The folk over at the Skinny have given us all their events data – we’ve attached a slice here. They’ve also been working on their RSS feeds, links below: a very lot of listings information and more…from across Scotland’s cultural landscape.
Download a slice of these listings here (csv).
What is The Skinny?
The Skinny is Scotland’s largest entertainment and listings magazine and prides itself on producing high quality independent cultural journalism. Run by small publishing company Radge Media LTD, The Skinny provides all of it’s content to it’s readers for free, and aims to embrace new technologies by developing its publishing platforms as quickly as its commercial means will allow.
What is The Skinny interested in?
Since Culture Hack 2011 a new site has been launched at www.theskinny.co.uk which has improved the user experience of our content, and improved The Skinny’s internal content management and publishing system Braincube (https://github.com/mattmacleod). The Skinny is releasing a mobile app to focus on bringing together our readers and our events data geographically. We are interested in Culture Hack because we are open to new ways of doing things digitally, especially if they increase the number of people our content can reach, and how often they come back to us.
Some RSS feeds
All-event feed: http://www.theskinny.co.uk/feed/events.xml
To limit this by city add ?city= and the city name, like: http://www.theskinny.co.uk/feed/events.xml?city=glasgow
To limit to recommended events (i.e. flagged as ‘featured’ on CMS), add ?recommended=true: http://www.theskinny.co.uk/feed/events.xml?recommended=true
These filters can be combined to limit to city and recommend, add ?city = and city name & recommend=true: http://www.theskinny.co.uk/feed/events.xml?city=edinburgh&recommended=true
These results can then be sorted by most viewed, add ? city = and city name & sort=views: http://www.theskinny.co.uk/feed/events.xml?city=edinburgh&sort=views