The Weekend Read with Jess Thorpe: the power of performance in prisons

May 30th, 2020

© Rebecca Holeyn Recognised in Universities UK’s MadeAtUni campaign and The Big Issue’s Changemakers for her work in Scottish prisons, Jess Thorpe, Lecturer in Arts and Justice at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, talks to Linda Robertson about the transformative power of the arts. “There was a moment after a performance in HMP Perth where

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The Green Room: Dr Emily Doolittle

May 27th, 2020

The Green Room is a new blog series from the research community at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  It’s both a response to the impact of Covid 19 on the arts, and a way of starting new conversations about the future.  Each week colleagues will share their personal reflections, insights, challenges and hopes as we

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Spotlight On: Dr Laura Bissell, Interim Head of Contemporary Performance Practice/Lecturer in Research and Performance Researcher

May 26th, 2020

Where are you? I am at home in Glasgow with my partner and my twenty-month-old daughter. I am currently in my dining room, which has recently become my workplace! Current work wear of choice? Jeans, black top and a cosy shawl. How are you connecting with students for teaching? We are using MS Teams, Zoom

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The Weekend Read with vocal coach and RCS alumna Yvie Burnett

May 23rd, 2020

Yvie is baking up a storm during lockdown! From opera stages to TV screens and tour buses, RCS alumna Yvie Burnett’s career has taken her all over the globe. The renowned vocal coach, who works with some of the biggest names in the business, tells Linda Robertson about finding her own voice, her early days

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The Green Room: Laura Gonzalez

May 20th, 2020

The Green Room is a new blog series from the research community at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  It’s both a response to the impact of Covid 19 on the arts, and a way of starting new conversations about the future.  Each week colleagues will share their personal reflections, insights, challenges and hopes as we

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Spotlight On: Gemma Carlin, Music Ensembles Manager, RCS Artistic Planning

May 19th, 2020

Gemma, second right, with her Artistic Planning colleages (from left) Ben MacDonald, Sam McShane and Matt Adam © Robert McFadzean/RCS Where are you? In my flat in the north of the city. I have some help from time to time from my apprentices, Noodles and Ronson (my eight-month-old kittens). Their organisational skills aren’t up to

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The Weekend Read: Krysty Wilson-Cairns

May 16th, 2020

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduate Krysty Wilson-Cairns is one of the most-talked about new voices in film … and her star is rapidly on the rise. By Dr Andy Dougan. Photography by Robert McFadzean. Being blacklisted is normally the kiss of death in any industry but it turned out to be the key to big

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Behind the scenes of an RCS photo shoot

May 14th, 2020

RCS photographer Robert McFadzean shares with us his favourite behind the scenes shots from the recent prospectus photoshoot which featured students from across the conservatoire. The final photograph (pictured above) was a feat which took hours of planning and preparation – not to mention the time in the make-up chair. This photo study documents how

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Spread a Little Kindness

May 13th, 2020

In times such as these, the one thing that has not been limited by the virus is our capacity for kindness. From standing on your door step clapping furiously every Thursday to walking up and down your garden on 100-year-old legs, we’ve shown as a nation our appreciation for each other in our fight to

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