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Monday, 31 August 2020
Hugh MacDiarmid’s Renaissance
Friday, 28 August 2020
Song for Scotland -'Auld Lang Syne'
Making beauty from ashes.
Odyssey of Thomas Muir
|Martyrs monument Calton hill Edinburgh|
Tuesday, 25 August 2020
Peace maker John Hume 1937 - 2020
My parents were Ulster unionists and I remember well the despair and dreadful violence and indiscriminate killings every day on the news during the troubles. It was a scary time. I remember visiting my family in northern Ireland as a child and returning when I was older when there were army roadblocks and helicopters circling over head. And each day there were more killings.
He never held high office but he moved mountains.
‘He made hope and history rhyme, ‘ poet Seamus Heaney.
|Gerry Adams, John Hume, Bill Clinton, David Trimble|
|Gerry Adams, Albert Reynolds & John Hume|
Edinburgh 2020, MY LIGHT SHINES ON!
Monday, 17 August 2020
Edinburgh Book festival 2020
Events this year are ONLINE and you can buy signed copies of the authors books. Certainly not the same as actually being there.....I'VE COVERED THE WORLD'S MAJOR BOOK FESTIVAL SINCE 2007, very strange not to be there..
As we can't put on our usual 900+ event Festival this year in our lovely tented village in Charlotte Square Gardens, we've curated a special online edition. From 15-31 August, enjoy events for adults and children for free. Through the magic of technology, we’ll be crossing continents and time zones to beam events from more than 30 countries straight into your home. What’s more, you’ll be able chat with fellow Festival goers via digital chatrooms and take part in Q&A sessions, and you'll even be able to meet the author and get your books signed (selected events).
All events are free and available to watch here on our website. See events below. 'Save your place' on the event page and we'll email you a reminder just before it starts.