SKILLS PERFORMANCE STAGE GUIDELINES ACTS The Performance Stage must provide a variety of acts so it is important that you consider any ideas carefully. Performances which are always very popular include: Cookery: Can you operate a cupcake decorating class on stage or have two cooking areas with a ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’ challenge? Sport and Fitness: Do you have a number of people willing to host an exercise class along with running commentary of each exercise and how it works the body? Fashion: Are you a college with a fashion department? If so, can your students show off their own outfits in a show? Hairdressing/Theatrical Make Up: Can you offer hair demonstrations with running commentary or show how cuts and bruises can be created with make up? Visitor participation would work well with these. Music: Do you have an acoustic act or a theatrical group that could put on a show? Dance and Drama: Can you perform a range of dance, from ballet to break dancing? Floristry: Interactive button hole sessions, flower arranging demonstrations with visitor interaction. CANCELLATIONS Slots on the Skills Performance Stage have been limited and are regarded as an extra marketing and PR benefit of attending Skills Scotland Glasgow. A charge may be imposed if you are unable to perform on the day(s). COMPERE We cannot guarantee there will be a compere present to announce your performance; however, we will be in touch nearer the time to confirm any last minute details. DRESSING ROOMS There will be access to an un-secure, unisex dressing room throughout the duration of the event. Please see a member of the events team for your dressing room keys. Please ensure all equipment; rubbish, clothing etc. is removed before you leave and by 6pm on the last day of the event. ELECTRICS Please let us know if you require any electrical sockets by the latest date of Friday 21 August 2015. EQUIPMENT The Skills Performance Stage is a fully equipped stage with PA system, sound and lighting, along with a technician and the following technical equipment: - 2 x handheld microphones - 2 x microphone stands - 2 x headset microphones If you require any equipment which is not listed above please email firstname.lastname@example.org by the latest of Friday 21 August, any requests on the day are unlikely to be met. EVENTS TEAM A member of the events team can always be found in the Organisers Office if you have any queries or questions; the office is situated at the rear of the exhibition hall in the production offices. The emergency contact number is 07500 579191. FURNITURE Please advise if you require any furniture during your slot(s) on the Skills Performance Stage by Friday 21 August. MUSIC Please ensure you bring along any backing music on CD or iPod. NOISE Live bands are not permitted on the Skills Performance Stage. While we understand that it is important for the Skills Performance Stage to be a vibrant and buzzing part of Skills Scotland Glasgow, we have to respect those exhibitors that are situated close to the Skills Performance Stage. Should we feel it necessary, we reserve the right to reduce the volume of music etc and would appreciate your co-operation in this matter. Live acoustic sets are permitted and encouraged. REHEARSALS You have the opportunity to do a 30 minute rehearsal time slot on Tuesday 28 October between 3pm – 5pm. Please confirm by Friday 21 August if you require this and a time will be allocated and confirmed to you. TECHNICIAN A technician will be available throughout your time slot(s) on the Skills Performance Stage; please introduce yourself and make sure you are available 5 – 10 minutes prior to your performance. TIMINGS Your allocated time slot includes the set up and take down of your performance, however you can be backstage preparing while the performance before you is on stage. Please ensure you adhere to the times allocated as the timetable is full and delays could affect other performers.