ReimagiNation Rolls On

The Book Festival’s ReimagiNation tour of Scotland’s five New Towns continues in August as we head to two fascinating areas in the west of Scotland, each with their own distinct character and history. We pop up in East Kilbride, Scotland’s original New Town, between Saturday 19 and Monday 21 August, before winding up our summer activity with a visit to …

Reflecting on ReimagiNation: Cumbernauld

Our weekend Festival in the New Town of Cumbernauld came to a close on Sunday with an impassioned, energetic and galvanising debate on the past, present and future of the town in which local residents had a chance to share their views with panellists Diane Watters, Kirkland Ciccone, Adam Kaasa and chairperson Richard Holloway. Topics covered ranged from the necessity …

Festival Programme Unveiled

Last week we launched the programme for a new Festival, ReimagiNation: Cumbernauld, which takes place from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 May 2017. Writers, artists, musicians and poets including Liz Lochhead, Denise Mina, Jenny Colgan and Graeme Macrae Burnet will join audiences in celebrating science fiction, crime writing, poetry, football and the stories of Cumbernauld’s residents. The programme for ReimagiNation: …

A year in Booked!

Booked! has been bigger and better than ever this year. We’ve travelled far and wide, engaged thousands of people and worked with hundreds of partners, authors, artists and more. We want to give you a sense of what Booked! has achieved and what we intend to do as this still young portion of our work develops further in 2017. Booked! …

Bursting the banks: our summer Booked! Festivals

At the centre of our summer activities were three Booked! Festivals, two-day mini events which took place in Galashiels, Greenock and Aberdeen in August while the Festival in Charlotte Square Gardens continued. We were able to draw on the authors attending Edinburgh to create quality programmes in tandem with our local partners in each area, bringing audiences face-to-face with authors …

LandWords

How do we connect to Scotland’s stories, old and new, in our post-industrial, post-referendum, postmodern age? Are we telling our own tales of the places we love? LandWords was a special collaboration between Edinburgh International Book Festival and Falkirk Community Trust, in which Falkirk’s Callendar House provided space and inspiration to explore questions of place, identity, history and story. Situated …