Culture and Review

  • 14 Aug 2013

    'Weird name, wonderful play'. That's one verdict on Creepie Stool, which runs from 16-21August (then 26 Aug) at Just Festival in Edinburgh. Anna Schwoub reports.

  • 9 Aug 2013

    What is the relationship between arts in the broadest sense, and change in the broadest sense (social, personal, cultural, political and economic)? Simon Barrow reports on a transformative conversation between practitioners and participants.

  • 9 Aug 2013

    On Tuesday 13 August, Thania Acaron will respond in dance to Pacheco's 'Memoria Roubada', followed by a discussion which will be led by Jolyon Mitchell, Professor of Communications, Arts and Religion, University of Edinburgh and co-ordinator of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues.

  • 9 Aug 2013

    Bigotry, suspicion and sectarianism - how do they emerge in human relationships and in history? Anna Schwoub introduces a trio of plays at Just Festival 2013 that help to answer those questions, showing how history often resonates painfully in the insecurities of the present.

  • 7 Aug 2013

    It has often been said that there ought to be no such thing as an 'illegal' human being. Yet this language is used frequently and potently in relation to migration. Simon Barrow previews a film that looks at the issue from a human and historical point of view.

  • 5 Aug 2013

    Twenty years ago, many public commentators believed that religion was dead, or at least 'on the way out'. How wrong that proved. Simon Barrow looks at how the conversation about faith is deepening and broadening in the face of growing religious and non-religious diversity.

  • 4 Aug 2013

    Abortion. The subject is chronically divisive, splitting countries, social groups, religious bodies and households alike. A new play, 'Sanctuary', takes a very human look at the issues, bound up in a two-handed performance about the fragility of relationship and the agony of decision. Anna Schwoub reports and profiles one of the key performance pieces at the 2013 Just Festival.

  • 2 Aug 2013

    The Just Festival in Edinburgh will get off to a dramatic start with appearances from the cast of 'Tejas Verdes' and 'Singing I'm no a Billy he's a Tim' at its official opening event on 3 August 2013.

  • 30 Jul 2013

    More than 50 dancers aged 18-75 will surprise passers-by with a flamenco flashmob on 1 August as part of opening events for the 2013 Just Festival.

  • 19 Jun 2013

    Edinburgh's annual Festival of Spirituality and Peace is being relaunched in 2013 as Just Festival, comprising 129 events across 450 performances in 28 different venues.

  • 6 Jun 2013

    Professor Ted Cantle, Chair of the iCoCo Foundation and a leading national expert on community cohesion and intercultural relations, has joined the Accord Coalition for inclusive education.

  • 5 Jun 2013

    Global Christian leader the Rev Dr Emilio Castro was remembered and honoured on Friday 31 May 2013, in a memorial service at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • 1 Jun 2013

    At the end of April 2013, the Rev Rachel Mann, author of Dazzling Darkness: Gender, sexuality, illness and God, gave the 5th Annual St Anselm Lecture, on the topic of social media and faith, at St Anselm Hall, University of Manchester.

  • 29 May 2013

    Asserting that “We are in danger of losing what the ecumenical spirit is all about,” historical theologian and longtime British ecumenical activist, the Rev Dr Keith Clements, has argued that people and churches need to rediscover the essential “ecumenical dynamic” at the heart of the movement.

  • 17 Mar 2013

    "Media, Faith and State post-Leveson" is the theme of a panel discussion on Tuesday 19 March 2003 in the Martin Hall, Edinburgh University School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2LX.