer, director or writer of a new musical at the Fringe, join us for networking, advice and discussion about further opportunities in the UK for your current or future musical theatre production. Musical Theatre Network brings people and resources together to improve opportunities for new musical theatre in the UK. We’ll share tips from our national overview; it’s an exciting time for new British musicals! musicaltheatrenetwork.com

09 Aug 15:30 (2h) Fringe Central: Workshop Room Free Ticketed

Rural Touring in the UK National Rural Touring Forum How does rural touring work in the UK? How can you take part? Gain insights into the benefits and opportunities in rural touring. Meet and hear from performing companies who have experienced it, plus producers and regional promoters. Come discuss ideas, thoughts and plans with touring scheme leaders from England, Scotland and Wales. This is a chance for companies, artists and producers to network and discuss their work and potentially tour the UK. ruraltouring.org

17 Aug 15:00 (1h30) Inspace Free Ticketed

What Fringe Next? World Fringe Performer? Having a great experience? Where can you go next? What touring opportunities are out there? This is a fascinating insight into a world of fringe festivals from performers with first-hand experience. Meet and hear from artists who have recently experienced and performed at other fringes. The ups and downs, challenges and triumphs. What’s it all about? What do they offer? How was it for them? And should you go too? worldfringe.com

17 Aug 11:30 (2h) Inspace Free Ticketed

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Working with Schools and Teachers

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Many young people remain cut off from the arts and the many exciting opportunities they offer. This seminar will explore ways to engage with schools and teachers across the UK, including understanding and using educational terminology and drafting your offer to schools. You will also hear from teachers about what they are looking for. Hosted by the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, together with key partners and teachers in Edinburgh. edfringe.com

15 Aug 16:00 (1h30) Fringe Central: Rehearsal Room Free Non-ticketed

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Breaking down barriers Join us for some thought-provoking discussions around accessibility, equalities and diversity at the Fringe and in the wider performing arts sector.

Call to Action Fringe Central Youth Panel and Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Join us for our final discussion of our Fringe of the Fringe series. Focusing on including minorities beyond the Fringe, we will be starting to develop strategies of care for future Fringes. Join us and a panel of invited guests who are already making steps towards a more inclusive arts world. We don’t have all the answers, but we do have this space. Panellists will be announced on Twitter via @FringeCentral. edfringe.com

20 Aug 16:30 (1h) Fringe Central: Workshop Room Free Ticketed

Dinner Party Debates: The Case for a Deaf Festival in the Festival City Deaf Heritage Collective The BSL (Scotland) Act 2015 and subsequent National Plan (2017 – 2023) lays the foundation to improve the lives of BSL users in Scotland. Culture, public life and festivals figure within this mandate. This roundtable discussion takes the format of a lively dinner party and deliberates why Edinburgh should host Scotland’s first Deaf festival. napier.ac.uk

11 Aug 16:00 (2h) Informatics Forum Free Ticketed

Disabled-led Theatre-making Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society and Unlimited What happens when we put disabled people centre stage – not just as performers, but as writers, directors, designers and crew? What can the theatre sector learn from disabled-led creative processes? A fabulous, feisty panel will tackle these questions and share their experiences, followed by a relaxed networking event to help us all continue the conversation. edfringe.com and weareunlimited.org.uk

22 Aug 14:00 (1h30) Inspace Free Ticketed

Diversity in the Fringe Media Landscape

07 Aug 11:00 (1h30) Inspace Free Ticketed

Don’t MIss Breaking down barriers

The List A conversation between journalists and media professionals of colour about their experiences covering the Fringe and how to approach reviewing culturally sensitive shows from an authentic point of view. Why is it important to have voices of diverse backgrounds covering the Fringe? Followed by an informal discussion with attendees. list.co.uk

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Dyslexia, Creativity and Technology Dyslexia Scotland and CALL Scotland Dyslexia can combine the gift of creativity with the frustration of not being able to make it happen. Join us as we explore the challenges of dyslexia and the tactics and tools that can help you achieve your goals. Hear about the strategies that Fringe regular Charlotte Josephine has used in her successful career, and find out what technology can do for you as a dyslexic in the performing arts. dyslexiascotland.org.uk and callscotland.org.uk

09 Aug 11:30 (1h30) Inspace Free Ticketed

Forgotten Regions: Developing Theatre Through Rural Creative Hubs Creative and Cultural Project Management How can theatre-makers support each other when they are based in a rural area? What are the networks or hubs needed? How can the collective rural voice shape cultural policies dominated by urban-centric views? Join researcher Lindsay Dunbar as she shares alternative cultural models from Denmark, Scotland and England. Discussing these issues are rural theatre-makers Dani Rae, Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival; Laura Walker, Play Pieces (Highlands); and Barry Robertson, Capall Dorcha (Ayrshire). lindsaydunbar.co.uk

12 Aug 15:30 (1h) Inspace Free Ticketed

Fringing 9 – 5: 20 Hours at the Fringe Gig Buddies Scotland Gig Buddies Scotland supports people with a learning disability to live an active social life. At the start of this year’s festival they’ll enable a group of their members to attend the festival from 9am to 5am – that’s 20 hours at the Fringe! Come along and hear people’s experiences about this epic Fringe marathon and the importance of choosing your own social life and staying up late! This will be a relaxed performance and films shown will have subtitles. thera.co.uk/projects/gig-buddies-scotland

23 Aug 15:00 (1h) Inspace Free Ticketed

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How to Engage Working-class Audiences When Touring Theatre COMMON COMMON are curating a panel discussion exploring how you can reach and engage working-class audiences when touring theatre across the UK. This will be an opportunity to learn from established touring companies who have experience in actively and effectively engaging working-class audiences through their work. commontheatre.co.uk

12 Aug 11:00 (1h) Inspace Free Ticketed

Intersectional Identities at the Forefront Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society and Unlimited Art is a useful tool to approach questions of identity and belonging. This panel discussion brings together artists and cultural agents who embody and embed diversity, going beyond tick boxes and widening audiences through intersectional work. The event will be followed by a relaxed networking event to help us all continue the conversation. edfringe.com and weareunlimited.org.uk

21 Aug 12:00 (1h30) Inspace Free Ticketed

Multilingual Theatre: Towards a More Diverse Representation of Multilingual Works and Artists in the UK Theatre Sans Accents Join us to network, discuss and challenge our understanding of multilingual theatre in this interactive roundtable/speed dating-style event. You’ll be able to meet potential new collaborators and (re)think collectively how the industry could be made more accessible to foreign artists on and offstage, and how we can make better multilingual work in the UK. theatresansaccents.co.uk

06 Aug 15:00 (1h30) Fringe Central: Workshop Room Free Ticketed

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Building blocks Just starting out? Thinking about how to progress in your profession? Or interested in learning new skills? This selection of events is for anyone looking to take that next vital step in their career.

1-2-1 Surgeries for Directors and Theatre-makers Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme and ChrisGrady.Org Calling all directors and theatre-makers. Facing barriers in your career? We’re here to support you. Book a short, one-to-one session tailored just for you. Explore where you are in your career and how you can smash those barriers. Hosted by experienced arts project manager and coach Chris Grady in partnership with the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme. Please email rtyds@rtyds.co.uk to reserve a place. rtyds.co.uk and ChrisGrady.Org

13 Aug 14:00 (5h) Fringe Central: Concourse

Auditioning for Drama School Royal Conservatoire of Scotland This practical workshop will provide insight, tips and hints about how to maximise participants’ potential for success when auditioning for acting courses. Although it focuses on the RCS BA Acting programme, the workshop is useful for anyone considering auditioning for drama school. It will include a presentation, Q&A and the opportunity for participants to workshop audition speeches. rcs.ac.uk

05 Aug 13:00 (1h) Fringe Central: Workshop Room Free Ticketed

Diversity Casting: Know the Audition Rules and How to Break Them The American Musical Dramatic Academy In this workshop, you will hear and see what Broadway veteran J Elaine Marcos did to book 10 Broadway shows and how she broke down the casting barriers by approaching auditions with a different perspective. This workshop applies to all disciplines and all ages. amda.edu

16 Aug 13:00 (1h30) 17 Aug 17:30 (1h30) Fringe Central: Workshop Room Free Ticketed

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International Creative Producer Training ChrisGrady.Org If you were starting out as a producer, what would you like to have been taught? If you are starting out as a producer, from anywhere in the world, what do you need to know and how would you like to be taught? If English is not a fluent language for you, bring a colleague and we will work through all forms of interpretation to get your ideas into the mix. Chris Grady is working with institutions and networks in the UK and internationally to develop creative producer and writer training programmes that work for you, in your culture, in your language and for your aspirations. ChrisGrady.Org

