Born To Be Wide announces events in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Music industry seminar and social night Born To Be Wide is set to mark its 14th birthday with two special nights to raise funds for the charity Help Musicians (HMUK).

The first evening takes place on 1 February at the event’s new Edinburgh home, The Pleasance, and begins with Scott Hutchison in-conversation.

The Frightened Rabbit frontman will also take part in a panel entitled Highway To Health, focusing on common health issues affecting people working in music, how to pre-empt them, what support is available and how to stay healthy on tour. He joins Kezia Racher (HMUK) and manager/promoter rep Katie Macdonald (DF Concerts), with additional speakers to be announced.

The following night sees Born To Be Wide host its first Glasgow event in 14 years, with a discussion looking at how to get the most out of industry events and what organisers look for in potential showcase acts. Taking place at the Citizen M Hotel, it includes Alex Smith (XpoNorth), Morgan Woods, as well as Born To Be Wide and Wide Days founder, Olaf Furniss.

Both panels will be followed by socialising with music selected by the speakers.

“When we set up Born To Be Wide fourteen years ago it was to help musicians and those working in music, so we are really looking forward to highlighting the work of HMUK,” says Furniss. “It’s great to begin 2018 with our first ever event in Glasgow, two excellent panels and Scott coming back to talk about his illustrious career.”

THURSDAY 1 FEBRUARY – EDINBURGH
Born To Be Wide (Edinburgh) – Highway To Health
Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit) In Conversation
Highway To Health Panel & Guest Playlists

Event description:
To celebrate Born To Be Wide’s 14th Birthday, Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit) will be in conversation with Olaf Furniss looking back over his career to date. He will also take part panel looking at common health issues affecting people working in music, how to pre-empt them, what support is available and how to stay healthy on tour. The discussion will be followed by a social session with music selected by speakers and industry guests.

Speakers:
Katie Macdonald (DF Concerts)
Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit)
Kezia Racher (Help Musicians UK)
Additional speakers TBA.

Venue: The Pleasance (Cabaret Bar), 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ

Tickets:
Q&A and panel – £5 in advance / £7 on the door (all proceeds go to HMUK).
Socialising & guest DJs –  free, non-ticketed.
Available from: http://bit.ly/BTBWfebEDI

Running Order:
19.00: Doors Open
19.30-20.15: Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit) in conversation with Olaf
Furniss.
20.30-21.30: Highway to Health panel
21.15-late: DJ sets/Playlists – Social session with music selected by speakers and
industry guests. Expect the unexpected, but no Smiths/Morrissey or Joy Division.

FRIDAY 2 FEBRUARY – GLASGOW
Born To Be Wide (Glasgow) – Preparing for Industry Events
Panel & Guest DJs

Event description:
Born To Be Wide makes its Glasgow debut with a diverse range of perspectives on
how to get the most out of industry events and what organisers look for in potential
showcase acts. Includes audience Q&A.

Speakers:
Alex Smith (XpoNorth)
Morgan Woods (musician)
Olaf Furniss (Wide Days/Born To Be Wide).
Additional speakers TBA.

Venue: Citizen M Hotel (downstairs), 60 Renfrew St, Glasgow, G2 3BW

Tickets:
Panel – £5 in advance / £7 on the door (all proceeds go to HMUK).
Socialising & guest DJs –  free, non-ticketed
Available from: http://bit.ly/BTBWfebGLA

Running order:
19.00 – Doors open
19.30-21.00 (includes interval): Preparing for Industry Events panel
21.00-late: Social session with music selected by speakers and industry guests.
Expect the unexpected, but no Smiths/Morrissey or Joy Division.

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