Today we launch the second film in our creative writing series Letters to…where we ask for written responses to different topics. This time we asked for a ‘Letter to…my period’.
The chosen letter, written by Kerri Clarence, summed up lots of experiences and feelings described in many of the submissions, from your first period to how your relationship with you period might change with age. We are delighted to launch our film on International Day of the Girl.
NEW OPPORTUNITY – Make Do & Mend is Stellar Quines’ new talent development scheme offering artists working in any art form to apply for seed funding to explore a new idea in response to a theme. Read more
Thank you to everyone who has sent us a Letter to their period. Submissions are now closed.
We are pleased to say we have had a great response to our second call out with 30 submissions received. We can’t wait to read them.
If you could write a letter to your period, what would you say? Would you tell it how great it is? Would you beg it to stop? Or show up? Do you have some questions for it that you’re too embarrassed to ask anyone else?
Stellar Quines, Edinburgh Fringe Society and PiPA bring you…
Parenting in the Performing Arts: Coffee Morning at Fringe Central – Thursday 23 August
Join other parents/carers and their children at tomorrow’s informal coffee morning held at Fringe Central.
Introducing the first film in the Letters to… series produced by Stellar Quines.
Each film is a letter to someone or something that has affected the writer’s life. This first theme was to a woman who was an activist, a feminist, and inspired change and hope.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Stellar Quines, Federation of Scottish Theatre & National Theatre of Scotland have joined forces with PiPA to bring you…
Parenting in the Performing Arts: Coffee Morning at Fringe Central
Join other parents/carers and their children at one of our informal coffee mornings held at Fringe Central. Read more
Letters to…a Woman Who Brings Me Hope in the Dark. We received a great response to our first call-out for Letters to… and the successful letter is currently in rehearsal for filming and will be launched on 1 August – the first preview of Propeller. Read more
On Saturday 30 June, Hannah Forsyth joined her fellow Young Women Lead group to take part in a celebratory event for women getting the vote 100 years ago. This also marked the end of her term as part of the initial Young Women Lead project – here she recounts her day of celebration:
Stellar Quines are delighted to be providing creative support to the development of The Network’s new Fringe production Propeller, directed by Caitlin Skinner (Village Pub Theatre, Sanitised, Woke). The Network was first formed in 2017 and is part of Scottish Drama Training Network.
Thank you to everyone who has sent us a Letter to a woman who has inspired them because of the work she is doing to change things for the better. Submissions are now closed.
We are pleased to say we have had a good response to our first call out. The selection process is now starting and we will announce the successful contribution very soon.
Stellar Quines Theatre Company is looking to recruit a Company Administrator to join the team in September 2018.
21 hours per week, £22,000 (pro rata FTE)
Deadline: MONDAY 23rd JULY 2018. 10AM
Stellar Quines’ vision is to be Scotland’s leading touring theatre company, inspiring excellence in women & girls supported by our
Tomorrow, 28 June, is the final day to submit your Letters to…a Woman Who Brings Me Hope in the Dark
Don’t miss being part of the first edition of Letters to… in which we celebrate our support of the Scottish Drama Training Network’s upcoming Fringe production Propeller, by The Network Ensemble, directed by Caitlin Skinner. Read more
Our partners at PiPA have joined forces with Birkbeck University and a number of major organisations across dance, music, opera and theatre to call for performing arts sector professionals to add their voice to the UK’s biggest ever survey of workers’ work/life balance.
We’d like you to help them by completing their
PROCESSIONS 2018 took place on 10 June with mass celebratory participatory marches in London, Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh. Why? To celebrate women getting the vote 100 years ago thanks to the suffragettes who put their lives on the line to achieve this. Thousands of women came from all over to gather and march – wearing the suffragette colours of green, purple and white – they took over the streets and their voices were heard.
The Young Women Lead Report
After three committee meetings, the final step in the Young Women Lead programme was to present the report to the Scottish Government. Some of the young women attended First Minister’s Questions on 31st May and presented everything that we have learnt and developed over the last few months, supported by Linda Fabiani MSP.
Stellar Quines invite you to write Letters to…a Woman Who Brings Me Hope in the Dark.
For our first edition of Letters to… we are celebrating our support of the Scottish Drama Training Network’s upcoming Fringe production Propeller, by The Network Ensemble, directed by Caitlin Skinner. Read more
On Sunday 10th of June, women and girls in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London will walk together as part of this celebratory mass participation artwork.
Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffragette movement, the PROCESSIONS will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets.
On Friday 18th May, I joined the rest of the Young Women Lead team for our third and final committee meeting in the Scottish Parliament building.
Anyone who has been following this blog series might be thinking at the moment that we seem to spend a lot of our time in committee meetings. Read more
Stellar Quines and Imaginate are co-hosting a PiPA event during this year’s Edinburgh International Children’s Festival.
It’s a great chance to share discussions and opinions about what it is like to be a parent or carer in the theatre and dance industry in Scotland, what challenges you might face and also what good practice you’d like to share and encourage.