20 Aug 13:30 (2h) Fringe Central: Workshop Room Free Ticketed

Meet the Producers Independent Theatre Council This 90-minute session provides an informal introduction to a panel of experienced performing arts producers who will explain the secrets of their trade, offer bespoke advice and answer your questions. itc-arts.org

23 Aug 11:00 (1h30) Inspace Free Ticketed

Network Day with the Scottish Drama Training Network Scottish Drama Training Network Hosted by the Scottish Drama Training Network (SDTN) and the Network Ensemble, join us for this lively panel discussion with Grid Iron Theatre co-artistic directors Ben Harrison and Judith Doherty and key theatre industry guests. The focus will be on supporting emerging talent and new theatre. Followed by SDTN’s not-to-bemissed networking reception. sdtn.org

24 Aug 16:30 (2h) Inspace Free Ticketed

New Musical Development Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Musical Theatre Network and American Music Theatre Project Designed for early-stage writers and directors, this session will offer practical advice and guidance on how to create, develop and market your new musical work. A Q&A will be chaired by the Musical Theatre Network, followed by a session during which you can seek feedback on your existing ideas from industry professionals and representatives of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University, Illinois. rcs.ac.uk

09 Aug 12:30 (1h30) Fringe Central: Workshop Room Free Ticketed

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Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Performing Arts Company Independent Theatre Council Thinking of setting up your own performing arts company? This session provides an overview of the fundamental information that you should be aware of when setting up a performing arts company. Independent Theatre Council’s team of experts will explain company formation, planning, contracts, intellectual property law, fundraising and much more. This session will include an informal presentation followed by time for questions and discussion. itc-arts.org

21 Aug 17:00 (1h30) Fringe Central: Workshop Room Free Ticketed

Auditions at Fringe Central MA Classical and Contemporary Text Royal Conservatoire of Scotland For more information please visit rcsedfest.co.uk 14 August 12:00 – 17:00 Fringe Central: Rehearsal Room AMDA Scholarship Auditions The American Musical Dramatic Academy For more information, please email jjuarbe@amda.edu

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Health and wellbeing A series of discussions, events and workshops to support you in mind, body and soul.

A Mentally Well Fringe NHS Lothian and British Psychological Society – Division of Clinical Psychology Scotland The Fringe can be a stressful and pressured time (as well as an exciting one). We will offer Fringe participants the opportunity to sample some experiences commonly used in psychological therapy practice which are known to help mental wellbeing. We hope this will provide some respite and will be beneficial in promoting the mental wellbeing of all performers. nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk and bps.org.uk

09 Aug 13:00 (2h) 16 Aug 13:00 (2h) Fringe Central: Concourse Free Non-ticketed

Critical Wellbeing Network of Independent Critics A series of drop-in wellbeing sessions for arts journalists and theatre-makers to look after themselves and each other. Half of each session will be an open forum to discuss any issues, coping strategies and opportunities to look after mental health while in a stressful environment. The other half of the session will be a guided meditation session that focuses on reducing stress, maintaining focus and building stamina. facebook.com/CriticsNetwork

02 Aug 10:30 (1h) 09 Aug 10:30 (1h) 16 Aug 10:30 (1h) Fringe Central: Workshop Room Free Non-ticketed

Fringe 2019: What’s Your Story? Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh Take a breath. Reflect on your Fringe 2019 by exploring how you can make best use of your creative experience. Award-winning interdisciplinary auteur, academic and advisor Nazli TabatabaiKhatambakhsh will facilitate the memory mapping of your Fringe 2019. Working through creative tasks and practical thinking both solo and collaboratively, you will generate plans that you can take away with you, informing your next steps towards your ambitions. twitter.com/Nazli_Tabatabai

24 Aug 11:00 (2h) Fringe Central: Workshop Room Free Ticketed

Drawn Poorly How do we support people to create work about their conditions? How do we support them to create their work without impacting their health? We need your help to create a comprehensive and inclusive guide to working with chronically ill creatives. Come along to these creative workshops – share your survival tips, stories, suggestions, drawings and more. Together we can make the arts a safer space for sick makers. drawnpoorly.wordpress.com

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11 Aug 13:00 (1h30) 11 Aug 17:00 (1h30) 12 Aug 14:30 (1h30) Fringe Central: Respite Room Free Non-ticketed

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Managing Performance Anxiety Equity Dr Pippa Wheble is a GP with a special interest in performing arts medicine and performance anxiety. She is a Transformational Breath® facilitator and trainer. In this practical session she’ll discuss the factors that result in performance anxiety (stage fright) and present an introduction to practical mindfulness, breathing and meditation using Transformational Breath®. This session is hosted by Equity and BAPAM (bapam.org). Participants will need comfortable clothes and footwear and a bottle of water. equity.org.uk

19 Aug 13:00 (3h) Fringe Central: Workshop Room Free Ticketed

Mental Health First Aid 1-2-1s Space to Breathe An opportunity to talk one-to-one about your wellbeing. Sheffieldbased Space to Breathe provide a team to talk in an informal, creative and supportive environment. If you are worried about your wellbeing or need some support, just drop in between 14:00 – 17:00 or book a morning/afternoon appointment by emailing fringe@spacetobreathe.eu. spacetobreathe.eu

13 Aug 11:00 (8h) 14 Aug 11:00 (8h) 15 Aug 11:00 (8h) Fringe Central: Yellow Room Free Non-ticketed

Mindful Mondays Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society and Spotlight Start your day in a mindful way. We welcome all Fringe participants to use this quiet and relaxed space for your morning meditation, stretch or reflection. Facilitators announced on the day via @FringeCentral on Twitter. edfringe.com and spotlight.com

05 Aug 10:00 (2h) 12 Aug 10:00 (2h) 19 Aug 10:00 (2h) Fringe Central: Workshop Room Free Non-ticketed

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Mothers Who Make To get to the Fringe will have taken careful planning, sleepless nights and financial risk. This is also true of motherhood! MWM peer support groups model a rare space in which participants are recognised and valued equally in their dual roles of mother and artist. Every kind of artist and every kind of mother is welcome, as are your children. Join this discussion in the quietly growing revolution. Be valued and visible.

04 Aug 12:00 (1h 30) 11 Aug 12:00 (1h 30) 18 Aug 12:00 (1h 30) Fringe Central: Yellow Room Free Non-ticketed

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Sounds of the Fringe: Speaking for Wellbeing Wanda Canton: Sound Out UK From Shakespeare to grime, rap to the romantics – spoken poetry can be surprisingly helpful in managing our mental health and wellbeing. This workshop explores how sound, writing and speaking supports self-expression and awareness. This will be an interactive workshop embracing experimentation, a space free of pressure with no judgement or expectations. Open to all levels from regular dabblers to inquisitive beginners. wandacanton.co.uk

06 Aug 17:30 (1h30) 07 Aug 12:00 (1h30) Fringe Central: Workshop Room Free Ticketed

The Voicebox Toolbox: How to Avoid Cracking Your Voice During the Fringe Equity Practical advice and exercises designed specifically for the vocal demands of the Fringe. The workshop will be run by Tess Whittaker, a speech and language therapist, vocal coach and voiceover artist. Topics explored: the vocal mechanism, how to protect the voice (both on the Royal Mile and onstage), what to do when things go wrong, and effective and efficient vocal warm-ups. equity.org.uk

20 Aug 11:00 (1h30) Fringe Central: Workshop Room Free Ticketed

Wild Swimming Liz, Josie and Sam are at the Fringe. They’re taking a break. They’re going for a swim at Portobello Beach. They’d love for you to join them. To find out more, go to www.swimatthefringe.co.uk

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06 Aug 10:30 14 Aug 18:00 20 Aug 10:30

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Make the most of your Fringe Want to make the most of your time here at the Fringe? This section contains a mix of events to make you a Fringe expert. With advice on getting started, marketing your show and pitching to promoters, as well as opportunities to meet your peers and share and reflect on your own experience.

5th Annual Artist of Colour Meet-up Pursuit of Nappiness As part of the conversation on race, colourism and art activism, Shaina and pursuitofnappiness.org will host the fifth Annual Artist of Colour Meet-up. The event aims to bring together artists and participants of the festival to promote visibility in their practice and engage in the experience of being a person of colour at the Fringe. We’ll continue to foster artistic connections while addressing the needs and concerns of artists of colour. theshainalynn.com

15 Aug 17:30 (2h) 22 Aug 17:30 (2h) Fringe Central: Concourse Free Non-ticketed

Asian Artists Gathering Bhumi Collective A tea-time gathering for Asian artists participating in or attending the Fringe, as well as for those who have an interest in developing/touring work in Asia, to come together. Hosted by Mohamad Shaifulbahri of Bhumi Collective, this is an opportunity to continue building upon the Asia @ the Fringe Network that started in 2016, learn more about the Asian shows on offer, create new collaborative opportunities and, most importantly, make friends! bhumicollective.com

05 Aug 16:30 (3h) Fringe Central: Workshop Room Free Non-ticketed

Dealing with Reviews at the Fringe Fringe Central Youth Panel and Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Competition for reviews is fierce, with thousands of shows for reviewers to choose from. This event focuses on how to get a review in the first place, and then how to deal with so-called ‘bad’ reviews (or none at all). Top tips from industry professionals will be shared, as well as strategies on how to deal with negative press. Come and hear stories from performers who have succeeded despite their poor reviews, and join in a Q&A session with a panel of professionals. edfringe.com

09 Aug 14:00 (1h30) Inspace Free Ticketed

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Disabled Artists Meet-up Birds of Paradise and Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Networking event for disabled artists at the Fringe 2019. Hosted by the Fringe Society and disability equality training partners Birds of Paradise Theatre Company, come along for a relaxed opportunity to catch up with other artists and companies in Edinburgh during August. Everyone welcome – please inform us of any access requirements. edfringe.com

14 Aug 16:00 (1h) Fringe Central: Respite Room Free Non-ticketed

Engine Room Lounge National Theatre of Scotland A space for artists, producers and makers to come together as collaborators, friends or individuals to meet and think, or chill out and create some headspace during the world’s busiest festival. An open space where you can get admin done, have meetings, snack, nap or chat. One-on-one advice with various member of NTS staff will be available. Engine Room Lounge will also host targeted gatherings for specific groups to meet, more info to be announced as part of the Engine Room Grounding season. Please check our website: nationaltheatrescotland.com/collaborate/engine-room nationaltheatrescotland.com

08 Aug 12:30 (5h30) 15 Aug 12:30 (5h 30) 22 Aug 12:30 (5h 30) Fringe Central: Respite Room Free Non-ticketed

Fringe Festival Support Livestream Fringe Festival Support Supported by the Mental Health Foundation, Fringe Festival Support is a filmed hour of fun chat with special guests in order to provide practical festival advice, create a community and encourage positive thoughts to help get you through your Fringe. Come along. Watch. Share. Drink tea. Make friends! twitter.com/ffslivestream

Every Tuesday to Saturday 10:30 (1h) Fringe Central: Respite Room Free Non-ticketed

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First Time at the Fringe: A Newcomer’s Guide Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Edinburgh can be daunting for new participants. Come and meet Fringe Society staff and learn what we can do to support your experience while in Edinburgh. Meet staff face-to-face and find out how to access the services we provide as part of your registration. Learn from past participants about saving money, flyering hotspots, where to poster and how to get around Edinburgh. A brilliant opportunity to meet other participants who are new to the city. edfringe.com

Fringe First Aid Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society A space for you to come together and discuss your Fringe with your fellow artists, Fringe Society staff and an artist/producer who’s been there, done that. Chat through your successes and obstacles, learn from each other and build your Fringe community. edfringe.com

02 Aug 11:30 (1h) 02 Aug 16:00 (1h) [CAP] Inspace Free Ticketed

06 Aug 16:30 (1h) 10 Aug 12:00 (1h) 13 Aug 13:30 (1h) 17 Aug 16:00 (1h) 20 Aug 14:30 (1h) 24 Aug 13:00 (1h) Fringe Central: Respite Room Free Non-ticketed

Bottoms Up – An LGBTQ+ Mixer Civil Disobedience Civil Disobedience invites Fringe participants to join us as we raise a glass to the forbearers of the modern queer civil rights movement. Come celebrate the incredible lives of Marsha P Johnson, Stormé DeLarverie and Sylvia Rivera and that infamous moment at Stonewall 50 years ago. All throughout history we've been there. It’s time to reclaim it. wearecivildisobedience.com

16 Aug 18:00 (1h) Fringe Central: Respite Room Free Non-ticketed

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society The Edinburgh Festival Fringe enjoys a unique position as the world’s foremost international arts market, which means it attracts thousands of arts professionals from all over the globe: venue programmers, producers, festival directors and agents who are looking to discover new talent, book a touring show or establish new collaborations. Join our expert panel who will provide advice on engaging with members of the arts industry and creating a future life for your show. edfringe.com

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05 Aug 15:30 (1h) 14 Aug 12:00 (1h) Inspace Free Ticketed

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Going Solo, Together Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society A unique opportunity for solo performers to meet each other and Fringe Society staff. Enjoy some light nibbles and refreshments while making friends, supporting each other and building relationships that will sustain you during your run and perhaps beyond. Share opportunities and ideas, and learn from returning participants who can offer expert insight and inspiration. Stick around afterwards for an introduction to the offices and services available at Fringe Central. edfringe.com

07 Aug 11:30 (1h) 14 Aug 10:30 (1h) Concourse 01 Aug 12:30 (1h) 02 Aug 14:30 (1h) 17 Aug 18:00 (1h) 21 Aug 13:00 (1h) Fringe Central: Respite Room Free Non-ticketed

How to Do a Show at the Fringe Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest open-access arts festival in the world. The Fringe can be a brilliant experience and invaluable for your career, but you need to be prepared. If you are interested in bringing a show to the Fringe then this is the event for you. Fringe Society staff, producers and performers provide advice to prospective companies on how best to bring a show to Edinburgh. edfringe.com

24 Aug 12:00 (1h) Inspace Free Ticketed

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How to Get Your Show Noticed Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Meet the Fringe Society’s Marketing and Development team for advice on how to get your show noticed by audiences, the media, potential sponsors and funders. From using social media effectively and writing press releases, to flyering and networking, there’s something to suit all budgets. These relaxed sessions will allow you to pick the team’s brains, as well as network with your fellow Fringers.

Fringe Central: Workshop Room Free Non-ticketed

Getting started Not sure where to start? We’ll guide you through some of the key marketing tools to hit the ground running.

01 Aug 11:00 (1h30) 01 Aug 14:00 (1h30)

Next steps We’re one week into the Fringe. Pop in to explore how it’s going so far, think about how you’ve been promoting your show and find out what else you could do to make a splash.

07 Aug 14:00 (1h30) 07 Aug 17:30 (1h30)

The home stretch You’re nearly there! Come and speak to the team about how you can make the most of your remaining time at the Fringe. Tell us how you’re getting on and get some tips on filling those last few seats.

12 Aug 13:00 (1h30) 12 Aug 16:00 (1h30)

Beyond the Fringe It’s time to think about what’s next. Discover where you can go from here, how to keep up momentum after the Fringe, and what to consider for next year.

16 Aug 16:00 (1h30) 18 Aug 18:00 (1h30)

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Are you thinking of bringing a show to the Fringe next year? The venue marketplace offers a unique opportunity to meet with venue representatives face-to-face, pitch your show and get a chance to see the spaces when they are fully operational. Bring your elevator pitch and some comfortable shoes, because you may well find yourself trekking across town. edfringe.com

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24 Aug 13:00 (2h) Fringe Central: Concourse Free Non-ticketed

Working-class Artists’Gathering at the Edinburgh Fringe COMMON COMMON are curating a gathering to bring together working-class artists (WCAs) with industry members and venue programmers at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019. This will be an opportunity to build relationships with industry members and venue programmers, to discuss challenges and potential solutions when bringing work to the Fringe as a WCA, and to spend time among a community of fellow WCAs building new creative collaborations. commontheatre.co.uk British Sign Language

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Taking care of business It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of a new project but don’t get caught out. These events are designed to help you keep on top of the business side of things.

1-2-1 with a Casting Director and the UK Casting Specialist of Backstage Backstage An opportunity for performers and directors to speak with a casting director about casting projects and getting cast after the Fringe. Receive bespoke advice on how to elevate the casting of your project or your acting career. Find Hannah on the Backstage stand at the Fringe Fair or email hannah.williams@backstage.com now to secure your slot on 20 August. Please email hannah.williams@backstage.com to reserve a place. backstage.com

20 Aug 14:00 (5h) Fringe Central: Concourse

Advice and Discussion Forum with the Independent Theatre Council Independent Theatre Council An opportunity for new companies, producers and other Fringe participants to discuss management, legal, finance, marketing and fundraising issues with ITC’s CEO and expert team, and for peer learning and networking in an informal session. This is a drop-in event; however you can sign up in advance by emailing Thea at t.stanton@itc-arts.org for reminders, specifying any particular topic you would like to cover. Drop in or email t.stanton@itc-arts.org to reserve a place. itc-arts.org

20 Aug 13:00 (2h) 22 Aug 11:00 (2h) Fringe Central: Concourse

Developing Young Adult Audiences Boundless Theatre A conversation and networking event for artists/companies to share expertise and advice on developing teenage and young adult audiences. By making the case for more YA audiences, we intend to inspire audience development strategies and raise the profile of work at the Fringe. We’ll demystify barriers to engaging YA audiences and use the Boundless Accelerator Bursary as a case study. boundlesstheatre.org.uk

21 Aug 11:30 (1h) Fringe Central: Workshop Room Free Ticketed

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Directing Post-Brexit Stage Directors UK What will Brexit mean for the arts economy? How will it affect UK directors? Do you often work abroad, or welcome European companies to your venues? Join us to discuss the possibilities and the solutions for UK theatre and opera directors, whatever the outcome of the ongoing Brexit negotiations. stagedirectorsuk.com

15 Aug 12:00 (2h) Inspace Free Ticketed

Equity Drop-in Advice Equity Informal, individual drop-in space for you to ask Equity’s advice about your work or career – contracts, pay, training, marketing or any other issue you want to discuss. No need to book, just turn up. equity.org.uk

20 Aug 11:00 (2h) 22 Aug 13:00 (2h) Fringe Central: Concourse Free Non-ticketed

How Can Venues and Producers Work Better Together? UK Theatre Are you planning to take your work on tour? Do you programme, produce or receive touring work? Our panel will discuss what steps to take to ensure things work well for both venues and producers. You will also have a chance to hear from UK Theatre about their Presenting, Producing and Touring Handbook. uktheatre.org

19 Aug 17:00 (1h) Fringe Central: Workshop Room Free Ticketed

Intellectual Property Rights for Fringe Performers University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Law School 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. It will cover fundamental aspects of copyright and performers’ rights and a brief introduction to designs and trademarks, along with questions and discussion. www.law.ed.ac.uk/people/smitakheria

15 Aug 14:00 (1h) Fringe Central: Rehearsal Room Free Ticketed

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Kickstarter Kickstarter’s Performance and Comedy Leads are here to answer all your burning crowdfunding questions. Sign up for a one-to-one session where we can dig into your practice and talk through strategy. Interested? Get in touch with Senior Performance Lead Jessica Massart to reserve a time: jessica@kickstarter.com. Please email jessica@kickstarter.com to reserve a place. kickstarter.com

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06 Aug 11:00 (4h) Fringe Central: Concourse

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TalkFest 2019 Join Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland to enhance your creative and professional development with a series of events designed to progress your writing career, introduce you to other artists and boost your confidence as a writer or theatre-maker.

Script Surgeries Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland Writing a play and looking for some advice on how to take it to the next draft? Script surgeries are 50-minute, one-to-one sessions with professional playwright Annie George on an extract from your play. Due to demand, there is a simple application process for these surgeries. Please email info@playwrightsstudio.co.uk for more information. Available to registered Fringe participants and/or playwrights based in Scotland. Please email to reserve your place. playwrightsstudio.co.uk

17 Aug 10:30 (3h) Fringe Central: Workshop Room and Yellow Room

The Business of Playwriting Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland Curious about how to make the leap into the professional realm? Join a panel of professional practitioners to discuss making a career as a playwright – from working with an agent to negotiating contracts and getting your work published. Part of A Year of Conversation 2019. playwrightsstudio.co.uk

17 Aug 14:30 (2h) Fringe Central: Workshop Room Free Ticketed

What’s Your Truth? Theatrical Storytelling with Mara Menzies Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland Join award-winning performance storyteller Mara Menzies for a practical workshop on traditional storytelling that fuses contemporary theatre and ancient mythology. The workshop will enable you to explore issues of truth, identity and belonging. Ideally suited for aspiring/emerging storytellers, playwrights or theatre-makers. playwrightsstudio.co.uk

04 Aug 11:00 (2h) Fringe Central: Workshop Room Free Ticketed

Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland Playwrights’ Studio associate playwright Oliver Emanuel (Flight, The 306 Trilogy) takes you through a story and ideas workout: how to generate them, crystallise them and talk about them. This will help in your own writing and redrafting, and improve your confidence when talking to directors or potential supporters about the story you want to tell – and why you are the only person who can tell it. Ideally suited for aspiring/emerging playwrights. playwrightsstudio.co.uk

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Different Stages International: Scotland’s New Writing Symposium Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland and Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society A must-attend event for theatre professionals passionate about new writing on the international stage. How do we share and celebrate the tremendous success of playwrights and their work globally? A keynote address from Lyceum Artistic Director and award-winning playwright David Greig will be followed by group discussions facilitated by Scotland’s leading playwrights and theatre practitioners. The event concludes with informal networking and refreshments. Join playwrights, translators, dramaturgs, promoters, producers, directors and others, from all over the world, as we gather for a vital conversation about the place of new writing internationally. The keynote address will be livestreamed. A limited number of travel bursaries are available for Scotland-based playwrights travelling from outside the central belt of Scotland. Delivered in partnership with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society as part of A Year of Conversation 2019.

‘How do we create new possibilities for creative co-production and two-way traffic, including more Scottish productions of new plays from elsewhere?’ (Joyce McMillan, Scotsman, 2019) Registration is being run by Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland. To register your interest and receive further information, please email differentstages@playwrightsstudio.co.uk with your name and contact details. Once you have registered, you will receive a full Symposium pack which includes details of travel bursaries and, if you can’t be there in person, how to join the livestream. playwrightsstudio.co.uk and edfringe.com

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Talking out your arts Some lively and inspiring discussions and workshops to help you develop your creative skills, give you new perspective and enrich your Fringe experience.

1-2-1 Surgeries for Creative Artists ChrisGrady.Org We invite seven companies or theatre-makers to have a 50-minute session to explore their creative path. Where are you now? What do you need to manifest to make a difference? What are your priorities? And how do you use the rest of your time at the Fringe most wisely? Please email chris@ChrisGrady.Org to reserve a place ChrisGrady.Org

15 Aug 11:00 (7h) Fringe Central: Concourse

Actors’Call Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Join us as we host a unique gathering of guest Fringe actors and professionals, answering your burning questions and sharing their stories of success in a casual and conversational atmosphere. Meet like-minded performers and get inspired. Guests will be announced on Twitter through @FringeCentral. edfringe.com

12 Aug 11:30 (1h) Fringe Central: Respite Room Free Ticketed

Backstage Takes Centre Stage Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society For those wanting to pursue a career backstage or for those who are already established, the Fringe Society hosts a discussion with stage managers and technicians – often the hidden stars on the Fringe. Make sense of the successes and disasters, learn and get inspired. Guests will be announced on Twitter through @FringeCentral. edfringe.com

14 Aug 13:00 (1h) Fringe Central: Respite Room Free Ticketed

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ChrisGrady.Org We invite Korean and UK producers and theatre-makers to discuss collaborations that are possible across our languages, cultures and nations; to meet new producers, new writers, new companies and new ideas. What are we doing already? What could we offer each other in practical ways in the short/medium term? And what would make a difference to the work produced and the professionals making work? In association with Ginny Kim of theatrebridge.com. All discussions will be bilingual to honour the rich nuances of both languages. ChrisGrady.Org

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10 Aug 17:00 (2h) Fringe Central: Workshop Room Free Ticketed

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Bilingual Producers Workshop – in Mandarin and English ChrisGrady.Org We invite Chinese and UK producers and theatre-makers to discuss collaborations that are possible across our languages, cultures and nations; to meet new producers, new writers, new companies and new ideas. What can our two great cultures offer each other in very practical ways in the short/medium term, and what would make a difference to the work produced and the professionals making work? All discussions will be bilingual to honour the rich nuances of both languages. ChrisGrady.Org

10 Aug 11:00 (2h) Fringe Central Workshop Room Free Ticketed

Bringers of Change Equity In 2018, Equity’s BAME members created the Change Network by inviting ethnic minority performers and creatives to identify their priorities in tackling ongoing discrimination in our industry. They’ve identified problems with racism, casting and low pay as critically important. This roundtable is a chance to engage with this network and talk about how ethnic minority artists can educate, impact and improve the industry. Followed by networking drinks. equity.org.uk

20 Aug 17:30 (1h) Inspace Free Ticketed

Comedians’Call Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Join us as we host a unique gathering of guest Fringe comedians and professionals, answering your burning questions and sharing their stories of success in a casual and conversational atmosphere. Meet like-minded performers and get inspired. Guests will be announced on Twitter through @FringeCentral. edfringe.com

06 Aug 14:00 (1h) Fringe Central: Respite Room Free Ticketed

Directors’Survival Kit

13 Aug 11:00 (2h) Fringe Central: Workshop Room Free Ticketed

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Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme and ChrisGrady.Org Success! We love it, we thrive on it, but we all know the challenges of the creative process. If there’s one thing we’ve learned it’s that it’s good to talk. Creative coach Chris Grady will lead a session that identifies challenges and looks at what it means to ‘fail’. You take away strategies for resilience – we all need a bit of that. rtyds.co.uk and ChrisGrady.Org

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Failspace: Debating the Role of Failure in Cultural Participation Queen Margaret University How should the existence of failure be recognised in cultural policy? Are funders and policymakers open to the possibility of failure? Can you be honest about failure if you receive funding? As part of ongoing research examining the policies and projects that have attempted to increase cultural participation over the last 20 years, participants at this interactive discussion will be invited to discuss and debate the role of failure in cultural participation.

18 Aug 16:00 (1h) Inspace Free Ticketed

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Funny Women Meet-up Funny Women An opportunity to meet and mix with the Funny Women of the Fringe. Leading female comedy experts Funny Women help women to perform, write and find their voice through comedy. Mix with women doing shows at the festival and get first-hand advice and support. funnywomen.com

23 Aug 13:00 (1h30) Fringe Central: Concourse Free Non-ticketed

How to Become a Theatre Industry Leader UK Theatre Join our panel of women leading the theatre industry as they share the learning experiences that built their careers, offer their top three life lessons to becoming an industry leader, suggest practical steps for excelling in your career beyond the Fringe and answer the questions you’re burning to ask. uktheatre.org

19 Aug 15:00 (1h) Inspace Free Ticketed

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ISPA and Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society ‘Be a provocative warrior, not an honourable citizen,’ reflects Egyptian surgeon turned satirist Bassem Youssef. Following a prerecorded provocation from January’s ISPA Congress, a panel will convene briefly to reflect on the meaning of identity and free speech and what this can mean for one’s practice, community, and the performing arts. Does art help make sense of conflicting values? How do everchanging identities in an increasingly polarised world impact the arts? We’ll reflect, interject, and then shape this conversation together. Followed by networking lunch. ispa.org and edfringe.com

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Land Acknowledgments and Cultural Protocols Indigenous Contemporary Scene In Canada, it is more and more common to acknowledge the land before performances begin. How do we acknowledge and care for the land inside and outside of our artistic practices? How do we ground our work in the land on which we live and create? A moderated conversation with participants of the Creators Exchange on the Land, an initiative from ICS Scotland that brought together 13 creators and language keepers of Indigenous and Scottish identities.

04 Aug 13.00 (1h) Inspace Free Ticketed

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LGBT Inclusive Education Civil Disobedience With the roll-out of the LGBT-inclusive curriculum in Scottish schools this September, Civil Disobedience chat with educators and queer artists to explore effective ways of telling our stories to young people. How do we ensure our history is taught correctly? Who should be taking the lead on discussing our legacy and what work needs to be done to push the rest of the UK’s schools in the same direction? wearecivildisobedience.com

09 Aug 16:30 (1h30) Inspace Free Ticketed

Meet the YMC Equity Equity has a committee of young members (aged 30 and under) who aim to promote, protect and extend the rights and interests of young people in the entertainment industry. Whether you are an Equity member or not, come and meet them, share ideas and issues, and get informed. Followed by networking drinks.

19 Aug 17:30 (1h) Inspace Free Ticketed

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Navigating the Majority as a Minority Fringe Central Youth Panel and Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Join us for the first discussion in our Fringe of the Fringe series, focusing on how we can support each other through the mayhem of Fringe. Whether you are a returning Fringe participant or this is a new realm, come give advice, take advice or just find another friendly face. Panellists will be annouced on Twitter via @FringeCentral. edfringe.com

06 Aug 13:00 (1h) Fringe Central: Workshop Room Free Ticketed

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Parenting in the Performing Arts: Coffee Break Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Federation of Scottish Theatre, National Theatre of Scotland and Stellar Quines Use the free, professional and fully accredited childcare provided to see a show, have a meeting or join other parents/carers and PIPA Scottish partners for an informal coffee. Use the space to relax, socialise, (re)connect with the sector and chat about life as a carer working in the performing arts. The creche is available for pre-schoolaged children (full details on page 6). Older children are welcome to join you in the coffee area. edfringe.com, scottishtheatre.org, nationaltheatrescotland.com and stellarquines.com

08 Aug 13:00 (1h30) 15 Aug 13:00 (1h30) 22 Aug 13:00 (1h30) Fringe Central: Respite Room Free Non-ticketed

Persistent and Nasty Civil Disobedience The second Fringe edition of the debate series that focuses on the female-identified voice in stage and screen. Male, male-identified and gender-fluid audience members also very welcome. Persistent and Nasty was born from the frustration and anger of four actresses/ writers, fed up with the treatment of women across the industry; from the lack of profile female writers get, to the way that women are treated in the casting process. Expect guest speakers and lively debate. wearecivildisobedience.com

15 Aug 15:30 (2h) Inspace Free Ticketed

Pick Up a Brick: Art as Activism Civil Disobedience It’s the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising that kickstarted the modern LGBT Pride and civil rights movement. Join us as we celebrate the role of the queer artist in generating social and political change. From Greenham Common to Pulse Orlando, we’ll explore how artists amplified the voices of their communities. Join Civil Disobedience and a panel of brilliant queer artists and activists to chat queer erasure, creative protest and progress. Stick around after as we raise a glass to Marsha P Johnson, Stormé DeLarverie and Sylvia Rivera. wearecivildisobedience.com

16 Aug 16:30 (1h30) Inspace Free Ticketed

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Reclaiming Your Narrative Fringe Central Youth Panel and Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Join us for the second discussion from our Fringe of the Fringe series. Do you ever feel like you have to represent your race, ethnicity, gender identity, disability? Join us for an open discussion about how we can navigate the current issues surrounding being a minority in the majority. edfringe.com

13 Aug 16:30 (1h) Fringe Central: Workshop Room Free Ticketed

Stand Up to Stand Out Funny Women Humour is essential in our everyday lives for our wellbeing and good health. As the leading community in female comedy, Funny Women runs many workshops to help people to perform, write and do business with humour. This is a valuable introduction, for men and women, to the basics of stand-up comedy to help develop your comic voice. Explore how an understanding of humour can improve your mental health and make what you say memorable. funnywomen.com

21 Aug 14:00 (2h) Fringe Central Workshop Room Free Ticketed

Youth Theatre on an International Stage Youth Theatre Arts Scotland Why is it important for young people’s work to be presented in a festival context? This discussion, presented by Youth Theatre Arts Scotland, will address the opportunities and challenges of touring work by young people (aged 14 to 25). Our panel of young artists, youth theatre directors and festival programmers will ask how we can raise awareness of quality work and support young companies to challenge perceptions, develop new audiences and share powerful new theatre. ytas.org.uk

13 Aug 13:30 (1h) Inspace Free Ticketed

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Getting around Edinburgh Edinburgh is a compact city and the majority of venues are located within easy walking distance of each other. During August, the quickest way to get between venues can often be on foot. Edinburgh has an excellent local bus service for getting into the city if you’re staying on the outskirts or for getting around, and most venues are not far from a bus stop. We also have a tramline and plenty of on and off-road cycle paths.

Walking Walking times depend on how much of a contemplative soul you are, but generally a brisk walk from Waverley station, the main train station, can take you to most city centre venues in as little as 20 minutes, and the Royal Botanic Gardens can be reached in 30 minutes. If you’re walking to places like The Shore in Leith from Waverley station, allow yourself 45 minutes to get there.

Buses Edinburgh’s network of buses is excellent, covering not just the city but also its outskirts; most venues are not far from a bus stop. Single fares cost £1.70 but if you’re using the bus on more than two journeys then a DAYticket or a DAY&NIGHTticket may be more suitable. It’s also possible to buy a one-week or four-week bus pass (Ridacard). For more information on routes and timetables go to transportforedinburgh.com or download the Transport for Edinburgh smartphone travel app, which has lots of information to help you plan your journey. Their Travelshop locations are also shown on the Fringe Programme map.

Cycling Edinburgh has plenty of cyclists, so if you’re thinking of bringing your bike along you will be in good company. Edinburgh’s Just Eat Cycles are a fast and sustainable way around the city in busy times and allow you to jump on and off them at many stations around town. All you need to do is download the Just Eat Cycles App, sign up and you’re ready to go. Take advantage of discounted rates for Fringe participants by following this link: edinburghcyclehire.com/buy/fringe-participant-pass. Remember, the city is quite hilly! The Fringe Programme map includes information on some useful routes, and more complete cycling maps can be found at innertubemap.com and through spokes.org.uk.

Trams We also have a tramline – running direct from Edinburgh Airport to York Place via Princes Street and St Andrew Square. There are various ticketing options which work across both tram and bus. Timetable information can be found at transportforedinburgh.com, and also on the Transport for Edinburgh smartphone travel app.

Taxis There are several taxi ranks dotted around central Edinburgh. Look for the unmistakable black cabs: an orange light on top means the taxi is available for hire. Edinburgh at festival time wouldn’t be Edinburgh without the athletic rickshaw drivers who cycle around the city. It’s one of those unmissable experiences but remember to always agree the price of your fare in advance.

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In case of an emergency In case of a medical emergency, please dial 999 to call an ambulance. Alternatively, you can seek out the A&E department at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Edinburgh) or St John’s Hospital (Livingston) on your own. Minor injuries are also treated at Western General Hospital between 08:00 and 21:00. However, if you simply need health advice out of normal office hours, there is an NHS service hotline under 111. They will also help you to find the nearest open pharmacy.

Dental care For emergency dental treatment in Edinburgh, you can go to the Dental Clinic on Chalmers Street. Please note, though, that it can be very busy.

Mental health If you have mental health needs or a sudden crisis, help is available. There are several 24/7 hotlines that you can call, such as the Mental Health Assessment Service (0131 537 6000) or the Edinburgh Crisis Centre (0808 801 0414). They can give you further advice or direct you to more specific resources according to your personal situation.

Child health If your child is ill and you are unsure what to do, please call NHS 24 on 08454 242424 for further information and advice. For minor injuries, children aged one and older can be treated at the minor injuries clinic at the Western General Hospital. In the case of an accident or emergency situation, children up to the age of 13 should be taken to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. If your child is older than 13, please take them to the accident and emergency department at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Sexual health If you are in urgent need of emergency contraception, testing for STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), or counselling and support after a sexual assault, phone the NHS hotline on 111. They will refer you to the nearest available emergency clinic specialising in sexual health. Information provided by NHS Scotland and NHS Lothian.

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Young voices: fresh perspective

The Scottish Year of Young People was an incredible initiative that took place in 2018 to encourage organisations to support and broaden the minds of the next generation. As part of this the Fringe Society worked with a group of young people to guide the curation of the Fringe Central Events Programme. This was hugely successful and so, this year, we continued to prioritise this initiative to ensure that the Fringe Central Events Programme offers a wide range of inspiring events guided by the fresh perspectives of young people from across Scotland. Our five panellists this year all have different interests, opinions and backgrounds but they have a passion for the performing arts and have been integral in curating the wide-ranging programme of events presented this year. They have worked closely with the Fringe Society since November and have contributed to decisions about marketing and promotion, workshop selection, partnerships and programming for Fringe Central, with some panellists even presenting their own events. Our young panel have been actively involved in ensuring the topics covered in this year’s programme are hugely varied and that there is something for all artists and companies to learn from and enjoy, making the most of their time in Edinburgh. These events will allow them to ask questions, expand their knowledge and network with others to ensure that they get the best experience they can from the Fringe. Having found the experience extremely rewarding, our panellists share a few words about their time on the programme and some top tips below. Caragh Roopun, 21, Aberdeen I’ve really enjoyed being part of the youth panel as I’ve met an amazing bunch of people through it and learnt about how the Fringe is organised. As an actor, it’s helped me a lot with my understanding of the process of putting on events at the Fringe. My top pick event would be the Mindful Mondays. It is so important to look after your mental health, especially in potentially pressured or stressful environments. I think it’s a great event that really should be everyone’s Monday mindset! My must do during the Fringe would be to take advantage of the free performances. Go and see as many as you can and experience every part of the Fringe!

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Ian Frew, 20, Inverness I have enjoyed meeting new people and working with them during the process. I have also enjoyed seeing how decisions are made for events such as the Fringe. My top pick from the Fringe Central Events Programme is the Wanda Canton workshop. This is because mental health has become a very big part of my life. My must do is to get as involved as possible and work at the Fringe this year. I’m also excited to attend some of the events in person and get a real feel of the Fringe. Kirsty Fraser, 22, Glasgow Being part of this creative panel has been an invaluable experience. I have loved the debates and discussions we have had, and the connections we have made with each other and people in the arts world. My eyes have been opened to the amount of hard and thoughtful work that goes into producing the events at Fringe Central and I am excited to see it all come together in August. My top pick would have to be Fringe 2019: What’s Your Story? The Fringe is an incredible and overwhelming experience, and this event allows participants to reflect on their time at the festival. Post-Fringe blues are totally a real thing, so this event will help you look beyond the festival and inform your next steps. My must do during the Fringe is to take a walk up Arthur’s Seat and get a bird’s-eye view of the entire city. Not only will it provide a moment of calm during the festival, but it will allow you to see all the creativity that is being celebrated at the Fringe by thousands of wonderful people. Sekai Waterman, 20, Edinburgh It was interesting finding out more about less obvious careers within the arts sector. I have enjoyed having the freedom to voice my opinion and having input to further diversify the programme. Most importantly I have learned, with the guidance given, that I am actually capable of going down these different avenues. My top pick is Call to Action because it focuses on the ongoing discrimination in our industry. Whether an ally or someone being discriminated against, this is an opportunity to come together and work forward, away from discrimination. My must do during the Fringe is to take a day away from the chaos and enjoy the nature of Edinburgh. Go around Holyrood Park or even take the 101A bus to the Pentland Hills, a beautiful escape that’s only a 45-minute bus journey away. Teaghen Aitchison, 24, Fife It has been a truly amazing experience to be part of the youth panel. To work with the inspiring people that work tirelessly, all year round, to make Fringe Central a success. This gave me an opportunity to see the nitty-gritty of the work it takes to connect performers and give them the tools to flourish. With a highlight being witnessing the amazing work North Edinburgh Arts does. My top pick is Dyslexia, Creativity and Technology. As a dyslexic individual myself, I have experienced the many challenges there are in the many arenas of life, but especially with being a creative, there is no handbook. This event can help empower young creatives that may struggle, allowing them to better express their voice within their art. My must do is to get involved with the sustainability events. This is the foremost issue of not just our time but generations to come. This is the time when we can make the most difference to the fate of humanity. With its inherent power to influence, inspire and challenge audiences, the performing arts are invaluable to this fight. Save the date – 05 August is Sustainability Day at Fringe Central.

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Exclusive discounts for Edinburgh Festival Fringe participants Barburrito

Blackwell’s Bookshop

20% off all food and drink with valid Fringe participant pass/ID.

Edinburgh’s oldest bookshop is offering 10% discount on everything in store, from books and stationery to board games, postcards and gifts. Just present your pass. Ts&Cs apply, excludes already discounted items, stamps and vouchers.

01 – 27 August 2019 Barburrito: 55 Forrest Road, EH1 2QP 199 Lothian Road, EH3 2QP 6 Shandwick Place, EH2 4RN

Beetroot Sauvage Café 10% off the whole menu. Our plant-based cafe offers breakfasts, smoothies, brunches, lunches, cakes, kombucha, artisan coffees and teas in Newington. Gluten-free menu, pets welcome, garden area, free car park. 02 – 26 August 2019 Tuesday to Friday: 08:30 – 17:00 Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00. 33 – 41 Ratcliffe Terrace Edinburgh, EH9 1SX beetrootsauvage.co.uk hello@beetrootsauvage.co.uk Instagram: @beetrootsauvage 0131 629 4484

Beetroot Sauvage Wellness Centre 10% off yoga classes at the indicated times – use coupon code FRINGE when booking. Also, free morning meditation classes and free community yoga class every Friday morning at 10:00. 02 – 26 August 2019 Monday to Thursday: 10:00 – 11:00 Tuesday: 19:15 – 20:15 (Men’s) Friday: 07:30 – 08:30

Blackwell’s Bookshop, 53 – 62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS 0131 622 8222 edinburgh@blackwells.co.uk

Bread Street Brasserie Enjoy our full breakfast for £10.00 (originally £13.95) and 20% discount on food and drink for lunch and dinner. For Fringe participants with Fringe pass and valid ID. Please present the pass in advance. Breakfast: Monday to Friday: 06:30 – 10:30 Saturday and Sunday: 07:00 – 11:00 Bread Street Brasserie, DoubleTree by Hilton, Edinburgh City Centre 34 Bread Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AF

Calm on Canning Street One free yoga class for all participants at the Fringe using code FRINGE when you book on our website. Any daytime class on any day of the week from 01 – 31 August 2019

33 – 41 Ratcliffe Terrace Edinburgh, EH9 1SX

Calm on Canning Street, 16 Canning Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EG

beetrootsauvage.co.uk/schedule wellness@beetrootsauvage.co.uk Instagram: @beetrootwellllness 0131 629 4484

calmonncanningstreet.com

Brewhemia 20% off all food and drinks with valid Fringe pass. 02 – 26 August 2019 Brewhemia Ltd., 1A Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE, 0131 226 9560 brewhemia.events@clg.co.uk

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01 – 27 August 2019

Cameo Cinema Take a break from the Fringe with a trip to Edinburgh’s oldest cinema. Show your Fringe pass to receive a student price concession ticket throughout August. 02 – 26 August 2019 For all regular film screenings (excluding premium events such as live satellite screenings) Cameo Cinema, 38 Home Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LZ cameo@picturehouses.co.uk


Camera Obscura and World of Illusions Discover Britain's most fun attraction. Venture through five floors jam-packed with over 100 illusions. Fringe participants get 20% off admission after 17:00. Not available with any other offer. 02 – 26 August 2019 Every day, after 17:00 only Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2ND 0131 226 3709 info@camera-obscura.co.uk camera-obscura.co.uk

Capital Cars – taxis Saloon cars, six, seven and eight-seater people carriers. Mention at time of booking and receive 20% off all taxi meter fares. 01 – 31 August 2019 93 – 101 Gorgie Road, EH11 1TE 0131 777 7777

25% off any initial hypnotherapy consultation. Please present Fringe participant pass to obtain discount and we look forward to seeing you. Monday to Thursday: 09:00 – 21:00, Friday: 10:00 – 16:00 Mr Stuart Douglas 25 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, EH12 5AP 07922 688 029 edinburgh-hypnosis.co.uk info@edinburgh-hypnosis.co.uk

The Eco Larder Save on groceries and reduce your Edinburgh Fringe plastic footprint, with 10% off all grocery shopping at The Eco Larder, Edinburgh’s Zero Waste Supermarket. 01 – 31 August 2019 Tuesdays to Sundays 200 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EB theecolarder.com

Cheynes 20% discount when you book a cut and/or colour at any of our five city centre shops. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. One voucher per person. 02 – 26 August 2019 Monday to Satuday, subject to availability 46 George Street 3 Drumsheugh Place 39 Lothian Road 45 York Place 2 Bruntsfield Avenue

Edinburgh Hypnosis

0131 220 0777 0131 225 2234 0131 228 9977 0131 558 1010 0131 478 3522

Cranachan & Crowdie 10% off purchases over £20 by showing your Fringe pass. Cranachan & Crowdie is a showcase of food, drink and gifts made in Scotland. 01 – 31 August 2019 Open daily 11:00 – 18:00 Royal Mile, 263 Canongate, EH8 8BQ

Edinburgh Cycle Hire: Just Eat Cycles Edinburgh Cycle Hire: Hop on and off the bikes at the many stations around town and beat the traffic. Unlimited hires up to 60 minutes for only £10. Available to purchase on edinburghcyclehire.com/buy/fringe-participant-pass. 01 – 31 August 2019 edinburghcyclehire.com support@edinburghcyclehire.com 0131 278 3000

Edinburgh Fabrics 10% off all products.

Monday to Saturday: 10:00 – 19:00, Sunday: 13:00 – 18:00. 12 – 14 St. Patrick Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9EZ 0131 668 2790

0131 556 7194 info@cranachanandcrowdie.com

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Edinburgh Festival Camping

Fudge Kitchen

19% off participant camping (electric and non-electric pitches). The only dedicated campsite for visitors and performers at the Edinburgh festivals, our campsite is a home away from home with fantastic facilities, a welcoming community, cafe, bar and it’s own Fringe venue. 01 – 26 August 2019

Six slices for £20 (usually £22).

Edinburgh Festival Camping Hallyards Road, Ingliston, EH28 8NZ

10% off all clothing and accessories for all Fringe participants. Includes handpicked vintage and pieces from local and independent designers.

edinburghfestivalcamping.com efc@campingninja.com

Elephants & Bagels 10% off bagels. 01 – 31 August 2019 37 Marshall Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9BJ

02 – 26 August 2019, 10:00 – 19:00 30 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TB 0131 558 1517

Godiva Boutique

01 – 31 August 2019 9 West Port, Edinburgh, EH1 2JA 0131 221 9212 mail@godivaboutique.co.uk godivaboutique.co.uk

GrassRoots Health Ltd. Filmhouse Book in person at the Box Office with a valid Fringe participant pass for films Monday to Thursday in August, for the special price of £5 per ticket. *Photo ID may be required for films with 12A, 15 and 18 certificates.

10% off all food and drink from the menu. 01 – 31 August 2019 GrassRoots, 20 Lochrin Buildings, Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NB

02 – 26 August 2019, Monday to Thursday Box Office open 10:00 – 21:00 daily

0131 281 8628 grassrootshealth.co.uk

88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ admin@filmhousecinema.com 0131 228 2688

The Gym Group

The Fountain 20% off your food bill.

Join Edinburgh’s premier 24hr, no contract gym from £13.99 per month and pay no joining fee. Go online and enter promotional code: FEST19 and hit apply. A three-day pass option from £11.99 is also available. 02 – 26 August 2019

02 – 26 August 2019 113 Dundee Street, Edinburgh, EH11 1AX fountainbar.co.uk info@thefountainbar.co.uk 0131 229 1899

Fringe Shop 20% off official merchandise for the first weekend, 02 – 05 August. 10% off official merchandise, 06 – 26 August. Excludes vouchers. Please present Fringe participant pass to obtain discount. 02 – 26 August 2019 180 High Street, EH1 1QS

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Edinburgh Murrayfield 39 Westfield Road, Gorgie, Murrayfield Edinburgh City The City Gym, 2 – 4 Waterloo Place Edinburgh Cameron Toll Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, Lady Road, EH16 5PB thegymgroup.com


Healthy Life Centre

Melrose Spa at the Radisson Blu Hotel

£10 off complementary therapies and holistic treatments (including all kind of massage treatments, shiatsu, acupuncture, cognitive hypnotherapy, coaching and much more). Quote FRINGEPARTICIPANT2019

August membership including access to gym, pool, steam room and sauna at corporate rate of £32 plus 50% discounted joining fee of £10. The spa treatments will be discounted by 15% from the original price. Excluding any existing offers.

02 – 29 August 2019 35 – 37 Bread Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AL 0131 229 0724 healthylifecentrescotland@gmail.com healthylifecentreedinburgh.com

Hula Juice Bar We offer 10% discount to all Fringe pass holders. 02 – 26 August 2019 Open from 08:00 – 21:00

Monday to Friday: 06:30 – 22:00 Saturday and Sunday: 08:00 – 20:00 Spa treatment availability approximately 10:00 – 20:00 Radisson Blu Hotel, 80 High Street, The Royal Mile, EH1 1TH, Edinburgh 0131 473 6512 jana.rotherdam@radissonblu.com jessica.roestenburg@sleepingbeautysalon.com

Monboddo Bar and Brasserie 20% discount to all Fringe participants on our classic afternoon tea with a valid ID.

103 – 105 West Bow, Victoria Street, Grassmarket, EH1 2JP

Monday to Saturday: 08:00 – 01:00 Sunday: 08:00 – 00:00

Kezban Restaurant

0131 221 5555 manager@MonboddoEdinburgh.co.uk

10% off food and drink. Offer available Sunday to Thursday Opening hours Monday: 17:00 – 23:00 Tuesday to Sunday: 12:00 – 23:00 9 – 10 Commercial Street, EH6 6JA

Monboddo, 34 Bread Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AF

Morningside Tailors & Alterations

kezbanedinburgh.co.uk

15% off any kind of tailoring, alterations and repairs.

Lady Libertine

Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 17:00 Saturday: 10.00 – 17.00

Enjoy 10% off food and drink when you join us at Lady Libertine for breakfast, lunch, dinner, delicious cocktails, wines, beers and coffee.

241A Morningside Road, EH10 4QU 0131 447 8747

Monday to Thursday: 08:00 – 01:00 Friday to Saturday 08:00 – 03:00 25 W Register Street, EH2 2AA, Edinburgh 0131 322 1020 ladylibertine.co.uk

Lanna Beaton Sports Therapist 45-minute Swedish or deep tissue massage for £25 (normally £35). Mention Fringe participant at time of booking. Wednesdays during the Fringe 09:00 – 17:00 appointments available Lanna Beaton Sports Therapist C/O City Chiropractic Edinburgh, 44 Rodney Street, Edinburgh, EH7 4DX Lanna.empower@gmail.com 07901 853064

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Neal’s Yard Remedies Edinburgh £10 off hour treatment for Fringe participants. Available seven days a week. Massage, acupuncture, craniosacral, hypnotherapy, osteopathy, herbal medicine, reflexology and many more! Monday to Wednesday: 10:00 – 20:00 Thursday: 10:00 – 19:00 Friday and Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00 Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00 With participating therapists only. 102 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DR 0131 226 3223 edinburgh@nealsyardremedies.com

The Physiotherapy Clinics and Peebles Physiotherapy 20% discount to all Fringe participants. Our specialist physiotherapy team can also work with larger productions at your venue. 02 – 26 August Bookings can be made from 08:00 – 21:00 Bookings: 07738 304 238 thephysiotherapyclinics.com admin@thephysiotherapyclinics.com

40% off performer’s massage. Actor's jaw tension? Singer’s shoulder strain? Dancer’s raked stage ache? The discreet West End specialists are in town to help. 01 – 30 August, 11:00 – 22:00 info@stagerelease.com 07856 480 952

Stitch Master 15% off any kind of tailoring, alterations and repairs. Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 18:00 Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00 37 Clerk Street, EH8 9JQ 0131 261 8693

Thrive Cafe:Bar 20% of all our food and drink at Thrive Cafe:Bar between 12:00 – 17:00. Best vegan and veggie food in the Southside! 02 – 26 August 2019, 12:00 – 17:00 171 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4DG

Four clinics in Leith, South Gyle, Gracemount and Peebles.

0131 623 6885 hello@thrive-edinburgh.co.uk

Rodi Restaurant

Topolabama

10% off food and drink.

25% off food.

Offer available Sunday to Thursday Opening hours: 12:00 – 23:00

02 – 26 August 2019

121 Morrison Street, EH3 8AJ rodi-bbq.co.uk

93 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9AW

Ryman Stationary

Westend Tailor

Enjoy 15% discount on stationery and printing/ photocopying services with a Fringe participant pass and valid ID. Ts&Cs and exclusions apply, see in store for full details. 02 – 26 August 2019 7 – 11 Nicolson Street, EH8 9BE, 0131 688 6213 81 Shandwick Place, EH2 4SD, 0131 228 6213 ryman.co.uk

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Stage Release

0131 228 6863

15% off any kind of tailoring, alterations and repairs.

Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 17:00 Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00 39 Queensferry Street, EH2 4QS 0131 281 6423


Thank you to our partners

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Event index 1-2-1 Surgeries for Creative Artists........................... 38 1-2-1 Surgeries for Directors and Theatre-makers .. 22 1-2-1 with a Casting Director and the UK Casting Specialist of Backstage............................................. 33

Diversity in the Fringe Media Landscape................ 19 Dyslexia, Creativity and Technology........................ 20

5th Annual Artist of Colour Meet-up........................ 28

Education Meet-up.................................................... 16

Actors’ Call................................................................. 38

Engine Room Lounge................................................. 29

Adelaide Fringe Artist Info Session.......................... 15

Equity Drop-in Advice................................................ 34

Advice and Discussion Forum with the Independent Theatre Council................................... 33

Failspace: Debating the Role of Failure in Cultural Participation ........................................... 40

A Mentally Well Fringe.............................................. 25

Festival Sustainability: A Practical Skills Workshop.13

Asian Artists Gathering............................................. 28

First Time at the Fringe: A Newcomer’s Guide........ 30

Auditioning for Drama School.................................. 22

Forgotten Regions: Developing Theatre Through Rural Creative Hubs.................................................. 20

Backstage Takes Centre Stage................................ 38 Bilingual Producers Workshop – in Korean and English................................................ 38 Bilingual Producers Workshop – in Mandarin and English........................................... 39 Bottoms Up – An LGBTQ+ Mixer.............................. 30 Breaking into the Canadian Market......................... 15 Bringers of Change.................................................... 39 Call to Action............................................................. 19 Comedians’ Call......................................................... 39 Creating a Green Movement.................................... 13 Critical Wellbeing...................................................... 25 Dealing with Reviews at the Fringe.......................... 28 Developing Young Adult Audiences......................... 33 Different Stages International: Scotland’s New Writing Symposium.................................................... 36 Dinner Party Debates: The Case for a Deaf Festival in the Festival City..... 19 Directing Post-Brexit.................................................. 34 Directors’ Survival Kit................................................. 39 Disabled Artists Meet-up.......................................... 29 Disabled-led Theatre-making................................... 19 Discover Melbourne Fringe....................................... 15

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Diversity Casting: Know the Audition Rules and How to Break Them............................................ 22

Fringe 2019: What’s Your Story? .............................. 25 Fringe Central Welcome Address............................. 12 Fringe Festivals Around the World........................... 16 Fringe Festival Support Livestream.......................... 29 Fringe First Aid........................................................... 30 Fringe Swap Shop...................................................... 13 Fringing 9 – 5: 20 Hours at the Fringe...................... 20 Funny Women Meet-up............................................. 40 Getting to Know Asia................................................. 16 Get Your Show Seen by the Right People................. 30 Going Solo, Together.................................................. 31 Green Design Workshop........................................... 14 How Can Venues and Producers Work Better Together?.................................................................... 34 How to Become a Theatre Industry Leader............. 40 How to Do a Show at the Fringe............................... 31 How to Engage Working-class Audiences When Touring Theatre............................................... 21 How to Get Your Show Noticed................................ 32 How to Take Part in Brighton Fringe......................... 17 How to Tour Your Show.............................................. 17 Intellectual Property Rights for Fringe Performers.... 34


International Creative Producer Training................. 23

Stand Up to Stand Out.............................................. 43

International Exchange............................................. 17

Sustainability at the Fringe: Reception.................... 14

Intersectional Identities at the Forefront.................. 21

The Business of Playwriting...................................... 35

ISPA Series at the Fringe – Shifting Identities......... 40

The Fringe Fair........................................................... 12

Kickstarter Office Hours............................................ 34

The Sanctuary............................................................ 12

Land Acknowledgments and Cultural Protocols .... 41

The Voicebox Toolbox: How to Avoid Cracking Your Voice During the Fringe............................................. 27

Let’s Make Sick Art.................................................... 25 LGBT Inclusive Education......................................... 41 Managing Performance Anxiety............................... 26 Meet the Locals – Drop-in......................................... 17 Meet the Media......................................................... 12 Meet the Producers................................................... 23 Meet the Venues........................................................ 32 Meet the YMC............................................................ 41 Mental Health First Aid 1-2-1s................................... 26

What Fringe Next?..................................................... 18 What’s the Big Idea? Playwriting Workshop with Oliver Emanuel.................................................. 35 What’s Your Truth? Theatrical Storytelling with Mara Menzies.................................................... 35 Working-class Artists’ Gathering at the Edinburgh Fringe.......................................................................... 32 Working with Schools and Teachers......................... 18 Youth Theatre on an International Stage................. 43

Mindful Mondays....................................................... 26 Mothers Who Make – How Can the Arts be ‘Mother Friendly’?................................................. 26 Multilingual Theatre: Towards a More Diverse Representation of Multilingual Works and Artists in the UK........................................................21 Navigating the Majority as a Minority..................... 41 Network Day with the Scottish Drama Training Network...................................................................... 23 New Musical Development....................................... 23 Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Performing Arts Company.................................................................... 24 Opportunities for New Musical Theatre After the Fringe.......................................................................... 18 Parenting in the Performing Arts: Coffee Break.............................................................. 42 Persistent and Nasty................................................. 42 Pick Up a Brick: Art as Activism................................ 42 Reclaiming Your Narrative........................................ 43 Rural Touring in the UK.............................................. 18 Script Surgeries.......................................................... 35 Sounds of the Fringe: Speaking for Wellbeing......... 27

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Fringe Central Events Programme 2019

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Fringe Central Events Programme 2019  

Fringe Central hosts over 100 free events in August, all designed to help you make the most of your time at the Fringe.

Fringe Central Events Programme 2019  

Fringe Central hosts over 100 free events in August, all designed to help you make the most of your time at the Fringe.