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Just Festival launches at St. John’s Church with Peace Cranes Exhibition

Edinburgh's Lord Provost, Frank Ross attended the Just Festival's Peace Cranes Exhibition launch in St John's Church on Lothian Road with Just Festival Director, Helen Trew, Mr Nozumu Takaoka, Consul General of Japan in...

Just Festival 2019: Home

The Just Festival is a little bit different. While Edinburgh’s other summer festivals may promote fast-talking comedy, slick theatre and world-class music, this festival focuses on issues of social justice, equality and identity. Inclusivity...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW : bloominauschwitz*****

Leopold Bloom is stuck. Stuck in a book, stuck in a routine, stuck in the same clothes. He’s even stuck on the toilet. As the hero of James Joyce’s Ulysses, Bloom’s life is entirely a...

Just Festival 2018 : OutsideIn

OutsideIn: the theme of this year’s Just Festival will resonate with many.In a time of unprecedented anxiety about what the future holds, do we feel excluded – by our nationality, our sexuality, our race...

Just Festival 2016: From the Edge

'We want to unsettle, challenge and inspire our audiences...by offering a platform to people and ideas which sit outside the mainstream.' The Just Festival is unlike any other. Yes, it aims to entertain us -...

Just Festival 2015: Austin Sound Exchange

It's 2pm in Edinburgh, but it's only 8am in Austin, Texas. Not many of us look too bright at that time in the morning, but Sarah Dossey (banjo/vocals) and Jesse Schaefer (especially Jesse Schaefer...)...

Just Festival 2015: Nelson Mandela: the Myth and Me

The first time Khalo Matabane heard Nelson Mandela's name he was seven years old and living in Ga Mphahlele, a village in Limpopo. It was 1981, South Africa was still split by apartheid; Khalo's...

Just Festival 2015: Gypsy/Travellers – Has Time Run Out? and Moving Minds

'Everyone should be allowed to live according to their ethnicity' Most of us probably agree with that statement; in a multicultural society we live alongside people from all over the world - and they live...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 Just Festival 2015 : After Freedom***

'You were oppressed: I am free' Apartheid is history; the youth of South Africa want to get on with their lives - but should they abandon all their traditional values? What is freedom if you...

2015 Just Festival: 15 Years of Light

There is, says Fiona Stewart, 'something provocative about telling the truth'.Foolproof Creative Arts, of which Fiona is Creative Director, is one of this year's Just Festival Partners, and although she is talking primarily about...

just Festival review: Simply Soweto Encha *****

'Nine years ago we began a journey full of hope, love and laughter' says Morgan, charismatic lead singer of a band oozing charm. As the five members of Simply Soweto Encha filter onto the...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

MONDAY 11TH AUGUST 2014Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic.  The National Galleries of Scotland are letting legendary stand-up, poet and roving sketchsmith Phill Jupitus loose in its rooms for three weeks during August.  Each morning Phill...

just Festival: Manchester International Roots Orchestra *****

'It was like paradise coming to the RNCM' - that's how Michael Cretu describes the start of the Manchester International Roots Orchestra (MIRO) of which he is Musical Director. Michael came to the RNCM...

Simply Soweto Encha – from the townships to the world

Sometimes we only seem to hear negative news about Soweto; the terrible living conditions, the lack of facilities and the poverty of many residents all combine to present a picture of deprivation and oppression....


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