At the Edinburgh Fringe...

dr Kat arney

Dr Kat Arney is a science writer and broadcaster whose work has featured on BBC Radio 4, the Naked Scientists and more. She has just published her first book, Herding Hemingway's Cats (Bloomsbury Sigma), about how our genes work.

website: katarney.com

twitter: @harpistkat

From 8th-14th Aug

From 8th-14th Aug

From 12th-21st Aug

From 12th-21st Aug

Helen Babbs

Helen Babbs is an independent journalist, writer and editor. Her features have been published in The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The New Statesman, Time Out and The Ecologist, and she has authored two non-fiction books, which have urban nature and London in common.

Helen has also been commissioned by arts organisations and NGOs including Barbican, Puppet Centre, Friends of the Earth and WWF, among others. She is currently freelance editor of Greenpeace UK's magazine Connect

website: helenbabbs.com

leo burtin

Leo Burtin is an artist, producer and writer hailing from France & based in the North of England. Often, his practice aims to gently, poetically and playfully disrupt domestic contexts to invite friends & strangers alike to engage in conversations on value, care, ageing, memory, death and identity.

Together with Jake Orr, he is the Artistic Director of Making Room, an organisation committed to highlighting the tangible difference art can make to society.

website: leoburtin.co.uk

                          twitter: @olamerino

From 5th-12th Aug

From 5th-12th Aug

From 22nd -28th Aug

From 22nd -28th Aug

LEWIS CHURCH

Lewis Church is an artist and writer based in London. He has had work published in PAJ, Exeunt, Loose Lips, East End Review and Hackney Citizen, and also produced commissioned pieces for SPILL Festival of Performance and Daily Life Ltd. As an artist and producer he has worked with Ron Athey, Vaginal Davis, Franko B, Bobby Baker, Split Britches, Shabnam Shabazi, Sh!t Theatre and others.

website: lewischurch.blogspot.co.uk

twitter: @lewisachurch

maddy costa

Maddy Costa writes about theatre, music, art, books, feminism, politics and anything else that grabs her attention. Preferably at the same time and with a recipe included. She is critical writer with Chris Goode & Company, associate artist with Something Other, a contributor to Exeunt, and co-founder of Dialogue, which attempts to rethink the relationship between people who make, watch and write about theatre. She is interested in documentation, dramaturgy and reinventing what it means to be a critic.

website: statesofdeliquescence.blogspot.co.uk

twitter: @maddydeliqette

From 22nd-28th Aug

From 22nd-28th Aug

francisco garcia

London based writer, journalist and critic interested in youth subcultures, contemporary art, technology and developments in the language used to discuss mental health (with particular focus on the language of anxiety).

twitter: @Frandgarcia1

katharine kavanagh

Katharine Kavanagh is a circus writer with a background in theatre performance and production, and holds a First Class Degree from the late lamented Dartington College of Arts. She runs the UK's only publication dedicated to circus critique, TheCircusDiaries.com.

website: katharinekavanagh.com

twitter: @bustingfree

From 12th-17th Aug

From 12th-17th Aug

From 2nd-30th Aug

From 2nd-30th Aug

hannah maxwelL

Hannah Maxwell is an artist and writer working as part of In Company Collective, providing editorial assistance to academic and artistic publications, copywriting content for exhibitions and arts websites, and developing her own text-based performance practic.

In 2015, she worked with Brian and TSOTF guest curators to develop the 'Diagnoses' form and practice, expanding tenfold for this year's programme. An article explicating this process was published in Contemporary Theatre Review last year: http://www.contemporarytheatrereview.org/2015/the-sick-of-the-fringe/

TWitter: @_Hannahmaxwell

rebecca mileham

Rebecca is a science writer and podcaster. She works with museums worldwide helping them banish meaningless nonsense in favour of significant human stories. Her books and podcasts cover topics in science, engineering and heritage, and she is entirely powered by coffee and digestive biscuits.

Listed to Rebecca's podcast at posers.org.uk and read her blog at: http://rebecca.mileham.net/worklifeblog

website: rebecca.mileham.net

twitter: @r_mileham

From 22nd-27th Aug

From 22nd-27th Aug

From 5th-11th Aug

From 5th-11th Aug

AIDAN MOesBY

Aidan Moesby is an Artist Curator and Writer whose practice sits at the intersection of Art, Wellbeing and increasingly, Technology. Conversations underpin his research based practice. He is currently concerned with weather as metaphor - real ‘physical weather’, our ‘internal weather’ and the way in which we use weather language to describe our behaviour or how we feel. He is a font obsessed backwoodsman and weather fanatic - a digger and a dreamer.

