The ThreeWeeks team


ThreeWeeks is led by its Editors – Chris Cooke and Caro Moses – who are supported each summer by an editorial and review team.

Fringe performers and veterans also contribute guest columns to ThreeWeeks, some on a one-off basis, others regularly during any one Festival.

Past guest contributors have included Adam Kay, Adam Riches, Addy van der Borgh, Andrew O’Neill, Baba Brinkman, Barry Ferns, Brett Goldstein, Bryony Kimmings, Chris Cox, Chris Martin, Chris Turner, Dane Baptiste, Doug Segal, Ian D Montford, Jason Cook, Jay Foreman, Jim Jeffries, Joey Page, John Fleming, John Hinton, Luke Wright, Marcel Lucont, Mark Dolan, Mark Larwood, MJ Hibbett, Mrs Moneypenny, Penny Dreadfuls, Piff The Magic Dragon, Romesh Ranganathan, Simon Evans, Stewart Francis, The Noise Next Door, Tim FitzHigham and Zoe Lyons.

From 2009-2011 ThreeWeeks also had Guest Editors, performers who contributed to and chose some of the features in their edition. Guest Editors included Jason Byrne, Robin Ince, Lynn Ruth Miller, Brendon Burns, Pip Utton, Janey Godley, Richard Herring, Andrew Maxwell and Camille.

Chris Cooke and Caro Moses have been covering the Edinburgh Festival for two decades now. Chris has also worked as a producer, publicist and venue manager at the Festival, while Caro has produced, directed and performed in the Fringe.

Chris co-founded ThreeWeeks in 1996 while studying English at Edinburgh University, with two then fellow students Geraint Preston and Alex Thomson. In 1998 he co-founded music business news network CMU and UnLimited Media, subsequently setting up UnLimited’s creative and media consultancy UnLimited Insights, education business UnLimited Learning and ThreeWeeks’ sister media ThisWeek London. He also later studied for and received a degree in Law.

All these businesses now operate as part of 3CM UnLimited, the company Chris co-owns and heads up as MD. CMU is now a leading service provider to the music industry and, as well as its various media – CMU Daily, Setlist, CMU Digest and CMU Trends – provides training and consultancy to music companies, hosts the UK’s biggest music business conference at The Great Escape festival in Brighton, and runs the CMU:DIY education programme for new talent. Chris writes for CMU’s media, co-hosts the podcast, curates and presents CMU@TGE, and leads the company’s training and consultancy projects.

Meanwhile, through UnLimited Insights he has worked on creative and consulting projects for numerous consumer and media brands, innovative SMEs and ground-breaking start-ups, including Associated Newspapers, Clear Channel Radio, Sony, Orange, Virgin, Motorola and Tiger Beer. While, with UnLimited Learning, he also helped launch and continues to provide PR and media training to the award winning Taylor Bennett Foundation which is enabling more diversity in the public relations industry.

Chris regularly writes about, discusses and comments on media and media law, music and comedy, and the music and communication industries. He authored the book ‘Dissecting The Digital Dollar’ for the UK’s Music Managers Forum; regularly guest lectures at BIMM, NFTS and Notting Hill Academy Of Music; and occasionally performs spoken word show ‘Chris Cooke’s Free Speech’.

For ThreeWeeks, Chris oversees the production and commercial side of the operation, coordinates website development and liaises with the wider Fringe community and other festival media. He also contributes interviews to the magazine and is leading on the new TW:DIY programme.

Caro has worked in the arts, media and content industries ever since her student days in Edinburgh. Actively involved in Edinburgh University’s students’ union, newspaper and theatre company, there she honed her skills as an editor, writer, actor, director and producer, and was part of the team that launched ThreeWeeks at the Edinburgh Festival in 1996.

As Co-Publisher and Co-Editor of ThreeWeeks since 2001, she developed the publication’s acclaimed MediaSkills programme and led the expansion of ThreeWeeks’ coverage of the Fringe, making it a flagship media at the Festival.

While developing ThreeWeeks, Caro also continued to work in the theatre, writing and performing in the acclaimed one woman play ‘Fat Girl’, and producing and directing a number of new plays at Edinburgh’s Fringe and in London’s West End. She became a full-time director of UnLimited Media and its sister companies in 2002.

In 2012 Caro launched ThisWeek London, which carries on the ethos of ThreeWeeks all year round in London by providing Three To See culture recommendations every day. She also interviews writers, directors and performers for the regular Caro Meets features.

For ThreeWeeks, Caro recruits and manages the review team, commissions all interviews and columns, approves all review and feature content before publication, and liaises with the Festival’s PR community. She also writes the annual Three To See previews and contributes other features to the magazine.

Chris and Caro are supported each year by an editorial team and review team.

To apply to join the ThreeWeeks review team at Edinburgh Festival 2018 email examples of your published work to caro@unlimitedmedia.co.uk. You should tell us what dates you plan to be in Edinburgh during the festival this year and what genres you are able to review. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2018. Reviewer roles are voluntary, though we offer a contribution to expenses and press tickets to the shows you are allocated to review.

Paid roles on the editorial team are usually advertised through the ThreeWeeks and CMU email bulletins.

Last Updated: June 2018