A Beginners Guide to Visiting Edinburgh Fringe

    This weekend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival kicks off. The largest arts festival of it’s kind in the world and this year there are over 3000 different shows on offer. 3000 shows, sounds like an awful lot of shows, even to somebody, who eats, drinks and sleeps theatre.

 

The Culturapedia Sounds of Summer Mixtape

It has been a while since we’ve done a team mix tape.  As I type, the sun has finally come out so grab your deck chair, pour yourself an ice cold glass of lemonade and don your headphones to listen to Culturapedia’s recommendations for Summer listening. Sue Track Artist Echo Beach Martha and the Muffins […]

 

Beyond this place there be dragons- republished from May 2015

I first published this blog in May 2015. I’ve re-published it 6 days after the UK EU referendum. I’m struggling  at the moment  to think of something to write, that’s purely about art and culture.    This is my personal blog, so I’m going to get a few things out of my system. To see if […]

 

Children’s Theatre – Why you should leave the cushions in the car

It’s weeks like this I really appreciate how much I love my job. There aren’t many people who can say they spent the week hosting children’s theatre in library spaces, playing with puppets, listening to giggling children and recording the joy on their faces as they totally immerse themselves in the thing they are watching… […]

 

Yes yes yes to Europe

We are a small business that strongly advocates remaining in Europe. We keep hearing that the world of business is divided – this may be the case. We have never been asked and it is hard to find places to log our position. There are lots of reasons why we should stay in and we […]

 

Taking stock… March

Hello everyone! March has been an odd month here at Culturapedia HQ. We’ve had some disappointing news but we’ve soldiered on, and dust is beginning to settle. Rob has been back from the Rotterdam office for a couple of weeks, which has been nice, and of course we finished the month off with a good […]

 

Method and process v’s instinct and sheer luck – How to programme for rural touring

This week sees the culmination of over two months worth of work; hours of research, one to one phone calls, emails, youtube clips, soundcloud excerpts and good old fashioned paper post sifting. How did I celebrate completion of this HUGE piece of work?…. I sent an email. Don’t get me wrong, it was a lovely […]

 

Spot On’s Spring Sell-Out Success! (SOS SOS)

It’s somehow officially spring already, even though I’m sure I was taking down my Christmas decorations only the other day. Not that I’m complaining about the upturn in weather by any means. Perhaps the reason we seem to have got here so quickly is that we’re already well into the Spot On “spring” season, which […]

 

Plugged In Phase 1 Comes to a Sparkly End…

Last month the first phase of our strategic touring project, Plugged In, came to an end. While we wait to hear about funding for the next phase we’ve been looking back at everything the project achieved over the year and a half (ish) that we were working. We’ve put together a sparkly document celebrating all […]

 

Putting young artists in the frame!

In November we launched a new project helping young artists to get their work out in the public domain by displaying it in a host of unusual spaces, through somewhereto_. somewhereto_FRAMED had proven popular with other regional delivery partners around the UK so, with the help of the newly appointed and very artistic Sophie, we […]