Following the success of our Independence debate in 2014, the Edinburgh People’s Festival hosts a public debate on ‘What the EU should look like?’ and the choices facing the citizens of Edinburgh on June 23rd with the EU Referendum. We are delighted to announce that the former SNP Deputy Leader Jim Sillars will join us to make the case for ‘Leaving’ the EU. Maggie Chapman will be the ‘Remain’ advocate and the Lothians MSP Neil Findlay will also join our panel although he has not as yet made up his mind how he will vote on June 23rd. The event takes place on Wednesday 8th June at 7pm more »
The much anticipated Edinburgh premiere of Robbie Fraser’s documentary ‘Hamish’ on the remarkable life of Hamish Henderson will take place at the Film House on Friday 3rd June. The film runs until Wednesday 8th June. Robbie will introduce the screening on June 3rd at 8.30pm and take part in a post-screening Q&A. Look out for online discounts available to Edinburgh People’s Festival members. Details to be announced soon.
‘TRUMBO’ is that most unusual of Hollywood films in that it portrays US communists as inspiring figures, people of principle and in the case of the screenwriter Dalton Trumbo as literary geniuses who won several Oscars. Starring Bryan Cranston in the lead role, Diane Lane as his long-suffering wife and Helen Mirren as the marvellously wicked Hollywood gossip columnist ‘Hedda Hopper’ the film has been nominated for an Academy Award itself. ‘Reds’ was another movie to successfully extol the talents of US communists. Warren Beatty’s 1981 epic portrayal of journalist and activist John Reed [‘Ten Days that shook the world’] more »
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