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Thu 16 Sep 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ellen Renton / In The Works

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Online Live

Are you feeling uncomfortable with the fast return of live events? Do you feel your voice is often sidelined within the structures of the arts industry? Then this informal online session, hosted live from Summerhall ​by poet and performer Ellen Renton, is for you. Touching on her own experiences of working as a disabled artist and creating the one woman show Within Sight, Ellen will facilitate discussions and lead exercises designed to help you make space for yourself and create on your own terms. Come and have a chat, play with language, and liberate your imagination.

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Fri 15 Oct 2021 - Sun 17 Oct 2021

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Summerhall
1 Summerhall
Edinburgh, EH9 1PL United Kingdom
Phone:
0131 560 1580

Push the Boat Out is a brand new poetry festival, showcasing fresh, provocative, radical, audacious, and inspiring poetry, hip hop and spoken word, bringing people together to enjoy, experience and interrogate it. Featuring 60 of the UK’s leading poets in three days of events including performances, discussion, installations, film, audio, walks and workshops. Get in the boat, companeros. 

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Fri 15 Oct 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Histology Lab

In this two-part workshop, Scotland’s Makar Kathleen Jamie will guide participants through writing poetry, and bookbinding wizard Rachel Hazell will help participants to ‘bind’ their new work as book art. Kathleen Jamie will focus on the process of translating thoughts into words on a page and Rachel Hazell will help participants make that page into something beautifully, uniquely, and vulnerably personal.

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Sat 16 Oct 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Histology Lab

Adult poets are often afraid to experiment with onomatopoeia, alliteration, neologisms or nonsense, thinking they belong in children’s poems. In this session Clare Pollard, poet and author of Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children’s Picture Books, will challenge this and delve into poets who draw powerfully on the language of childhood, from Ted Hughes to Rita Dove.

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Sun 17 Oct 2021 @ 11:00 pm

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Histology Lab

How might we use poems – those we love and those we write – to make charms and amulets to guide and protect us? Join poet Liz Berry to read, write and use craft (of all kinds!) to create your own poetic charms. Writers of all stages are welcome at this playful, nurturing workshop.

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Wed 17 Nov 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Modern Calligraphy Company

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TechCube 1

Join us and get into the festive spirit with this sparkling Christmas calligraphy workshop. Learn to use a nib to create beautiful gift tags, labels and Christmas cards – with a focus on fabulous metallics! This workshop is suitable for beginners.

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Fri 28 Jan 2022 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Al Seed

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TechCube 0

What makes a good idea for a show?, can be a deceptively difficult question to answer at any stage in one’s career, but doubly so when there is the agenda of creating a show that is visually / physically driven. In this workshop Al will work with participants to explore approaches to identifying, developing and pitching concepts for future shows with presenting partners, audiences and collaborators in mind.

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Sat 29 Jan 2022 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

MANIPULATE Festival

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The Meadows

Connect with other puppeteers, enthusiasts and producers to share and exchange ideas, whilst strolling through Edinburgh’s Meadows. Whilst being a great practical way to connect with other professionals no matter the current pandemic restrictions, walking and talking has also been shown to increase creative thinking, as well as to encourage honest and productive conversations.

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Sun 30 Jan 2022 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

MANIPULATE Festival

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The Meadows

Connect with other artists, enthusiasts and producers to share and exchange ideas, whilst strolling through Edinburgh’s Meadows. Whilst being a great practical way to connect with other professionals no matter the current pandemic restrictions, walking and talking has also been shown to increase creative thinking, as well as to encourage honest and productive conversations.

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Thu 03 Feb 2022 - Fri 04 Feb 2022

Green Ginger

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TechCube 0

A full day workshop for both experienced and emerging puppeteers with the inimitable Chris Pirie of leading UK puppetry company Green Ginger. Trash-Hack is a masterclass in re-purposing domestic and industrial junk to create and animate instant puppet creatures. Be prepared to stretch your imagination, dare to fail, pull it apart and build another.

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Sat 05 Feb 2022 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am

MANIPULATE Festival

Venue

The Meadows

Connect with other animators, enthusiasts and producers to share and exchange ideas, whilst strolling through Edinburgh’s Meadows. Whilst being a great practical way to connect with other professionals no matter the current pandemic restrictions, walking and talking has also been shown to increase creative thinking, as well as to encourage honest and productive conversations.