Glow goes virtual for 2020

Shining a spotlight on creative student talent 

Every year students from our Creative Industries courses showcase their talents with a number of unique performances and exhibitions at venues across the city as part of Glow Festival. 

This year, due to the ongoing pandemic, Glow is going virtual! 

While we may not be able to take over iconic venues across Edinburgh in 2020, we’ll be shining a virtual spotlight on students’ creative talents during the week-long online festival including projects in music, theatre, dance, photography, sculpture, illustration, and many other areas within the creative industries with brand new work, as well as taking a look at work from years gone by. 

Virtual Glow Festival 2020 will be happening from 22 – 26 June. 

Join our students, as well as some familiar and famous faces, on our Facebook page. 

What’s happening?

Monday 22 June – PERFORMING ARTS 

11am– LAUNCH – Head of Creative Industries Jakki Jeffery kicks off this year’s virtual festival.

11.05am -ALONE TIME – 31 self-made short clips recorded by our HND Year 2 Acting students and produced by Scottish production company Plum Films. Please note: The film contains strong language and the views expressed do not reflect those of the College.

1pm– 30 SECOND SHOW – A speeded-up short show from our 2019 HND1 Acting students.

2pm – STUDENT INTERVIEWS & PASS IT ON DAVID WOOD – Costume for stage and screen students discuss their course and we hear from Tailor and former Edinburgh College student David Wood. 

3.30pm– PASS IT ON KAREN GILLAN Q&A – Acting lecturer Scott Johnston and students from across Creative Industries chat to Hollywood star and former Edinburgh College student Karen Gillan about making it in the film industry. 

5pm – PASS THE BRUSH –Make Up Artistry students ‘pass the brush’ and transform their looks during lockdown. 

5.30pm– MAKE-UP ARTIST IN RESIDENCE INTERVIEW – Our Makeup Artistry Artist in Residence discusses his time at the college as a former student and as the current artist in residence. 


11am – CHRISTMAS ENSEMBLE  – Watch and listen to highlights from our Large Ensembles Christmas Concert 2019.

12pm – DEGREE SHOW – Watch and listen to BA student Anna McMillan’s full Degree Show set. Anna covers some beautiful Gospel songs in her own beautiful style.

12.30pm – DEGREE SHOW – Watch and listen to BA student Leonardo Olympico’s Degree Show set. Leonardo treats our ears with some Classical Guitar.

1pm– STUDENT SONG – LIAM ALLAN, NANI – Listen and watch this video of a song recorded and performed by HND student Liam Allan. 

2pm– STUDENT SONG – VULFPECK feat JOEY DOSIK, RUNNING AWAY (COVER) – Watch our student cover Running Away by Vulfpeck. 

3pm –STUDENT SONG – TOMASZ WROBLEWSKI, SOME DAYS –  NC6 student Tomasz Wroblewski performs his track Some Days. 

3.30pm– STUDENT SONG – MARCO MORMONE – Student Marco introduces two original theme tunes composed using virtual instruments. 

4pm– WHISKY & SYNTHS – Take a look behind the scenes at some Jazz recordings at our music box and some helpful tips for recording.

4.30pm– SOUND DESIGN – GHOSTWIRE BY NIALL GOODWIN – Watch and listen to sound design and sound effects by student Niall. Warning: Animations contain scenes of violence

4.35pm– SOUND DESIGN – DIABLO BY JAKUB KLUCZEWSKI – Watchand listen to sound design, sound effects and voice over by student Jakub. Warning: Animations contain scenes of violence

Wednesday 24 June – ART & DESIGN 

11am – ITALIAN CONNECTIONS FASHION SHOW – A fashion show showcasing the creations of our talented Fashion and Textiles students.

1pm– COVER UP –Explore a gallery of vinyl covers designed by our University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design students. 

2pm– CONTEMPORARY ART PRACTICE –A selection of moving image work by HND Contemporary Art Practice students.

3pm– A HND SHOWCASE – View this compilation of work by HND students across our 3D Animation, 3D Design, Computer Art and Design, Contemporary Art Practice, Graphic Design, Illustration, Textiles and User Experience courses. 

3.30pm– SKETCHBOOKS – View the sketchbook portfolios of our University of Arts London (UAL) Diploma and work by NC Creative Media Design students.

4.30pm –UAL LEVEL 1&2 ARTWORK – A showcase of artwork by UAL Level 1 and 2 Art and Design students.

5pm – HUBCAP DO OR DIE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – An interview with our Artist In Residence regarding her recent Do or Die showcase.

6pm – UAL 3 ART AND DESIGN AND UAL 3 FASHION AND TEXTILES SHOWREEL – A showreel of our Level 3 UAL students work in Art and Design and Fashion and Textiles.

6:30pm – UAL FAD SHOWREEL – A showcase of our UAL Foundation Art & Design students work.


10am – HND WEB DEVELOPMENT SHOWREEL – Our HND Web Development students showcase their work.

11am– NC PHOTOGRAPHY SHOWREEL – Our NC students showcase their photography talents. 

12pm– HND1 PHOTOGRAPHY SHOWREEL – Our HND1 students showcase their photography talents. 

1pm – HND2 PHOTOGRAPHY SHOWREEL – Our HND2 students showcase their photography talents.

2pm – BA PHOTOGRAHY SHOWREEL – Our BA students showcase their photography talents. 

3pm – BEST OF THE REST – Highlights from students across all levels of Broadcast Media at Sighthill Campus.

4pm – BEST OF THE REST – Highlights from students across all levels of Broadcast Media at Milton Road Campus.

7pm– OB CAMPUS SCREENING – SIGHTHILL – Screenings of the work of our Outside Broadcast students from Sighthill.

9pm– SPLICED 2020 – The cream of Edinburgh College film makers debut their animations, music videos, comedies, documentaries, dramas and more.

Friday 26 June – PERFORMING ARTS

11am– FIRST FOOTING – Watch our Dance students perform and listen to some of our students discussing their courses at PASS.

1pm– STUDENT INTERVIEW – CLAIRE NICOLL – NC Theatre Design student Claire Nicoll discusses her course and previews some of her work. 

2pm– PASS IT ON RORY SPEED Q&A – Acting lecturer Scott Johnston and students from across Creative Industries chat to Hollyoaks star and former Edinburgh College student Rory Speed about being a professional actor. 

3pm– STUDENT INTERVIEW – ADAM & MADDY – NC Theatre Tech students Adam Bowers and Maddy Frost talk about their course and show us a time-lapse video of a theatre set being created. 

3.30pm– CROSS CURRENTS – Watch the online premier of Cross Currents 2019 showcasing the dance talents of our Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS) students.

5pm – PASS IT ON CINDY CLAES Q&A –  Students chat to Choreographer, Dance Storyteller, Dancer, Actress, Dance Backpacker, Artivist about her work in the industry. 

6pm– THANK YOU FROM STAFF – A big thank you from all of our Creative Industries staff.