New Passages at the Book Festival

New Passages, a project conducted in partnership with An Lanntair, Stornoway, and the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, which enabled us to unite Scottish and Indian writers and take them on a round trip from Edinburgh to the Isle of Lewis and Kolkata, India, culminated in a special event at this year’s Book Festival. The four writers – Abir Mukherjee, Nalini …

Little Acts of Rebellion and Love

We held a series of events in Scotland’s Prisons this summer, expanding a programme which in 2017 led an attendee to say the experience made them ‘feel recognised as human beings’. Read on to find out more.

New Passages: From Edinburgh to Kolkata

Last August we launched New Passages, a special year-long project commemorating the 70th anniversary both of Indian independence and partition and of Edinburgh becoming a Festival City, in partnership with An Lanntair’s festival of South Asian arts and culture in Stornoway, Purvai. As the next stage in this project, and in collaboration with the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, the Book …

Tell us about Glenrothes

Glenrothes was designated as Scotland’s second post-war New Town in 1948, and in the spring of 2018 we’ll be marking this 70th anniversary by taking our ReimagiNation tour to the town, culminating in a festival in May. Unusually among the New Towns, Glenrothes was not designed as an overspill site for Glasgow, but as a development to house workers at …