SDTN at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

On Friday 25 August, the Scottish Drama Training Network hosted our first Network Day at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. SDTN’s Network of colleges and universities were invited to see Mark Thomson’s Snowflake, performed by The Network ensemble with a special guest appearance from Siobhan Redmond, who is the voice of Mum.

The performance was followed by SDTN’s event Creative Solutions for Creative Careers held at Fringe Central. Briana Pegado, Founder of Edinburgh Students Arts Festival, facilitated the event, which included provocations from emerging artists Jack Elvey and Nicole McManus, Theatre Maker Clara Bloomfield and Artistic Director of the Lyceum Theatre Company, David Greig. Colleges from Aberdeen, Dundee, Fife and Edinburgh arrived by the bus load for the day, while individuals from as far west as Ayr made the journey to attend the event. Students were excited to be able to meet and Network with their peers and industry leaders.

Speaking about the day’s events, Lucy Vaughn Director of SDTN said:

“Today was a very significant and successful day for our network. Not only did students and lecturers travel to Edinburgh from all over Scotland to see the Ensemble performance of Snowflake, and spend a day at the Fringe, but we also held our first event in partnership with Fringe Central as part of their Young Voices, Fresh Perspectives strand. The levels of engagement we have received for the Network Day today are a clear indication of need for the Scottish Drama Training Network and I am very grateful to all who took part, and especially the support we received today from leading industry artists, David Greig, Siobhan Redmond and Clara Bloomfield.”

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