We’re delighted to be returning to Just Festival at Edinburgh Fringe again this year with a series of exciting performances and talks.
Just Conversations – Let me on Stage
Wednesday 9 August, 19:30-21:00, £5
Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL
A round panel discussion with Dr Sally Witcher OBE (Inclusion Scotland Chair), Lyndsey Mclean (Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society), George Low (University of Edinburgh), Sasha Callaghan (Disability History Scotland), Pete Sparkes (Drake Music Scotland) looking at accessibility for performers in arts venues.
‘Equilibrium’ combines traditional acoustic instruments with digital technology to create new music inspired by the history, culture and landscape of Scotland. This approach enables musicians with disabilities to take an equal part in the composition and performance of new music. The ensemble performs much of its own original material and arrangements on instruments including Digital Harp (laptop), Harp, Fiddle, Voice and iPad. They have performed at Celtic Connections, the Royal Highland Show and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
5-star review of the performance of ‘Equilibrium’ at 2016 Just Festival at St John’s Church: ‘Little did I realise, when I stepped into St John’s Church, that I would see the most innovative music show so far, but that’s what happened tonight.’ (Louise Rodgers | ThreeWeeks)
Saturday 26 August, 17:30-21:00, by donation
St John’s Church, Princes Street, EH2 4BJ
Join Just Festival and partner organisations in celebrating their joint efforts in promoting diversity, challenging perceptions and promoting respectful dialogue in Scotland! Active Inquiry, Drake Music Scotland and the Refugee Survival Trust will share the stage to present their drama, music, and poetry projects that impact local communities in and around Edinburgh.
“Over the past two years, as part of the ‘Spect-Act’ project, Active Inquiry has built a strong network of community organisations aimed at exploring issues of addiction, mental health, domestic violence and gender inequality as well as the themes of oppression, misuse of power and solidarity. Extracts of drama pieces by Active Inquiry, Shakti, Alma, and Bethany Theatre Companies will be followed by a talk on the importance of community drama initiatives.
After a short break for light refreshments a concert of traditional Scottish and digital music arranged and performed by Drake Music Scotland musicians will follow. Stories of refugees and asylum seekers living in Scotland will be shared in performances of drama, music and poetry curated by the Refugee Survival Trust” – Just Festival