Here’s a very rare chance to be involved in creating a work of art and putting on a performance during the world-renowned Edinburgh Fringe. RST is 21 years old and we celebrating this milestone by devising and presenting a participatory performance called ‘Surviving in Scotland – 21 years of RST’ as part of the Just Festival. Just Festival events are designed to engage with topical local, national and international questions of social justice, equality and identity, including prejudice against race, ethnicity, class and economic status.
We’re looking for people to take part in the performance, make friends and have fun by joining in our creative rehearsal workshops. We are very lucky to be able to offer workshops in painting, music and poetry from three fabulously talented workshop leaders – an art workshop to create brilliant props with Syrian artist Nihad, a music workshop for an exhilarating musical act with Emma, and a poetry workshop with Helen for finding the words that say what we mean…
* Saturday 12 August 2 to 5 pm, ART WORKSHOP – paint your own panels with Nihad al-Turk! McDonald Road Library, 2-4 McDonald Road EH7 4LU
*Thursday 17 August 7 to 9 pm, MUSIC WORKSHOP – an amazing musical session with Emma Smith! Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston Street EH3 9DJ
*Thursday 24 August 7 to 9 pm, POETRY WORKSHOP – make your words zing with Helen Boden! Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston Street EH3 9DJ
*Saturday 26 August 2 to 4 pm, GENERAL REHEARSAL on the open air Tupiniquim stage, The Green Police Box, Middle Meadow Walk, Lauriston Place, EH1 9AU
*Saturday 26 August 7.30 to 8.30 pm, RST PERFORMANCE as part of the Just Festival, St John’s Church, Princes St, EH2 4BJ
Everyone who joins in our workshops is automatically included in our participatory performance during the Edinburgh Fringe!
To book your place send RST volunteer Sarah an email with your name, age and contact details – firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07593316284 and she will get back to you.