Author Archives: Simon Barrow

About Simon Barrow

Writer, consultant, co-director of a public policy think-tank. Supporter of Dumbarton FC.

Living Politics, Making Music

LIVING Politics, Making Music: the writings of Jan Fairley is available from Ashgate Press, having been published last year. The book is edited by Simon Frith, Tovey Professor of Music at the University of Edinburgh, and Stan Rijven and Ian … Continue reading

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The judging panel gathers…

A NUMBER of respondents to the Jan Fairley Memorial Award have asked about the timescale and judging process. We had anticipated that the panel would be able to gather in January for a decision by the end of the month – … Continue reading

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A wonderful response

WHAT a fine response we had to the first Jan Fairley Memorial Award for Edinburgh-connected arts journalism with a social or international outlook. The aim of the award is to encourage and support new writers and writing. Altogether more than 30 pieces … Continue reading

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Three days to go!

THANKS to all those who have submitted entries for the first ever Jan Fairley Memorial Award so far. There are now just over three days to go! The deadline for receiving your articles is midnight on Sunday 30th November 2014. … Continue reading

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Get your entry in now!

THERE are now just under two weeks to go for entrants for the first Jan Fairley Award, sponsored by the Edinburgh branches of the National Union of Journalists and supported by The Scotsman newspaper. THE DEADLINE IS MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY 30th NOVEMBER 2014. Entrants should … Continue reading

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Award deadline extended

THE deadline for submissions for the first Jan Fairley Award has been extended by a month to allow Edinburgh-linked journalists with an interest in arts in an international context a little more time to get their entries in. It is … Continue reading

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Announcing an award for newer journalists

WE are very pleased to announce the launch of the Jan Fairley Memorial Award 2014-15. This is for an Edinburgh-based journalist at the start of their career to recognise arts journalism with an international outlook. The award has been created … Continue reading

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