The 16TH EDINBURGH INDEPENDENT RADICAL BOOK FAIR opened tonight at Out Of The Blue Drill Hall in Dalmeny Street, Leith and runs until Sunday 28th October. As always its chocabloc full of diverse events, films, speakers, theatre, spoken word, and books, books, books. Organised by the good people from Word Power Books (Follow them: @WordPowerBooks ) the EIRBF has become an important annual gathering of radical thinkers and activists.
On the Sunday (28th Oct) at 3.15pm Bella Caledonia’s Mike Small chairs a round table discussion on ‘SOCIAL MEDIA & SOCIAL CHANGE’ with a panel of four bright young things of the cyberazzi: Nick Higgins, Pat Kane, Kate Higgins and Lauren Currie.
Or as it says in the programme: ”How does social media effect social change? Are we kidding ourselves that online activity has an impact, or is this an important new frontier in political action and participation shaping the debate and reclaiming the media?”
NICK HIGGINS is the Creative Director, Northern Lights Film Project
PAT KANE is a musician and author on digital media and politics
KATE HIGGINS blogs at A Burdz Eye View
LAUREN CURRIE, of We Are Snook
Hopefully a few of you will make it along. Here’s the full programme to feast your eyes on, and its a good one:
FI MARTYNOGA, author of A Handbook of Scotland’s Wild Harvests, discusses how to sustainably harness the free resources of our land, at the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
IAN COBAIN, author of Cruel Britannia: A Secret History of Torture, and A. T. WILLIAMS, author of A Very British Killing: The Death of Baha Mousa, speak at the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
SARAH IRVING discusses Leila Khaled: Icon of Palestinian Liberation, GUY MANNES-ABBOTT speaks on In Ramallah, Running, and LEILA KHALED speaks from the Middle East by video link, at the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
Public forum on Social Media and Social Change with MIKE SMALL, NICK HIGGINS, LILLIAN NEY, PAT KANE, KATE HIGGINS and LAUREN CURRIE, at the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair