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How to Tour Your Show Internationally

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Presented with the British Council, this event is for artists and producers interested in touring their shows at an international level. In addition to having a high quality piece of work that can generate opportunities overseas, you need to be very well prepared and have a strategy in…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

How War Reporting has Changed: A Century On

A look at how times have changed when it comes to war reporting.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Inala Conversation

Find out what goes on in the mind in the people behind dance piece Inala.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Independence Referendum Cafe

"Have your cake and eat it at the Independence Referendum Cafe. We offer a chance to discuss the Independence Referendum with people who want to both listen and talk about the issues and raise questions. Delicious tea/coffee and cake are included in the price to help aid the conversation."

Cuckoo's Bakery, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

£6 / 0131 556 6224

Part of just Festival.

Intellectual Property

Independent Theatre Council Creative work is usually made in harmony but deciding who owns the final work can cause uncertainty and strife. Find out the basic rules that help you decide if there is copyright in a work, who owns the copyright in a work and how to use a work when you are not the copyright owner.

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Meeting Room

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Interpreting Shakespeare with Ian McDonald and Liz Carruthers

Playwrights' Studio, Scotland and Made in Scotland Led by poet and translator Ian McDonald and director Liz Carruthers, this practical workshop will explore innovative ways of adapting Shakespeare and other works of fiction. Ian’s acclaimed Gaelic translation of Macbeth, MacBheatha, directed by Liz, is part of the Made…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

Rehearsal Room

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Is an Arts Administration Degree for Me?

Fringe University Thinking of going into performing arts management? Have you wondered if you should get an arts administration degree? Meet and talk with others who are also asking these questions and consider your options.

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

James McVeigh: Head of Marketing and Innovation at Festivals Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club at the Festival The Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club, the active networking club based at the University of Edinburgh Business School, is delighted to host James McVeigh as part of our Fringe series. James joined Festivals Edinburgh following senior management roles with a number of…

University of Edinburgh Business School

Tue 5 Aug

Business School Auditorium

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Janine Matheson: Director of Creative Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club at the Festival The E Club, the active networking club based at the University of Edinburgh Business School, is delighted to host Janine Matheson as part of our Fringe series. In addition to being Director of Creative Edinburgh, Janine is a freelance Creative Producer, Curator and…

University of Edinburgh Business School

Mon 11 Aug

Business School Auditorium

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Jelly Brain Dissections

Hosted by Guerilla Science How can a three pound mass of jelly that you can hold in the palm of your hand imagine angels, contemplate the meaning of infinity, and even question its own place in the cosmos? Join us for a delectable dissection of the baffling brain and discover which parts of the brain are responsible…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

The Parlour Bar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Jim Al-Khalili: Quantum – Still Crazy After All These Years

Lakin McCarthy / The Assembly Rooms A whirlwind tour of the quantum world, highlighting just why it is so strange and how physicists have come to terms with what it all means. All seating is unreserved. Late comers may not be admitted. Age category: PG

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

The Music Hall

£10 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

just Conversations

just Festival Join the conversation as we explore a different subject each day surrounding equality, religion and ethics. It’s your chance to ask the questions that matter to experts, activists and authorities with the power to change the world. Each day we bring together a panel of experts, community leaders, business…

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Hall

£5 / 0131 229 7565

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Hall

£5 / 0131 229 7565

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Hall

£5 / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Just Conversations: A Spoonful of Money: Incentivising Health-care

Where is the line between personal responsibility and public health? NHS Tayside gives incentives to encourage people with Hepatitis C into treatment. Is this a good use of NHS resources for the greater good or an undermining of personal responsibility? We will explore the ethical issues associated with offering financial…

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

£5 / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Just Conversations: Adding Gender Equality to Your Shopping Basket

Women across the world still face extraordinary discrimination in education, work and decision-making. Looking at Equal Exchange’s Coffee Grown by Women, the work of Get Paper Industries in Nepal and Weaving Destination’s work with trafficked women in India, we examine what more could be done in the world of Fair Trade…

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

£5 / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Just Conversations: After the Fire Ceases

In the light of the 40th anniversary of the Dublin, Monaghan and Birmingham bombings, we reflect on the long-lasting process of reconciliation in Northern Ireland. Are there lessons to be learnt from the peace process or has religious sectarianism transformed into a culturally ingrained identity?

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

£5 / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

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Just Conversations: Are We Living in a Debtocracy?

We are told it is morally wrong not to pay our debts. But should all debts be repaid? Does this change if repayment results in human suffering? We'll be exploring the global financial crises, student debt, and payday loans. Can fight for debt justice as the cost of living rises and wages stay the same?

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Tue 5 Aug

£5 / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Just Conversations: Beyond Binaries: LGBT Voices and the Freedom to Self-Identify

Gay, Straight, Male, Female; Society's need for everything to be categorised, often in binaries, has been cited as a cause of mental health problems in LGBT communities. How can we remodel our language in addressing sexuality and gender? Or are genders and sexualities fixed identities controlled by society?

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

£5 / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Just Conversations: Conscientious Objectors & Women's Responses to the First World War

As we mark the centenary of the First World War, those who fought and died in the war will be remembered in many ways. But what about those who followed their consciences and refused to fight? We remember the women who, rather than urge their men to go to war, organised to oppose it.

Church of Scotland, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

£5 / 0131 225 5722

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Just Conversations: Hope Alive with Protective Presence

Iain Whyte went to Palestine with the Hope Alive campaign of the YWCA/YMCA to offer protective presence to communities in need. What are the aims and effects of accompaniment as protective presence? What is the relationship between faith and accompaniment? What are similarities and differences between groups doing it?

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

£5 / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Just Conversations: Madiba’s Legacy

2014 marks the 20th anniversary of democratic elections in South Africa. Nelson Mandela’s struggle against inequalities brought by the apartheid regime continues to inspire nations while the honeymoon period in the Republic is over. Will South Africa remain the token of peace and reconciliation or be affected by populist…

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

£5 / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

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Just Conversations: Money for All - Citizens Income

What might the future of economic and social cohesion look like? What about a ‘Citizens Income’, where all members of society would receive a basic income; a fair way to eradicate poverty or a recipe for producing a something-for-nothing society?

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

£5 / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Just Conversations: One Scotland, Many Cultures: Celebrating Difference

We explore the Church of Scotland’s report ‘One Scotland, Many Cultures’ and the ‘Cultural Heritage Project’ addressing first-generation immigrants to Scotland. We ask our panel members to consider how radical hospitably, migration and celebrating difference require a continued willingness, from host and immigrant…

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

£5 / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Just Conversations: Sex for Money - Supply and Demand

With the recent Police Scotland action and the Councils decision to revoke licenses for saunas, we will reflect on the supply and demand for paid sex in Scotland. A recent figure suggests perhaps as many as one in ten men have paid for sex. Should the sex trade be regulated like any other service industry?

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

£5 / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Just Conversations: Syrian without Syria

All refugee settings have layers of tragedy and no solution is perfect - Syria is the most complex humanitarian situation in recent memory. What can/should we do? Why do nation-states respond with camps? Whose interests are served? What are the long-term solutions? How do the media represent refugees and refugee camps?

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

£5 / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Just Conversations: The Aye of the Storm

Scotland is in the midst of a constitutional debate. This September the electorate will go to the polls on the basis of YES – NO referendum. Regardless of the votes outcome the status quo will not remain. What vision of future do the YES and NO campaigners and independent experts hold for Scotland?

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

£5 / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

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