Event Promotion

I curate and promote arts events of all varieties in all kinds of venues. I’ve successfully run club nights, band nights, poetry evenings and festivals on my own account, and I have helped many, many others to draw an audience for their events too.

I can help you with your event from top to bottom, with whatever needs doing – print marketing, social media, website, event planning, event co-ordination – and if you don’t know what needs doing I can advise!

Case study

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I was approached by the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care to create and promote an event for them during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as part of the Good Life Good Death Good Grief campaign to encourage more openness about death.

The result? Death on the Fringe, a festival-within-a-festival, a programme of events both serious and funny that makes audiences think about what it means to live and die well.

Death on the Fringe 2014 saw performers including Nathan Cassidy, Lynn Ruth Miller and Robyn Perkins take to the stage with thought-provoking shows about death. Death on the Fringe 2015 will feature lectures by eminent professionals including former BMJ editor, Dr Richard Smith, as well as lighter-hearted comedy events and poetry/storytelling sessions. Find out more here.

“Rob ran Death on the Fringe with efficiency, enthusiasm, and creativity, effortlessly grasping the aims and ethos of what we were trying to achieve.  He managed all aspects of the festival, including liaison with artists, web and leaflet design, social media, promotion and publicity.  He has an exceptional flare for writing, a passion for the Arts, and a broad and relevant range of experience and skills.  He quickly established a genuine rapport with all involved in the project, and is a pleasure to work with.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Rob to others – he’d be a huge asset on any project.”

Mark Hazelwood, Chief Executive, Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care