Here & Now
‘Despatches from the Invisible Revolution’ E-book published by New Public Thinkers launch evening 29 February, Venue tbc. Includes:
A show of hands – Alex Fradera, Fear and homecoming in 2011 – Keri Facer
Bergeron’s Children – Smári McCarthy, Accents of the mind – Pat Kane, The Invisible Revolution – Pamela McLean, In the future, everyone will be powerful for 15 minutes – Dougald Hine, Egypt’s quest for dignity – Anna Björkman, The Scottish Spring – Mike Small, On becoming an adult – Eleanor Saitta, On becoming a conservative – Vinay Gupta, Creative and collaborative – Tessy Britton, Peak Art – Nick Stewart, The year of forgetting – Noah Raford, The year punk broke – Chris T-T and much more…
Changin Scotland – the Independence Weekend (Fri 23 – Sun 25 March) Debate, discussion and dancing at The Ceilidh Place in Ullapool with Gerry Hassan and Jean Urquhart, James Mitchell, Anthony Baxter (You’ve Been Trumped), William Walker and more. “Come and join us in our tenth year of discussion, blether, listening, having fun and a good time, and even occasionally admiring the beautiful scenery!” Full details here
Carrying the Fire (April 20-22nd), Wiston Lodge, near Biggar – an ‘intimate festival of poetry, music and performance’ with Norman Bissell (Scottish Centre for Geopoetics), Luke Devlon (CHE), Paul Kingsnorth (Dark Mountain project), Sharon Blackie (Two Ravens Press) and more. Includes a performance of Dougie Strang’s ‘Liminal’.
All details here.
Just Banking (19/20 April) – Edinburgh How can we avoid boom and bust? How can we stop food speculation? “It is time for fundamental reforms to make the banking system serve the interests of society, rather than the other way around.” Book your place here.
Bàrdachd Ghàidhlig/Gaelic Poetry A Gaelic poetry writing course at Moniack Mhor Writers’ Centre (near Inverness) on April 23–28. Cost: £100 for accommodation, food & tuition. Bursaries are available from the Gaelic Books Council. To apply for a bursary, please send an e-mail to Rosemary Ward, Gaelic Books Council, [email protected] There will be a maximum of 12 students.