Events

Create, collaborate, stay connected. Our innovative events programme offers the perfect platform for connection and exchange through a varied range of events. From our regular Talking Heads and Creative & Corporate Love gatherings to speed networking and one-off forums with our International partners, there’s something to suit everyone. Pop along today and leave feeling inspired and connected.


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Saturday
21 October 2017
11:00 - 18:00

St Margarets House: Open Doors Weekend

St. Margaret’s House

[ 21st - 22nd October // 11am - 6pm ] St Margaret's House residents will open the doors of their studios this Autumn, on the 21st and 22nd of October 2017. This is a fantastic opportunity to discover the wonders that lie behind the door of each studio in the building, and meet an astounding array of creative people from all fields from art to charity, crafts and other worlds

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Tuesday
24 October 2017
10:00 - 15:00

ETAG: 1:1 Tourism Innovation Surgeries

Scottish Enterprise APEX HOUSE99 HAYMARKET TERRACE, EDINBURGH, EH12 5HD

‘Innovation’ – the word conjures up images of scientists in brightly-lit laboratories. The reality is that innovation is far more commonplace and applies to every modern business that aspires to thrive and do well – it is all about solving problems or challenges... If you are currently planning an innovation project – maybe you’re looking to develop or improve products or services or you’re exploring ways to increase efficiency or productivity. If you are, we can help – come along to one of these free 1:1 sessions with an experienced innovation advisor to discuss your idea further.

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Wednesday
25 October 2017
09:00 - 13:00

Priorities for the creative industries in Scotland post-Brexit - talent, support and new markets

Central Edinburgh

Priorities for the creative industries in Scotland post-Brexit - talent, support and new markets Wednesday, 25th October 2017 Central Edinburgh This event is CPD Certified Guest of Honour: Bob Last, Film Producer and Co-Chair, Creative Industries Advisory Group This timely seminar will discuss next steps for growing Scotland’s creative economy - and will bring out priorities being discussed in the Scottish Government’s Creative Industries Advisory Group meeting in September. Delegates will discuss key issues relating to skills and the creative workforce in the context of the UK’s impending exit from the European Union and priorities for developing effective partnership working - between educational institutions and the creative industries, and internationally - in furnishing the skilled workforce needed to underpin the sector. They will also consider the way forward for policy, and the industry itself, to enable Scotland’s creative economy to seize opportunities in new markets and support the growth of creative hubs throughout Scotland - including the role of local authorities in the context of the range of City Deals being developed in Scotland. Further sessions assess what more needs to be done by relevant sector agencies such as Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise to provide targeted support - including for SMEs who comprise much of the sector - customised for the needs of individual businesses. At this early stage, we are delighted that Bob Last, Film Producer and Co-Chair, Creative Industries Advisory Group; Julia Amour, Director, Festivals Edinburgh; David Brew, Board Member, Creative Scotland and MG Alba; Iain Hamilton, Head of Creative Industries, Highlands and Islands Enterprise; Rosina Robson, Director of Nations and Regions, PACT and Claire Stewart, Director, Creative Edinburgh have agreed to speak. Lewis Macdonald MSP, Deputy Convener, Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee will be chairing the first session. To view the full agenda or to book on please click here.

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Wednesday
25 October 2017
13:00 - 09:00

Scholarships for Golden Autumn Arts Oasis International Performing Arts Camp

Via Santa Croce, 30, Ameglia, Italy

Early Bird applicants are entiteled to the Scholarship Opportunity. Each scholarship covers 200 EUR of the total participation fee. Arts Oasis opens its doors again for performers from all continents! Registration is open now! IUGTE Arts Oasis (autumn edition) is the international residential workshop for performing arts practitioners from different countries working in various techniques, genres and styles. The program offers the unique time and space for acquainting with new methods of performer's physical training and rehearsals, meeting new friends, refreshing creative ideas, generating new creative initiatives and collaboration with like-minded arts people! What expects you? ​ * creative space, time and environment, full board accommodation * warm-ups, practical creative sessions and discussion * individual, pair and group exercises * concentration on creation and communication * freedom in improvisation and spontaneity * etudes and improvised performances * practical tools and valuable tips * new perspectives and discoveries ​The program includes the intensive practical training, lectures and discussions. Participants will be acquainted with the unique Ostrenko Brothers method, formed on the base of Russian Theatre Tradition. It includes Physical Action of Stanislavsky, Psychological Gesture of M. Chekhov and Meyerhold's Biomechanics. The workshop is highly recommended for directors and choreographers interested in learning about the ensemble building, structuring the rehearsal process, methods of creative process stimulation and performers motivation. If you wish to get exposed to new techniques and methodologies, and ultimately, to network with practitioners from different countries and establish future creative partnerships with like-minded people - join us in October! Early bird applicants receive partial scholarships. Each scholarship covers 200 EUR of the total participation fee. So, send your Online Application Form today!

