Just Projects

In addition to the annual Just Festival programme, we offer opportunities to community members to engage in our projects. Please find more information about our current projects: 'Staged for Life', 'Age & Stage', and 'Take Note! Youth Choir'.


STagED For Life

'Staged for Life' is a unique two week training programme teaching young people aged 16–24 how to operate sound and lighting equipment for live events.

Those who complete the course are offered supported work placements at  the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venues to gain meaningful industry experience.

We are currently planning our spring programme edition. More information will be available here shortly.

Find out more about Staged for Life from the project Facebook page

The training sessions are part of the Just Skills Academy project supported by the Voluntary Action Fund and Dr Guthrie’s Association.


Age & Stage

Supported by the Corra Foundation, 'Age & Stage' Project engages elderly people and their carers who experience loneliness and isolation. Their stories, memories and observations will be presented by the medium of forum theatre during performances of 'Happy Birthday?' in the 2018 Just Festival programme. 

The festival performances will be followed by drama workshops with the elderly and their carers and performances of their own drama pieces hosted in community spaces and residential homes. 

Active Inquiry, who specialise in producing devised plays, will support project participants in telling and sharing their stories. 

If you would like to take part in the project or know of friends and family members who would be interested in taking part in drama workshops, contact us at info@just-festival.org.

Take Note!

Supported by the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (University of Edinburgh) Knowledge Exchange and Impact Grant, 'Take Note!' Youth Choir project invites people aged 12-21 to take part in singing sessions and performances in two shows at the 2018 Just Festival.

Conducted by Ben Jones, Musical Director of HarmonyChoir and Morgan Njobo, a South African artist known to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe audiences from his performances with Njobo Productions and Simply Soweto Encha.

Anyone can join, it is free and no previous experience necessary. Email YouthChoir@ed.ac.uk for more information about rehearsals and performances.