We are delighted to have an interview with Catalan activist Anna Arqué straight from Barcelona, plus commentary from Liz Castro on the unfolding constitutional crisis. We also have Sophie Walker leader of the Women’s Equality Party on the power relations behind the MeToo movement and the prospects for real change.

We also have the first of our photo-essays with photographer Frank McElhinney’s series titled: ‘Postcards from Scotland in a Time of Crisis’ which launches next month.

A Day in the Life of five-time BBC Folk Award winner Karine Polwart who releases a new album in November, A Pocket of Wind Resistance, which is the musical companion to her debut theatre production Wind Resistance which was a big hit at last year’s EIF.

Tea Break with performance poet Jenny Lindsay who heads up big spoken word event the Dangerous Women’s Guide to Transgressive Behaviour in which five writer/performers, including Emma Pollock, tell the stories of women erased or maligned by history.

In their Own Words with artist Duncan Marquiss who, alongside musician Jonnie Common, has spent six months working with curators at Dundee’s McManus Gallery and Museum culminating in a free live music and light installation event to mark 150 years of the museum.

Get your copy in The National at your newsagents (or free if you’re attending SIC’s BUILD2 conference at the Usher Hall).

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