Peoples Festival presents exhibition of paintings by city’s prisoners An exhibition of paintings by prisoners at HMP Edinburgh opens to the public next week. ‘Straight Outta Saughton’ presented by the Edinburgh People’s Festival, begins a two week run at the WHALE Arts Centre in Wester Hailes starting Monday [29th August]. The paintings have recently been on display inside the prison but Peoples Festival Director Colin Fox believes they deserve to be seen by a wider audience.
We are delighted to announce that the next three screenings of ‘Hamish’ the movie – about the life and legacy of the legendary Hamish Henderson – will be introduced by our guests, the retired architect and gaelic speaker David McGill, the founder of The Corries Bill Smith and actress Dolina McLennan. The Edinburgh People’s Festival is proud to have the exclusive rights to the film for this years festival. The show starts at 4pm on Saturdays [13th, 20th and 27th August] at the Edinburgh South YES Café in Liberton. An opportunity for Q&A’s follows the screening.
After 2015’s triple five-star success, the Misfits of London – no, not David Cameron and Boris Johnson – return to give us a further episode of ‘The Gin Chronicles’ with ‘A Scottish Adventure’. We present a review of last year’s show by David McGill How do you take your gin? A dash of Paul Temple with just a soupcon of the Goons, topped up with a generous helping of PG Wodehouse in a glass of old music hall? Then try the Gin Chronicles. You’ll love it. With an original script by Robert Blackwood, this ‘vintage radio-style comedy’ has a running more »
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