Citizen Winter Warmer

1st December 2020

On Saturday 12 December Edinburgh International Book Festival will be holding a day of online activities with authors, illustrators and talented local writers for our Citizen Winter Warmer....

Citizen Goes Online

4th November 2020

Last week we launched The Citizen Collective, an online creative writing initiative for young people across four local high schools. We're also starting an online writing group for adults in North Edinburgh and Musselburgh...

Where Dandelions Go: the film

1st October 2020

Here we're sharing in full the story written by children and families from North Edinburgh, in collaboration with Craigroyston Primary School, North Edinburgh Arts, and our Communities Writer in Residence, Eleanor Thom....

Musselburgh: Write Where You Belong!

14th January 2020

Our Citizen Communities Writer in Residence Eleanor Thom is leading a series of 5 workshops involving writing, stories and crafts in The Brunton Theatre in Musselburgh over the next few months! We want to know about residents'...

Shelf Life

6th January 2020

Citizen Writer in Residence Eleanor Thom reflects on the sharing shelf at North Edinburgh Arts - a community resource helping people in need access food and other essential items - as Christmas and a momentous General Election approach....

Five Moments from Citizen: Year One

30th October 2019

Eleanor Thom, our fantastic Citizen Community Writer in Residence, reflects on a year working in and with Edinburgh communities. Leading our creative programme of conversations, writing and more, she's seen and heard stories from the...

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