Edinburgh Peoples Festival

August 6th-12th

1. People’s History of Edinburgh

August 6th, 6.30 pm,
Outside The Last Drop Public House, Grassmarket

Local historian Allan Armstrong leads us on this walk through the Edinburgh that never makes it into the official guide books. This is the people’s history of ‘Auld Reekie’ shaped by those who lived here and built it.

2. Hamish Henderson Memorial Lecture

Wednesday, August 8th,
Word Power Book Shop, West Nicholson Street

Hamish Henderson the famous Scots polymath-poet, author, folk singer, song writer, musician, political activist, linguist, intellectual and founder of the Edinburgh People’s Festival – died in 2002. He was an inspirational and outspoken advocate of Independence favouring a modern, democratic, socialist republic for Scotland. Delivering this year’s memorial lecture will be Colin Fox.

For all other events see:- http://www.edinburghpeoplesfestival.org/whats-on/

(also see Issue 17)

10th to 24th August
Word Power Books, 43-5, West Nicholson Street
Friday, 10th August, 7. 00 pm
James Kelman launches his latest novel, Mo Said She Was Quirky
Saturday 18th August, 1. 00 pm
Neil Davidson, winner of Deutscher Memorial Prize, discusses his latest book, How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions?

For all other events see:- http://www.word-power.co.uk/viewEventList.php?category_id=12

Duncarron Fort, Carron Valley Forest, Kilsyth
August 24th – 26th
August 25th, 1. 45 pm
The Longhouse Spoken Word Stage
Dave Douglass, leading NUM militant, member of IWW, author of autobiographical trilogy, Geordies Wa Mental, The Wheels Still In Spin and Ghost Dancers

For all other events see:- http://dounetherabbithole.co.uk/

1 Comment