Siân Bevan

Siân Bevan

Siân is a writer, performer, creator of joyful things and sometimes she tries to explain things to young people. She’s a mainly vegan feminist who loves elephants, is scared of the dark and likes stories most of all.


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Our Fringe Favourites: Part 4

In the latest of her daily guides to our contributors’ appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe, Siân Bevan doffs her bonnet at ruffle-strewn improvisers Austentatious.
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Our Fringe favourites: part 3

In the latest of her daily guides to our contributors’ appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe, Siân Bevan recommends the exquisitely bone-dry Elaine Malcolmson.
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Why I ❤️ Alice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll’s classic tale is 150 today. Stay curious people, says Siân Bevan.
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Letter to my hometown: Edinburgh, you classy tart

Standard Issue writers are penning a letter to their hometown. In hers, Siân Bevan raises a glass to the higgledy-piggledy celebration of everything that is Auld Reekie.
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A Desk of One’s Own

Siân Bevan’s working life was a rootless whirl of disappearing pens and having to move whenever anyone wanted to eat their dinner. Until, that is, she discovered the joy of desk. Here, she explains why we all need a place that’s just for us and no one else.
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What to do when a child knows more about dinosaurs than you do

Ever found yourself gasping back tears of boredom as a small child recites a seemingly endless list of facts about triceratops, trucks or One Direction at you? You have? Allow Siân Bevan to ease your pain with her guide to How To Deal With Tiny Smart-Arses.
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Freelancing in the dark

Siân Bevan recently went freelance, and it’s been one hell of a learning curve. In order to save you from insanity, biscuit overdose and an unsustainable pen habit, she’s sharing the 10 things that happen when you go off-piste.