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EIBF - Jane McKie: Live Poetry Lab, The Greenhouse 1 22.08.17
22 August 2017
Drop in to see live writing from Jane McKie, our resident poet, or watch it unfold online as she weaves in your contributions. Her task is to create responses to people’s memories of the festivals in Edinburgh since they began 70 years ago. Contribute by writing down your memories and...
EIBF - Liz Lochhead: A Poet in Full Flight, Baillie Gifford Main Theatre 22.08.17
22 August 2017
'Funny, feisty, female and full of feeling'. That was Carol Ann Duffy’s verdict on Liz Lochhead’s latest collection, Fugitive Colours. And when last year the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh ended its 50th anniversary season with her play Thon Man Molière, it was, said...
EIBF - Leon Morrocco with Liz Lochhead, Baillie Gifford Main Theatre 23.08.17
23 August 2017
Leon Morrocco is one of Scotland’s most popular painters, famous for his striking landscapes and still lifes. Filled with vibrant colour, they are inspired by his travels to Europe, South America and Australia. As a lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art, he tutored Liz Lochhead who, as...
EIBF - Ron Butlin & Jim Hutcheson: Tricky Trolls, Baillie Gifford Imagination Lab 24.08.17
24 August 2017
Award-winning author Ron Butlin and illustrator James Hutcheson return with their new book Day of the Trolls! In their latest troll-related tale, the naughty trolls are causing havoc at the supermarket. Get wild in the aisles with lots of laughs, rollicking rhymes from Ron and live drawing...
EIBF - Mark Muller Stuart & Richard English: Does Terrorism Work? Garden Theatre 25.08.17
25 August 2017
In his latest work, leading academic expert Richard English puts forward the often under-scrutinised question Does Terrorism Work? He argues that we must acknowledge that sometimes it does. Today, he's joined by international mediator and human rights lawyer Mark Muller Stuart whose...
EIBF - Mary Contini: Remembering the Past, Studio Theatre 26.08.17
26 August 2017
Mary Contini picks up the thread of her family story from 1934 in Naples to the establishment of Edinburgh’s acclaimed Valvona & Crolla. With her inimitable style Mary reveals the dramatic and life-affirming story of her father-in-law, Carlo Contini, and shares stories of...
EIBF - Anne Cholawo & Nell Stevens: Island Misadventures, Garden Theatre 28.08.17
28 August 2017
Nell Stevens's Bleaker House is her account of searching out, and sadly finding, writerly solitude in the Falklands - a disastrous experience. Proving that getting away from it all can sometimes work, the former London 80s 'career girl' Anne Cholawo, with Island on the Edge, tells...
Michael Pedersen at  Electric Fields, Oyster
01 September 2017
Hear the fruits of a very special residency bringing together some of Scotland and Australia’s finest spoken word.  Oyster is the second collection from prize-winning Edinburgh poet Michael Pedersen. From Grez-sur-Loing and festive nights to sizzling summers stretched out...
Kate Leiper at Central Libary, Book of the Howlat
06 September 2017
Believing himself to be ugly, a young owl (howlat) decides to speak to the most handsome bird of all, the peacock, and ask his help so that Nature can change him. But the peacock isn’t sure this should be done – after all, Nature doesn’t...
Liz Ashworth at the Orkney International Science Festival: The Book of Bere
07 September 2017
Liz Ashworth is a food writer and food product developer, with a particular interest in using local produce. The author of a pioneering series of cookery books for beginners of all ages, she writes food columns in various publications, and coordinates the food programme in the annual Orkney...