In addition to the annual Just Festival programme, we offer opportunities to community members to engage in our projects. This year, we are delighted to present three projects that will culminate in the 2018 Just Festival programme; these are: 'Age & Stage' project, 'Take Note! Youth Choir' and 'Staged for Life'.
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 (Sept-Oct 2018) and performances of their own drama pieces (Nov-Dec 2018) hosted in cummunity spaces and residentail 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 starting in September 2018, contact us at email@example.com.
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.
'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 recruiting participants for the summer workshops and placements. If you're aged 16-24 years old, interested in learning new skills and available 9th-18th July then we're looking for you! We're running a FREE technical theatre course and it couldn't be easier to apply. Check out all the details in the link below: https://www.gumtree.com/…/free-technical-theatre…/1303409997
Find out more about Staged for Life from the project Facebook page. Contact the project manager, Catherine Wilson, at firstname.lastname@example.org