Beltane Public Engagement Network

Opportunities Calendar

Jan
26
Fri
2018
“So This Is CoDI” // Intro session for potential performers at the 2018 Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas (repeat) @ Paterson's Land (1.19)
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Interested in performing at the 2018 Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas?

Come along to this informal information session to:

  • Find out more about what performing at the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas involves
  • Ask any questions you may have
  • Meet the MC, Susan Morrison, who you would be performing with

While you’re waiting, please also check out our webpages for 2018 performers and supporters, and consider joining our Facebook group!

If you already have an idea of what you would like to do a show about, please fill out out our expression of interest form. The form will close on 14th December, but you can still get involved with the Cabaret after this point. Filling in the form is not binding – it just allows us to gauge interest and get a feel for the programme.

Feb
14
Wed
2018
Register to compete in the FameLab Edinburgh heat! @ To be confirmed
Feb 14 all-day

Please note that the time and venue for the Edinburgh heat are still to be confirmed. Registration to compete is via the FameLab UK website ONLY. 

Could you effectively communicate a science, engineering or technology concept in just three minutes? No slides are allowed – you have just your wits and your props. If you’re aged 21 or over, register for FameLab UK now!

Why take part?

FameLab is a great way to improve your science communication skills. The free training, the camaraderie with other performers and the feedback from professional judges all play a part. It’s also fun! Oh, and did we mention there are prizes?

What’s the process?

Step 1: Regional heat (Edinburgh – 14th Feb; Glasgow – 20th Feb; Dundee tbc)

Step 2: Scottish final (Edinburgh – 10th March) – this must be a different presentation to the regional heat

Step 3: UK Masterclass training weekend (early April 2018 in England, date tbc)

Step 4: UK Final (Science Museum, London, 25th April 2018)

You compete at each stage of the process, so only some people make it through to the next stage each time.

Am I eligible?

  • You cannot already be a professional science communicator or promoter
  • You must be aged 21 or over
  • You must be studying or working in science, engineering, technology, medicine or mathematics (not necessarily in a university – teachers and industry professionals also take part)
  • More on eligibility here

What are the rules?

  • You have 3 minutes
  • You cannot use any sort of electronic presentation or recording
  • You can only use props you can carry on stage yourself
  • You need a different presentation if you make it to the regional final
  • More on the rules here

2017 Scottish FameLab finalists at the National Museum of Scotland

Looks great! How do I take part?

Please register to compete using the FameLab UK website. This is the only way to register to compete.

There may be additional registrations required for the training to accompany the competition. This training is run by local organisers (and is optional) which is why you need to register separately.

Can I spectate?

It will be possible to spectate at the Scottish final on 10th March. A booking link will be available shortly. Please do come and support our competitors!

Mar
6
Tue
2018
Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas bootcamp 1: Coming up with a title and writing your programme text @ Stand Comedy Club
Mar 6 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

This is the first of two half-day bootcamps for 2018 Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas performers and supporters.

This will be a practical workshop with an experienced Fringe producer (Stephen Wright of Fair Pley) and experienced festival programmer and former PR (Susan Morrison). It’s a chance to get your title and text for the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe programme absolutely perfect!

Please remind yourself of the key deadlines for the 2018 Cabaret, which include deadlines for submitting your programme text in draft and final forms.

While you’re waiting, please also check out our webpages for 2018 performers and supporters, and consider joining our Facebook group!

Jun
22
Fri
2018
Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas bootcamp 2: Stagecraft @ Stand Comedy Club
Jun 22 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

This is the second of two half-day bootcamps for 2018 Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas performers and supporters.

This will be a practical workshop with experienced Edinburgh fringe performer and professional MC, Susan Morrison. It is a chance to get tips for managing nerves and practising that all-important microphone technique before you take to the boards of the Edinburgh Fringe! There will also be an opportunity to finalise details of your show format.

While you’re waiting, please also check out our webpages for 2018 performers and supporters, and consider joining our Facebook group!

Contact Us

The Beltane Public Engagement Network
The Institute for Academic Development
1 Morgan Lane, Edinburgh, EH8 8FP

Phone: 0131 650 4874/4875
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