edinburgh festival

  • August 10, 2013

    John Lennon and Yoko Ono were famous for a peace 'bed in'. Now artist Liz Crow has been 'Bedding Out' in Edinburgh to highlight poverty and disability.

  • August 10, 2013

    Western culture often prides itself on its openness. Yet death remains a taboo subject for many, or at least one that is skirted around rather prosaically in many situations.

  • August 9, 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.

  • August 9, 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.

  • August 9, 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.

  • August 7, 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.

  • August 6, 2013

    Members of the Scottish government's independent advisory group on combatting sectarianism say that the time for change is now.

  • August 6, 2013

    Campaigners, police and public authorities will engage in conversation tomorrow night over the nature and extend of what they say amounts to slavery in modern Scotland.

  • August 4, 2013

    Scottish and European figures, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and civic and faith leaders were among those involved in the opening of the 2013 Just Festival.

  • August 4, 2013

    St John's Church in Edinburgh was packed last night (3 August 2013) for 'Just Starting', the opening event for Just Festival 2013, which attracted several hundred people.