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Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Winter Warmer takes place on Saturday

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Edinburgh International Book Festival is holding a free online Winter Warmer event as part of their ongoing Citizen project on Saturday.  There will be events and creative activities for all the family ranging from...

My Light Shines On in Edinburgh in 2020

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Edinburgh International Festival’s digital programme My Light Shines On, filmed primarily in empty venues throughout Edinburgh, attracted a global audience with 1,013,000 video views following its premiere on what would have been the opening weekend of the Festival.From...

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2020 – everything is still online

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When the Edinburgh International Book Festival, along with other festivals in the city, cancelled its summer programme as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic it looked as though, for the first time in over...

Edinburgh International Book Festival – what’s on today

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Unbelievably there is only one more day after today to be part of the Book Festival family, although the events are online for watching again.This has been a very successful format, but there...

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2020 – what’s on today

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Today it is typical book festival weather and the rain is set to pour down all day today and there is a yellow weather warning. So snuggle down on your sofa and watch these...

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2020 – what’s on today

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The programme is packed full of interesting sessions which you can access from home, wherever you are in the world, all online and all free.Last night the First Minister spoke with Bernardine Evaristo...

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2020 – what’s on today

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There is a lot to see and hear today, but it was exciting yesterday when the winners of the James Tait Black Prizes were announced.A memoir by poet George Szirtes whose mother was...

Edinburgh International Book Festival – what’s on today

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Yesterday the organisers at the book festival told us where the audiences have come from so far. This is the beauty of the online festival, that everyone can join in from wherever they are....

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2020 – what’s on today

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The Edinburgh International Book Festival is taking place in Edinburgh and is being beamed around the world with the benefit of technology from a couple of studios in the capital. You are invited to...

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2020 – what’s on today

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The Edinburgh International Book Festival 2020 is Keeping the Conversation Going, and doing it powerfully well with some great authors.Although you can watch the events live (all for free remember) you can also...

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2020 – all the fun but no tents

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The book festival will give Charlotte Square a rest this year, but it will go ahead online.The good news is that all events are free and accessible to all. No queues for tickets,...

All Edinburgh Festivals cancelled in 2020

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Now we know that these are very strange times indeed.Our Edinburgh Festivals which bring such life and brightness to Edinburgh each summer in August, will not take place this year.An announcement from...

New hire at the Book Festival

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Tamara Zimet has been appointed as Deputy Programme Director at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and will take up her new role at the end of the month.She was previously Associate Director at...

365 : Stories + Music – collaborative creation for Celtic Connections and beyond

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Combining the creative work of author James Robertson and folk musician Aidan O'Rourke this performance at Celtic Connections in January 2020 is only one aspect of their work as you will read below.The...

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019: Yasha Levine

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Are you reading this on your phone? Did you click through to the article via a social media platform? Can you imagine life for even an hour or two without the internet?But did...

Edinburgh International Book Festival – Ruth Davidson

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Dame Katherine Grainger interviewed the Rt Hon Ruth Davidson this evening at the Book Festival - although during the conversation it became apparent that roles were recently reversed.It is possibly difficult to interview...

Rory Stewart is coming to Edinburgh International Book Festival

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A couple of additional events are announced today including an appearance by Conservative MP Rory Stewart who will come to Charlotte Square Garden to talk about Brexit.Mr Stewart was a Conservative Party leadership candidate...

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019 – We Need to Find New Stories

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This year against an uncertain political backdrop and when the world is full of discussion online and off line, The Edinburgh International Book Festival is searching for new stories to give new meaning to...

Citizen at North Edinburgh Arts in May

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There will be two activity days at North Edinburgh Arts in May thanks to Edinburgh International Book Festival.On 9 and 11 May there will be events and activities for schools and residents and...

Edinburgh International Book Festival announce Citizen

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The Edinburgh International Book Festival today announced the next phase of its year-round programme taking the Book Festival On The Road. Following on from the Festival’s extremely successful ReimagiNation series across Scotland’s five New Towns,...

Edinburgh International Book Festival – public programme now finished for this year

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Its almost over for another year. Yesterday was the last public day of The Edinburgh International Book Festival. Now they look forward to welcoming 3,500 primary school pupils at the Baillie Gifford Schools Gala...

Edinburgh International Book Festival – Dracula v Frankenstein this Sunday evening

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Dracula vs Frankenstein The Night of the Literary Living Dead, at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Does every age get the monster it deserves? The creature of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was born 200 years ago and...

Pupils interview David Walliams at Book Festival

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Author and comedian David Walliams faced five interviewers today at his only Book Festival interview when he met pupils from the Royal Blind School earlier today.Walliams has written books such as World's Worst Children...

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2018 – Mercurial Muriel’s Sparkling Script

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Muriel Spark’s Doctors of PhilosophyOur friends at The Edinburgh International Book Festival and Royal Lyceum Theatre proudly present Doctors of Philosophy, Muriel Spark’s only work written specifically for the stage. Performed in its entirety as...

2018 Edinburgh International Book Festival – the big names

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It can be a little overwhelming when confronted by 4 press releases, 3 programme directors and one (very nice) breakfast.Having had just a little time to digest bits of the 146 page programme, I...

The Edinburgh International Book Festival 2018: Freedom

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Freedom: ‘the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants.’We all agree with that – don’t we?  But how do our actions or words affect others? Some people think they have...

2018 Edinburgh International Book Festival – Freedom to Think

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The overarching theme of this year’s festival is freedom. Freedom of speech is one of the basic human rights, as is freedom of movement and freedom to trade.The discussions which will take place at...

‘Dead Man’s Trousers’ to Launch in Leith

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Latest Instalment of Trainspotting Trilogy to be Launched at Book Festival Event in LeithIrvine Welsh will launch his new book, Dead Men’s Trousers, at a special Edinburgh International Book Festival event in Leith. The event,...

Dynamic New Zealand writers feature at Edinburgh International Book Festival

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New Zealand writers making waves at home and abroad are presenting their work and participating in this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival.Participation in the festival is part of the New Zealand at Edinburgh season...

Edinburgh International Book Festival: On the Money – Celebrating Nan Shepherd

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We are (not terribly comfortably, it must be said) seated in the Bosco Theatre, a wooden tent in the middle of George Street. Outside it’s pouring, and inside it’s decidedly damp; cagouls are gently...
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