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Thursday
26 October 2017
18:00 - 22:00

NABS Art Auction

Manchester

NABS, the charity for the advertising and media industry, is hosting an art auction and we’d like to engage with as many people as possible on two counts: 1) To create (paint, photo, words, anything) a piece of work on a canvas to sell (email Kate Harris at NABS k.harris@nabs.org.uk for a canvas/es and the deadline is 12th October). 2) To attend and bid for the canvases at the event on 26th October. Please share with your colleagues/family/friends/ and, if you know any well-known artists/photographers/writers/etc, that would give the event even more kudos. Thank you, happy creating and hope to see you on the 26th

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Thursday
26 October 2017
8:30 - 14:30

Edinburgh Tourism Action Group: Digital Solutions for Tourism Conference 2017

National Museum of Scotland LOTHIAN STREET ENTRANCE , EDINBURGH, EH1 1JF

The Digital Solutions for Tourism Conference is a key event in Edinburgh’s tourism calendar bringing digital and technology businesses together with tourism businesses to identify opportunities to use digital technology to meet the changing expectations of Scotland’s digital tourists

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Thursday
26 October 2017
10:00 - 16:00

Video Content Creation Workshop

Bonnington Bond, 2 Anderson Place, Edinburgh, EH6 5NP

Video content is an essential part of modern business, it’s the number one way to engage with your clients and customers and make your brand and offering clear. Do you have loads of great ideas for a company video but not really sure if your budget will stretch or how to put it all together yourself? We offer one day workshops to help you learn to make brilliant videos to promote your brand online.

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Thursday
26 October 2017
08:30 - 14:30

ETAG Digital Solutions for Tourism Conference 2017

National Museum of Scotland LOTHIAN STREET ENTRANCE , EDINBURGH, EH1 1JF

Now in its 7th year, the Digital Solutions for Tourism Conference is a key event in Edinburgh’s tourism calendar bringing digital and technology businesses together with tourism businesses to identify opportunities to use digital technology to meet the changing expectations of Scotland’s digital tourists

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Thursday
26 October 2017
08:30 - 14:30

ETAG Digital Solutions for Tourism Conference 2017

National Museum of Scotland LOTHIAN STREET ENTRANCE , EDINBURGH, EH1 1JF

Now in its 7th year, the Digital Solutions for Tourism Conference is a key event in Edinburgh’s tourism calendar bringing digital and technology businesses together with tourism businesses to identify opportunities to use digital technology to meet the changing expectations of Scotland’s digital tourists. Check out last year’s video highlights!

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Friday
27 October 2017
18:30 - 20:30

Edinburgh Short Film Festival [ Day 1 ]

16 Campie Road

Day 1 of the Edinburgh Short Film screening the best in International, Scottish & UK Short Film

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Saturday
28 October 2017
19:30 - 21:30

Edinburgh Short Film Festival [ Day 2 ]

16 Campie Road

Day 2 of the Edinburgh Short Film screening the best in International, Scottish & UK Short Film

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Monday
30 October 2017
10:30 - 15:00

Cinema Community Learning Exchange

The Tower Digital Arts Centre 83 Sinclair Street Helensburgh G84 8TR

Senscot invite social enterprises delivering, or interested in delivering, cinema to visit The Tower Digital Arts Centre for a day of peer support and learning. Focussing on using cinema to reach different audiences and connect communities in a sustainable way, the day will give you the opportunity to mix with other social entrepreneurs on a similar path, exchange ideas, tackle barriers and take advantage of potential opportunities.

