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Litro in Edinburgh: Blackwell’s Writers at the Fringe

Meg Bateman

There are literary events all year round in Edinburgh so when festival season arrives, choices shoot through the roof. That being said, it’s important to know what’s worth seeing and what’s best to avoid. I’m happy to say that Blackwell’s Writers at the Fringe is a lovely showcase for Scottish performers to give a taste of their work both new and unpublished.

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Chantal Akerman’s Films: Love & Relationships in a Modern World

Our environment has more of an impact upon our decisions and daily lives than we may at first realise. Our regular interactions, chance meetings and new acquaintances can either help us feel comfortable and relaxed or can leave us frustrated and in search of answers. The work of Belgian filmic anthropologist Chantal Akerman helps us to navigate this confusing modern world, and explore the effects it has on our loves and relationships. Read more →

Warming the Literary Hearts of ‘Auld Reekie’ at The West Port Book Festival

When people hear the word 'festival' there are many images that may spring to mind: fields of swaying glowsticks shining brightly à la Glastonbury; beer, saurkraut and wurstl flowing freely at Oktoberfest; or throngs of costumed theatrical types and aspiring comedians flocking to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, to name just a few. Read more →