Beltane training and events in 2016

We know, we’ve not even had Christmas, but getting dates in the diary now makes January a little less painful.

Beltane Twilight | Marketing Events to Edinburgh’s Popular Science Community (27th January, 4.30-6pm)

Getting an audience – and the right audience – is maybe the hardest part of running an event. The Edinburgh Skeptics run over sixty popular science events a year and regularly fill the venue. At this Twilight, they’ll share their marketing strategy for you to adopt and adapt.


The Workshop Workshop (16th February and repeated 19th March, 11am-4pm)

This half-day course playfully explores the practicalities and problems of running successful workshops and drop-ins for public audiences. Working with tried and tested activities, a trio of industry experts, Tom Pringle (aka Dr Bunhead), Ken Farquhar (Inspirational Science Theatre Company and Do Different) and James Piercy (Science Made Simple) will lead you through hands-on sessions.

  • Booking opens early January 2016


Research, Researchers and the Media (18-20th February 2016 inclusive)

This is not a straight media training course. We cast you as the journalists and programme-makers, bringing you face to face with the practises and pitfalls of the mass media. *Bursaries available.*


Designing Interactive Public Engagement Events (1st March 2016)

Do you struggle to know how to structure interactive activities like science festival drop-ins and workshops? This course will provide you with a framework for figuring out who your audience is and what will appeal to them, and strategies for ensuring they can get fully involved. Complements ‘The Workshop Workshop’.

  • Booking opens early January 2016