The Weekend Read: How RCS student Indra Wilson is supporting women through breast cancer and beyond

August 1st, 2020

RCS student Indra Wilson is helping women across the UK face life during breast cancer and beyond. From creating a support network to staging a day of action in an art gallery, and now publishing a book for those newly diagnosed, Indra tells Linda Robertson why she’s on a mission to boost women’s body confidence

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RCS Recommends: Glasgow’s Outdoor Spaces

July 29th, 2020

Glasgow has a reputation for being a vibrant City of Culture, an industrial city with a buzzing live music scene, and warm and welcoming residents. However it’s perhaps less well known that Glasgow has more green spaces per capita than any other European city – and is fondly referred to as the ‘Dear Green Place’.

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RCS Archives Object of the Month: bust of Alexander Gibson by Archie Forrest

July 7th, 2020

By Stuart Harris-Logan, RCS Keeper of Archives and Collections July’s object of the month from the RCS Archives and Collections is a bronze bust of Sir Alexander Gibson, the founder of Scottish Opera after whom our own opera school is named, sculpted by his friend the Scottish artist Archie Forrest.

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Spotlight On: Dr Oliver Searle, Interim Head of Composition

June 30th, 2020

© Mark Allan Where are you? I’m at home in Bishopbriggs. Current work wear of choice? I’m definitely wearing trousers and I’m wearing a shirt today, which is slightly ironed. I haven’t ironed in weeks. How are you connecting with students for teaching? We’ve now come to the end of the term but we used

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How to celebrate the Class of 2020 at home

June 30th, 2020

After years of training, rehearsing, learning, reflecting and practising, practising, practising, you have reached the end of your studies! A milestone moment indeed – completed in the middle of a global pandemic, with students learning at home from every corner of the world, faced with challenges including technology, isolation and dodgy Wi-Fi connections. We are

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Creative Sparks: The Rise of the Enterprising Artist

June 27th, 2020

Above: visual minutes by Claire Stringer from More than Minutes © Robert McFadzean Creativity and curiosity flow through the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, a place of bold innovators and imaginative thinkers. Harnessing that spirit of enterprise and guiding students, staff and alumni is the RCS Knowledge Exchange (KE), which aims to develop the institution’s relationship

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Meet Our Junior Conservatoire Students: Molly

June 25th, 2020

The RCS Junior Conservatoire is a nurturing and empowering space for young people who want to improve their artistic skills, gain self-confidence and learn with other like-minded people. In this blog series, we hear what some of those young people like about the Junior Conservatoire, and why they look forward to coming to classes every

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The Green Room: Dr Rachel Drury

June 24th, 2020

The Green Room is a  blog series from the research community at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, this is the last blog in the series. 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

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Spotlight On: Ben MacDonald, Artistic Planning Manager

June 23rd, 2020

Ben MacDonald (far left) with AP colleagues Sam McShane, Gemma Carlin and Matt Adam © Robert McFadzean Where are you? In my flat in Whiteinch, Glasgow, where I live alone. No pets. Current work wear of choice? This probably depends on the day of the week … I start by getting dressed as normal and

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