The Exchange Talks are our weekly series of public events in which members of our staff, academia and the professions share their research insights on art, society and the issues that matter to everyone.

Exchange Talks are free and open to anyone who has an interest in the performing arts and wants to hear new ideas. In light of the current situation surrounding COVID-19, Exchange Talks are now being livestreamed directly into your home.

All Exchange Talks are BSL interpreted.

You can also watch Exchange Talks on RCSatHome. RCS Staff and Students can access a complete archive of Exchange Talks on the Portal Page.

Upcoming Exchange Talks 

Monday 6 December 2021
6:00 – 7:00pm
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New Musical Theatre: Embracing & Challenging the Form
Speaker: Finn Anderson 

This talk will celebrate the potential of musical theatre as a medium for telling contemporary and urgent stories, whilst also exploring some of the limitations and challenges involved in developing new work within the musical theatre form. Diving into the writing and creative processes of three very different musicals, Finn will explore how contrasting starting points, musical styles, collaborative structures, and development processes can lead to the creation of innovative and surprising new musical theatre. Whilst sharing personal experience about the various ways in which musicals can and have been developed in Scotland, this talk will also explore how artists and makers interested in the musical theatre form can find ways to explore beyond the preconceived ideas of what a musical is and can be.

Monday 17 January 2022
6:00 – 7:00pm
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Speaker: Anya Sirina and Sinead Hargan

More information available soon.

Monday 24 January 2022
6:00 – 7:00pm
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Speaker: Una MacGlone (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and Guro Johansen (Norwegian Academy of Music)

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Monday 31 January 2022
6:00 – 7:00pm
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Speaker: James Cook (University of Edinburgh)

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Monday 14 February 2022
6:00 – 7:00pm
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Speaker: Ailie Robertson (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)

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Monday 28 February 2022
6:00 – 7:00pm
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Speaker: Uchenna Ngwe

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Monday 7 March 2022
6:00 – 7:00pm
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Speaker: Holly Mathieson

More information available soon.

If you are interested in sharing your work in an Exchange Talk Livestream please email Stephanie Edwards,  Research & Knowledge Exchange Officer.

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