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Venue Spotlight: Glue Factory, by the Artists for the Artists

Behind the walls of an industrial former glue factory in north Glasgow lies an unexpected surprise—an independent events space and art studio hub. Now in its sixth year, the non-profit community interest company maintains affordable work studios while occasionally leasing the rest of the building to event organizers. A risograph print maker, textile artist, sound […]

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Solas Festival, a Trans-Generational Gathering Place

Over its seven iterations, Solas Festival has morphed into a trans-generational gathering place focused on the arts and the sharing of creative ideas. Debs Hahn describes Solas as “a party, but what sets it aside … is the sharing of creative ideas, exploring them and creating a community for the weekend.”

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How to Attract Press to Your Fringe Performance

With more than two thousand performances at Fringe, landing the coveted five-star rave review from The Scotsman is like running 50 kilometers backwards. In short: extremely difficult. Read on for some pointers for attracting press to your performance.

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15 Marketing Tips for Performing Artists

DIY touring artist or Fringe festival participant? Use this marketing resource guide before you plot your next production.

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How to Budget for Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe may be a worthwhile investment paved with golden opportunity after opportunity … or it may be a learning experience with a hefty price tag. Here’s how to create a Fringe budget that works.

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How to Navigate Edinburgh’s Summer Festivals

When your feet hit the ground in Edinburgh during August, be prepared to start moving. Navigate Edinburgh’s summer festivals with ease, from the first show you see until you’re ready to say so long to the city.

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9 Tips to Fringe First-Timers from Acoustic Music Centre

The Acoustic Music Centre operates during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and showcases roots/acoustic/Celtic music at St Bride’s near Haymarket. Read to find out the founder’s tips to Fringe first-timers.

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Planes, Trains and Tour Vans

Planning to take your act on a U.S. tour? Read this guide for musicians and performers touring the U.S.

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Locals’ Guide to Edinburgh’s Best Brews, Views and Bites

We polled our team to find the top local picks for restaurants, pubs and attractions in Edinburgh. All spots are local tested and local approved. Enjoy.

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Top 10 Ways to Escape Edinburgh’s Festival Flocks

Escape from Edinburgh festival flocks to recharge your battery. Take road trips, beach strolls, island hops, whisky tastings or a simple scenery change.

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