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Tuesday
31 October 2017
09:30 - 12:30

EPAD: Support surgeries [ October 2017 ]

Location Edinburgh Festival Theatre (enter via Stage Door) 13 / 29 Nicolson Street Edinburgh EH8 9FT United Kingdom

Edinburgh Performing Arts Development (EPAD) is a programme, funded by the City of Edinburgh Council and supported by the Festival City Theatres Trust and the Traverse Theatre, which aims to strengthen Edinburgh's performing arts sector through facilitated skills-sharing and networking. If you are a performing artist or producer based in Edinburgh either working independently or as a small company and have a question, an issue or an idea you would like to discuss with an informed industry peer, please book a time slot via the link below. [multiple time slots available] Examples of the sort of support you might be looking for could include: advice on budgeting, advice on print production or website design, help creating a business plan, having someone read over a funding application, contacts and strategies for effective networking, support with the development of your project idea or help identifying new creative partners.

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Tuesday
31 October 2017
10:00 - 19:45

Future Games Summit 2017

[ October 31st - November 1st ] Taking place across both days of the conference, the Develop Live Game Jam will bring together teams of developers for a game development challenge on site - who can make the best game within the brief in 48 hours?

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Tuesday
31 October 2017
9.50 - 19.45

Future Games Summit 2017: Innovation, Transformation & Evolution

Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London, WC18 3LS

[October 31st - November 1st] Future Games Summit is back for its 2nd year with a jam packed 2 day event programme exploring the impact of future technologies, business trends and creative innovations on the interactive entertainment industry. Held on over two days at the Congress Centre, London, Future Games Summit will bring together creative artists, developers, producers, business leaders, technology gurus and many more for 2 days of inspirational content across three stages: Future Tech, Future Business and Future Develop.

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Wednesday
1 November 2017
10:00 - 16:00

London to Las Vegas: Global Markets for Scottish Fashion & Textile Brands.

Institute of Directors, 10 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR

Whether you are an established brand, a heritage collection, a new designer: how do you reach overseas buyers? Textiles Scotland will welcome UKFT to Scotland in November for a seminar on Global Markets for Scottish Textile & Fashion Brands. Laurian Davies and Paul Alger, UKFT specialists in International Business Development, will join us for a full day to explore sales trends across the world; global retail landscapes; and where and how buyers buy in specific countries pertinent to Scottish textile exports. They will discuss issues on the collective industry mind, such as how Brexit will affect Scottish sales internationally. After lunch we will discuss how to reach international buyers and agents. Topics will include the significance of the ‘Made in Scotland’ label, the importance of wholesale, and tips and tricks to create success at international tradeshows. The final session will offer the opportunity to pose questions to our UKFT colleagues, who share a collective 30 years in the business between them.

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Wednesday
1 November 2017
14:00 - 16:30

Dovecot Tapestry Weavers: Behind the Scenes

10 Infirmary Street

Join Dovecot Tapestry Studio at this special event to meet the Dovecot weaving team and discuss their approach to colour and expression in fine art. Weavers Rudi Richardson, Louise Trotter and Ben Hymers will be joined by curator Kate Grenyer in a demonstration and discussion of how the Tapestry Studio’s recent artworks have been commissioned and created. The weavers will discuss their lives in tapestry, from apprenticeships and art college to the artists they have collaborated with, and, in a guided tour of the Daughters of Penelope display, they will discuss the inspiration they take from the programme of exhibitions at Dovecot that aim to increase understanding and appreciation of art, craft and design. Support Dovecot with a ticket to this unmissable event exploring what it means to be a tapestry weaver in the modern age, and the skills required to collaborate with artists to create contemporary and site-specific artworks. The event starts at 2pm with tea and coffee plus a tapestry weaving demonstration in the Dovecot South Gallery. The talk follows at 2.30pm and lasts for approximately 90 minutes including an opportunity to ask questions. The event ends with a tour of the Daughters of Penelope exhibition, when the weavers and curator will highlight particular works relating to Dovecot’s practice. 2-4.30pm | Dovecot South Gallery | £30 / £25 students | Ticket includes refreshments and guided exhibition tour

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Thursday
2 November 2017
17:00 - 21:00

