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Portobello Book Festival 2019 : Displaced Dishes

Pamela Gregory became a Samos Volunteer in September 2017. She was 71 then, and she’s still volunteering now.‘We stand for human dignity. We stand with refugees.’In autumn 2018 Gica Loening decided to spend Christmas...

Portobello Book Festival 2019

The Edinburgh International Book Festival may have packed its tents and said goodbye to the circus for another year, but the 11th Portobello Book Festival is still to come!Offering a wide range of events...

The 10th Portobello Book Festival is here!

The 10th Portobello Book Festival opened last night, with a packed out (and packed in) evening of entertainment in Portobello Library.Introducing a programme of readings and music, author Louise Kelly spoke of the goodwill...

The 10th Portobello Book Festival is coming!

Ten years ago a group of Portobello residents decided to start a book festival.Ambitious? Maybe.They decided they wanted everything at that festival to be kept local – and free. This meant no-one would be...

Portobello Book Festival 2017: A Community Triumph

These days there are book festivals everywhere you look, from the dizzy heights of Hay-on-Wye to the cultured calm of Cheltenham.  Last weekend, however, I went out to the seaside to visit a festival...

Portobello Book Festival – The Edinburgh Reporter top five

Portobello Book Festival is organised by local enthusiasts and Portobello Library, and as you might think, the events take place in Portobello over four different venues. There is also a festival café at the Old Parish...


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