edinburgh festival

  • August 25, 2013

    Those of us who live permanently in Edinburgh will be looking forward to getting our city back in the near future... though the friendly festival invasion undoubtedly brings life, colour, enjoyment, variety and friendship to the streets - and we very much hope that spirit is here to stay, both in the Athens of the North (as we like to style ourselves) and in the hearts and lives of all who have taken part.

  • August 18, 2013

    There is an extraordinary elliptical quality to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, which has elevated the human spirit in both religious and non-religious terms over the centuries, says Simon Barrow, introducing a series of performances of the Cello Suites at Just Festival 2013.

  • August 16, 2013

    Fifteen years ago, 'faith' was seen as a virtually spent subject in the public realm, certainly in the view of its many 'cultured despisers'.

  • August 15, 2013

    The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has admitted his concerns about having let LGBT people down during his time in office.

  • August 15, 2013

    'Behind closed doors' is one of the five strands of the 2013 Just Festival, incorporating a blend of conversations, drama, talks, art and other performance media to explore the exclusions and marginalisations faced by many people today.

  • August 15, 2013

    Before any words we might speak, there is the silence with which we are addressed by God, says liberation theologian Gustavo Gutierrez.

  • August 14, 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.

  • August 14, 2013

    A South African dimension to Just Festival 2013 in Edinburgh has been re-inforced by the presence of the enchanting Soweto Melodic voices, who are here with particular backing from Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.

  • August 12, 2013

    That's an interesting and tantalisingly ambiguous question. Are we talking about the appearance of beliefs in an increasingly multi-platform world, the question of belief or otherwise in media values and performance, or some combination of the two?

  • August 11, 2013

    From anti-neoliberal protests around globalisation through to the Occupy movement, environmental direct action and mass anti-austerity demonstrations, there has been an explosion of grassroots activism that has moved in tandem with the wave of crises facing western-driven free market capitalism since 2008.