Medican Visualisation Product Forge

38 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 9DZ

Product Forge is running a Medical Visualisation hackathon at CodeBase in Edinburgh from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th November 2017 with Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems Europe. The Medical Visualisation Product Forge is a unique opportunity for data scientists, analysts and software engineers to work in collaboration with healthcare professionals and bring their skills to develop new products, services and tools that will benefit the healthcare sector. Register at http://productfor.ge/MVPFN17

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Friday
3 November 2017
19:30 - 21:30

Edinburgh Short Film Festival [ Day 3 ]

16 Campie Road

Day 3 of the Edinburgh Short Film screening the best in International, Scottish & UK Short Film

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Saturday
4 November 2017
19:30 - 21:30

Edinburgh Short Film Festival [ Day 4 ]

16 Campie Road

Day 4 of the Edinburgh Short Film screening the best in International, Scottish & UK Short Film

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Monday
6 November 2017
20:40 - 22:30

Edinburgh Short Film Festival [ Day 5 ]

16 Campie Road

Day 5 of the Edinburgh Short Film screening the best in International, Scottish & UK Short Film

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Thursday
9 November 2017
20:40 - 22:30

Edinburgh Short Film Festival [ Day 6 ]

16 Campie Road

Day 6 of the Edinburgh Short Film screening the best in International, Scottish & UK Short Film

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Friday
10 November 2017
19:30 - 22:00

Edinburgh Short Film Festival [ Day 7 ]

16 Campie Road

Day 7 of the Edinburgh Short Film screening the best in International, Scottish & UK Short Film

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Saturday
11 November 2017
19:30 - 01:00

Edinburgh Short Film Festival [ Day 8 ]

16 Campie Road

Day 8 of the Edinburgh Short Film screening the best in International, Scottish & UK Short Film

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Monday
13 November 2017
09:30 - 12:30

IPA course: Digital Success for Account Managers

Course content: Designed specifically for account managers and directors who wish to develop their understanding and confidence with digital marketing. We examine the role of digital channels for consumers, the AM’s role across the digital ecosystem and typical digital project lifecycles. Delegates will learn: - How various digital channels can be used - How Account Managers can use digital in campaigns - New marketing techniques to develop and propose to clients Who is this course aimed at? Account Managers and Directors Cost: £150.00+VAT for IPA members / £225+VAT for non-members

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Monday
13 November 2017
14:00 - 17:00

IPA course: Content Marketing Excellence

Course content: Content marketing strategy is one of the hottest topics in marketing today. With low-cost organic reach under intensifying pressure from advertising-focused social networking sites, and the cost of paid reach spiralling upwards, knowing how to unlock content excellence for your clients is crucial. It’s often said that brands should learn to think like publishers, but the reality is more complex with marketing leaders having to set the right balance between ‘brand’ and ‘content’. In truth, we need to develop more adaptive approaches to content development, distribution and curation to help brands thrive in our fast-changing digital age. Delegates will learn: - How to structure a framework for supporting clients wishing to develop a more robust and strategically-grounded approach to content marketing. We explore the crucial role of content for brand discovery and engagement, precise audience definitions, and the content scheduling, seeding and promoting process. On the ½ day workshop we cover key theoretical principles Who is this course aimed at? Account Managers, Executives, Planners Cost: £150+VAT for IPA members / £225+VAT for non-members

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Thursday
16 November 2017
18:30 - 21:30

EdinburghArtFair [ Private View - Tickets ]

Edinburgh Corn Exchange, New Market Road, EH14 1RJ

[ Private View: 16th November // 18:30 - 21:30 ] [ Show Open: 17th-19th November ] Edinburgh Art Fair are delighted to announce that acclaimed crime author, Ian Rankin, will officially be opening this year's Fair at the preview evening on the 16th November. Ian is celebrating 30 years of his most famous creation John Rebus, who first hit the shelves in 1987. A limited number of tickets are available for the preview evening of the fair through the website.

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Thursday
16 November 2017
17:00 - 21:00

Renting Scotland Product Forge

Whitespace, 36 King's Stables Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2EU

Product Forge is running the Renting Scotland hackathon in collaboration with SafeDeposits Scotland Trust and Shelter Scotland. The event will be held at Whitespace from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th of November 2017. The Renting Scotland Product Forge is a unique opportunity for letting agencies, landlords and tenants associations to explore data in collaboration with entrepreneurially minded data scientists, analysts and software engineers to develop ideas that would benefit the private renting sector with a focus on projects that advance education and conflict resolution.

