We are currently looking for performers for the Festival in August 2012.

If you are interested in performing at this year's festival taking place between 3rd to 27th August please read below, download and fill in the Events Application Form and email it to katherine@festivalofspirituality.org.uk

FoSP Performer Information 2012
All of the frequently asked questions about performing at FoSP are answered here
Performer Information 2012.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.3 MB]
FoSP Event Application Form 2012
Event Application Form 2012.doc
Microsoft Word document [1.1 MB]

The deadline for registering an event in FoSP 2012 approaching quickly: 15th April.  If you are interested in creating an event please contact the ever friendly Katherine at katherine@festivalofspirituality.org.uk  

Venue Description

 

The Festival of Spirituality and Peace is a festival dedicated to connecting with the original ethos of the Edinburgh Festival. As a non-profit organisation it aims to engage its audience with thought provoking conversations and performances.

 

 

St John's Church

 

In a prime location at the end of Princes Street, Edinburgh’s principle Street and home to the Festival of Spirituality and Peace St John’s Church is unique. It has an established reputation a fringe venue which delivers high quality events from all genres.

 

There are two performance spaces; the main body of the church for large performances and the hall for smaller more intimate workshop and performances.  

 

Due to its professional and dedicated staff St John’s Church has a family atmosphere and great relations with performers both in Edinburgh and across the world.

 

The Festival of Spirituality and Peace has a breath-taking array of activities taking places from drama to drumming and conversations to art exhibitions.  We are looking forward to hearing from anyone who would like to get involved and contribute. 

Venue Details



Venue Programming: All types, drama, comedy, music, dance, physical theatre, poetry, workshops, visual art. Professional or semi-professional.

 

Genres of Interest: Children's, Comedy, Dance & Physical Theatre, Music, Theatre, Events, Exhibitions 

Tenchi Shinmei: The Ocean

Venue Facilities
Front of House Staff

Technical Staff

Box Office Staff

Phone & fax: Calls charged at cost

Photocopying and printing: Charged on cost recovery basis

Internet and Computer: No Charge



Box Office

Venue runs own Box Office with staff

Opening Hours (during Festival): 11:00-19:00

Linked with Hub Box Office for ticket printing 

Phone and internet Sales

 

Press & Marketing

Venue has a Press Office and Press Staff

Press Office Opening Times (during Festival): Marketing team available from mid-June

Information Telephone Number: 0131 221 2277

Own Programme Published with a print run of 30,000

Other Marketing Support: Marketing advice offered throughout year & during festival. We are happy to cooperate (where practical) with company marketing schemes e.g. ticket offers, merchandising offers etc

 

Disabled Access Information

Access description: Fully accessible to wheelchair users. Portable entrance ramp. Accessible WC. Induction loop available in Church. Advance notice of any special access requirements is appreciated.

 

 

Opening Ceremony

Performance Space Details 

 

We have two performance spaces to suit a range of styles, atmospheres and audience sizes. 

The Church

The church was built between 1816 and 1818 and seats up to 350 people.   There is a comprehensive sound system built into the Church and simple stage lighting will be rigged for the Festival period.  The Vestry and Chapel attached to the stage which can be used as wings and for short-term storage.  However it is important to note that the Church is a functioning worship space and certain compensations must be made to respect that.   

 

 

We have a PA system and a 8 channel mixer plus various microphones (lapel mics, radio mics and swan-neck mics).  For a full list please see below.  The venue is best suited to traditional and classical music although we can be creative with sound and accommodate all kinds of music if necessary. Classical performers always enjoy performing at St John's due to its beautiful natural acoustics.  The acoustics also make St John's very suitable for drama and spoken word events.

 

Church PA

3 x lectern 'gooseneck' microphones

2 x handheld radio microphones

Cables and mic stands for the above

3 x clip-on radio microphones

Line/DI input connections

8 channel mixer

2-way foldback mix & speakers (note these are the same speakers as quoted in the Hall PA spec.)

 

The system is ideal for spoken events, and for light vocal / acoustic instruments (eg. classical guitar).

Playback of pre-recorded soundtracks (from CD/DVD or laptop computer) can be supported.

Monitor speakers can be provided for foldback of microphones or for music (eg. dance) tracks.

 

Important note - with regard to live music, the Church PA system is not intended for anything beyond very modest levels. Performers who require more substantive amplification should bring their own system entirely; it is not recommended to connect the installed system with other amplification systems.

 

Phamie Gow performing in the Church, 2008

The Hall

The Hall seats 65 people and has modern airy feel.  It is wonderfully adaptable to suit day time workshops to night time intimate concerts.  The seating can be set up cabaret style, tradition theatre style or even completely removed and stored to the side.  There is a kitchen attached which can be used for refreshment if desired.

 

Hall PA

2 x Shure SM58 vocal mics

2 x Condenser / instrument mics

Cables and mic stands for the above

5 channel mixer

Stereo amplifier & speakers (note these are the same speakers as quoted in the Church PA spec.)

 

 

The system is ideal for spoken events, and for light vocal / acoustic instruments (eg. classical guitar).

Playback of pre-recorded soundtracks (from CD/DVD or laptop computer) can be supported.

Monitor speakers can be provided for foldback of microphones or for music (eg. dance) tracks.

 

Important note - with regard to live music, the Hall PA system is not intended for anything beyond very modest levels. Performers who require more substantive amplification should bring their own system entirely; it is not recommended to connect the installed system with other amplification systems. 

Laughter yoga workshop in the Hall, 2011

Appying to perform at FoSP 2012


We are looking for interesting and diverse performers and workshops to contribute to our programme.

 

We have a range of performance slots available. Evenings, daytime, weekends and week days.     

 

To apply please fill in the form below and email it to katherine@festivalofspirituality.org.uk

The FoSP Event Application 2012 pdf
Event Application Form 2012.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [352.3 KB]
The FoSP Event Application 2012 Word Document
The FoSP Event Application 2012.doc
Microsoft Word document [138.5 KB]
FoSP Performer Information 2012 pdf
Word version available by request from katherine@festivalofspirituality.org.uk
Performer Information 2012.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.3 MB]

If you are interested but want to finding out more information please contact

 

Festival Co-ordinator Katherine Newbigging katherine@festivalofspiriuality.org.uk

 

We look forward to hearing from you. 

 

Get involved!

Find out how by contacting us at:

 

The Festival of Spirituality and Peace

St John's Church
Princes Street
Edinburgh EH2 4BJ

E-mail: info@festivalofspirituality.org.uk

 

Or use our online contact form.

News

New Director

The Festival of Spirituality & Peace has a new Director: Andrew Newman.  Andrew brings with him an African/ Scottish view on the path to peace, diversity and inclusiveness.

 

For information on how to contact him visit the 'Meet the team' page

Calling all Performers

 

FoSP is searching for innovative and thought-provoking events to be part of 2013's Festival

 

For more information please see the Performing page 

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