ROOTS Workshops | Crafting Podcast and Audio Drama Scripts
All workshops will be held in the Studio – Spectrum Centre ground floor.
Writing for Audio and Podcasts
Delve into the realm of audio in this workshop looking at the use of storytelling in both factual and fictional podcasts. Learn the tricks of creating scripts to ensure a captivating narrative for the listener; explore techniques that can be used in the audio format to enhance tension and drama; and examine the technical considerations that impact the way we write for audio.
This session will be a mixture of analytical listening, discussion and writing development.
Stories of Scotland is the leading Scottish history and folklore podcast created by environmental scientist Jenny Johnstone and archivist Annie MacDonald. Based in the Highlands, Stories of Scotland engages with traditional Scottish storytelling and comedy to explore Scottish heritage, culture and environments. We have made creative audio drama and storytelling podcasts funded by the Royal Society of Literature, the Edwin Morgan Trust and Northword.
Celebrating Highland art & artists | Forging & deepening creative connections
This talk is part of ROOTS Festival 2023, this is Vivid Roots Collective's first ever theatre festival for Highland and emerging theatre-makers. Join us in celebrating the talented artists in the region, learning new skills, and meeting like-minded creatives with talks, workshops, performances and networking!
The festival is fully in-person at the Spectrum Centre in Inverness. The venue has amazing transport links, situated at the bus station and a 2 minute walk from the train station in the city centre. We are taking over all three of Spectrum's main rooms with a quiet room upstairs for attendees who need to take a break.
This year has been programmed in response to our recent report, FUTURES, which evidences the needs of emerging theatre-makers in the Highlands. You can read our report, see our full digital programme, and learn more about our company on our website.
ROOTS is supported in-kind by the Spectrum Centre; funded in part by the National Lottery via Creative Scotland; and funded in part by Start-It! from the Social Entrepreneurs Fund, delivered by First Port
We are using a pay-what-you-can system for tickets this year because we know that the cost of living has been affecting everyone. We would, however, like to explain that ticket sales are an important source of income. If you are able, choosing a higher ticket price will help us to pay our artists fairly, and improve the experience for all attendees. For those of you who kindly opt to pay the higher prices for the events, you will also be supporting those who face more financial barriers.
All tickets will allow you to attend the festival networking event for free. The festival networking event will be from 8pm-9.30pm on Saturday the 30th September in the theatre.
Thank you for your generosity and we look forward to having you.
To find out about accessing the venue, see the Spectrum Centre website here.
We will be releasing an access bursary scheme in September to subsidise the costs associated with attending a festival in Inverness. Follow us on social media and check out our website for updates on access bursaries.
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