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Friday
24 November 2017
09:00 - 21:00

Short Sharp Shizz: For Women Who Mean Business

Augustine United Church 41 George IV Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1EL

A Shizzinar is a spectacular gathering of women from all walks of life who have come together to connect, share, explore, laugh, learn and grow together in shizzness. In ‘Short Sharp Shizz’ the focus is on women in business and in organisations. Women who have ideas and want to make them happen. Women who see potential and want to bring it into reality. Women seeking to develop their capacity for leadership, learning and managing change. Women who have skills and want to deploy them to more powerful effect. Women who want to take their business, team, organisation or skill to another level and get their shizz together without delay.

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Friday
24 November 2017
09:00 - 21:00

Short Sharp Shizz: For Women Who Mean Business

Augustine United Church 41 George IV Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1EL

A one day intensive shizzinar for women who mean business. Central Edinburgh 24 Nov 2017 A Shizzinar is a spectacular gathering of women from all walks of life who have come together to connect, share, explore, laugh, learn and grow together in shizzness. In ‘Short Sharp Shizz’ the focus is on women in business and in organisations. Women who have ideas and want to make them happen. Women who see potential and want to bring it into reality. Women seeking to develop their capacity for leadership, learning and managing change. Women who have skills and want to deploy them to more powerful effect. Women who want to take their business, team, organisation or skill to another level and get their shizz together without delay.

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Saturday
16 December 2017
09:00 - 20:00

International Conference "Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity"

Austria, Retzhof Castle

International Conference : "Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity" is the annual international multidisciplinary conference researching the Bridge between Tradition and Contemporaneity in performing arts. The conference offers the unique opportunity: to exchange experience and share ideas in contemporary performing arts education and training, rehearsal process and performance practice; to become familiar with diverse methods and techniques in contemporary performing arts inspired and formed in the connection with the world traditional heritage; to meet colleagues from all over the world, establish new contacts and lay the foundation for future networking and collaboration in multicultural and multilingual artistic environment. The conference creates the unique encounter of different arts in multicultural and multilingual artistic environment and offers a great platform for performers, performing arts educators and teachers to find new collaboration partners from all continents! The conference working language is English. At the moment the conference is accepting presentation proposals. Register and submit your proposal here: http://www.performingartsconference.org/registration

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Monday
18 December 2017
18:30 - 20:30

Spinning-In-Stereo and Other Yarns

Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street Edinburgh EH1 1LT

Live acoustic performance by Hanna Tuulikki and Gaelic singer Mischa Macpherson, with artist Caroline Dear and the Broughton Spinners. A very special event featuring a live, acoustic performance of spinning-in-stereo by Hanna Tuulikki and Mischa Macpherson. A celebration of the social and communal, and historically vital activity of spinning, this evening winter warmer will also feature live spinning demonstrations, and a yarn making experience with grasses and other early textile materials by artist Caroline Dear. A warming drink will be included in your ticket price. Doors 6pm. Performance begins at 6.30pm. £15 General / £12 Concession Please register via Eventbrite. Hearing loop amplifier kits can be used with T loop option. Due to limited number of kits, please let us know if you require one in advance.

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Thursday
15 February 2018
12:00 - 12:00

IPA Student Awards 2018

A competition for students looking to kick-start their career in advertising, media and marketing communications Who can enter? Any student enrolled on a full-time or part-time course in their penultimate or final year of undergraduate or postgraduate study at any university, college or equivalent in Scotland in 2018. You can enter as an individual or as a team of two. Whether you see yourself as a strategist, technologist, designer or writer, you can enter regardless of background or subject. Entry deadline: 15 February 2018 at 12.00pm What could you win? A cash prize, an award and the possibility of a paid internship or mentoring within a leading Scottish agency. What do you need to do? Answer the brief to create a campaign to help raise awareness of Hearts & Minds, a Scottish arts-in-health charity. Submit a two-minute video and a 50-word summary supporting your campaign.

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