WEBSITE: aidanmoesby.co.uk

TWITTER: @TEXTartist

lucy orr

Having a scientist Dad, Lucy Orr grew up close to CERN and FERMILAB. Although surely exposed to high dosages of radiation, sadly her mutant talents never manifested, so she had to resort to playing MUDs, programming BASIC and reading comics. Now an expansively tattooed lecturer in digital arts and animation, she finds enough time to write in between petting ferrets, drinking cider and listening to pop punk.

website: lucyorr.co.uk

twitter: @ferretgirl2005

From 21st-28th Aug

From 21st-28th Aug

From 5th-11th Aug

From 5th-11th Aug

michael regnier

I am a science writer at the Wellcome Trust and Associate Editor of its longform publication, Mosaic. Before writing about medical research for a living, I wrote plays, the best of which was Time Out's Critics' Choice when it was performed in London in 2002. In my student days, I performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe twice - winning a Fringe First Award in 1996 remains one of my proudest achievements.

website: certainconfusion.wordpress.com

twitter: @mpr2020

kate wyver

Kate is reading Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Bristol. She was Deputy Editor of the National Student Drama Festival’s magazine Noises Off, won the Sunday Times Harold Hobson Student Drama Critic Award and writes for Epigram and Exeunt. She was Equalities Officer for the University’s Volleyball Club.

website: katewyver.wordpress.com

twitter: @KateWyver

London & Edinburgh

London & Edinburgh

Fringe and beyond...

ruth garde

Ruth Garde is an independent curator and writer with a passion for history, architecture, and the visual arts. She has collaborated extensively with Wellcome Collection on a variety of exhibition and public engagement projects, most recently curating "Tibet's Secret Temple: Body, Mind and Meditation in Tantric Buddhism". Her areas of interests include the intersection of art, science and human health, the politics of public space, and the relationship between site-specific contemporary art and historic sites and collections.

website: ruthgarde.wordpress.com

twitter: @ruthgarde

London

London

Cardiff

Cardiff

DR emily garside

website: thenerdytheatre.blogspot.co.uk

twitter: @emigarside

MARY HALTON

Mary works in radio broadcasting, studies planetary science and has written about theatre and performance for the past 4 years – most recently in a regular column for Exeunt exploring the intersection of science and art; Strangeness + Charm.

Her work has been published in Alphr, The Vagenda and the Huffington Post. 

WEBSITE:  WWW.VALIANTDUST.COM

TWITTER: @MARYHALTON

London

London

Winchester

Winchester

beth lawless

Beth Lawless is theatre maker and critic. She is a contributor for Exeunt magazine and this year she became an ambassador for Street Art and Physical theatre within the Network of Independent Critics. She is also a co-founder of the Sometime's How To Get By theatre company, she believes her adventures as a maker entirely inform her development as a critic.

website: bethlawless.co.uk

twitter: @_bethlawless

filippo lorenzin

Filippo Lorenzin is an art curator and critical theorist based in London. He worked on many exhibitions, events and series of lectures focusing on the relation between socio-technological changes and art, based on a McLuhanian point of view. He collaborated in various ways with - among others - Saatchi Gallery, Paris College of Art, Le Biennale di Venezia, Goethe Institut, Francois Penault Foundation, MART and Viafarini.

TWITTER: @fi_lor

London

London

London

London

ryan ormonde

Ryan has written on art and culture for The FADER and Notion Magazine, contributed reviews of experimental poetry for Sabotage, written on zero hour contracts for The New Statesman and is a regular contributor to independent film website MyDylarama. The Shy Exhibitionist is Ryan's blog on art exhibitions in London.

website: theshyexhibitionist.wordpress.com

twitter: @ryormonde

DR CLARE SANSOM

Clare Sansom holds a PhD in biophysics from the University of Bristol, UK. She previously held postdoctoral positions in bioinformatics at the National Cancer Institute, USA and the Universities of Aston and Leeds, UK; she now teaches bioinformatics and medicinal chemistry to MSc level and works as a freelance science writer and editor. She enjoys writing about basic and applied biomedical research for diverse audiences.

website: principlesofproteinstructure.blogspot.com

twitter: @clare_sansom

London

London

naomi westerman

Naomi Westerman is a playwright/screenwriter, an actress, and artistic director of the all-female Little but Fierce theatre company. Her work has been staged at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Criterion Theatre in the West End, at the Arcola, St James, Cockpit and New Wolsey Theatres and at Southwark Playhouse. Her first feature film is currently in development.

website: naomiwesterman.com

twitter: @naomi_jw

kate wyver

Kate is reading Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Bristol. She was Deputy Editor of the National Student Drama Festival’s magazine Noises Off, won the Sunday Times Harold Hobson Student Drama Critic Award and writes for Epigram and Exeunt. She was Equalities Officer for the University’s Volleyball Club.

website: katewyver.wordpress.com

twitter: @KateWyver