‘Social Media and Social Change’ at 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair

OOTB Drill Hall, Dalmeny Street, Leith

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:

RICHARD GOTT, author of Britain’s Empire: Resistance, Repression and Revolt, opens the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
24/10/2012 19:00

MIKA MINIO-PALUELLO & JAMES MARRIOTT, authors of The Oil Road, & OWEN LOGAN, co-editor of Flammable Societies, speak at the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
24/10/2012 20:30

School Students’ Workshop with SUE REID SEXTON, author of Mavis’s Shoe, at the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
25/10/2012 10:30

KATE JOESTER, LORNA J. WAITE and Others from Women for Independence speak at the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
25/10/2012 18:00

DONNY GLUCKSTEIN discusses A People’s History of the Second World War: Resistance Versus Empire, at the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
25/10/2012 19:00

SARA MAITLAND discusses her latest book, Gossip from the Forest: The Tangled Roots of Our Forests and Fairytales, at the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
25/10/2012 20:00

TESSA RANSFORD and IYAD HYATLEH read from A Rug of a Thousand Colours: Poems in English and Arabic, at the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
26/10/2012 17:00

Film Screening of Margaret Tait: Film Poet, a Glasgow Women’s Library documentary, with a talk by SARAH NEELY, at the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
26/10/2012 18:15

KIRSTY GUNN reads from her new novel, The Big Music, discusses new ways of reading and writing, and introduces ZOE VENDITOZZI, at the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
26/10/2012 19:30

Fundraiser for the Bhopal Medical Appeal with ALASDAIR GRAY, WILLIAM LETFORD, ALISON McMORLAND, GEORDIE MCINTYRE, and others…, at the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
26/10/2012 20:30

DAVID SPAVEN discusses the Waverley Route: The Life, Death and Rebirth of the Borders Railway, at the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
27/10/2012 10:30

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
27/10/2012 11:30

HSIAO-HUNG PAI discusses Scattered Sand: The Story of China’s Rural Migrants, at the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
27/10/2012 12:45

RICHARD HOLLOWAY, former Bishop of Edinburgh, in discussion with HELEN PERCY, former Church of Scotland Minister, at the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
27/10/2012 14:00

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
27/10/2012 15:30

KATE GOULD discusses Exposing Phallacy: An Exploration of Flashing in a Contemporary Culture, at the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
27/10/2012 16:45

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
27/10/2012 17:30

ALAN BISSETT performs his latest one-man show, The Red Hourglass, at the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
27/10/2012 20:00

ALF YOUNG and IAN COOKE discuss The New Road: Charting Scotland’s Inspirational Communities, at the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
28/10/2012 10:45

RICHARD RODGER speaks on his latest book, Edinburgh’s Colonies: Housing the Workers, at the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
28/10/2012 11:30

CAROL CRAIG and ZARA KITSON discuss The Great Takeover: How Materialist Values Now Dominate Our Lives and What We Can Do About it, at the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
28/10/2012 12:30

DAVID GRAEBER speaks on Debt: The First 5,000 Years, at the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
28/10/2012 14:00

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
28/10/2012 15:30

SELMA JAMES, DAVID FEATHERSTONE and DAN TRILLING discuss Race, Sex, Class, and Solidarity, at the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
28/10/2012 16:30

 

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  1. Scottish gardener says:

    Richard Gott’s talk was great, really nice guy and very pro-independence! Would be great to get an article from him on here, he’s very approachable. Any one who gets the chance should get along to the radical book fair, so many amazing books you’ve never seen before, allot on subjects you’d never even thought of, really nice people and atmosphere too. Can’t recommend it enough.

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