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23rd Aug 2011: Striptease in Scotland: Tits, Tassles and Ten Pound Notes by Gypsy Charms

Doctor Sarah Vernon

Title of talk:

Striptease in Scotland: Tits, Tassles and Ten Pound Notes; by Gypsy Charms (Dr. Sarah Vernon)

Bullet points of what you would like to cover:

  • To define the categories that exist within striptease based entertainment (SBE)
  • Give an overview of SBE in Scotland
  • Highlight similarities and differences between striptease performed in an environment custom built to deliver SBE to striptease performed in alternative settings (such as burlesque in a theatre); emphasising the impact this has on performer and audience perception of the performance

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18th August 2011: The Poetry Of W.S. Graham; Knocking From The Other Side Of The Page by David Greig

David Greig

During the Edinburgh International Festival of August 2012 twenty two talks were given at Leith on the Fringe at the Out of the Blue venue.  They were free and open to everyone

Name of speaker and subject:

David Greig

Title Of Talk:

The Poetry Of W.S. Graham;

Knocking From The Other Side Of The Page

Bullet points of what you would like to cover:

  • Introduction To Graham’s Poetry With Examples
  • WS Graham’s Life And Background To His Work
  • The Context – How Graham Was Seen, And Is Seen Now
  • Why I Believe Graham Is Important
  • Why I Love Graham’s Poems

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16th August 2011: What do you get when you cross The Mcdonaldization of society, the Slow movement and the Industrial food system? by Adam Smyth

Press

During the Edinburgh International Festival of August 2012 twenty two talks were given at Leith on the Fringe at the Out of the Blue venue.  They were free and open to everyone

Speaker

Adam Smyth

Title of Talk

What do you get when you cross The Mcdonaldization of society, the Slow movement and the Industrial food system?

Bullet points of what I would like to cover:

  • The age of Rage. The approach to many human problems seems to be to speed them up.
  • Speed can be powerful and useful but it also has negative consequences.
    Balance is the key
  • Living life in the fast lane leads to burnout and meaninglessness, alternatively, slowing down for everything results in becoming proverbial roadkill.

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14th August 2011: Right to a Fair Trial Part 1; ‘The Painted Bird’ by Tom Muirhead

leith on the fringe

During the Edinburgh International Festival of August 2012 twenty two talks were given at Leith on the Fringe at the Out of the Blue venue.  They were free and open to everyone

Name of speaker:

Tom Muirhead

Title of talk:

Right to a Fair Trial Part 1 ‘The Painted Bird’

The first of a ten part series that questions whether it is possible, under the current legal framework in Scotland, for anyone to receive a Fair Trial or a Fair Hearing in any legal proceedings.

Bullet points of what you would like to cover:

  • Explains why the wearing of wigs and gowns by judges and other officers of the court introduces apparent bias into all legal proceedings.

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12th August 2011: The Great Human Rights Swindle by Tom Muirhead

leith on the fringe

During the Edinburgh International Festival of August 2012 twenty two talks were given at Leith on the Fringe at the Out of the Blue venue.  They were free and open to everyone

Name of speaker:

Tom Muirhead.

Title of talk:

The Great Human Rights Swindle;
Human Rights Protections in a European Union

Bullet points of what you would like to cover:

  • The history of the European Union and Human Rights.
  • Asks the question: Is it impossible to have a European Union without a bill of rights available to all of its citizens?
  • Looks at some Human Rights abuses in the UK.

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Right to a Fair Trial: The Painted Bird by Tom Muirhead & Alan Aitken

It is contended that no litigant involved in civil proceedings or an accused in a criminal trial has ever had a ‘fair hearing’ in Scotland. As a result, and as you read this paper, thousands of innocent people are being held in jail.  This paper, that is the first of a ten part series, will show why the wearing of gowns and wigs by officers of the court introduces ‘bias’ into all legal proceedings.

Introduction

In the courts of Scotland all judges, advocates and solicitors wear a uniform that consists of a black gown and a ceremonial wig.  It is obvious to the author that this form of dress means that no litigant can ever receive a fair hearing.  It is contended that a judge will subconsciously favour those who wear a similar uniform to him or herself as opposed to those who don’t. Read more

11th August 2011: Scotland's Census 2011; The Cyber Pathway to the Killing Fields by Tom Muirhead

leith on the fringe

During the Edinburgh International Festival of August 2012 twenty two talks were given at Leith on the Fringe at the Out of the Blue venue.  They were free and open to everyone !

Name of speaker:

Tom Muirhead

Subject:

A critical look at latest Census taken in Scotland on the 27th of March, 2011.

Title of talk:

Scotland’s Census 2011 – “The Cyber Pathway to the Killing Fields”

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10th August 2011: Future Sleep; The Nocturnal Fast, Cerebral Energy and the Honey/Insulin/Melatonin (HYMN) Cycle by Mike McInnes

leith on the fringe

During the Edinburgh International Festival of August 2012 twenty two talks were given at Leith on the Fringe at the Out of the Blue venue. They were free and open to everyone

Name of speaker

Mike McInnes

Title of Talk

Future Sleep: The Nocturnal Fast, Cerebral Energy and the Honey/Insulin/Melatonin (HYMN) Cycle.

Bullet points you would like to cover:

  • In the west it is customary to retire to bed with a depleted liver and activate, not sleep and recovery physiology, rather chronic nocturnal metabolic stress, the only way the brain may partition glucose in favour of cerebral provision.
  • This cultural practice results from the universal myth, put about by diet gurus and not challenged by the health professions, that it is unhealthy to ‘eat late’.
  • Chronic nocturnal metabolic stress rapidly increases risk of metabolic syndrome (diabetes/obesity/heart disease) and alzheimer’s disease.

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6th August 2011: Psychology of Vocal Performance by Dr Denise Borland

Dr Denise Borland

During the Edinburgh International Festival of August 2012 twenty two talks were given at Leith on the Fringe at the Out of the Blue venue.  They were free and open to everyone

 

Name of speaker and subject:

Dr Denise Borland

Title of talk:

Psychology of Vocal Performance

The Singer’s Psyche: a psychological approach to vocal performance aimed at creative artists and those who support them, teachers, ENT, producers, managers, agents within the popular music field.

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