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 …
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.
Yesterday we announced two exciting new events for the autumn. Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and bestselling writer of The Essex Serprent, Sarah Perry, both come to Edinburgh in November.
Alongside some of the biggest names in global literature, sport and politics, we’re thrilled to bring the voices of Scotland’s New Towns to the stage as part of our ReimagiNation events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Daniel Gray shares sights and stories from a day spent exploring West Lothian’s New Town by bus and speaking to fellow travellers.
Daniel Gray leads the final stage of our tour of Scotland’s New Towns. He’s been speaking to Livingston locals at various locations and events, finding out about life in the area. Here he reflects on the beginning of this process and meeting train passengers at the town’s two stations.
See photos and read all about our latest ReimagiNation festival in Fife’s New Town, Glenrothes.
Join in with community conversations around Livingston over the coming weeks and make your voice heard on the last stage of our ReimagiNation tour of Scotland’s New Towns.
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 …
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 …