Equity is the UK trade union for professional performers and creative practitioners. As a leading industry organisation, Equity is known and respected nationally and internationally for the work they do with, and on behalf of, our members working across all areas of the entertainment industry.
They are a campaigning and organising union and proud of their strong record of taking the things that matter to our members to parliament and other centres of influence. Being part of Equity gives members a voice in these places. Members are at the heart of all the union’s activities and by getting involved they drive forward the work of the union.
Equity run an annual series of events at the Edinburgh Fringe, as part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, providing various avenues of support for the diverse needs of Fringe performers.
HOW TO AVOID CRACKING YOUR VOICE DURING THE FRINGE
FRINGE CENTRAL, STUDIO 1
THURS 18 10.30-NOON
A practical session of advice and exercises, designed specifically for the vocal demands of the Festival including the vocal mechanism, how to protect your voice (both on the Royal Mile and on stage), what to do when things go wrong and effective and efficient vocal warm-ups. Lead by Tess Whittaker, Speech & Language Therapist, Vocal Coach and Voice Over Artist
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FRINGE CENTRAL @ INFIRMARY STREET: STUDIO 2
FRI 19 11.00-17.00 | FRI 26 11.00-17.00
Your opportunity to get away from the madding crowd to a calm, completely quiet space where you can just be for while before going back out there. Providing a bit of peace in a comfortable environment. There will also be a neck and shoulder massage therapist (small charge for this). No need to book, just pop in.
Brought to you by Equity and The Fringe as part of the ArtsMinds initiative
NO BOOKING REQUIRED, JUST POP IN
FRINGE CENTRAL @ INFIRMARY STREET: STUDIO 1
FRI 19 13.00-15.00
Have you ever been a bit worried about someone you are working with or studying alongside? Been concerned they are not coping but unsure how to broach this with them? Help is at hand with this session. We'll be talking about how to spot if someone is struggling with their emotional well-being and how to approach them.
This is part of our ArtsMinds initiative and lead by the Edinburgh and Lothian Samaritans. If something's troubling you when you're in Edinburgh, then do get in touch with them. They are available 24/7/365 by calling 116 123.