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 have also contributed columns to ThreeWeeks over the years. Some contributed one-off articles, others wrote columns on a more regular basis.

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 each been covering the Edinburgh Festival for over two decades. 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 is an editor, journalist and media entrepreneur. He co-founded ThreeWeeks in 1996, while studying at Edinburgh University, with two then fellow students Geraint Preston and Alex Thomson. He now oversees the commerial and production sides of both ThreeWeeks and its sister site ThisWeek London – which he co-founded in 2012 – and interviews Fringe people for both ThreeWeeks and the TW:DIY site.

Chris is also co-Founder and MD of CMU, a company that helps people navigate and understand the music business. It does this through media like the CMU Daily bulletin, Setlist podcast and CMU Trends library; through consultancy units CMU Insights and CMU Pathways, with their training courses, conference sessions and research reports; and through future talent programme CMU:DIY, which supports those at the start of their music careers.

Via CMU, Chris writes, talks, teaches and consults about the music industry. He delivers speed briefings and insight sessions at music conferences around the world; guest lectures at various UK music colleges; runs regular seminars for Sony Music, BPI, MMF, MU and IMRO; and curates the core conference strands at The Great Escape in Brighton each May. He also wrote the acclaimed book ‘Dissecting The Digital Dollar’.

ThreeWeeks and CMU are part of Chris’s business 3CM UnLimited, which champions and supports the music, media, culture and communication industries through publications, consultancy, educational initiatives and live events. Through UnLimited he also teaches for award winning PR training charity the Taylor Bennett Foundation, which is enabling more ethnic diversity in the communications industry.

Earlier in his career, Chris worked on a number of research and consulting projects looking at best practice in corporate communications and reputation management. He later led the design and content elements of youth marketing programmes for big brands and managed the content delivery of major music partnerships between leading artists and national newspapers. He also produced fringe theatre shows in Edinburgh and London.

With degrees in English and Law, Chris regularly writes about, discusses and comments on the music business, intellectual property, and the media and communication sectors.

Caro is an editor, journalist and publisher with particular expertise in the cultural industries. She is Editor of both ThreeWeeks and its sister publication ThisWeek London, which she co-founded in 2012.

She has worked in the arts, media and content industries ever since her student days in Edinburgh. There she was part of the team that launched ThreeWeeks at the Edinburgh Festival in 1996.

Caro then helped develop and expand ThreeWeeks and its acclaimed media skills programme, making it a key media at Edinburgh’s festivals and providing training to hundreds of young journalists. Over the years she has interviewed countless Fringe performers and edited thousands of reviews, making her a leading expert on the Festival.

While first developing ThreeWeeks, Caro also worked in the theatre herself, writing and performing in the acclaimed one woman play ‘Fat Girl’, and producing and directing a number of new plays at the Edinburgh Fringe and in London’s West End.

Then in 2002 she co-launched the company that became 3CM UnLimited, bringing ThreeWeeks under one roof with sister media CMU and the other UnLimited businesses. She subsequently worked on a range of editorial and other content-based projects for the company.

As ThreeWeeks Editor, Caro recruits and manages the review team each summer, commissions all interviews, approves all review and feature content before publication, and liaises with the Festival’s PR community.

For ThisWeek London she compiles the Three To See tips recommending great theatre, comedy, dance, art, music and more throughout the year, and regularly interviews her favourite writers, directors and performers.

Chris and Caro are supported each year by an editorial team and a review team. Applications to join the latter open at the start of each year – look out for more information on the website about how to apply each January.

Lists of past contributors year by year are available here.

Last Updated: August 2019